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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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... 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 --...

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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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