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The origins of Oz

Author: Anne MacGregor, (Director)Natalie MerchantDwight Blocker BowersJohn LahrMichael Patrick HearnAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Smithsonian Channel, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's story unlike any other: It has been adapted and re-invented by multiple generations and has inspired the most beloved characters and iconic pair of shoes in pop-culture history. But how did this classic tale come to be? Visit the locations that inspired Baum's Land of Oz, dig into his family's archival collection, and hear interviews with fans and historians.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Named Person: L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anne MacGregor, (Director); Natalie Merchant; Dwight Blocker Bowers; John Lahr; Michael Patrick Hearn; Prospect Cymru Wales (Firm); Moondance Films & Television.; Smithsonian Channel.
OCLC Number: 823178742
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 2010.
Credits: Editor, Chris Joyce ; camera, John Sushams.
Performer(s): Narrator, Natalie Merchant ; interviewees, Dwight Bowers, John Lahr, Michael Patrick Hearn.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (46 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: produced by Prospect Cymru Wales and Moondance Films & Television for Smithsonian Channel in association with BBC4 and DCD Rights ; producer/director, Anne MacGregor.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's story unlike any other: It has been adapted and re-invented by multiple generations and has inspired the most beloved characters and iconic pair of shoes in pop-culture history. But how did this classic tale come to be? Visit the locations that inspired Baum's Land of Oz, dig into his family's archival collection, and hear interviews with fans and historians.

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