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.