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Oz: The American Fairyland (1997)

The first part tells of the life and works of L. Frank Baum, along with his career as a writer and filmmaker, centering on the creation of Oz. This portion continues with the effect of Oz ... See full summary »

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Janet Anderson, W.W. Denslow (books) | 7 more credits »

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Lee Lively Lee Lively ... Narrator (voice)
Abigail Dean Abigail Dean ... Chldren's Voices (voice)
Ellis Norman Ellis Norman ... Children's Voices (voice)
Evelyn Copelman Evelyn Copelman ... Herself (Illustrator)
Michael Patrick Hearn Michael Patrick Hearn ... Himself (Authority on L. Frank Baum)
Helen Kish Helen Kish ... Herself (Doll Artist)
Ozma Baum Mantele Ozma Baum Mantele ... Herself (Granddaughter of L. Frank Baum)
Rachel Cosgrove Payes Rachel Cosgrove Payes ... Herself (Oz Author)
Charles Santore Charles Santore ... Himself (Illustrator)
Jay Scarfone Jay Scarfone ... Oz Author
William Stillman William Stillman ... Himself (Authority on 'The Wizard of Oz')
Robert Tonner Robert Tonner ... Himself (Doll Artist)
Robin Woods Robin Woods ... Herself (Doll Artist)
Kelsey Davis Kelsey Davis ... Child
Nick Gray Nick Gray ... Child
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The first part tells of the life and works of L. Frank Baum, along with his career as a writer and filmmaker, centering on the creation of Oz. This portion continues with the effect of Oz after his death, with novelties, dolls, radio, stage, and screen adaptions, and advertising gimmicks based on his work, culminating with MGM's Wizard of Oz, The (1939), and discussing some of the major alterations between the book and the film, such as MGM making Baum's real-life adventure a dream. The second half is about interpretation of Oz by other artists, including Helen Kish, Barry Moser, Barry Mahon, Evelyn Copelman, Robert Tonner, Robin Woods, Michael Hague, Lizbeth Zwerger, Pavel Arsyenov, and Charles Santore. The documentary concludes with an analysis of Baum's work and its profound effect on American culture. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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L. FRANK BAUM AND THE ROYAL HISTORY OF OZ


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sirocco Productions See more »
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