The famous movie version of The Wizard of Oz, and all kinds of products related it to it, the cast and crew, the music, and other aspects. Because there are now so many items based on The Movie available, this aisle now carries only videos, books, and music. For those looking for toys and games, take a look at Aisle 8. Clothing and accessories, jewelry, and home décor are available in Aisle 10. Some items are also available in Aisle 9 and Aisle 12.
Bookshop Lobby — Aisle 6 — Aisle 8
The Wizard of Oz. The famous movie, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, and Toto, too!
- 75th Anniversary Collector's edition, with Blu-Ray 3D, Blu-Ray (Region A), DVD (Region 1, NTSC format), UltraViolet, and a Wicked Witch of the East flash drive
- 75th Anniversary Collector's edition, with Blu-Ray 3D, Blu-Ray (Region A), DVD (Region 1), and UltraViolet
- El Mago de Oz (Spanish edition) is available from http://www.amazon.es/ in Spain in several editions on both DVD (Region 2, PAL format, such as this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one) and Blu-Ray (this one, in 3D, this one, with DVD and digital copy, this one and this one), with several different spoken and subtitled languages.
- Le Magicien d'Oz (French edition) is available from http://www.amazon.fr/ in France on DVD (Region 2, SECAM format, with French, English, and Italian soundtracks, and subtitles in English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Romanian, and Bulgarian), and a 2-disc DVD set, and in Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D.
- Der Zauberer von Oz (German edition) is available from http://www.amazon.de/ in Germany on Blu-Ray in a 2-disc collector's edition, as a single disk, as a 3D 75th anniversary special edition, and as a 75th anniversary editiion; and on DVD as a 4-disc collector's set and a single disc (Region 2, PAL format).
- Il Mago di Oz (Italian edition) is available from http://www.amazon.it/ in Italy on Blu-Ray, and on DVD in a 4-disc gift pack, a 4-disc standard edition, and a single disc edition (Region 2, PAL format).
- オズの魔法使い (Ozu no Mahotsukai, Japanese edition) is available from http://www.amazon.co.jp/ in Japan as a Blu-Ray set; as a single DVD (Region 2, NTSC format); the 3-disk DVD set; a bargain DVD; and several other single DVD packages such as this one, this one, and this one.
- 绿野仙踪 (Lǜ Yě Xian Zōng, Chinese edition) is available from http://www.amazon.cn/ in China in several DVD editions, such as this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one. and this one.
- The Wizard of Oz is also available from http://www.amazon.in/ in India on DVD, in this edition and this one.
The Good News Radio Show: The Wizard of Oz. A 1939 radio show preview for The Movie, featuring the public debut of many of the songs. Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Harold Arlen, and the original Scarecrow from 1902, Fred Stone, all appear. Also includes Leo Is On the Air, MGM's radio commercial for The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz. A 1950 radio adaptation of The Movie, with Judy Garland recreating her role as Dorothy.
The Wizard of Oz radio collection. Five Wizard of Oz-related radio programs, including the Wizard of Oz episode of Good News, the Christmas 1950 Lux Radio Theater adaptation, the Leo Is On the Air publicity episode, and a 1960s radio interview with Margaret Hamilton.
- Available through the Old Time Radio Catalog. All but the Hamilton interview are also available on the Old Time Radio Catalog Judy Garland Collection, along with Judy guest starring and appearing on many shows.
The Wizard of Oz: The Screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn. Every word uttered in the film, and some that were cut. Includes song lyrics and an introduction by Hearn.
The Wizard of Oz. A handsome coffee table book, containing the script and dozens of pictures, taken directly from The Movie. Includes song lyrics and a forward by John Russell Taylor.
The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion by Jay Scarfone, and William Stillman. For this anniversary, a new companion book to The Movie.
Life Magazine: The Wizard of Oz special edition. The classic magazine is back with a special edition celebrating seventy-five years of the famous movie version of the story.
