Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Smithsonian Kickstarter Campaign for Ruby Slippers and Scarecrow Costume



Last week the Smithsonian Institution launched a successful funding campaign for the preservation and display of the ruby slippers.  The $300,000 goal was met in 6 days.  But the work to conserve the legacy of Oz isn't finished yet.  A stretch fund has been added so the Scarecrow costume can be displayed alongside Dorothy's shoes.  The Scarecrow costume was bequeathed to the Smithsonian by Ray Bolger's widow Gwendolyn per his final wishes after his passing in 1987.


Please donate what you can so many future generations can enjoy the spirit of Oz.  Every dollar helps. There are still ruby slipper donor awards available and there are now interactive experiences with Judy Garland/Wizard of Oz historian John Fricke. 



The ultimate goal is to have both the ruby slippers and Scarecrow costume ready for display in 2018 when the Smithsonian will debut a new exhibition 'On With the Show' in 2018.  The Smithsonian will also be celebrating the 79th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

Please see the links to learn more about the research and conservation.  




















Links to my previous blog entries on the history of the Ruby Slippers at the Smithsonian.




Other Oz artifacts housed at the Smithsonian




So precious few artifacts are left from the filming of The Wizard of Oz.  The importance of preserving every single one can not be stressed enough. Monumental, HUGE, thanks to the donors!!!  The comments on the fundraising page are touching and amazing. It's wonderful to see such enthusiasm from outside the Oz community. The love for Oz knows no bounds. Nor does my gratitude for your generosity and support. Truly. THANK YOU. 

And THANK YOU to the Smithsonian Institution for being such a friend to Oz and insuring the rainbow never fades. 




Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mondo Wizard of Oz Posters by JC Richard - On sale TOMORROW!




Mondo adds two more exquisite additions to it's Wizard of Oz collection of posters by acclaimed artists.  Mondo posters are printed on very high quality paper and really stunning in person.  They've selected the highest quality artists that capture the spirit and adventure of The Wizard of Oz.  

The Wizard of Oz by JC Richard
36" by 24"
Edition of 275
$45.00

The Wizard of Oz Variant by JC Richard
36" by 24" 
Edition of 150
$65.00

The posters will go on sale at a random time tomorrow Thursday October 13th at mondotees.com.  Watch Mondo's Twitter page for the sale time. Good luck!!


Friday, October 07, 2016

10 PM Fashion Jewelry Additions with Curiozity Corner Discount Code



10 PM Fashion has added four wonderful new pieces to their Wizard of Oz collection.  I absolutely loved the first round of releases and I'm thrilled they are continuing.  I have these pieces in hand and will be adding actual product pictures later, but the photos 10 PM provided are marvelous and the jewelry is fabulous in person!!  10 PM Fashion jewelry is also very affordable especially with the 15% Curiozity Corner discount. And shipping is free within the United States. 

Ruby Red Slippers Charm Necklace
$18.00


Ruby Red Slippers Earrings
$15.00


Charm Bracelet with Ruby Slippers
$18.00


Interchangeable Charm Necklace
$22.00

Free Shipping in the United States
Order here: http://10pm.nyc/collections/wizard-of-oz

For readers of the Curiozity Corner, 10 PM Fashion is again offering a 15% Discount    Enter code curiozitycorner and any Oz product in the shopping cart will be discounted.  

Thank You 10 PM Fashion for photos and discount to my readers!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hallmark Wizard of Oz Decoupage Ornaments


Coming to stores soon!!!  Really ADORABLE Hallmark ornaments of Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch. These are exactly what I've been wanting to see from Hallmark.   They are light, plastic molded ornaments and should be priced in the $7 to $9 range each.  They'll be at Target, Walmart, and 5 Below.     We should start seeing them when Halloween gets cleared out.  The witches are around 4.5" tall and Dorothy is about 4".  My Glinda's wand is broken.  I'm assuming she'll have a little star on top. 







Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bradford Exchange We're Not In Kansas Anymore Accent Lamp


This is one of the most imaginative things from Bradford Exchange in a long time.  More of this please!! 
 
We're Not in Kansas Anymore Collectible Accent Lamp
18" tall
$149.99 plus $17.99 shipping
 
 
 
Courtesy Lisa DeWitt
 

Hallmark Gift Line Fall 2016


The new Wizard of Oz gift line has just been released and is making it's way to stores across the country.  All items are shown below except for the Winged Monkey Infinity Scarf (14" by 32", green, SRP: $16.95)  On a bit of a sad note at the end of this year, Hallmark is discontinuing the Wizard of Oz gift line.  However, they said they could revisit Oz at a later time and they are still doing Keepsake Ornaments and greeting cards.  
**Winged Monkey Scarf has been cancelled**
Glinda Ceramic Goblet   SRP: $24.95
Wicked Witch Ceramic Goblet  SRP: $24.95
Courageous Mug and Coaster Set  SRP:  $16.95
Brainy Mug and Coaster Set  SRP: $16.95
Big-Hearted Mug and Coaster Set  SRP:  $16.95
Tin Man Metal Bank  SRP: $14.95
Double Sided Door Hanger   SRP: $12.95
No Place Like Home Frame  SRP: $19.95

Metal Retro Lunchbox  SRP: $14.95

Photos Courtesy Dell Matheson

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

American Greetings Wizard of Oz Cards For 2017





American Greetings Expands Long-Standing Warner Bros. Consumer Products Partnership
New Greeting Cards Featuring Popular Licensed Characters to Hit Retail in 2017

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - American Greetings has proudly partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for many years, and the greeting card industry-leader is excited to expand this partnership in 2017 with brand-new greeting cards featuring popular characters from the entertainment industry powerhouse. Ranging from iconic feature films and television series to classics and exciting new properties, the lineup of Warner Bros. Consumer Products licenses will be an impressive addition to the already-unmatched portfolio of relevant brands, licenses and content partners at American Greetings.

Complementing the robust offering of stickers, party goods and seasonal gift wrap already available at your favorite national retailer and highlighting choice characters, such as the inspirational DC Super Hero Girls and action-packed Justice League, this on-trend selection of new greeting cards will be available beginning January 1, 2017. Consumers can celebrate everyday and seasonal occasions -- including Birthday, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween and Christmas -- with brand-new greeting cards featuring the beloved The Wizard of Oz, fan-favorite Big Bang Theory, the silly sleuthing Scooby-Doo, the extraordinary Wonder Woman, and many more epic Warner Bros. Consumer Products properties.

"For many years, our relationship with Warner Bros. Consumer Products has allowed American Greetings to provide consumers with superior products to help them make meaningful connections with the important people in their lives, and we are thrilled to expand on our successful work with the talented Warner Bros. Consumer Products team," said Mike Wovna, Vice President of Licensing and Sales at American Greetings. "This opportunity to deliver more of the amazing Warner Bros. and DC characters that are adored across generations promises continued success in 2017 and beyond."

The holidays will bring additional surprises and cheer to the American Greetings card department with Warner Bros. Consumer Products notable array of seasonal properties, such as Elf, A Christmas Story, Polar Express and Frosty the Snowman.

Consumers can find these Warner Bros. Consumer Products cards and products, in addition to a great selection of inspiring cards and products from American Greetings, at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. Those who enjoy sending ecards can share American Greetings cards online from www.americangreetings.com. For more information on American Greetings, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com. You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, American Greetings blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

About American Greetings Corporation
As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, the Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and ecards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Entertainment group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s16)
THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s16)

THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s16)

ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s16)

A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s16)

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Classic Media, LLC. Based on the musical composition FROSTY THE SNOWMAN © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (s16)

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