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- DescriptionA captivating biography of the eccentric author, filmmaker, and invator, L. Frank BaumEnchanting generations of fans, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900, was written by a man whose life was nearly as adventurous as his heroine Dorothy s legendary trip. Ambitious and always drawn to the unconventional, L. Frank Baum was t just the author of more than sixty books; he was at the forefront of moving picture techlogy and championed women s rights. A unique celebration of Baum s life, The Real Wizard of Oz explores the eventful times in which Baum lived (1856-1919), which influenced nearly every aspect of the Oz tales from the Civil War to Hollywood (which was emerging as a mecca for creative hopefuls) to the gulf between America s heartland, with its tornado alleys and its cities teeming with Tin Man factory workers.Baum, who died in 1919, two decades before MGM re-created his vision in eye-popping Technicolor, was a remarkable entrepreneur. He also developed the story for Broadway and created The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, convinced that he had found the perfect medium for children s stories an audacious idea that made him a laughingstock among film distributors. Capturing the origins of an enterprise that continues to reach lucrative new heights most recently with the smash success of Wicked this audio book is a lively tour of a fascinating era and its most intriguing storyteller.
- Author BiographyBorn in England and raise on a hill farm of Wales, Rebecca Loncraine holds a doctorate in literature from Oxford University and writes regularly for the British press, including the Independent, the Guardian, and the Times Literary Supplement. Also a creative writing teacher, she divides her time between Oxford and London.
- Author(s)Rebecca Loncraine
- PublisherOasis Audio
- Date of Publication03/06/2014
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOasis Audio
- Weight259 g
- Width140 mm
- Height165 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Narrator(s)Brooke Heldman
- Contained items statement10 Audio CDs
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
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