Oz in the News 4.20.11

Rare Books, Maps, Americana and Autographs to Be Auctioned at Doyle New York  Of interest to young and old alike will be the Fred M. Meyer Collection of L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz. This 30-lot section features a range of rare Oziana and Baum material including John R. Neill’s original typescript and numerous original illustrations for The Wonder City of Oz. The section also includes first editions of several Baum and Wizard of Oz books, original illustrations and typescripts from other Oz authors and artists, and a large amount of rare printed Oz ephemera.

Judy Garland Bio Play End of the Rainbow Headed for Broadway A spring 2012 Broadway transfer is in the works for End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s biographical play about the last days of superstar Judy Garland, according to The New York Times. The play has been running in London since November 2010, starring two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett as Garland. The star, who received a 2011 Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Garland, will make her Broadway debut as the superstar singer.

BBC Artist-in-Residence liveblogs creation of Kids app on a dare  Working with his wife, Sarah Warsop-Kriel, a designer and dancer, Charkes worked from a set of early 20th century drawings from the classic “Denslow’s Mother Goose”. He then decided what features were necessary and what could be left behind.  “Aside from the adult stoner appeal most children’s media has, my audience was pre-schoolers. That means no Facebook, no Game Center, no networking. And no in-app purchasing. You have to protect the kids, even if it means dropping features. Once you’ve eliminated that feature set, you have a lot of options for fast production.”

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