Oz in the News 10.15.13

hamilton_610x458.ap331641551529Wonderful collection of Oz memorabilia goes on display at Maine museum  Maine resident Hamilton Meserve, son of the late Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West, said his mother would be thrilled to see the exhibit.  Hamilton bought a seasonal home on an island near Boothbay Harbor in 1961, which came to be locally known as “the witch’s island.” Meserve, who lives in a mainland home overlooking the island, still has vague memories of being on the set as a 3-year-old while the movie was made, he said at the museum last week. “This exhibit is a celebration of a great movie that Mother was privileged to be part of,” he said. “To have it up here in my backyard is kind of exciting. And the Farnsworth is a prestigious name, so that validates what they’re doing.”

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