The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History by John Fricke, Jay Scarfone, and William Stillman. Probably the most thorough and complete book about The Movie ever written. The complete history of The Movie and its production, release, and legend. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Introduction by Jack Haley, Jr. Highly recommended!
The Making of The Wizard of Oz by Aljean Harmetz. An in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how the classic film came to be. Includes casting, scripting, scoring, filming, and more. Introduction by Margaret Hamilton.
Down the Yellow Brick Road: The Making of The Wizard of Oz by Doug McClelland. A look at how The Movie was made.
The Wizardry of Oz by William Stillman and Jay Scarfone. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Movie, with many previously unpublished photographs. Special emphasis on the technical side of the production, including the special effects.
The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Movie Classic by John Fricke and Jonathan Shirshekan. Another anniversary, another book on the making of The Movie. This one is richly illustrated with many newly discovered photographs.
The Essential Wizard of Oz: 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Most-Watched Movie in Film History by Horace Martin Woodhouse. The title says it all!
The Lion's Share: The Story of an Entertainment Empire by Bosley Crowther. This was one of the first books to examine MGM, the studio that made The Movie.
MGM: When the Lion Roars by Peter Hay. A behind-the-scenes look at the studio that made The Movie.
The MGM Story: The Complete History of Fifty Roaring Years by John Douglas Eames. Another behind-the-scenes look at the studio that made The Movie, this one an encyclopedia of every film MGM made in its first fifty years.
MGM: When the Lion Roars. A six-hour television miniseries about the studio and its history.
- 2-DVD set (Region 1 encoding, NTSC format).
- Also available on some multi-disc sets of The Wizard of Oz on DVD and Blu-Ray.
MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot by Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester, and Michael Troyan. A pictorial history of MGM.
MGM's Greatest Musicals: The Freed Unit by Hugh Fordin. The film unit headed by Arthur Freed at MGM was responsible for the studio's greatest musicals, and some of the greatest movie musicals of all time. Judy Garland was the star of many of them, which makes sense, as it all started when Freed was the associate producer of The Wizard of Oz in 1939.
Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939 by Mark A. Vieira. A look back at 1939, maybe the greatest year ever for American filmmaking. And yes, that includes The Wizard of Oz.
The Ruby Slippers of Oz by Rhys Thomas. The history behind, and an examination of, the most famous pair of shoes in movie history. Includes an inventory of how many pairs actually exist and where they're located.
- Also available through the Judy Garland Museum Gift Shop.
The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Artifacts by Chris Epting. A travelogue of where many American pop culture items are now, including some famous footware.
A Tribute to The Wizard of Oz. This made-for-video documentary is a tribute to The Wizard of Oz, focusing primarily on the make-up.
Showmen, Sell It Hot!: Movies as Merchandise in Golden Era Hollywood by John McElwee. A look at one of the least known areas of making movies: distribution. How were movies sold and distributed during the Golden Age of Hollywood? Yes, one of the movies examined is The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Anthology. A new collection of vintage music related to The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz soundtrack. The definitive soundtrack set to The Movie, digitally remastered from the original tapes. All of the songs from The Movie, plus background music, songs cut from The Movie, audio tests, rehearsals, and other extra treasures. Highly recommended!
Selections from The Wizard of Oz. Not the complete soundtrack, but all of your favorite songs are here.
The Wizard of Oz Soundtrack. A single CD soundtrack, for The Movie's seventieth anniversary.
The Wizard of Oz: The Story and Songs. The complete soundtrack (dialogue, sound effects, and music) edited down to fit on one CD for your listening pleasure.
The Wizard of Oz Highlights. Songs and music from the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1988 stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz in Concert. A 1996 benefit concert/revue, based on The Movie. Features Jewel as Dorothy, Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Woodman, Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion, and the Harlem Boys Choir.
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True. Music from the 1996 concert/revue.
The Wizard of Oz: Original 1998 Cast Album. Music from the 1998 touring stage production of The Wizard of Oz, based on The Movie. Features Jessica Grové as Dorothy, Eartha Kitt as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Mickey Rooney as the Wizard.
