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 15, 2018 REMEMBERING JERRY: HE REPRESENTS THE LOLLIPOP GUILD! REMEMBERING JERRY: HE REPRESENTS THE LOLLIPOP GUILD! Jerry was the surviving member of the Lollipop Guild – and across those Oz festival years, he sang (and danced to) his stanza literally thousands of times for fans. May 25, 2018 June Oz Festivals and Events June Oz Festivals and Events Events (Photo courtesy of  http://www.allthingsoz.org/oz-stravaganza) June 1-3 Oz-Stravaganza! is the 41st annual festival held in the birthplace of Oz author L. Frank Baum. Chittenango, NY. This year includes Stephen Schwartz (music... May 18, 2018 COLLECTIBLES “R” US: THE EARLY OZ COMIC BOOKS! COLLECTIBLES “R” US:  THE EARLY OZ COMIC BOOKS! [Above: Front and rear covers for the first, traditional THE WIZARD OF OZ comic book, published by Dell Junior Treasury, 1956.] Many of today’s young (or at least fledgling) collectors... Apr 27, 2018 May Dates for Oz Fan May Dates for Oz Fan  (Photo Courtesy of http://www.aghalloffame.com/)  Oz ExhibitsThe Ag Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kansas, just a mile north of I-70, features a Wizard of Oz exhibit this summer. The free exhibit... Apr 20, 2018 THE RECORD ROAD TO OZ! THE RECORD ROAD TO OZ! [Above:  Front and back covers of the (obviously fragile!) paper sleeve for the circa-1956 reissue of the Golden Record children’s single of two songs from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s THE WIZARD OF OZ.... Mar 30, 2018 April in Oz April in Oz Exhibit (Photo courtesy of https://woodmereartmuseum.org/) Opening last month, a retrospective of Charles Santore’s illustrations in Philadelphia includes some of the spectacular work he did for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. https://woodmereartmuseum.org/   Concerts... Mar 16, 2018 FOR THOSE WHO FANCY COLORING BOOKS -- AS MANY OZ FANS DO…! FOR THOSE WHO FANCY COLORING BOOKS -- AS MANY OZ FANS DO…! [Above: The Saalfield Publishing Company – of New York City and Akron, Ohio! – was responsible for this evocative coloring book, which they issued in 1957. The cover illustration was... 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...

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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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