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All Oz Is a Stage

Oz Before the Rainbow: L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939, by Mark Evan Swartz – This is in overview of the earlier and lesser known stage and screen adaptations of Baum’s book, … Continue reading

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Turtle Bay

I’ve seen a lot of consternation going around about how an upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, with Michael Bay as producer, would make the Turtles part of an alien race instead of…well, mutants. Okay, it’s possible to be both … Continue reading

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Witch Family General

As I’ve stated before when writing about the Wicked Witches of Oz, the idea that the Witches of the East and West are sisters comes from the MGM film, there being no hint of it in any of the books … Continue reading

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Lion About Habitat

This post is primarily about Oz, but my idea for it came from a non-Oz-related source. When I was reading about the movie Mean Girls, I came across the information that among the animals shown in pictures from Africa were … Continue reading

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And You, and You, and You, and You Were There

One of the most famous conceits of the 1939 MGM film of The Wizard of Oz is that some of the more prominent Oz characters have counterparts in people Dorothy knows in Kansas. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion … Continue reading

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Oz by the Book

J.L. Bell recently brought up the success of the MGM film of The Wizard of Oz as an adaptation. It’s pretty common for people to prefer it to the book, and while I don’t know that I agree, I can … Continue reading

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Witch-ay Woman

While the Wicked Witch of the West is a somewhat significant character in the Oz books, it’s really the MGM movie that thrust her into super-stardom. It’s Margaret Hamilton in green makeup and black clothes who makes lists of the … Continue reading

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