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

The Wizard of Oz Collectibles

Collectibles with Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

This month we take a look back at the original Wizard of Oz merchandise. Those of us who love The Wizard of Oz are oftentimes Wizard of Oz collectors as well. Warner Bros. has engaged many licensed merchants to produce a wide range of quality Wizard of Oz items to appeal to all tastes. These … Read more

Now That’s a Horse!

Now That’s a Horse

“What kind of a horse is that?” you may remember Dorothy asking as she and her friends rode through the Emerald City, watching the horse that pulled their carriage repeatedly change colors. “I’ve never seen a horse like that like before.” “No, and never will again, I fancy,” came the driver’s reply. … Read more

Say It Isn’t So! The Wizard of Oz Is Going Away?

Say It Isn’t So! The Wizard of Oz Is Going Away

You may have noticed that is getting a bit hard to find. That’s because Warner Bros. Studios is taking the beloved movie off the shelves, so to speak, to get ready for the much-anticipated release of the 75th Anniversary Edition of The Wizard of Oz. If you really want to get a … Read more

DiCaprio and Friends Lays Out Green for Ruby Red Slippers

DiCaprio and Friends Lays Out Green for Ruby Red Slippers

The Wizard of Oz’ Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 have been donated to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. It was recently announced that a group of “angel donors”, led by Leonardo DiCaprio and including legendary director Steven Spielberg, have purchased an iconic pair of ruby slippers from … Read more

Your Favorite Character and Why

Your favorite character, and why

The Wizard of Oz is chock-full of good, no make that, great characters. First and foremost, there is Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow. Then, there is the Great and Powerful Oz and the Munchkins. And who can forget Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, and the farmhands, Hunk, Zeke, … Read more

The Wizard of Oz—the Magic is Timeless

The Wizard of Oz—the Magic is Timeless

What is it that has kept audiences so devoted to The Wizard of Oz, which seems to grow in popularity year after year? With all the viewing choices available these days, why is this iconic Hollywood film still one of the most popular movies of all time? Perhaps it’s because the technology, absolutely revolutionary … Read more

Are My Eyes Deceiving Me, or Was That the Cowardly Lion?

The Wizard of Oz   Costumes

The Wizard of Oz is considered by many to be the most popular movie ever made. There are many reasons why it’s so well loved: the story, the characters, the setting, and of course, let’s not forget the many colorful and mesmerizing costumes and fashions worn in the movie. And, as we … Read more