Oz in the News 9.8.14

1410169092055_Image_galleryImage_BNPS_co_uk_01202_558833_PJudy Garland’s gingham Wizard of Oz dress set to sell for £180,000 A costume worn by child star Judy Garland during the making of the classic film The Wizard of Oz is expected to sell for £180,000. The ‘test’ dress and pinafore was one of several that were made for Garland while producers experimented with how they wanted her character Dorothy to look in the 1939 movie. The outfit was the first of the prototypes made to feature a blue and white Gingham pinafore – a feature the producers stuck with for the final dress design. Although Garland, who was 17 at the time, never wore the dress on film, several photographs exist of her wearing it on set. The images will be sold alongside the outfit at an auction dedicated to film memorabilia.

BabyLit releases new color primer based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Colors Primer” reflects the colorful, busy world of Oz. Each page is based on one of the story’s key features or characters of that color surrounded by many other objects. For example, the yellow brick road fittingly represents the color yellow while the Tin Man represents the color silver. Because the primer is based on the novel by L. Frank Baum, some of the elements portrayed may be new for those who are more familiar with the 1939 film adaptation.

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