The Wizard of Oz: 2001 Australian Cast Album. Music from the 2001 Australian stage production of The Wizard of Oz, based on The Movie. Features Nikki Webster as Dorothy.
The Wizard of Oz: 2011 London Palladium Cast Recording. Andrew Lloyd Webber's new staging of the musical in London's West End includes all of the old favorites from The Movie, plus a few new songs to add to the experience.
Duets by Barbra Streisand and various other artists. An album of Barbra Streisand singing alongside other artists, covering her entire career. Includes two tracks of note to Oz fans, "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" with Harold Arlen, and "Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again" with Judy Garland.
The Wizard of Oz Suite by Phil Wilson. Instrumental big band/jazz renditions of some of The Movie's music. (NOTE: Only the first seven tracks are Oz; the second half is other, unrelated works.)
DJ's Choice Tribute to The Wizard of Oz. A collection of tributes to the music from The Movie.
Drew's Famous Tribute to The Wizard of Oz. Another tribute collection.
Sing-Along: The Wizard of Oz. Sing along to your favorite songs from The Wizard of Oz, karaoke style.
The Wizard of Oz Karaoke/Accompaniment edition. Sing along to your favorite songs from The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and the Animals. Karaoke songs from two shows, plus a few other songs about animals.
Oz and Beyond: The Music of Harold Arlen cast album. Songs by the Oz songwriter, including two tracks devoted to The Movie — and yes, one is "Over the Rainbow."
Dear Dorothy: The Oz Sessions by Chad Lawson. A recent interpretation of the music from The Movie.
The Best of Meco by Meco Monardo. Remember the disco versions of the themes from Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind back in the late '70s? These are on here, along with Meco's disco medley of music from The Wizard of Oz. It has to be heard to be believed!
The Wizard of Oz and Other Harold Arlen Songs by Shorty Rogers. Bandleader Shorty Rogers puts his own unique swing on The Wizard of Oz.
Woo: a Latin Jazz Suite for Soprano Saxaphone by Peter MacDonough. A Latin-Caribbean reinterpretation of the music from The Movie.
Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. The classic rock album that some claim can be used as an alternative soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz. (Hint: Start playing the CD at the lion's third roar in the opening credits.)
The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Deluxe Songbook by E. Y. "Yip" Harburg and Harold Arlen. The music and lyrics to "Over the Rainbow," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," "We're Off to See the Wizard," "If I Only Had a Brain," and "The Merry Old Land of Oz," amng other Oz songs, including two with lyrics by L. Frank Baum from the 1902 stage play of The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz: Vocal Selections by E. Y. "Yip" Harburg and Harold Arlen. The music and lyrics to "Over the Rainbow," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," "We're Off to See the Wizard," "If I Only Had a Brain," and "The Merry Old Land of Oz."
The Wizard of Oz Easy Piano Edition. The sheet music to "Over the Rainbow," "If I Only Had a Brain," and all of the other famous songs from The Movie, in an easy piano edition.
Fingerstyle Wizard: The Wizard of Oz for Solo Guitar. The famous music, playable on your guitar.
Selections from The Wizard of Oz. Music books of some of the famous movie music, arranged for a variety of instruments.
The Wizard of Oz for Recorder. Songs from The Wizard of Oz arranged to be played on the recorder.
The Wizard of Oz Arranged for Harp. Songs from The Wizard of Oz arranged to be played on the harp.
The Wizard of Oz: Selections from Andrew Lloyed Webber's New Stage Production. Music for not only the old classics, but also the new songs written by Webber and Tim Rice for their new stage version of The Movie.
Songs from The Wizard of Oz Play-a-Song Book. All of the lyrics, plus an electronic keypad that plays the music so you can sing along.
Over the Rainbow by E. Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen. Sheet music for one of the most beloved songs of all time.
Over the Rainbow by E. Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen. A picture book of the song's lyrics, with new illustrations by Julia Noonan.
