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Five Non-Fiction Oz Writers
Talk About Their Work.
Jane Albright, interviews
- Betty Ann Bruno, The Munchkin Diary: My Personal Yellow Brick Road (2020)
- Brady Schwind, The Lost Art of Oz (TBD)
- Heather Greene, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television (2021)
- Dina Schiff Massachi, “Somewhere on Top of a Mountain—a Real Journey to Oz” in the book Childhood Narratives and the Places They Inspire (eta 2021)
- Atticus Gannaway, The Men Behind the Curtain (TBD)
The Yellow Brick Road
Webmaster Dan Olsofka created a website to show you. He’s recorded a tour of the site to help you navigate it and find your way to Oz attractions around America. From Oz playgrounds to Oz celebrity headstones, he’s brought it all together in one wonderful resource.
Tiffany Sutton: Follow The Yellow Brick Girl
Tori Calamito of “The Oz Vlog” interviews Tiffany about her life-long obsession with Oz, her favorite ways to style Oz characters, and her footwear.
The International Wizard of Oz Club
Current Club President Jane Albright, who joined in 1971, narrates this slide show of images capturing highlights and milestones.
It’s a bit more personal than some histories might be, but if you’d like a better feel for who we are, where we come from, and what we do, this might be just what you’re looking for.
A Musical Oz Oddity
Listen along as Bill plays music from the 1903 Wizard of Oz Broadway musical on his antique music box. His collection of rare discs gives you the rare opportunity to hear the earliest Oz music.
Take a break from watching...
Work a Puzzle!
You can see the completed image for each puzzle by clicking the icon in the lower left of each design. The icon on the lower right will expand the puzzle to full screen, but it does take you off this website; use the "back" arrow in your browser to return. Have fun!
Oz Treasures with Cindy Ragni
The Lousiana Quadling Takes You
Behind the Camera of His YouTube Channel
2020 Flashback: Enjoy it again...
An MGM Wizard of Oz Playlist
For this playlist, we are focusing on some of the more unusual versions over the years. Included here are covers of Over the Rainbow by country music stars Homer & Jethro from 1947, Sammy Davis Jr.’s swinging 1966 version of Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead, an exotica version of We’re Off to See the Wizard from Martin Denny in 1960, and a 2005 The Flaming Lips’ cover of If I Only Had a Brain.
Sit back, and enjoy these familiar songs in a whole new way. (18 minutes)
A message from Dorothy about this evening's program...
Friday evening join us on Zoom
Friday evening join us on Zoom
beginning at 5:30 (CDT) for:
- The Wizard of Oz Challenge on Kahoot! (Have the Kahoot app on a device to play.)
- The Oz Club’s own Oz Talk show streams live for the first time ever! 6 pm (central) Join our regular hosts Ryan Jay, Tori Calamito, Garrett Kilgore and Zoe O’Haillen-Berne with special guests Tara Tagliaferro and EmKay Shrader of The Yellow Brick Pod. Go directly to Youtube to participate live. Those in our Zoom room will watch through screen-share, but only those on Youtube will be able to interact with the cast.
- An Ozzy version of Bingo.
- Ryan Jay then shares his interview with David Shire, the composer of the score for Disney’s 1985 live-action film Return to Oz.
- Wrap up the night playing board games with friends, or hang out in the Zoom room to socialize.