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Author Harmetz, Aljean

Title The making of The Wizard of Oz / Aljean Harmetz ; [foreword by Margaret Hamilton]
Edition Seventy-fifth anniversary edition, updated edition
Published Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Illustration Credits; Foreword to the 2013 Edition; Introduction by Margaret Hamilton; 1. The Studio, 1938; 2. The Script(S); 3. The Brains, the Heart, the Nerve, and the Music; 4. Casting; 5. The Directors; 6. The Stars and the Stand-Ins; 7. The Munchkins; 8. Below the Line -- 9. Special Effects; 10. Accidents; 11. After Oz; Appendixes; A. The Auction of the Ruby Slippers; B. About L. Frank Baum; C. Credits; Notes on Sources; Index; Back Cover
Summary Released in conjunction with the 75th-anniversary DVD release of The Wizard of Oz, this book is the definitive story of how one of America's most beloved movies was made and a marvelous, unprecedented examination of how Hollywood used to make movies. This updated edition includes numerous photos and shares hundreds of interviews with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, actors, and more to reveal how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring films ever made. From the scandalous headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel and the Witch's (accidental) burning to the building of the Emerald City and the sewing of nearly 1,000 costumes, The Making of The Wizard of Oz provides a richly detailed re-creation of MGM's production No. 1060 and a detail-by-detail, department-by-department look at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known
Notes "An a Cappella Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 -- Film adaptations
SUBJECT Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 fast
Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939)
Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939) fast
Subject Fantasy films -- History and criticism
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Fantasy films
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781613748336