Profile of Jack Haley

Jack Haley in 1938s Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Jack Haley was an American actor notable for his role as the Tin Man in the film adaptation of the fantasy novel The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. Aside from being a comedian and actor, Haley was also a vaudevillian, radio host, dancer, and singer. Early Life and Career … 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

WHO was going to play Dorothy?

WHO was going to play Dorothy

It’s the same with all classic films. After seeing them a time or two, it becomes hard to imagine any other actors portraying your favorite characters. This is certainly true of The Wizard of Oz. Can anyone really picture anyone else playing Dorothy, The Wizard, Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, or Scarecrow? … Read more

Jack Haley Who Portrayed the Tin Man Lived a Heartfelt Life

Jack Haley who portrayed the Tin Man lived a heartfelt life

Regardless of how many films the cast members of The Wizard of Oz were in, they’re most often best remembered from their roles in this glorious film. And John Joseph “Jack” Haley who played both the Tin Man and the Kansas farmworker, Hickory, is no exception. Long before being cast as the … 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

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