Oz in the News 9.13.14

934830_721497131249809_3295006259935195304_nStudent collects Wizard of Oz items for public display For 20 years, David Dicket, senior music major of Thibodaux, collected Wizard of Oz items, which he displays for the public. Dicket has a display at the Thibodaux Library, which began on Aug. 1 and will continue to be displayed until December. This display features items from 75 years of Oz, items from Baum’s Oz books, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) memorabilia, Disney films: Return to Oz and Oz the Great and Powerful, smaller Oz films: Muppets, Sci-Fi, Legends, Journey Back and The Wiz. The display also shows the earlier items of his collection: the Dorothy doll, handmade dolls from his home movies, an Oz t-shirt, board game and a portrait made by his dad.

Movie Review – The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience  The spectacular 1939 production has lost none of its splendour, marking its 75th anniversary with a re-release in stunning IMAX 3D. Everything from Dorothy’s farm in Kansas to the forests and poppy fields of Oz, and of course Munchkinland and Emerald City, is vastly impressive and wondrous, and the 3D conversion is seamless, visually striking, and totally immersive throughout the film. Out in IMAX theatres around the UK from September 12th, this celebratory Wizard of Oz IMAX 3D release is a show not to be missed. It’s a true classic: a timeless story of childlike innocence and wonder, whimsy and magic, friendship and bravery. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to the spectacle, it’s definitely going to captivate your imagination and have you humming the familiar tunes in no time at all.

“There’s No Place Like Brenham”  Members of the Cub Company dress up as characters in “The Wizard of Oz” to celebrate the Cub’s upcoming homecoming game Wednesday evening during the annual homecoming parade in downtown. The float featured Savannah Stewart as the Glenda(sic) the Good Witch, Brandon Schultz as the Wizard, Kayla Kubeczka as the Wicked Witch, Alyssa Faykus as the Cowardly Lion, Callie Anne Stegemeier as the Scarecrow, Brennan Upchurch as the Tin Woodman and Laurna Kiemsteadt as Dorothy. The group built the float all by themselves for the parade.

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