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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Feb 23, 2018 Break for Oz Break for Oz March often means “Spring Break” in homes that follow the academic year.  If you’re out of your usual zone, look for Oz events. (Photo courtesy of  https://eastontowncenter.com/blog/the-wizard-of-oz-educational-exhibit-at-easton)  Easton, Ohio, is... Feb 16, 2018 COULD A SNEEZE FROM THIS WITCH TERRORIZE YOU? COULD A SNEEZE FROM THIS WITCH TERRORIZE YOU? [Above:  Meet Edna Mae Oliver, classic “character actress” of stage and screen -- and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s initial choice to play The Wicked Witch of the West and Miss Gulch in the... Jan 25, 2018 February Oz Events February Oz Events Oz on the Bayou Valentine’s Day celebrate "Oz On The Bayou" in Gray, Louisiana. The Terrebonne Parish North Branch Library fills with Tin Man-themed fun February 15-16. The event is open... Jan 19, 2018 REVISITING SOME OF THE “MISSING” OZ…. REVISITING SOME OF THE “MISSING” OZ…. [Above: Haley, Lahr, Garland, and Bolger between takes of the ultimately deleted “triumphal return” sequence of MGM’s THE WIZARD OF OZ.] What do YOU miss most in THE WIZARD OF... Dec 22, 2017 Oz: Winter’s wonderland Oz: Winter’s wonderland (Photo courtesy of http://wizardofoztour.com/tour-dates/) Warm up your winter with The Wizard of Oz. An elaborate Broadway musical is wowing audiences on tour. Check for a location near you, and follow this... Dec 15, 2017 “HO! HO! HO!” SANTA’S IN OZ! “HO! HO! HO!” SANTA’S IN OZ! [Above: A colorful, jubilant drawing by Dick Martin for the 1960 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s stories about THE VISITORS FROM OZ. At the finale of the tale, six of... Nov 29, 2017 Oz Events Wrap Up the Year Oz Events Wrap Up the Year The OZ Museum is hosting an Open House Sunday, Dec. 10th from 4 - 7 p.m. Join us in Wamego as we welcome the holiday season. There will be FREE... 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...

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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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