The tale is almost certainly untrue, as Harlow died inbefore MGM had even purchased the rights to the story. Despite this, the story appears in many film biographies including Temple's own autobiography.
Publication[ edit ] The book was published by George M. Its first edition had a printing of 10, copies and was sold in advance of the publication date of September 1, On May 17,the first copy of the book came off the press; Baum assembled it by hand and presented it to his sister Mary Louise Baum Brewster.
The public saw the book for the first time at a book fair at the Palmer House in Chicago, July 5— Hill predicted a sale of aboutcopies.
In spite of this favorable conjecture, Hill did not initially predict that the book would be phenomenally successful. Hamlin committed to making The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into a musical stage play to publicize the novel.
The play The Wizard of Oz debuted on June 16, Frank told his children "whimsical stories before they became material for his books". Harry called his father the "swellest man I knew", a man who was able to give a decent reason as to why black birds cooked in a pie could afterwards get out and sing.
One day, Dorothy and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits her farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz.
The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the Eastthe evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her.
As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm.
On her way down the yellow brick roadDorothy attends a banquet held by a Munchkin man named Boq. The next day, Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole on which he is hanging, applies oil from a can to the rusted connections of the Tin Woodmanand meets the Cowardly Lion.
The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wants courage, so Dorothy encourages the three of them to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City to ask for help from the Wizard.
Each one is called to see the Wizard. The Wizard appears to Dorothy as a giant head on a marble throne, to the Scarecrow as a lovely lady in silk gauze, to the Tin Woodman as a terrible beast, and to the Cowardly Lion as a ball of fire. The Guardian warns them that no one has ever managed to defeat the witch.
The Wicked Witch of the West sees the travelers approaching with her one telescopic eye.
She sends a pack of wolves to tear them to pieces, but the Tin Woodman kills them with his axe. She sends wild crows to peck their eyes out, but the Scarecrow kills them by breaking their necks.
She sends her Winkie soldiers to attack them, but the Cowardly Lion stands firm to repel them. Finally, she uses the power of the Golden Cap to send the winged monkeys to capture Dorothy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion, unstuff the Scarecrow, and dent the Tin Woodman. The Wicked Witch melts, from the W.
Denslow illustration of the first edition Angered, Dorothy throws a bucket of water at her and is shocked to see the witch melt away.
They ask the Tin Woodman to become their ruler, which he agrees to do after helping Dorothy return to Kansas. The King of the Winged Monkeys tells how he and the other monkeys are bound by an enchantment to the cap by the sorceress Gayelette from the North, and that Dorothy may use the cap to summon the Winged Monkeys two more times.
When Dorothy and her friends meet the Wizard of Oz again, Toto tips over a screen in a corner of the throne room that reveals the Wizard.
He sadly explains he is a humbug—an ordinary old man who, by a hot air balloon, came to Oz long ago from Omaha.
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The Wizard provides the Scarecrow with a head full of bran, pins, and needles "a lot of bran-new brains"the Tin Woodman with a silk heart stuffed with sawdust, and the Cowardly Lion a potion of "courage".
At the send-off, he appoints the Scarecrow to rule in his stead, which he agrees to do after Dorothy returns to Kansas. Toto chases a kitten in the crowd and Dorothy goes after him, but the tethers of the balloon break and the Wizard floats away.
Dorothy summons the Winged Monkeys to carry her and Toto home, but they explain they cannot cross the desert surrounding Oz. On the way, the Cowardly Lion kills a giant spider who is terrorizing the animals in a forest.
The animals ask the Cowardly Lion to become their king, which he agrees to do after helping Dorothy return to Kansas. Glinda greets the travelers and reveals that the Silver Shoes Dorothy wears can take her anywhere she wishes to go.
Dorothy takes Toto in her arms, knocks her heels together three times, and wishes to return home. Instantly, she begins whirling through the air and rolling through the grass of the Kansas prairie, up to her Kansas farmhouse.
Denslowwho also co-held the copyright. The design was lavish for the time, with illustrations on many pages, backgrounds in different colors, and several color plate illustrations.
Costume jewelry, mechanical toys, and soap were also designed using their figures.The Wizard of Oz is a American musical fantasy film produced by metin2sell.com considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, it is the best-known and most commercially successful adaptation of L.
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They are swept away by a cyclone from their farm. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be held at Georgetown Universit y. As you may or may not be aware, the performance space at Synetic Theater ( S. Bell St.) is temporarily unavailable due to excessive water damage from a sprinkler system/pipe malfunction.
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