The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Author: William Stillman,Jay Scarfone
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0062330993
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard of Oz Book Excerpt:

Commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, this collectible edition delivers an interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the Land of Oz with its host of unpublished artwork, behind-the-scenes stories from the stars, and removable special features. Open the door to the Land of Oz and travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and her companions on the journey of a lifetime. Learn the filmmaking tricks and techniques behind the film's realistic tornado, why Dorothy's shoes were ruby-colored, and how the filmmakers got a fleet of Winged Monkeys to fly. Authors Jay Scarfone and William Stillman reveal filmmaking secrets and information on everything from the film's pre- and postproduction to early reviews and publicity to never-before-published stories from the cast and crew, making it the definitive book on the subject. Beautifully designed with an array of film stills, Technicolor™ test frames, rare artwork and photography, and costume and set illustrations, this collectible edition provides an unrivaled glimpse at the land where dreams come true.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
Author: Lyman Frank Baum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 9781687424457
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Book Excerpt:

An over-the-top, beautifully designed book that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed with Warner Bros., this collectible edition features accessible text, a host of never-before-seen ephemera, and nine removable features.Written by the foremost authorities on the subject-Jay Scarfone and William Stillman-and designed in close collaboration with Warner Bros., The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion delivers an entertaining and interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the wonderful Land of Oz. The authors detail filmmaking secrets-the inspiration behind the film's realistic tornado; why Dorothy's shoes were ruby-colored; and how the filmmakers got a fleet of monkeys to fly-and reveal never-before-seen artwork from their personal collection, including, but not limited to, rare stills, Technicolor test frames, and costume and set illustrations.Additionally, the book will contain nine removable features as well as several innovative graphic components. More than your average anniversary edition, this book promises to be the most definitive look at The Wizard of Oz yet. It is comprehensive in its scope yet accessibly written and beautifully designed-perfect for The Wizard of Oz fans, film buffs of all ages, and collectors.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Author: Danielle Birkett,Dominic McHugh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 0190663170
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard of Oz Book Excerpt:

One of the most beloved film musicals of all time, The Wizard of Oz represents an enduring family favorite and cultural classic. Yet there is much more to the story than meets the eye, and the MGM movie is just one of many ways in which it has been represented. In this lively and wide-ranging book, editors Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh bring together insights from eleven experts into the varied musical forms this great American myth has taken in the past century. Starting with the early adaptations of L. Frank Baum's story, the book also explores the writing, composition and reception of the MGM film, its importance in queer culture, stage adaptations of the movie, cult classic The Wiz, Stephen Schwartz's Broadway blockbuster Wicked, and the cultural afterlife of the iconic Arlen-Harburg songs. What emerges is a vivid overview of how music - on stage and screen - has been an essential part of the story's journey to become a centerpiece of American culture.

Memory Challenge the Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition

Memory Challenge  the Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition
Author: Usaopoly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 9781223084244
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Challenge the Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

Ray Bolger

Ray Bolger
Author: Holly Van Leuven
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 0190639059
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ray Bolger Book Excerpt:

Best remembered for his role as the Scarecrow in the 1939 MGM musical The Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger led a rich and extraordinary career in the decade before and more than four decades after the creation of the film. Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow is the first biography of this classic American entertainer, covering the luminous and forgotten career of the eccentric dancer outside of his burlap mask. The product of a fragmented, working-class Boston Irish family, Bolger learned tap and eccentric dance steps as solace for a difficult life before running away to repertory theater and Vaudeville. From there, he would go on to become a Broadway star, a contract player at Hollywood's major studios, one of the first performers to tour the South Pacific for the USO, a Tony Award winner, an early sitcom star, and the opening headliner of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Using unprecedented access to Bolger's papers and many never-before-published photographs, Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow pieces together the lost story of an itinerant hoofer who survived and thrived during the major media changes of the twentieth century and established himself as a staple of American pop culture.

The Wizard of Oz FAQ

The Wizard of Oz FAQ
Author: David J. Hogan
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 1480397199
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard of Oz FAQ Book Excerpt:

(FAQ). The Wizard of Oz FAQ is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel. You'll find a wealth of fun facts: How MGM overworked Judy Garland before, during, and after Oz; why director Victor Fleming had his hands full with the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy's other friends; what it was about Toto that really bothered Judy; the physical horrors of filming in Technicolor; the racial Oz gag that was scripted but never shot; when the Wicked Witch was going to be beautiful; why The Wizard of Oz owes a lot to silent-screen star Mary Pickford; the story of deleted scenes, and a full two weeks of shooting that had to be scrapped; why MGM star Mickey Rooney was part of the movie's traveling publicity blitz; how the Wicked Witch was literally blown off her broomstick one day; the place where lions, tigers, and bears really do live together; singers you hear but never see; the day MGM fired Judy Garland; and much more. Just follow the yellow brick road!

