New Book 'The Road to Oz: The Evolution, Creation, and Legacy of a Motion Picture Masterpiece' Released
The Road to Oz is a complete retelling of how The Wizard of Oz was influenced and created, and attained its iconic status. The new volume by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman will reflect recent research and much more through newly discovered period interviews, media resources of the era, transcriptions and unique contemporary interviews with those who were there. Additionally, never-before-published imagery accompanies the text. In its truth and candor, this new historical contribution is ideal to tie-in with the 2018-19 80th anniversary of the 1939 movie.In this captivating book, readers will discover newly-revealed details such as... ·A newly-discovered audio transcriptions of Wizard of Oz radio programs from 1931-32 and 1937-38-all of which were previously unknown. ·Startling revelations about the operetta that seemingly inspired "Over the Rainbow." ·Judy Garland's trials and tribulations with the studio, including the threat that M-G-M was grooming a sound-alike who tested for Oz. ·The Munchkin midgets' pre-1939 Wizard of Oz connection ·Studio nepotism, favoritism and politics at the height of Hollywood's golden age on the making of the world's most famous film.