Oz in the News 11.13.12

Laurent Durieux’s Gorgeous ‘Oz’ Poster Among The Highlights at ‘Gang’s All Here’ Exhibit in Brooklyn  If this summer’s blockbuster film The Avengers taught us anything, is that there’s power in numbers. Thor or Iron Man are good on their own but, when they’re part of a team, they’re great. That team-up mentality is the focus of the latest art show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. It’s called The Gang’s All Here and features art based on films, TV and more where a group of people team up for a cause. Which is actually quite a common story device, once you start thinking about it. The show opens this Friday, November 16 and features some of the best gallery art we’ve seen in a while. For real. Just one example is a piece we’re happy to debut, Laurent Durieux‘s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a stunning tribute to L. Frank Baum‘s work.

New ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Images Show Massive Landscapes, Beautiful Witches, and More  Your trip to Sam Raimi‘s Oz is just a few short months away. Oz The Great and Powerful, Raimi’s prequel to The Wizard of Oz, has long felt miles away. But after a crazy summer at the movies and a promising fall, the film’s March 2013 release has crept up on us. That means a whole new onslaught of marketing, which recently started with some new posters. Now eight new images have been released that show the epic scope of Raimi’s interpretation of Oz, and several of the film’s stars (James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz) in all their wonderful glory.

Dana Point ‘Oz’ Child Munchkin Not Shocked that Dorothy Dress Just Sold for $480K  Joan Kenmore, 81, considered to be one of only a handful of living Munchkins who lives in Dana Point and starred in the film when she was 7 years old is not surprised the dress sold for such a high price. “I am asked all the time to sign photos from the film and then people go ahead and sell them on Ebay,” said Kenmore, who wore a colorful costume herself and a flowerpot hat in the film. “There is so much junk that people sell online, but the dress at least has some historical value. I am not shocked at all that it sold for that much money.” Kenmore, who has lived in Dana Point for more than two decades, said she recalls being on the Oz set and seeing Garland wearing the dress as she walked the Yellow Brick Road. “I was one of the child Munchkins, I think there are only four of us left,” she said. “At the time there were 10-12 child Munchkins; the rest were the adult Munchkins. We stood in the back and did our dance. I never watch the film other than the Munchkinland scene. I rehearsed it so much that it got tedious, but my kids and family love when it’s on TV.”

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