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Did L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz borrow Toto from Another Story?

Did L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz Borrow Toto from Another Story?

Frank Leslie's Boys and Girls Weekly #795, Jan 14, 1882, features Toto on the back cover, nearly 18 years before L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  This story cuts across all sorts of history that interests me, and I have to say that when I started this matter shortly after I acquired […]


Help The Smithsonian Save Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

  I imagine this'll be a Kickstarter that launches a thousand news stories with clever quotes in the title, and there's a good reason for that: Wizard of Oz, the 1939 film version of the 1900 book by L. Frank Baum (part of an eventual 14-book series), has been a pop culture staple for nearly […]

Vincent D'Onofrio To Play The Wizard Of Oz In NBC Miniseries Emerald City

From Law and Order: Criminal Intent's Detective Robert Goren to Film Metal Jacket to Daredevil's Kingpin Wilson Fisk, Vincent D'Onofrio is a commanding presence in both film and television. The presence will serve him well as The Great and Powerful Oz in NBC's upcoming miniseries Emerald City. According to Variety, D'Onofrio will play "the enigmatic leader […]