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The Wizard of Oz and Wicked Novel

The Making of Oz Stories - Creativity in Oz

Defying Gravity Behind-the-scenes book for WickedDefying Gravity

Find out how Wicked the novel became Wicked the musical: an exiting Wizard of Oz prequel. Defying Gravity (Applause, 2008) includes a comprehensive description of the process by which musical writers Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman worked together to complete the page to stage conversion. Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked

Finding OzNEW: Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story

A groundbreaking new look at an American icon—THE WIZARD OF OZ Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story  
FINDING OZ tells the remarkable tale behind one of the world's most enduring and and best-loved stories. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning behind L. Frank Baum's 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum's fantastical parable of the American Dream.


The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1939)
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Director: Victor Fleming Rating

DVD Features including:
* Commentary by: John Fricke and cast
* The Wonderful World of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic (1990 TV special)
* Memories of Oz (2001 TCM documentary)
* The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz
* Because of the Wonderful Things it Does: The Legacy of Oz
* Harold Arlen's home movies
* Outtakes and deleted scenes
* Special effects sequences
* From the Vault: Another Romance of Celluloid: Electrical Power (1938 MGM short)

The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition) Hardcover – September 17, 2000

 Michael Patrick Hearn, the world's leading Oz scholar, now provides a fascinating new annotation that not only reacquaints readers with the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, but also illuminates the colorful background of this treasured American classic.