Over the Rainbow by E. Y. Harburg. The lyrics to The Movie's most famous song, published as a poem, with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish.
Over the Rainbow by E. Y. Harburg. A picture book of the song's lyrics, with illustrations by Eric Puybaret and a CD of the song recorded by Judy Collins.
The Wizard of Oz Movie Storybook by Gail Herman. A picture book-style retelling of the story of The Movie, in simple words and with lots of pictures.
The Wizard of Oz Movie Storybook by Jan Wahl. A picture book-style retelling of the story of The Movie, in simple words and with lots of pictures.
The Wizard of Oz: With Pictures from the MGM Classic Starring Judy Garland by Horace J. Elias. An adaptation of The Movie's story in book form, with many photographs illustrating it.
The Wizard of Oz : A Novelization by M. Jan Carr. Retelling the story of The Movie in book form.
MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz. The first ever collaboration between DC and Marvel comics, this now-collectible comic book is a faithful adaptation of The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz : The Film Classic Comes to Life With Sound and Stunning Three-Dimension by William Stillman and Jay Scarfone. A pop-up adaptation of The Movie's story, with a sing-along CD of the music.
Color Your Own Classic Movie Posters by Marty Noble. Many classic movie posters for you to color, including The Movie.
BFI Classics: The Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie. The famed author of analyzes The Movie and the hold it has on us. Published by the British Film Institute.
Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz As a Secular Myth of America by Paul Nathanson. A critical, scholarly examination of the themes, imagery, iconography, and other aspects of The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 by Alissa Burger. A critical examination of the novel, The Movie, the film version of The Wiz, the novel and play of Wicked, and the Tin Man miniseries.
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s by John Howard Reid. Eighty prize-winning films of the 1930s are discussed in detail, with complete cast and technical credits, and background notes. Besides The Wizard of Oz, the book also includes an overview of the career of director Victor Fleming.
The Zen of Oz: Ten Spiritual Lessons from Over the Rainbow by Joey Green. Using the world's most-watched movie to introduce the basic ideas of Zen Buddhism.
Judy Garland: World's Greatest Entertainer by John Fricke. A thorough, balanced look at the life and career of Judy Garland. Includes hundreds of photographs. Highly recommended!
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clarke. A warts-and-all biography of Judy Garland.
Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art and Anecdote by John Fricke. An appreciation of Judy Garland through photos and stories.
Judy by Gerold Frank. Another Judy Garland biography.
Judy: A Legendary Film Career by John Fricke. The renowned Judy Garland expert's latest book examines Judy's film career, from Pigskin Parade to I Could Go On Singing. And yes, of course that includes The Wizard of Oz.
Rainbow: The Stormy Life of Judy Garland by Christopher Finch. One of the earliest, and best, biographies of Judy Garland.
Heartbreaker: A Memoir of Judy Garland by John Meyer. Meyer was a songwriter who took Judy Garland in and helped her straighten out her life in 1968. This is the story of that time. Includes a CD of a song they collaborated on.
Judy Garland: The Concert Years. Judy sings many of her famous songs, including a terrific "Over the Rainbow" as the finale.
Judy Garland: Live at the London Palladium. A live concert, recorded on film, including some numbers with her teenaged daughter, Liza Minnelli. Yes, Judy sings "Over the Rainbow," along with many other songs.
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. The television mini-series, starring Tammy Blanchard and Judy Davis in their Emmy-winning roles as Judy Garland. Includes a segment on the production of The Wizard of Oz.
Remembering Oz by Christianna Rickard. Ray Bolger's niece reminisces and remembers her uncle, who played the Scarecrow.
Heart of the Tin Man by Jack Haley. Compiled from his own writings, this is the autobiography of the actor who played the Tin Man in The Movie.
Notes on a Cowardly Lion by John Lahr. The biography of the man who played the Cowardly Lion. Written by his son.
The Eighth Lively Art: Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West by Wesley Wehr. The subtitle says it all. This book profiles many types of artists, but Margaret Hamilton is the only actor to be included.