Oscar s Favorite Actors

Oscar   s Favorite Actors
Author: Roger Leslie
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 1476628424
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oscar s Favorite Actors Book Excerpt:

 Just as the Academy Awards have an impact upon stars and their careers, their filmic achievements influence the Academy and contribute to the rich history of the Oscars. Upset wins, jarring losses and glaring oversights have helped define the careers of Hollywood icons, while unknown actors have proven that timing sometimes beats notoriety or even talent. With detailed discussion of their performances and Awards night results, this book describes how 108 actors earned the Academy’s favor—and how 129 others were overlooked.

LIFE The Wizard of Oz

LIFE The Wizard of Oz
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN: 1547852089
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE The Wizard of Oz Book Excerpt:

LIFE is where the nation first learned about TheWizard of Oz and its soon-to-be starlet Judy Garland. Seventy-five years after the debut of the classic American movie, this commemorative volume, LIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road, includes rare and never-before-seen photography about the iconic film, intimate portraits of the film's stars, and exclusive commentary from renowned contributors, including TIME movie critic Richard Corliss. This celebratory book not only covers the history of the movie, but also explores the legends, lore and the effect the movie had on the nation's film industry and culture- The Wizard of Oz was one of the first color films created.

Archie 75th Anniversary Digest 2

Archie 75th Anniversary Digest  2
Author: Archie Superstars
Publsiher: Archie Comic Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN: 1682550621
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archie 75th Anniversary Digest 2 Book Excerpt:

Celebrate Archie’s 75th anniversary in a special way with this commemorative digest! This issue is jam-packed some of the best Archie stories, bonus art pages and fun intros from writers, artists and fans alike. Each anniversary digest is a special collector’s item for every Archie fan!

The Making of The Wizard of Oz

The Making of The Wizard of Oz
Author: Aljean Harmetz
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1613748329
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of The Wizard of Oz Book Excerpt:

“Fantastic.” Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books “Grand.” Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times “Definitive.” Salmon Rushdie, The New Yorker “A fluent, incisive and fair history of life in Hollywood during the golden age of films. The author seems to have talked to everyone with knowledge of what went on at MGM in its heyday. . . . Marvelous.” Publishers Weekly From the ten scriptwriters at work to the scandal headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel to the Witch's (accidental) burning, here is the real story of the making of The Wizard of Oz. This richly detailed re-creation brings alive a major Hollywood studio and reveals, through hundreds of interviews (with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, and actors), how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring and best-loved films ever made. We watch it happen--the bright, idiosyncratic, wildly devoted MGM-ers inventing the lines, the songs; flying hordes of monkeys through the sky; growing a poppy field; building the Emerald City (and 60 other sets); designing and sewing the nearly 1,000 costumes; enduring the pressures from the front office; choosing the actors. Here is Oz, a marvelous, unprecedented experience of studio life as it was lived day by day, detail by detail, department by department, at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known--at its moment of greatest power. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of Casablanca, On the Road to Tara: The Making of Gone with the Wind, and other books.

LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS Everything I Learned About Teaching I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS  Everything I Learned About Teaching  I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Author: JAMIE MASON COHEN
Publsiher: Cohen Soul Productions Inc.
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN: 1530777917
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIVE FROM YOUR CLASS Everything I Learned About Teaching I Learned from Working at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Book Excerpt:

