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The White City or The Emerald City? The 1893 Columbian Exposition and The Wizard of Oz

The 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago was sometimes called “The White City” and is said to have inspired the Emerald City of Oz in the 1899 collaboration between L Frank Baum and W W Denslow. Denslow left San Francisco to document the Chicago fair for local newspapers, and visited it frequently. Baum also moved to […]

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September Wizard of Oz Book Sales Aid Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Group in South Africa

This Month: A Good Cause 25% of all Wonderful Books of Oz sales thru September 2015 will be donated to the Black Mambas Anti-Poaching unit, South African women who are fighting to save rhinos and other animals from poaching. I won’t ruin your day by detailing how these animals die, but suffice to say it […]

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In Memoriam: Artisans of Oz and Roycroft

 Soldier with Green Whiskers Art by W W Denslow In Memoriam       Let’s take a moment to thank those artisans who brought us the wonder of Oz and the beauty of Roycroft: Lotta Faust (d. 1910) W W Denslow (d. 1915) Elbert & Alice Hubbard (d. 1915)L Frank Baum (d. 1919) John R Neill (d. […]

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