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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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... Jan 20, 2017 AT LEAST NBC GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME: THE 1933-34 OZ RADIO SHOW! AT LEAST NBC GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME:  THE 1933-34 OZ RADIO SHOW! Wamego #79  Jan 20, 2017   [Above: Original John R. Neill illustrations of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were adapted for these Jell-O advertisements and served as promotional tie-ins... Dec 30, 2016 The Place Where Childhood Memories Come to Life . . . The Place Where Childhood Memories Come to Life . . . Plan a Trip to the Place Where Childhood Memories Come to Life.   If you’re a fan of The Wizard of Oz, you’ll get your thrills in Wamego, KS! As... Dec 16, 2016 THE HISTORY OF HER LIFE IS IN HER SONGS…. CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ THE HISTORY OF HER LIFE IS IN HER SONGS…. CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Wamego#78 Dec 16, 2016   THE HISTORY OF HER LIFE IS IN HER SONGS…. CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ       [Above: Ruby Rakos (center left) as Judy Garland,... Nov 18, 2016 A Record-Breaking OZTOBERFEST 2016! A Record-Breaking OZTOBERFEST 2016! Wamego #77 Nov 18, 2016 Greetings from Wamego, Kansas -- the Land of The OZ Museum! Long-time readers may remember that a sometimes weekly, sometimes bi-weekly John Fricke “blog” has...

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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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