Oz in the News 2.12.13

red-yellow-brick-road‘The Wizard of Oz’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ in new fantasy drama series  The Hollywood Reporter writes today that Warner Horizon has picked up a new fantasy drama series which will go off the beaten path and explore the mysterious red brick road seen in the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. It will serve as a continuation of sorts to the story of The Wizard of Oz, but will take the road less traveled, if you will. Red Brick Road will be filled with as much death, violence and political games as you might expect to find in Westeros, not Oz. The series has been created by Rob Prior, and executive producers include Mark Wolper, Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh, as well as John Middelston and Jeff Krelitz (who both hold the title of co-executive producers).

Cowardly Lion Costume From ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ On Sale  A top film memorabilia collector is selling Burt Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard Of Oz to fund a new museum. James Comisar is calling on Hollywood’s biggest names to consider digging deep for the outfit Lahr wore in the classic 1939 film, which he acquired in 1991 from a salvage dealer who found it in an abandoned MGM building. The seller is hoping to use the cash to help him fund a TV history museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chesterton’s Wizard of Oz Fest could end without new sponsor  “It is truly a shame that a festival that at one time attracted close to 100,000 people is falling by the way side. Even if the festival attracted a mere 10,000 people I think it would be worthwhile to pursue and who knows what the future may bring. My personal thank you for all the devotion and love you gave us and Oz.”

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