May 21, 2006 |
It is considered by some to be America's first home-grown fairy tale: "The Wizard of Oz," a fantastical story that began as a book and became one of the most popular movies of the 20th century. The shoes Judy Garland wore in the 1939 classic film are enshrined in the Smithsonian. The Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Wicked Witch of the West are among the most well-known characters of the cinematic world. But what about Princess Ozma, the Woggle-Bug and Tik-Tok? Not many people remember them.
June 17, 1990 |
Hollywood seems an indelicate place to house a history of something as sweet as the works of L. Frank Baum. The neighborhood of the handsome Frances Howard Goldwyn branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, where "The Road to Oz: The Life of L. Frank Baum" is on display, is pretty well inhabited by the same types of struggling souls regularly seen sleeping on the stars of nearby Hollywood Boulevard. And yet, in a way, it would seem inappropriate to place such an exhibit anywhere else.
May 15, 1990 |
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The films and books of L. Frank Baum, the creator of "The Wizard of Oz," will be celebrated in a special exhibit starting today and running though Aug. 31 at the Francis Goldwyn Howard Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in Hollywood. Today's festivities, which will be highlighted with appearences by Charlton Heston and John Ritter, will mark the 134th birthday of the author.
May 15, 1988 |
Cowardly lions, "a ton of wicked witches" and the Munchkin coroner from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" paraded through village streets Saturday to salute the native son who wrote the classic children's story. Thousands of visitors jammed the rural village of Chittenango to view the 10th annual Oz Parade, a tribute to L. Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The book was turned into a film, "The Wizard of Oz," in 1939.
November 2, 2000 |
There's no yellow brick road to find the way, but starting Friday the Los Angeles Central Library is transforming itself into the wonderful land of Oz.Through Feb. 24 the Library's Getty Gallery will be home to "A Century of Oz," an exhibition featuring more than 400 items related to L. Frank Baum's classic stories.