Sunday, October 26, 2014

We're Off To See (and Read and Play With) The Wizard of Oz
LIFE Magzine is where the nation first learned about the Wizard of Oz and its soon-to-be starlet Judy Garland, a dear friend of LIFE's. Seventy-five years after the debut of the classic movie, this heavily-illustrated volume revisits all of the behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, wonderful shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, and intimate pictures of the stars and their families.

In addition, this book will uncover photography of the events that most fans don't know about; for instance, Judy Garland and her friend and regular co-star Mickey Rooney performed live on stage after evening performances in New York City for the first three weeks of the movie's run. The volume may also include commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and other renowned friends of LIFE.
LIFE will give its authoritative take on a national classic, not only covering the history of the movie, but also exploring the legends, lore and also the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture (it was one of the first color films). This volume will be as fun and informative as it is lavishly illustrated.
You’ve reached the intersection where Park Place meets the Yellow Brick Road… so grab your friends and family, click your heels three times and return to the magical land of Oz. You’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore with the world-famous MONOPOLY game. Follow the Yellow Brick Road as you buy, sell and trade your favorite locations in the movie from Home Sweet Home, the Emerald City and the Witch’s Castle to the Haunted Forest, Poppy Fields and the Apple Orchard. It’s your turn to have your wish granted, the MONOPOLY way! Game includes 6 collectible pewter tokens - Dorothy & Toto, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Tornado and the Ruby Slippers.
 A brand new Mad Libs featuring 21 stories inspired by the classic film "The Wizard of Oz."
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the quintessential American fairy tale. 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. This edition explores numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz." A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations. There is a bibliography of L. Frank Baum's published work, every notable "Oz" edition, and the stage and cinematic productions from 1939's The Wizard of Oz, to the 1974 Broadway hit, The Wiz. A beautiful, awe-inspiring work, ?The Annotated Wizard of Oz? is an enduring tribute to the timeless joy of ?The Wizard of Oz?, and a classic to rival Baum's own.
Discover the marvelous land of Oz in this collection of the first three books in L. Frank Baum’s classic American fairy tale series.

The first three books of the iconic Oz series, now in one collection!

In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, find themselves in a strange land called Oz after their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone. Here they meet the Munchkins and join the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where the all-powerful Wizard of Oz lives. Can he help Dorothy return home?

In The Marvelous Land of Oz, a young boy named Tip escapes from a witch and sets out to explore land of Oz. Along the way, he meets the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead and the Wooden Sawhorse. Eventually, Tip’s journey takes him to the Emerald City, where he realizes that his life will be changed forever.

In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is sailing to Australia when a huge storm washes her overboard. She only survives by clinging to a chicken crate. Eventually she and a yellow hen named Billina wash up on the magic shore of Ev where they meet the mechanical man Tik Tok. But Dorothy and Billina are taken prisoner by the evil Nome King who has captured the royal family of Ev. Only Ozma of Oz can save them, but will she be in time?
We re off to see the wizard The magic of Scanimation meets the wonderful Wizard of Oz, bringing to life 10 memorable scenes from the movie that's enchanted generations of viewers. It 's the gift book of the fall, and includes:
*Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto dancing down the Yellow Brick Road
*Dorothy 's farmhouse flying upward in a twister
*Miss Gulch, on her bicycle in the tornado, transforming into a witch on a broomstick
*The Lollipop Kids strutting from side to side
*The Scarecrow doing a wacky dance
*The Tin Man swaying from side to side; Dorothy and the Scarecrow flanking him as if to catch him
*The Wicked Witch of the West waving on a sky full of flying monkeys
*The Wicked Witch of the West melting
*The Great and Powerful Oz and the man behind the curtain frantically pulling levers
*A close-up of Dorothy clicking her ruby slippers 
*A glittering, ruby-red cover is the final, delectable touch.  

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