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Oz before the rainbow : L. Frank Baum's The wonderful Wizard of Oz on stage and screen to 1939

Author: Mark Evan Swartz
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author reminds readers that various stage and screen dramatizations of L. Frank Baum's book preceded and influenced the 1939 film. The illustrated book contains rare photographs, film stills,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swartz, Mark Evan.
Oz before the rainbow.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)646211754
Named Person: L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Evan Swartz
ISBN: 0801864771 9780801864773
OCLC Number: 45066029
Description: xii, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Introduction : off to see the wizard : L. Frank Baum and the wonderful wizard of Oz (1900) --
Part 1 : Stage musical, 1902-1918 --
Collaboration and conflict : the wizard of Oz takes shape ; What pleases the people : the script for the Chicago opening ; Flare of color : the Chicago premiere and the midwest tour ; Something new under the sun : the New York City engagement ; Wizard deluxe and redux : the cross-country tours and beyond --
Part 2 : Silent films, 1908-1925 --
Novel entertainment : fairylogue and radio-plays (1908) ; One-reel spectacle : the wonderful wizard of Oz (1910) ; Hollywood high jinks : the wizard of Oz (1925), I ; Slapstick scarecrow : the wizard of Oz (1925), II ; Epilogue : the wizard of Oz (1939) : its roots and repercussions.
Responsibility: Mark Evan Swartz.
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"Attractively produced, this book fills a gap in the literature." -- Choice "Swartz reminds us that Oz, from the turn of the 20th century on, has continued to live in America's consciousness." -- Read more...

 
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