The Autumn 2016 issue of the Baum Bugle features multimedia Oz. “Timeless Appeal” by John Fricke celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first television broadcast of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz. “The Wonderful Wizard of Menlo Park” by Scott Cummings takes a look at Thomas Edison’s phonograph and other influences on the Oz series, and Sean Barrett is interviewed about his online video The Oz Project. Anne F. Walker’s reminiscence “Locating Glinda of Oz” describes her using a reel-to-reel tape player, and other “Oz & Ends” describe Ozzy uses of cell phones and virtual reality. Also included are a look at department store Oz displays in the 1920s and a little-known essay by L. Frank Baum, “What Children Want.” Reviews of new Oz books, DVDs, and stage shows; reports on Oz event and conventions; and a memorial to Jean Nelson round out the issue.
This issue was mailed to members in November 2016.