Oz in the News 8.24.15

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Video tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

This Weekend Marks The 76th Anniversary Of The Wizard Of Oz  Today, 76 years since Judy Garland sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow on the big screen, we’re taking a trip to Oz with author Rebecca Loncraine. Her book The Real Wizard of Oz: The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum details the experiences of Oz’s creator in such a way that you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to another world, much like Dorothy did in that first book of Baum’s. Rebecca explains that Baum’s world was one of wacky circuses, disappearing hot air balloonists, and people who believed in ghosts. It was a world filled with dark fairy tales from the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen, And it was a world filled with racism, war, and death.


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