TEACHERS, SPEAKERS, FACILITATORS AND EXECUTIVE COACHES, LOOK NO FURTHER! This practical and entertaining book shows business leaders and teachers how they can specifically bring more humour into employees' and students’ lives because when they’re laughing, they’re learning. In Jamie Mason Cohen’s super, easy-to-read and entertaining style he applies the stories and strategies from his time at Saturday Night Live to his decade-and-a-half award-winning teaching and speaking career. He is a TED-Huff Post International Teaching Award Recipient for innovation in online teaching and was nominated for Speaker of the Year 2020 by Meeting Planners International Greater New York. It is a book that inspires yet is grounded in actionable strategies.The author has drawn on his fascinating contacts in the world of comedy, magic, human rights and psychology to make applicable connections that can transform most remote, in-person or hybrid learning environments, but also the mindset of any teacher, speaker, facilitator or leadership coach. Jamie Mason Cohen shows that any teacher, speaker, facilitator and executive coach can add more light, fun and creativity in their classroom through strategies tested for years and backed by real data. Personal Benefits for the Teacher, Speaker, Facilitator and Executive Coach ✓Go from feeling burned out to energized in conducting your virtual or in-person classes and sessions. ✓Offers new, fresh creative approaches to your professional growth. ✓Provides practical learner-centered approaches to give you more balance. This is What You’ll Gain ✓Create a space where students, employees, clients and audience members are inspired and motivated to learn from you. ✓Help students and audience members feel more connected to their peers and the class in both virtual and in-person sessions. ✓Contribute to learners feeling happier and more emotionally content. ✓How to apply stories from your life in a compelling and relevant way to dramatically increase student engagement. ✓Instantly access a humour-based lesson plan and story-telling process for any class, session, workshop, coaching session or speech. The strategies in this book have the power to turn the most toxic workplace or classroom culture into a learning environment where creativity, a love of learning and breakthrough outcomes consistently happen.

Grant Wood

Grant Wood
Author: Barbara Haskell
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0300232845
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grant Wood Book Excerpt:

The social and political climate in which Wood's art flourished bears certain striking similarities to America today, as national identity and the tension between urban and rural areas reemerge as polarizing issues in a country facing the consequences of globalization and the technological revolution. Wood portrayed the tension and alienation of contemporary experience. By fusing meticulously observed reality with fables of childhood, he crafted unsettling images of estrangement and apprehension that pictorially manifest the anxiety of modern life.

Almost Odis

Almost Odis
Author: Dusty Thompson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN: 1546219927
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost Odis Book Excerpt:

Get an unrestricted peek inside a real life version of the TV show Frasier, if the Cranes were from Mississippi. In a fit of post 40th birthday generosity, displaced Southern Gentleman and Writer, Dusty Thompson, invites his redneck father to live with him in California. Not knowing what to expect as their life-long relationship has been very subdued, if informal, not unlike those of an English Lord and his downstairs staff, Dusty feels sure two adults can be successful roommates. However, when his Dad shows up with the largest La-Z-Boy recliner in America, and a dog named Lulu, in the back of his pick-up, Dusty realizes the only thing they have in common is oddly short legs and the belief he is adopted.

The Road to Oz

The Road to Oz
Author: Jay Scarfone,William Stillman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1493035320
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Oz Book Excerpt:

A complete retelling of how The Wizard of Oz was influenced and created, and attained its iconic status. The new Jay Scarfone and William Stillman volume will reflect recent research and much more through newly discovered period interviews, media resources of the era, transcriptions and unique contemporary interviews with those who were there. Additionally, never-before-published imagery accompanies the text, which may be presented as inserts or interspersed throughout. In its truth and candor, this new historical contribution will need to be unofficial and unauthorized. The Road to Oz is ideal to tie-in with the 2018-19 80th anniversary of the 1939 movie.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25
Author: Stephen Jones
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1472118715
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25 Book Excerpt:

For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in contemporary horror as Michael Chislett; Thana Niveau; Reggie Oliver; Tanith Lee; Niel Gaiman; Robert Shearman; Simon Strantzas; Lavie Tidhar; Simon Kurt Unsworth and Halli Villegas. With an in-depth introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating necrology and a unique contact directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world’s leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very best in modern horror. Praise for previous Mammoth Books of Best New Horror: 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times. 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney. 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus

Coming Back to a Theater Near You

Coming Back to a Theater Near You
Author: Brian Hannan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 0786498137
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Back to a Theater Near You Book Excerpt:

In the Silent Era, film reissues were a battle between rival studios--every Mary Pickford new release in 1914 was met with a Pickford re-release. For 50 years after the Silent Era, reissues were a battle between the studios, who considered old movies "found money," and cinema owners, who often saw audiences reject former box office hits. In the mid-1960s, the return of The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)--the second biggest reissue of all time--altered industry perceptions, and James Bond double features pushed the revival market to new heights. In the digital age, reissues have continued to confound the critics. This is the untold hundred-year story of how old movies saved new Hollywood. Covering the booms and busts of a recycling business that became its own industry, the author describes how the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart and Alfred Hitchcock won over new generations of audiences, and explores the lasting appeal of films like Napoleon (1927), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Rocky Horror Show (1975) and Blade Runner (1982).

