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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Jun 16, 2017 AMONG MY [OZZY!] SOUVENIRS…. AMONG MY [OZZY!] SOUVENIRS…. Wamego #84 June 16, 2017   [Above: The souvenir program for the “preview premiere” of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s THE WIZARD OF OZ at Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – August 15, 1939.] For... Jun 01, 2017 June 2017 Events to Attend June 2017 Events to Attend Oz festivals and events to attend this June! Courtesy of The International Wizard of Oz Club.   Journey With Dorothy(Image courtesy of http://www.landofoznc.com/journeywithdorothy) Fans follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy... May 19, 2017 RIDING THE ETERNAL OZ RANGE…BACK “ON” THE BUGLE AGAIN! RIDING THE ETERNAL OZ RANGE…BACK “ON” THE BUGLE AGAIN! Wamego #83 May 19, 2017 [Above left:  The cover illustration for the just-published (May 16th) initial title in the brand new “Ages of Oz” trilogy, A FIERY FRIENDSHIP. Right: Promotional... May 01, 2017 May 2017 Oz Events to Attend. May 2017 Oz Events to Attend. Oz dances and runs through May 2017 Courtesy of The International Wizard of Oz Club. Ballet The Ballet Theatre of (Akron) Ohio starts the month en pointe with a May... Apr 14, 2017 Hoztorians! To Your Posts!.... Hoztorians! To Your Posts!.... Wamego #82  April 14, 2017   One hundred and seventeen years ago next month, L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ rolled off the presses in Chicago. Its first-edition --... Apr 03, 2017 This years April events for Oz fans cross the Midwest. This years April events for Oz fans cross the Midwest. Courtesy of The International Wizard of Oz Club. Oz Fan Event April 1 fans gather in Houma, Louisiana, for Oz on the Bayou. Special guest illustrator Eric Shanower will be featured... Mar 17, 2017 THE ETERNAL & WORLD-WIDE MAGIC OF THE FIRST “AMERICAN FAIRY TALE” THE ETERNAL & WORLD-WIDE MAGIC OF THE FIRST “AMERICAN FAIRY TALE” Wamego #81  Mar 17, 2017 [Above left: The Spanish EL MAGO DE OZ was published in Chile in 1940 and told L. Frank Baum’s story as adapted a year earlier... Feb 24, 2017 5 Recommended Oz Related Movies to Watch. 5 Recommended Oz Related Movies to Watch. 5 of the Best Oz Related Movies to Watch if you Haven’t Already . . . (Photo Curtsey of: https://www.shopswell.com/watching-tv-shows)   If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance... Feb 17, 2017 NORMAN’S DOROTHY – OR: A GARLAND FOR ROCKWELL…. NORMAN’S DOROTHY – OR: A GARLAND FOR ROCKWELL…. Wamego #80 February 17, 2017 [Above:  Some forty-seven years ago, the legendary Norman Rockwell was commissioned by The Singer Company to paint this portrait of Judy Garland and Terry as... Jan 23, 2017 Valentine’s Day Will Never Be Practical Until It Can Be Made Eventful. Valentine’s Day Will Never Be Practical Until It Can Be Made Eventful. Here at OZ, love is most definitely in the air, and we can’t help but think of how lucky we are to live in a world where there is The...

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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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