Tag: Scarecrow

My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 5: Why so much Oz?

My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 5: Why so much Oz?

Why are so many people captivated by the world of Oz?  I wrote about the impact of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz earlier. Children were charmed by the Land of Oz decades before the MGM movie came along. The film heightened the intrigue---for children and adults alike.  If...Read More
My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 2: Meet Jane

My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 2: Meet Jane

Today---August 12---is the 80th anniversary of MGM’s 1939 The Wizard of Oz premiere. A big day in the world of Oz fans. Including Jane Albright, president of the International Wizard of Oz Club. After Jane read my blog posts about L. Frank Baum and my visit to the All Things...Read More
We’re off to See the Wizard, Part 2: The Road to All Things Oz

We’re off to See the Wizard, Part 2: The Road to All Things Oz

The small town of Chittenango, New York is proud to embrace their hometown boy, L. Frank Baum. He spent his first five years in Chittenango, his birthplace. Later, he grew accustomed to seeing the yellowed hemlock plank road that carried salt barrels to Salina, possibly the inspiration for Oz’s Yellow...Read More