Margaret Hamilton – The Wicked Witch Everyone Loves to Hate

Margaret Hamilton

Our blog post this month is in honor of Margaret Hamilton, the wonderfully Wicked Witch of the West, who was born on December 9, 1902. Mention The Wicked Witch to any fan of The Wizard of Oz and chances are they’ll either react with an imitation of the green-complexioned villainess’s evil cackle … Read more

Oz Around The World

Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz

It’s no secret that The Wizard of Oz has been an American Treasure, certainly one of the most loved and respected films Hollywood has ever produced. While it’s natural to think of the film and its impact in the US, it’s remarkable also to contemplate the effects The Wizard of Oz has … Read more

A Regal Homage to the King of the Forest

The Wizard of Oz Lahr Garland Bolger Haley 1939

The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the most perfectly cast movies ever made. Despite initial cries of opposition from fans and the press, Judy Garland was young Dorothy Gale. Ray Bolger and Jack Haley embodied those two loveable clowns, the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman—characters that were endeared to theatergoers from … Read more

Things Are About to Get UGLY for The Wizard of Oz!

Things are about to get UGLY for The Wizard of Oz!

Pretty Ugly, LLC. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that they have entered a co-branded collaboration to create plush based on The Wizard of Oz™ and UGLYDOLL characters. Fan-favorite UGLYDOLL characters, Moxy™, Wage™, Jeero™, Babo™ and OX™ are all dressed up and ready to follow along the Yellow Brick Road as … Read more

Fantastically Fashionable

dorothy gale

Like so many of you, we were intrigued and excited to learn of the initiative between Warner Bros. and Tonner Doll to invite twenty top fashion designers to recreate outfits for the “three leading ladies of Oz”— Dorothy, Glinda, and The Wicked Witch. In fact, this inspired us to look at how … Read more

25 Fun Facts About Judy Garland

25 Fun Facts About Judy Garland – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

In 1939, Judy Garland charmed moviegoers with her portrayal of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, earning her a spot in our collective hearts for all time. In honor of her birth month, here are 25 tidbits about Judy that may surprise and entertain you. Her birthday is on June 10. Prior … Read more

That’s a lot of Candy!

Wizard of OZ movie poster

We are thrilled to announce that Warner Bros. has broken the Guinness World Records® record for creating the Largest Candy Sculpture! The amazing work of art is based on The Wizard of Oz and was debuted in Los Angeles in honor of the film’s 75th Anniversary. Under the guidance of famed sculptors, … Read more

More from the Dylan’s Candy Bar® Oz Tribute

Dylan’s Candy Bar

We recently shared details about Dylan’s Candy Bar’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, profiling their hugely successful event in New York City. Dylan’s events in Miami and Los Angeles on May 4th delivered the same excitement to Oz fans in those cities as well, as you can … Read more

A Very Fashionable Tribute to Oz

Fashionable Tribute to Oz

What do renowned fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan Atelier, and Hervé Léger by Max Azria have in common? Other than ranking among the world’s most talented and innovative designers, they are among a prestigious group of twenty fashion mavens honoring the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Joining the creative … Read more

More Fun Facts From The Making of The Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz Lahr Garland Bolger Haley 1939

Here are some more fun facts about the making of The Wizard of Oz! Enjoy! The flying monkeys were originally going to be animated, but it didn’t work with the rest of the film. In the scenes where they are flying in to capture Dorothy, the monkeys are actually made out of … Read more

If You’re Looking for a Great Holiday Gift!!!

Ruby Slippers

USAopoly added to its licensed versions of Monopoly, with a special Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition launching. Produced by the firm under license from Hasbro, and in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the game is fully customizable and celebrates over 75 years of Dorothy, the Munchkins, Ruby Slippers, and … Read more

Fun Oz Facts in a Fun Oz Article

Fun Oz Facts in a Fun Oz Article

What? The Wicked Witch had glasses like Miss Gulch? Hot air balloons on Professor Marvel’s wagon? Dorothy’s hidden dress pocket? The film’s homage to Snow White’s Evil Queen? If you thought you knew everything about your favorite movie, you may want to check this out. The book The Wizard of Oz: The … Read more