New LIFE History Of THE WIZARD OF OZ Book Out 9/16

New LIFE History Of THE WIZARD OF OZ Book Out 9/16A comprehensive new volume tracing the legacy and lore of classic movie musical THE WIZARD OF OZ courtesy of LIFE is now available to pre-order.

The official description of LIFE's THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75 YEARS ALONG THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD is as follows: "LIFE is where the nation first learned about the Wizard of Oz and its soon-to-be starlet Judy Garland, a dear friend of LIFE's. Seventy-five years after the debut of the classic movie, this heavily-illustrated volume revisits all of the behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, wonderful shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, and intimate pictures of the stars and their families. In addition, this book will uncover photography of the events that most fans don't know about; for instance, Judy Garland and her friend and regular co-star Mickey Rooney performed live on stage after evening performances in New York City for the first three weeks of the movie's run. The volume may also include commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and other renowned friends of LIFE. LIFE will give its authoritative take on a national classic, not only covering the history of the movie, but also exploring the legends, lore and also the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture (it was one of the first color films). This volume will be as fun and informative as it is lavishly illustrated."



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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.