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The Annotated Wizard of Oz Centennial Edition
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Did you know that the Ruby Slippers in The Wizard of Oz™ movie (1939) were actually Silver Shoes in L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s story? Or that he wrote 13 sequels because his young public demanded it? The Annotated Wizard of Oz Centennial Edition (pub. 2000) features a full color facsimile of the rare first edition including the original drawings (25 previously unpublished) by W. W. Denslow. Leading Oz scholar Michael Hearn completes our understanding of the author and the Oz phenomenon with biographical sketches of Baum and Denslow, illuminating notes, rare images, and a bibliography of Oz publications and productions. Hardcover; 544 pages; 218 lavish full color illustrations. 10" x 9".
A cherished classic, the 1939 film of L. Frank Baum’s children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz brought Dorothy’s adventures in the magical Land of Oz to life for generations of children. The nostalgic, enchanting and just plain cute collection on these pages celebrates the 75th anniversary of the movie’s debut, while highlighting Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, the scarecrow’s costume and the 1938 movie script—all held in the collections of our National Museum of American History.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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