Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wizard of Oz Gala

Today is was the Gala of the Wizard of Oz by the Two Crazy Crafters. I really enjoyed reading the blogs and creations by the Crazy Crafters and the other participants. I hope to see the movie at the theaters in September. What a great thing to do, to have everyone see the movie at the same time (in every time zone) in the US. Right now I'm drinking out of my Dorthy Mug (that I sell in my store) Now I want to have an OZ party for myself. Right now I'll drink from my mug and think dreams and Oz.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event on 9/23/2009

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event
On 09/23/2009 the movie will be shown in 440 theaters across the US.

Check this link to find a viewing near you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The first time I saw the Wizard of Oz in the Movie Theater

The first time I saw the Wizard of Oz in the movie theater I upset. At home I had a black and white TV and the beginning of the movie was in black and white. I wanted to see it in color. As the movie continued, as we all know, the color began in Oz. What a colorful wonderful place that all of a sudden turned scary when the Wicked Witch of the East showed up. Ever time I watch the movie I'm scared when I see the witch and especially the flying monkeys. My daughter thinks I'm silly. Kids are so jaded, so they don't get it.

In 1976, during the US Bicentenial, my class went to see the Independence Train that had a moving museum that crossed the country. On the train were items from the Smithsonian Institute with items from movies, history and different American Eras. The highlight for me was to see the Ruby Slippers. I was 14, at the time, but they still meant magic to me.

I've been enjoying checking out different Oz stuff during this magical Anniversary Year.

Monday, April 20, 2009



L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was first published More...
in 1900. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, “Both [Baum and Shakespeare] lived inside their heads with a mind gone wild with wanting, wishing, hoping, shaping, dreaming,” and it is this same hunger that makes all of us continue to seek out the story of Oz—and be nourished by it.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the definitive first edition and includes the New York Times review of that edition as well as the original Preface by the author.


Fantasy and adventure in the fairy land of Ev with Dorothy, Princess Ozma, a wicked Nome King, an enchanted royal family and more.

Retro Summer Reading Room at AbeBooks

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vandor Wizard of Oz to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary

Items have come to my ebay store .

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wizard of Oz Series 4 Mini Montage Film Cell

Wizard of Oz Series 4 Mini Montage Film Cell Description: Own a piece of the movie! Beautifully mounted and framed! A must-have collectible! This amazing film cell features a print and an actual strip of film from the classic movie, Wizard of Oz . Measures 19-inches tall x 20-inches wide, limited to 2,500 pieces! Perfect for displaying in your home or at the office, all the elements are framed in black wood and includes a certificate of authenticity. Limited to just 2,500 pieces! Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas until a cyclone arrives, and picks her, her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She's helped by the Good Witch of the North, but she's also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wizard of Oz Nesting Dolls

There's no place like home...and there's no better way to portray the characters from Frank Baum's beloved classic than on a nesting doll! This fun collectable pictures Dorothy, Toto, and travelling companions the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion on the outermost doll. Next is pictured Glinda the Good Witch, followed by the Wicked Witch of the West, a flying monkey, and Dorothy's slippers on the smallest doll. Hand painted in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Now selling

The set costs $70 with shipping and handling.

This year is the 100th Anniversary of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum (Author). The Illustrations are by W.W. Denslow. The illustrations show our favorite characters like the Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion. Not only is this the book’s anniversary but it’s the 70th Anniversary of MGM’s “Wizard of Oz”.

Since 2009 is a significant year for OZ fans, I have been searching for OZ Memorabilia. One unusual set of items are Russian Nesting Dolls with the Characters painted on the dolls. The dolls are created in St. Petersberg, Russia. Each item is hand carved and hand painted.

I also have found glicee prints of different illustrations from the original book by L. Frank Baum.

MGM's Wizard of Oz, 1939


The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


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