'My life is loving people. It's a difficult kind of world to live in, but it's a great world, because I get satisfaction and I don't have any hang-ups about it! I belong to the people. As long as I can send them home saying, 'Gee, he made me feel happy, ' well, that's my life! That's what I work for, to give people joy.' Ray Bolger The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved movies of all time, and the Scarecrow is one of its most revered characters. Behind the character was a man of great spirit who guided his niece, Christianna Rickard, down the Yellow Brick Road of life. The unforgettable Ray Bolger taught her lessons that gave her courage and direction when a twister nearly blew her life off course. Great challenges swirl around all of us today on the unpredictable journey through life. In Remembering Oz: My Journey with the Scarecrow, the author shares vivid memories of her uncle and creates a vision of wholeness to remind us of our most essential bond that of being human. Her uncle, the Scarecrow, dances again in this uplifting memoir about the classic American story that mysteriously unites us all.
What if Dorothy Gale wasn't the only person who went to see the Wizard of Oz? MGM's landmark 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, did not mark the beginning of adventures in Oz. Both before and since, dozens of tales have been told of the Marvellous Land of Oz, and its inhabitants such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Jack Pumpkinhead. In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Paul Simpson looks back at the Famous Forty - the original novels by L. Frank Baum and his successors which entranced generations of children with their wonderful world of munchkins, princesses and wicked witches. He examines the many ways in which the stories have been retold in movies - from the silent era to Disney's recent blockbuster Oz the Great and Powerful - and on television, featuring everyone from Tom & Jerry to trades union leaders. On stage, Oz has come to life in the many revivals of The Wizard of Oz musical and the worldwide reign of Elphaba in the smash hit Wicked. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the world's best-loved film and the whole magical world of Oz with its vampires, muppets, dragons, living statues and so much more.
The Marketing and Consumption of Oz from L. Frank Baum to Broadway
Author: Kent Drummond
Category: Social Science
The Road to Wicked examines the long life of the Oz myth. It is both a study in cultural sustainability— the capacity of artists, narratives, art forms, and genres to remain viable over time—and an examination of the marketing machinery and consumption patterns that make such sustainability possible. Drawing on the fields of macromarketing, consumer behavior, literary and cultural studies, and theories of adaption and remediation, the authors examine key adaptations and extensions of Baum’s 1900 novel. These include the original Oz craze, the MGM film and its television afterlife, Wicked and its extensions, and Oz the Great and Powerful—Disney’s recent (and highly lucrative) venture that builds on the considerable success of Wicked. At the end of the book, the authors offer a foundational framework for a new theory of cultural sustainability and propose a set of explanatory conditions under which any artistic experience might achieve it.
Loving Mr. Right Now is a captivating saga about Mianca Garrett, a beautiful, sexy, single and hardworking woman, living in the heart of Chi-town with one problem. Loving a man who is simply Mr. Right Now. The man who cannot commit to her, the man that disappears for days on end, the man who allows her to live in a world of one-sided love, the man who revels in tantalizing her haven and often leaving her breathless and quivering for more. The man is Ozwel Becker, a.k.a., Oz.who is the epitome of a man. Tall, sexy, charismatic, and handsome with the best skill of all.a passionate and fulfilling sex stud that Mianca finds hard to resist. But when Duane Breaux enters the picture and shows her that the love she has can be reciprocated, she finds herself torn between the two, true love and true lust.until the devastating truth about one of them sends her into a violent rage and into the arms of the other.
Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability
Author: Johnson Cheu
Category: Performing Arts
"This essay collection gathers recent scholarship on representations of diversity in Disney and Disney/Pixar films, exploring not only race and gender, but also newer areas of study. Covering a wide array of films this compendium highlights the social impact of the entertainment giant and reveals its cultural significance in shaping our global citizenry"--Provided by publisher.
L. Frank Baum's Novel, Its Sequels and Their Adaptations for Stage, Television, Movies, Radio, Music Videos, Comic Books, Commercials, and More
Author: Fraser A. Sherman
Category: Literary Criticism
"This book provides synopses and basic bibliographical information for the forty Oz books in the original series and a number of related books by the Royal Historians of Oz; synopses and credits for live performances, radio shows, performances on audiobook or vinyl records; educational films; comic adapatations, electronic games; websites; and scenes on TV or in movies"--Provided by publisher.
From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this volume take a very close look at The Wizard of Oz and ask the tough questions about this wonderful tale. They wonder if someone can possess a virtue without knowing it, and if the realm of Oz was really the dream or if Kansas was the dream. Why does water melt the Wicked Witch of the West and why does Toto seem to know what the other characters can’t seem to figure out? The articles included tackle these compelling questions and more, encouraging readers to have discussions of their own.
Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... Lagniappe /ˌlanˈyap/ “ a little something extra” A father’s threats. A tragic accident. Unanswered questions. Oz Sullivan has finally moved past the tangled web surrounding his brief, but intense, relationship with the young, impetuous Adrienne Deschanel. Through his family, and successful career as an attorney, he has forged a tranquil predictability. Then Adrienne unexpectedly emerges, with no memory of the life she once led. Her desperate attempt to flee the confusing and dark influences in the bayou instinctively propels her to the one face for which she has a name. Oz’s world is once again turned upside down, as he must decide how to help her without losing himself entirely. Set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, St. Charles at Dusk tells the story of Oz and Adrienne; of forbidden love, and startling heartbreak. The Saga of Crimson & Clover A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem. Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own. Series List The House of Crimson & Clover Series: Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels & Sullivans The Midnight Dynasty Series: There’s no place like home. Vampires of the Merovingi Series: From the ashes of the sorcerer kings rose an empire. The Seven Series: Seven siblings. Seven years. Seven spellbinding novels. Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates.
This lavishly illustrated, 3-in1omnibus edition containing The Wizard of oz, The Land of Oz, and Ozma of Oz has more than 400 of the original whimsical W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill illustration making this a beautiful keepsake edition. There's more than 800 pages of reading and viewing enjoyment here. You and your children will delight every time you open the book. Join Dorothy Gale, Toto, and all of her friends as they explore the incredible land of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is American's most enduring fairy tale. From the moment Dorothy puts on the silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers by MGM to take advantage of their new advance in movie making: color) until the moment she clicks her heals and returns home to Kansas you will be swept away and captivated by her extraordinary story. Return to wonder and magic of Oz in The Land of Oz the sequel to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. and meet Tip, Jack Pumkinhead and, Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, T. E. Race through the countryside with Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead as they flee the wicked witch Mobi meeting many of your favorite Oz characters on the way. In Ozma of Oz Dorothy Gale, the heroine of The Wizard of Oz, is on a sea journey when a great storm destroys the ship she is sailing home to her uncle on. Dorothy clings to a chicken coup and she and the hen Billina manage to wash up on the magic shore of Ev. After a series of adventures Dorothy and Billina are taken poisoner by the evil Nome King. Ozma of Oz rushes to her rescue, but it may already be too late.