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. This 1976 television special, hosted by Lynde, features Margaret Hamilton as a special guest, recreating her role as the Wicked Witch of the West. The most surreal moment? Lynde and Hamilton interviewing KISS! (They just don't make television like this anymore, for some reason.)
With a Feather on My Nose by Billie Burke. The autobiography of the actress who played Glinda — and that's only a small part of her life.
With Powder on My Nose by Billie Burke. Make-up and household tips from the actress who played Glinda.
Mrs. Ziegfeld: The Public and Private Lives of Billie Burke by Grant Hayter-Menzies. The first full biography of the actress who played Glinda — and before that, the wife of one of the greatest producers on Broadway.
- Also available directly from the publishers.
The Other Side of Oz by Buddy Ebsen. Although best known today for his television roles as Jed Clampett and Barnaby Jones, Buddy Ebsen spent two weeks playing the Tin Woodman in The Wizard of Oz. This is just one of the many stories he has to relate in this autobiography.
The Munchkins of Oz by Stephen Cox. Profiles of the actors and actresses who brought the Munchkins to life, and how Oz impacted their lives.
- All available editions of The Munchkins of Oz (including under its original title, The Munchkins Remember).
We're Off to See the Munchkins. Documentary about the little people who played the Munchkins, the making of The Wizard of Oz, and their lives today. Hosted by John Fricke.
Memories Of A Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down The Yellow Brick Road by Meinhardt Raabe. The actor who played the Munchkin Coroner writes his memoirs.
Short and Sweet: The Life of the Lollipop Munchkin by Jerry Maren. The middle member of the Lollipop Guild writes his autobiography. His role in The Wizard of Oz was just the tip of the iceberg!
Tom Palazzolo's Chicago. This collection of the filmmaker's stories of Chicago includes I Married a Munchkin, the story of Mary Ellen St. Alban, who retired from acting to marry Pernell St. Alban, who had played a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Together, they opened The Midget Club on the South Side.
I, Toto: The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog Who Was Toto by Willard Carroll. Okay, it's not really an autobiography, but otherwise, the title says it all. This covers all of Terry's long career in Hollywood, not just The Wizard of Oz.
Cairn Terrier: Hero of Oz by Duncan Searl. An apparently Oz-themed book about Cairn terriers. Terry, who played Toto, was one. Part of the "Little Dogs Rock!" series.
Hollywood's Babe: Dancing Through Oz (orignally published as Hollywood's Child: Dancing Through Oz) by Caren Marsh-Doll. Caren Marsh-Doll had a long and storied career in Hollywood and on Broadway, and in this book she presents her memoirs. Oz fans will be especially interested in this book, as she was one of Judy Garland's stand-ins during the filming of The Wizard of Oz.
- Hollywood's Babe, expanded second edition, paperback book.
Also available through the Judy Garland Museum Gift Shop.
Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? Yip Harburg, Lyricist by Harold Myerson and Ernie Harburg. A thorough biography of the man who wrote the words to The Movies songs, as well as an examination of his work. One entire chapter is devoted to Oz.
Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist by Harriet Hyman Alonso. The author has combed through dozens of interviews with the lyricist, as well as lyrics and poems, to present a profile.
The Yip Harburg Songbook. Besides his work on The Wizard of Oz, Harburg worked with some of the greatest songwriters of his day on such classics as "April in Paris", "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" "How Are Things in Glocca Morra", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Old Devil Moon", and many others. This book presents the music for all of them, alongside an introduction and career retrospective by Stephen Holden.
Yip Sings Harburg. Yip Harburg sings some of the music that he made famous — including songs from The Wizard of Oz.
Harold Arlen: Rhythm, Rainbow, and Blues by Edward Jablonski. Biography of the Oz songwriter.
Harold Arlen: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Video documentary on the songwriter.
Harold Arlen Sings Sweet and Hot. Harold Arlen sings some of the famous songs he wrote, including "Over the Rainbow."
Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label by Christian Esquevin. The story of Gilbert Adrian, the costume designer at MGM during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and how he influenced fashions around the world. OF course, one movie he worked on was The Wizard of Oz.
Hollywood Costume. The Victoria and Albert Museum's recent exhibit of movie costuming, including the Ruby Slippers, produced this companion book.
- Hardcover book.
Also available directly from the V&A Museum.
- Paperback book.
Also available directly from the V&A Museum.
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction by Cathy Whitlock. The history of art direction in the movies, with many illustrations, diagrams, and other materials. One of the movies covered is The Wizard of Oz, of course.
Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master by Michael Sragow. The first full-length biography of Victor Fleming, who directed both The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind in 1939 — and that was just a small part of his long Hollywood career.
A Tree Is a Tree by King Vidor. Biography of the director who, among his works, directed the Kansas scenes in The Wizard of Oz.
King Vidor on Film Making by King Vidor. The director explains the filmmaking process.
King Vidor by King Vidor, as interviewed by Nancy Dowd and David Shepard. An oral history of the director.
The Hollywood Professionals, Volume 5: King Vidor, John Cromwell, Mervyn LeRoy by Kingsley Canham and Clive Denton. Two thirds of the subject of this book helped make The Wizard of Oz.
The Men Who Made the Movies: Interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. Wellman by Richard Schickel. Cukor and Vidor worked on The Wizard of Oz, Minnelli was married to Judy Garland — and the others are interesting filmmakers in their own rights!
Mervyn LeRoy: Take One by Mervyn LeRoy and Dick Kleiner. The famed director, who was also the producer of The Wizard of Oz, writes his memoirs.
Books on George Cukor. George Cukor was one of the most respected and prolific directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. As a result, many books have been written on his career and works. While he only had a small part in making The Wizard of Oz, and never actually shot any footage, these links are provided for those interested in learning more about him.
The Wizard of MGM: Memoirs of A. Arnold Gillespie by A. Arnold Gillespie. A. Arnold "Buddy" Gillespie was the man in charge of the MGM special effects department for many years, and worked on such films as Forbidden Planet, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Tarzan, Gone with the Wind, both versions of Ben Hur, and, of course, The Wizard of Oz. His memoirs were finally published in 2012.
- Also available directly from the publisher. A hardcover edition is available exclusively from Cover Out. You can read more about the book on this blog.
From Oz to E. T.: Wally Worsley's Half Century in Hollywood by Wally Worsley and Sue Dwiggins Worsley, edited by Charles Ziarko. He started off his career in Hollywood as a messenger boy at MGM, but soon worked his way into production, where one of his first jobs was as an assistant director on The Wizard of Oz. Wally Worsley's career lasted fifty years, and he had nearly finished this memoir when he died in 1991.
- Also available directly from the publisher.
Hollywood Rajah: The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer by Bosley Crowther. The life of the boss at MGM when they were the top film studio, and one of the top companies, in America.
Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer by Scott Eyman. The biography of the most powerful executive during Hollywood's Golden Age — and the man ultimately responsible for bringing The Wizard of Oz to the screen.
Technicolor Movies: The History of Dye Transfer Movies by Richard W. Haines. Since Technicolor was such an integral part of the success of the MGM film version of The Wizard of Oz, and it was one of the earliest Technicolor triumphs, Oz movie fans ought to be interested in this book.
Glorious Technicolor: The Movies' Magic Rainbow by Fred E. Basten. This is the ninetieth anniversary edition of the book, all about the most famous and successful film color process.
Harnessing the Technicolor Rainbow: Color Design in the 1930s by Scott Higgins. A scholarly look at the development and early history of three-strip Technicolor.
The Wizard of Oz Collector's Treasury by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman. A thorough catalog, fully illustrated in color, of Wizard of Oz collectibles, many of them from The Movie.
