The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM, Issue 1060

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Hyperion, Dec 2, 1998 - Performing Arts - 331 pages
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Why was Buddy Ebsen replaced by Jack as the Tin Man? What lifelong effects did young stardom have on Judy Garland? How did they melt a witch, stir up a tornado, and get monkeys to fly?

It was 1938, the heyday of Hollywood, when studios were discovering the use of color; the importance of star power, and how to make beautiful, sprawling movies. From this was born The Wizard of Oz, a film that, 60 years later, continues to captivate us. It seems we can never get enough of the dishy inside details, the amazing feats of production that made it such a spectacle, and the personalities both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Now, timed to coincide with the theatrical rerelease -- which will include never-before-seen footage -- this is the book Oz aficionados will turn to for more information on America's favorite movie. A bestselling classic since it was first published in 1977, The Making of The Wizard of Oz is as ageless as the film itself jam-packed with fascinating facts and telling asides.

 

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Contents

THE STUDIO 1938
2
THE SCRIPTS
25
THE BRAINS THE HEART THE NERVE
61
CASTING
101
THE DIRECTORS
135
THE STARS AND THE STANDINS
167
THE MUNCHKINS
181
BELOW THE LINE
205
AFTER OZ
285
NOTES ON SOURCES
319
IN MEMORIAM
332
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