Oz Before the Rainbow

Oz Before the Rainbow

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
The author, a professional archivist, revisits the stage and film productions that preceeded the classic 1939 film version of L. Frank Baum's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, including a run on Broadway, a multimedia show, and other silent film depictions.

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Traces the evolution of "The wizard of Oz" from print to stage, and describes the changes in songs, characters, and plot implemented in the vaudeville, silent film, multimedia, and Broadway versions that preceded the 1939 film.

Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780801864773
Branch Call Number: 791.436 SWA
Characteristics: xii, 291 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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Jul 22, 2015

If you are a fan of the 1939 film like me, you will find this book fascinating. The author details stage and screen dramatizations before the iconic film version in a lively, interesting way. Great illustrations, and know that the silent movies he refers to are on YOUTUBE!


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