Thursday, May 02, 2013

Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Books

The Making of The Wizard of Oz Updated and Expanded 75th Anniversary Edition
By Aljean Harmetz
Foreword by Margaret Hamilton
Chicago Review Press
376 Pages
October 1 2013
The Wizard of Oz Collectible Set: A Commemorative Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road
Running Press
64 Pages
September 24 1013
 "For anyone who was ever enthralled by the story of Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, this the perfect keepsake celebrating some of the most popular elements from The Wizard of Oz.
Miniature ceramic commemorative plate with easel
A Ruby Slippers pendant
A 9 x 12" The Wizard of Oz poster tied with ribbon
64-page book: A "75 Years of Oz" introduction is followed by a novelization of the story, illustrated with full-color photos from the movie."

The Wizard of Oz: The Wicked Witch of the West Light-Up Crystal Ball
Running Press Miniature Editions
32 Pages
September 10 2013
Kit includes figurine of the Wicked Witch of the West with a light-up crystal ball that glows green.
Wizard of Oz Twister Kit - Cancelled
The Wizard of Oz Official 75th Anniversary Companion
William Stillman and Jay Scarfone
Harper Design
160 Pages
September 9 2013
No Cover Art Available At This Time
"An over-the-top, beautifully designed book that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed by Warner Bros., this collectible edition features a host of never-before-seen ephemera, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and ten removable features.

Written by the foremost authorities on the subject-Jay Scarfone and William Stillman-and designed in close collaboration with Warner Bros., The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion delivers an entertaining and interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the wonderful Land of Oz. The authors detail filmmaking secrets-the inspiration behind the film's realistic tornado; why Dorothy's shoes were ruby-colored; and how the filmmakers got a fleet of monkeys to fly-and reveal never-before-seen artwork from their personal collection, including, but not limited to, rare stills, Technicolor test frames, and costume and set illustrations.

Additionally, the book will contain ten removable features as well as several innovative graphic components. More than your average anniversary edition, this book promises to be the most definitive look at The Wizard of Oz yet. It is comprehensive in its scope yet accessibly written and beautifully designed-perfect for The Wizard of Oz fans, film buffs of all ages, and collectors."
The Wizard of Oz Crochet
By Kristen Rask
Thunder Bay Press
November 12 2013
"We all loved the movie as children, and most of us still love it as adults. A classic film coupled with a classic craft provides all the warm fuzzies anyone needs to end up with lovable, huggable creations. Embrace your inner child and follow the step-by-step instructions to create your very own characters from Oz, including Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, a flying monkey, the good witch, the wicked witch, and more!

- Beautiful photography along with step-by-step instructions.
- Perfect for film buffs, crafters, yarn enthusiasts, and lovers of all things Oz.

The Wizard of Oz Crochet brings a whole new life to a classic favorite!"