Tag: The Baum Bugle

My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 3: The International Wizard of Oz Club

My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 3: The International Wizard of Oz Club

When I casually mention The International Wizard of Oz Club (IWOC) to the average person, I get a range of responses, but most fall into these two categories: giggles and astonishment.  Most folks don’t know about all the dedicated Oz fans out there. Most folks never heard of the scholarly...Read More
My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 1: The Real Dorothy

My Journey to Oz & Kansas—Part 1: The Real Dorothy

August 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the MGM movie premiere of The Wizard of Oz in 1939. Little known fact---about a half hour from my house in Wisconsin, the movie premiered in the tiny town of Oconomowoc on August 12, 1939, three days before Hollywood’s Graumann Theater showing. Oconomowoc...Read More