You’re nearly out of time if you’d like to get the International Wizard of Oz Club’s glorious full-color 2014 calendar, which showcases some of the rarest collectibles created in 1939 to promote MGM’s classic film The Wizard of Oz upon its initial release. Purchase a 2013 membership by this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (or simply upgrade your existing 2013 membership) at the Sustaining, Patron, or Wizard’s Circle levels, and you’ll receive the limited-edition full-color calendar to help you celebrate the 75th anniversary of the movie throughout 2014. Like the film itself, these beautiful collectibles just don’t look the same in the black-and-white version. Click here to order a new 2013 membership, or contact email@example.com to inquire about upgrading your current 2013 membership.
The 50th Winkie Convention, an annual West Coast gathering of Oz fans, will celebrate the centennial of Tik-Tok of Oz, the eighth Oz book, and the 75th anniversary of MGM’s Wizard of Oz. The celebration, to be held August 8-10, 2014, at the Town and Country Hotel and Conference Center in San Diego, California, will include a staging of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, L. Frank Baum’s 1913 Oz musical that was the basis of the following year’s Oz novel; appearances by Aljean Harmetz, the author of the seminal book The Making of The Wizard of Oz, and by Caren Marsh-Doll, Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz stand-in; a stunning exhibition of Judy Garland’s original costumes presented by collector Michael Siewert; and more.
Register for the 2014 Winkie Convention here.
“The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection,” an exhibit of highlights from the world’s biggest Oz collection, opens on October 12, 2013, at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. Among the treasures are the most complete surviving costume from MGM’s The Wizard of Oz (1939), originally worn by Lollipop Guild Munchkin Jerry Maren; a blouse and dress worn by Judy Garland in the movie; the Wicked Witch of the West’s iconic hourglass from the film; original posters from the 1903 Broadway hit The Wizard of Oz; and more. Get further information about the exhibit, which runs through March 30, 2014, here.