2014 Wizard of Oz calendars. With pictures taken from The Movie. Spend the year in Oz!
A Prairie Home Collection. Three made-for-television specials based on the radio series A Prairie Home Companion. The first DVD features Bobby McFerrin, who performs his one-man a cappella rendition of The Wizard of Oz.
Bobby McFerrin Live in Montreal. McFerrin performs in Montreal, including his own take on The Wizard of Oz.
Disney — For Our Children: The Concert. Recording of a 1992 concert to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Includes Bobby McFerrin's one-man a cappella rendition of The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz Cookbook. Recipes inspired by Kansas, Munchkinland, the Emerald City, and every point in between.
Cooking in Oz: Kitchen Wizardry from America's Favorite Fairy Tale by Elaine Willingham and Stephen Cox. You, too, can be a wizard in the kitchen! Forward by Movie Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini.
The Wizard of Oz Scanimation by Rufus Butler Seder. Ten classic scenes from the famous film version, which move when you move the magic window over them.
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Murder mystery novel set amidst the backdrop of the MGM studio and the production of one of their newest movies, The Wizard of Oz. (NOTE: Not recommended for young children because of mature themes and subject matter.)
The Wizard of Oz: Rescue of the Emerald City. Three episodes of the 1990-91 Wizard of Oz animated series, based on The Movie, now available on DVD.
The Wizard of Oz: The Continuing Story. Four episodes of the 1990-91 Wizard of Oz cartoon, based on The Movie.
The Wizard of Oz: We're Off to Save the Wizard. Four more episodes of the 1990-91 Wizard of Oz cartoon, based on The Movie.
What If Oz Wasn't a Dream trilogy by David Anthony. In these books, based on The Movie, it turns out that Oz wasn't really a dream. So what does that mean for Oz and Dorothy?
- Book 1: In Search of Dorothy. The Scarecrow, the Tin woodman, and the Cowardly Lion have come to Kansas to find Dorothy, for she is the only one who can save Oz. But the Wicked Witch of the West has come looking for her as well... Paperback edition.
- Book 2: The Witch's Revenge: There's Trouble in Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West is back, she has Dorothy's magic shoes, and she's about to attack the Good Witch of the South! Paperback edition.
Beginnings: A New Novel Set in Oz by Jon M. Weber. A new story that's a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with the origins of the witches of Oz, how Dorothy came to live with her aunt and uncle, and other events of interest.
The Return of Oz by Daniel H. Sundstrom. Emily Gale, Dorothy's daughter, finds her mother's ruby shoes. She uses them to go to Oz, and meets up with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion. Together, they face off against the Witch of the South.
Toto, Too: The True Story of What Happened Over the Rainbow by Richard Perreault. A parody of the story as told in The Movie — as told from Toto's point of view!
Operation Ruby Slipper by John Meyer. Judy Garland has been recruited by the United States Army to parachute behind German lines in World War II to contact one of her fans — a nuclear physicist!
Ronin Fox Trax: The Wizard of Oz. In the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes this MP3 accompaniment to your watching of The Movie. It's like your annoying but witty friends have come over and are talking over The Movie while you're enjoying it.
- MP3 download
Available for purchase at Rifftrax.com
Miss Gulch Returns! Entertainer Fred Barton's one-man (one-woman?) show about Dorothy's Kansas nemesis, both before and after the events of The Wizard of Oz. (Not recommended for young children or sensitive listeners, due to mature content and language.)
Under the Rainbow. Odd 1981 movie starring Chevy Chase as a government agent, Carrie Fisher as a Hollywood production assistant meeting up with several little people who are coming to town to play Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, and Billy Barty as a Nazi spy meeting a Japanese contact — and all converge at the same hotel. Not to be taken seriously, this is not a docudrama! (Rated PG, may not be appropriate for some children or sensitive viewers.)
Fame, Season 2. The classic television series about students at the School for the Arts in New York City is now available on DVD. Includes the episode "Not in Kansas Anymore", in which Doris gets bonked on the head and dreams that she's in...well, I supsect you can guess.
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