About the Author

 
John Fricke, OZ Historian

John Fricke
OZ Historian

 
 

John Fricke is a notable OZ historian and author of Judy: A Legendary Film Career; The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History; Judy Garland: World’s Greatest Entertainer; Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote; 100 Years of Oz; and (with Jonathan Shirshekan) The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Movie Classic. An Emmy Award-winning producer and Grammy Award nominee, he makes his home in New York City.

 

- Biography courtesy of The Wonderful World of OZ.

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Nov 17, 2017 LETTERS! OZZY LETTERS…ON OZZY STATIONERY! LETTERS! OZZY LETTERS…ON OZZY STATIONERY!   [Above: A lifetime of Oz-related letter-writing was unleashed by an innocent – if wildly wholehearted – question to the publishers of the book above.]   There's a great deal... Oct 30, 2017 All the World is A[n Ozzy!) Stage… All the World is A[n Ozzy!) Stage… [Above:  The cover of the souvenir program for the Berlin Metropol-Theater production of DER ZAUBERER VON OSS stage musical, which premiered there on September 26, 1992.]   Of the nearly... Oct 27, 2017 November: Time to be thankful for Oz November: Time to be thankful for Oz A generation of fans grew up associating November with “The Wizard of Oz.” This was the month the annual television broadcast became a holiday of its own, prompting family traditions... Sep 29, 2017 OZtoberFest 2017! OZtoberFest 2017! OZTOBERFEST 2017!  “SPECIAL GUEST” PRESENTATION SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th AND OCTOBER 8th Saturday Morning and Afternoon: 10:00-10:30 – Red Carpet Event on the Main Stage on Lincoln... Sep 29, 2017 October in Oz October in Oz It’s here!  Oztoberfest will be Oct. 7 in downtown Wamego. Hamilton Meserve headlines the guest list sharing memories of Margaret Hamilton,the unforgettable Wicked Witch of the West he called “Mom.” Singer Shanice... Aug 25, 2017 Fall Oz Events Fall Oz Events (Photo courtesy of http://www.landofoznc.com/photos) One of the most popular of all Oz events opens Sept. 8 when the Land of Oz in Banner Elk, North Carolina, hosts Autumn in Oz. Now privately... Aug 18, 2017 We Must Have Music on the Road to Oz! We Must Have Music on the Road to Oz! We Must Have Music on the Road to Oz!   [Above: The front cover of the two-CD edition of the original soundtrack recordings of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s THE WIZARD OF OZ, as... Jul 28, 2017 August 2017 Events to Attend August 2017 Events to Attend There's no place like the Midwest Courtesy of The International Wizard of Oz Club. Illinois and Missouri Oz events let fans enjoy the magic of Oz every weekend in August.... Jul 21, 2017 AN UNPRECEDENTED “SPECIAL GUEST” LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS OCTOBER’S OZTOBERFEST! WAMEGO WELCOMES SON OF “WICKED WITCH” MARGARET HAMILTON, “DOROTHY” FROM THE WIZ LIVE!, AND THE CELEBRATED CONCEPTUALIZER/COAUTHOR OF THE NEW “AGES OF OZ” BOOK SERIES!  AN UNPRECEDENTED “SPECIAL GUEST” LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS OCTOBER’S OZTOBERFEST! WAMEGO WELCOMES SON OF “WICKED WITCH” MARGARET HAMILTON, “DOROTHY” FROM THE WIZ LIVE!, AND THE CELEBRATED CONCEPTUALIZER/COAUTHOR OF THE NEW “AGES OF OZ” BOOK SERIES!  Wamego#85  July 21, 2017 [Above top: Margaret Hamilton’s multi-talents have terrified generations of children – and adults – in MGM’s 1939 film classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ. Bottom: Her son,... Jun 30, 2017 July 2017 Events to Attend July 2017 Events to Attend   All Aboard for Oz Courtesy of The International Wizard of Oz Club.   "Wizard of Oz Train" (image courtesy of http://www.gsmr.com/events/wizard-of-oz) This summer fans can experience their own Oz adventure...

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About the Author

 
John Fricke, OZ Historian

John Fricke
OZ Historian

 
 

John Fricke is a notable OZ historian and author of Judy: A Legendary Film Career; The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History; Judy Garland: World’s Greatest Entertainer; Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote; 100 Years of Oz; and (with Jonathan Shirshekan) The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Movie Classic. An Emmy Award-winning producer and Grammy Award nominee, he makes his home in New York City.

 

- Biography courtesy of The Wonderful World of OZ.

 

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