Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

2016
Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

WilliamStillmanJayScarfoneEditJay Scarfone and William Stillman are co-authors of multiple, indispensable Oz reference books, including The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History (1989, with John Fricke), The Wizard of Oz Collector’s Treasury (1992), The Wizardry of Oz: The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 MGM Classic (1999), and The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion (2013). They also co-wrote a pop-up book version of MGM’s Wizard of Oz in 2000. Scarfone and Stillman have amassed one of the largest and most important Oz collections anywhere, and have been consultants to major auction houses, private collectors, and important exhibits dealing with Oz artifacts.

For a number of years, Scarfone and Stillman helped organize the International Wizard of Oz Club’s Munchkin Convention. They located and brought to the event the late Donna Stewart-Hardway, a child Munchkin in the 1939 film; Caren Marsh-Doll, Judy Garland’s stand-in for that movie; and the late Evelyn Copelman, who illustrated new editions of The Wizard of Oz and The Magical Monarch of Mo in the 1940s.

From 1996 to 2000, Stillman served as editor-in-chief of The Baum Bugle, overseeing the publication of several important articles. Scarfone has been on the Oz Club’s Board of Directors. The pair received the Munchkin Award in 1999 and the Judy Garland Museum Achievement Award in 2005.