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.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of MGM’s Wizard of Oz, merchandise tied to the film’s original release is now on display at the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas, complements of the Oz Club. Twice a year I switch the Oz Club’s display drawing primarily from material in my own collection. Although some 1939 merchandise is on […]
Planning Oz travels for 2019? For many fans, the closest event can become an annual favorite. I am fortunate to be within an easy drive of Oztoberfest, the annual event hosted by The Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas. For the museum’s blog I, on behalf of the Club, provide them with a calendar of […]
Such a Baum Bugle! The Autumn 2018 cover story, an interview with Stephen Schwartz, is a remarkable feature illustrated and supplemented with fascinating content the Wicked fans in our Oz community are sure to enjoy. You’ll find the very first outline of the first act, handwritten lyrics, and table top models of set designs. We […]