The International Wizard of Oz Club was founded in 1957 to bring together all those interested in Oz, its authors and illustrators, film and stage adaptations, toys and games, and associated memorabilia. Today it has members of all ages throughout the world.
I’ve been hearing about Ryan Jay’s condo in Milwaukee for a bit more than a year. He’d describe the Oz colors going on the walls, or the arrangement of Oz art. It all sounded like a magical must-stop. This was my chance. When we first met, Ryan was a 10-year Oz enthusiast attending his first Oz […]
Road trip Day 3 started with a detour. Garry Parrett had encouraged me to see the antique mall in Appleton where there was a Glinda figurine I’d likely want. He started listing other things he’d just seen there and I was a goner. Once Glinda was safely in the car—along with a Denslow plate, a […]
The Land of Oz Museum in Wausaukee, Wisconsin, is jaw-dropping fun. Garry Parrett started his collection with a single collector’s plate and in 30 years it’s easily grown to be one of the largest Oz collections in the country. While most of us with lots of Oz material fill the corners of our homes with […]