The 50 MGM Films That Transformed Hollywood

The 50 MGM Films That Transformed Hollywood
Author: Steven Bingen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2022-11-01
ISBN: 1493070894
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 50 MGM Films That Transformed Hollywood Book Excerpt:

Movies don’t exist in a vacuum. Each MGM movie is a tiny piece of a large, colorful (although often black & white) quilt, with threads tying it into all of the rest of that studio’s product, going forward, yes, but also backwards, and horizontally and three dimensionally across its entire landscape. Not necessarily a “best of” compilation, this book discusses the films that for one reason or another (and not all of them good ones) changed the trajectory of MGM and the film industry in general, from the revolutionary use of “Cinerama” in 1962’s How the West Was Won to Director Alfred Hitchcock’s near extortion of the profits from the 1959 hit thriller North by Northwest. And there aere the studio’s on-screen self-shoutouts to its own past, or stars, in films like Party Girl (1958), the That’s Entertainment series, Garbo Talks (1984) Rain Man (1955) and De-Lovely (2004), or the studio’s acquisition of other successful franchises such as James Bond. But fear not, what we consider MGM’s classic films all get their due here, often with a touch of irony or fascinating anecdote. Singin in the Rain (1952), for example, was in its day neither a financial blockbuster nor crtitically acclaimed but rather an excuse the studio to reuse some old songs which the studio already owned. TheWizard of Oz (1939) cost almost as much to make as Gone With the Wind (also 1939) took ten years to recoup its costs. But still, the MGM mystique endures. Like the popular Netflix series “The Movies that Made Us,” this is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the greatest—and at times notorious—films ever made.

The MGM Effect

The MGM Effect
Author: Steven Bingen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2022-08-15
ISBN: 1493067966
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The MGM Effect Book Excerpt:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s emblem, which has opened thousands of movies since 1924, is the most recognized corporate symbol in the world. Not just in the entertainment industry, it should be noted, but of any industry, anywhere, in the history of human civilization. But MGM has been a competitively insignificant force in the motion picture industry for nearly as long as it once, decades ago, dominated that industry. In fact, the MGM lion now presides not over movies alone, but over thirty world-class resorts, and is, or has been, also a recognized leader in the fields of real estate, theme parks, casinos, golf courses, consumer products, and even airlines, all around the world. But the MGM mystique remains. This book is a look at what made MGM the Mount Rushmore of studios, how it presented itself to the world, and how it influenced everything from set design to merchandising to music and dance, and continues to do so today.

Children s Books on the Big Screen

Children s Books on the Big Screen
Author: Meghann Meeusen
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 1496828682
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Books on the Big Screen Book Excerpt:

In Children’s Books on the Big Screen, Meghann Meeusen goes beyond the traditional adaptation approach of comparing and contrasting the similarities of film and book versions of a text. By tracing a pattern across films for young viewers, Meeusen proposes that a consistent trend can be found in movies adapted from children’s and young adult books: that representations of binaries such as male/female, self/other, and adult/child become more strongly contrasted and more diametrically opposed in the film versions. The book describes this as binary polarization, suggesting that starker opposition between concepts leads to shifts in the messages that texts send, particularly when it comes to representations of gender, race, and childhood. After introducing why critics need a new way of thinking about children’s adapted texts, Children’s Books on the Big Screen uses middle-grade fantasy adaptations to explore the reason for binary polarization and looks at the results of polarized binaries in adolescent films and movies adapted from picture books. Meeusen also digs into instances when multiple films are adapted from a single source such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and ends with pragmatic classroom application, suggesting teachers might utilize this theory to help students think critically about movies created by the Walt Disney corporation. Drawing from numerous popular contemporary examples, Children’s Books on the Big Screen posits a theory that can begin to explain what happens—and what is at stake—when children’s and young adult books are made into movies.

In Theaters Everywhere

In Theaters Everywhere
Author: Brian Hannan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN: 1476633916
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Theaters Everywhere Book Excerpt:

 Conflicts among Hollywood studios and exhibitors have been going on for years. At their heart are questions about how films should be released—where, when and at what speed. Both sides of this disagreement are losers, with exhibitors using the law via various Consent Decrees and studios retaliating by tightly controlling output. In the Silent Era, movies were not released nearly as widely as they are now. This book tells the story of how the few became the many. It explores the contraction of the release cycle, the maximization of the marketing dollar, and the democratization of consumer access. It also offers a comprehensive list of wide releases and rebuts much of what previous scholars have found.