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L Frank Baum’s Pseudonyms: Suzanne Metcalf and Annabel

When The Baum is not The BaumAs if writing scores of books, plays and comics under his own name wasn’t enough, L Frank Baum also wrote books under a number of pseudonyms. These included Floyd Akers (Boy Fortune Hunters series), Edith Van Dyne (Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Mary Louise), Laura Bancroft (Twinkle Tales) and a […]

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New Wizard of Oz Book Category: “Wild and Homeless” Books

New: Wild & Homeless Books “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”This fabulous quote by Virginia Woolf inspired me to create a new category at Wonderful Books of Oz: Wild & Homeless […]

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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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Special W W Denslow Issue of the Baum Bugle!

Artist W W Denslow. Note “Roycroft” carved into the cabinet to his left. Oct 2015 Update: The Denslow Bugle issue is out; it’s beautiful, and I have a limited number of extra copies available for $15 plus shipping. You can purchase it here.   It is no longer available with Club membership as when I […]

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Denslow Soldier with Green Whiskers

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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