Oz in the News 10.10.11

Review: Friend of Dorothy #2 Andersen does a nice job incorporating the fantasy elements of The Wizard of Oz in new ways – Scott-John uses gloves shaped like lion’s paws to give him great strength, for instance – and while he doesn’t surprise us with any of it, really, he does make sure that everything fits fairly well into the world of the comic. It’s hard to do anything new with the elements of the Oz stories, because they’ve been mined so frequently over the years, but Andersen doesn’t try too hard to make things unique, he just tells a fun story with them.

UK AWARDS 2011: Voting Update – THE WIZARD OF OZ And MUCH ADO Lead The Pack!  Voting in the 2011 BWW:UK Awards has been open for over a week now – and The Wizard of Oz and Much Ado About Nothing are leading the pack for the big prizes! Betty Blue Eyes is pushing the Palladium’s spectacular hard in the musicals categories, though, and the National’s much-acclaimed Frankenstein may yet overtake the Josie Rourke-directed Shakespeare revival.

‘Hollywood Legends Collection’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre  Some of Tinseltown’s famed costumes and props are on display at the venerable Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The “Hollywood Legends Collection,” on exhibit through October in the theater lobby, features 1,000 props and costumes from both the big and small screens including Marilyn Monroe‘s gold gown from 1953’s “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Judy Garland‘s blue and white gingham pinafore and blouse from 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz.” The exhibit is open to movie ticket holders and VIP Tour guests.

Tin Man Talent Showcase raises money for Oz exhibit in Chittenango  Chittenango resident Colleen Zimmer said all money raised will be put towards expanding the current “All Things Oz” Exhibit and to one day hopefully have a permanent site on which to place a museum. The exhibit opened this past June as part of Oz-Stravaganza. It houses a collection of items donated by the Baum family and their life in Chittenango as well as all types of collectibles from the “Wizard of Oz” books, movies, plays and musicals.



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