The Wizard of Oz

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out great Wizard in order return Kansas.

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out great wizard in order return Kansas.

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

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