20 Facts About Oz’s Bewitching Billie Burke

20 Facts About Oz’s Bewitching Billie Burke

This month, we present some interesting information about actress-comedienne Billie Burke, who portrayed Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, in the classic film. Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, in The Wizard of Oz serves as Dorothy’s benevolent protector against the threatening danger of the Wicked Witch of the West. … Read more

The Wizard of Oz and the Amazing Technicolor Process

The Wizard of Oz and the Amazing Technicolor Process

Of all of the wonderful elements that made The Wizard of Oz shine, one of the most memorable is its clever use of color. While the 1939 film was not the first to be shot in color, its bright production design and saturated palette made it stand out. So why did the … Read more

MythBusters: Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

This month we dispel one of the most common Wizard of Oz “myth” understandings. Myth: Dorothy keeps the Ruby Slippers. Many fans of The Wizard of Oz retain a false memory of how the film ends. It seems there are legions of people who remember that once Dorothy awakens back in Kansas and exclaims, … Read more

Margaret Hamilton – The Wicked Witch Everyone Loves to Hate

Margaret Hamilton – The Wicked Witch Everyone Loves to Hate – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

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

Frank Morgan: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Frank Morgan: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

In 1938, Frank Morgan was one of Hollywood’s “featured players,” that is, an actor who was not a major star in terms of box office draw and revenue, but was a reliable and competent performer who was an audience favorite. Morgan was born Francis Phillip Wuppermann on June 1, 1890, in New … Read more

Oz Experts Answer Your Questions

Oz Experts Answer Your Questions on Facebook

Fans were recently invited to ask questions about The Wizard of Oz movie or anything else Oz related. The response was extraordinary, which probably comes as no surprise to Oz fans.  There has been enormous fan participation which has proven that this timeless classic is still a favorite among young and old. … Read more

Oz at the 1939 Oscars

Oz at the 1939 Oscars

We recently profiled Pink’s performance of “Over the Rainbow” at this year’s Academy Awards® show. Her stunning rendition, a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, was enthusiastically applauded by everyone in attendance, most notably perhaps, Judy Garland’s own three children. Most aficionados of the film know that The … Read more

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

More Fun Facts From The Making of The Wizard of Oz

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