The Wonderful World of OZ
Feb 18, 2019
80 YEARS AGO: MAKING MAGIC . . . 80 YEARS LATER: STILL BREAKING RECORDS!
[Above: Despite the comparatively small amount of surviving MGM Studios paperwork, it seems likely that this photograph was taken exactly eighty years ago this coming week. It marked the...
Jan 23, 2019
The Oz calendar for February offers an amazing variety of events!
All month long the Joliet (Illinois) Public Library's Great Read celebrates The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with events, classes, and exhibits ending with a gala. Details on their website. Feb 1-10 in...
Jan 18, 2019
2019: THAT WONDERFUL, OZZY YEAR!
[Above: Among other joyous proceedings, 2019 marks yet another milestone for what was recently declared – out of 47,000 titles -- “the most influential film ever made.”] Are you...
Dec 21, 2018
SANTA COMES TO OZ!
[Why is Santa Claus encased in a giant bubble – as the Wizard of Oz himself doffs his hat in acknowledgment? Read all about it below, in this month’s holiday...
Nov 30, 2018
Oz Magic for the Holidays
Did you know Santa Claus has Oz connections? Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote about him in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902), and included Santa among the guests...
Nov 16, 2018
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE . . . OF CURIOZITIES!
Most importantly, the unvarying, rapt involvement and sheer joy of every audience was proof positive – then and ever since – of the very unique and powerful Magic of Oz!
Oct 25, 2018
Fall into Oz fun
The 2018 Oz festival season is over, but there are a couple of last-minute events for fans.
Oct 19, 2018
HAPPY . . . EVERYTHING! 😊
There are a couple of reasons for this month’s diverse -- and all-over-the-map-of-Oz -- dissemination, and the primary one is quite simple: There’s a LOT going on!
Sep 28, 2018
Unique Oz Events for October
This Oct. 6, come fill your day with Oz theme activities, participate in the costume contest, and meet Oz characters, special guest authors and Oz collectors at OZtoberFest.
Sep 21, 2018
TOTOS & MONKEYS & OZ – FOR SURE!
It’s OZtoberFest Time! -- and Wamego, KS, has pretty much finalized its exciting plans for events covering Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th.