Oz in the News 12.14.16

stickleylodge7fbdb8cf86b1c4323a62efb36114977f8-001The Name Was Dorothy  When MRS. DOROTHY JACOBS was a little girl in Grand Rapids her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Martindale had a cottage at Macatawa Park. At that resort the little girl Dorothy won the friendship of L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wizard of Oz,” and in fact came to personify the heroine of the famous writer’s stories. The little girl who as a real-life Dorothy was an inspiration to Mr. Baum has grown up into an attractive woman. She is the wife of Lodowick C. Jacobs and the mother of three sons, Robert, 16; Bruce, 14, and Albert, 10. Her husband, connected with the state highway department, was formerly of Pontiac, but now they all make their home at Stickley Lodge, deep in the woods near Watersmeet in the northern peninsula.

NBC ‘Emerald City’ Air Date, Cast News & Latest Updates: Producer Contests ‘Game Of Thrones’ Comparisons Because There’s No Sexual Violence In Show The show’s executive producer, David Schulner, commented about the comparisons between the two and said, “We’re the same genre – adult fantasy – but I hope that our show is beautiful and less bleak and 100 percent less rape-y.” He explains that the reason why Emerald City doesn’t have any sexual violence is because of the source material in itself, in this case L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is known for female empowerment. Additionally, the author’s mother was one of the first suffragettes in history and L. Frank Baum is known to be a feminist, along with his wife, Maud Gage Baum. It would be against the spirit of the original material to add anything along the lines of sexual violence, as Schulner adds that “There’s a strength and an outlook in Oz that is completely antithetical to that.”

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