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According to the book The Wizard of Oz by author and Oz series originator Lyman Frank Baum [May 15, 1856-May 5, 1919], a much much younger Wizard was a ventriloquist who had b…een born in Omaha, Nebraska. The youth was good at projecting his voice. But he decided to become a hot air balloonist. One day when he was trying to raise circus ticket sales by overhead flights in his balloon, he was blown off course . His hot air balloon ended up in the beautiful, enchanted, magical land of Oz. There, he built the Emerald Palace from which, as Supreme Ruler, he ruled over the residents of the Emerald City of Oz. He had grown old on the job. So he was quite elderly, with a bald head and wrinkled face, by the time that Dorothy Gale, her pet dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion met him.
It's a movie.
The Wizard of Oz was the first of fourteen books that author Lyman Frank Baum wrote in the form of fairy tales, for the enjoyment of children, and that shared the adventures …of an American girl named Dorothy in the beautiful, enchanted, magical lands of Oz.
In the Emerald City.
The cast of the main characters in the 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz included Clara Blandick [June 4, 1880-April 15, 1962] as Aunt Em. Raymond Wallace Bulcao ka Ray… Bolger [January 10, 1904-January 15, 1987] was the Scarecrow, and the farmhand Hunk Andrews. Mary William Ethelbert Appleton ka Billie Burke [August 7, 1884-May 14, 1970] was Glinda the Good Witch.. Frances Ethel Gumm ka Judy Garland [June 10, 1922-June 22, 1969] was Dorothy Gale. Charles Grapewin was Uncle Henry.. John Joseph ka Jack Haley Jr. [August 10, 1898-June 6, 1979] was the Tin Woodman, and the farmhand Hickory Twicker. Margaret Hamilton [December 9, 1902-May 16, 1985] was the Wicked Witches of the West and of the East, and Almira Gulch.. Irving Lahrheim ka Bert Lahr [August 13, 1895-December 4, 1967] was the Cowardly Lion, and the farmhand Zeke.. Francis Phillip Wuppermann ka Frank Morgan [June 1, 1890-September 18, 1949] was the Wizard of Oz, and Professor Marvel, the Cabby, the Doorman, and the Palace Guard.. The Singer Midgets were the Munchkins.. Terry the Cairn Terrier [1933-1944] was Toto.. Pat Walshe [July 26, 1900-December 11, 1991] was Nikko the Leader of the Winged Monkeys.. Supporting cast members included Dorothy Barrett , Lois January , Ethelreda Leopold , and Dona Massin as Emerald City manicurists. Amelia Batchelor was an Emerald City resident. Billy Bletcher was the Mayor, and a Lollipop Guild member. Lorraine Bridges was a resident of the land of Oz, and the singing voice for Glinda the Good and the Lullaby League. Buster Brodie , Harry Cogg , Sid Dawson , Sig Frohlich , Lee Murray , and George Noisom were Winged Monkeys. Tyler Brooke , Elvida Rizzo , Oliver Smith , and Ralph Sudam were residents of the land of Oz.. Adriana Caselotti was Juliet. Tommy Cottonaro was a bearded man.. Ken Darby and The King's Men provided the Munchkin voices. Abe Dinovitch was the Apple Tree, and one of the Munchkin voices. Jon Dodson and Bud Linn were among the voices for the Lollipop Guild.. Phil Harron , Ambrose Schindler , Robert St. Angelo , and Harry Wilson were Winkies.. Charles Irwin was a tin polisher.. Michael Lewis was the Captain of the Winkie Guard.. The Rhythmettes sang the song Optimistic Voices. Rad Robinson was the Munchkin Coroner.. And Helen Seamon was a woman with a cat. Rolfe Sedan was an ascensionist with the Wizard of Oz's hot air balloon.
Both titles are correct. The original book and play title- the epic was presented as a musical play- rather a competitor to (Babes in Toyland) by various production companies …from about l902 on) was Wonderful Wizard of Oz. the adjective was dropped, pretty much on grounds of excessive marquee lettering, in the movie versions.
The Wizard of Oz is an American fairy tale that was written by author and Oz series originator Lyman Frank Baum, for the enjoyment of children; and that was the first of 14 ro…yal histories of the peoples of the beautiful, enchanted, magical lands of Oz. It has been continuously in print since its first publication in 1900. And it was adapted to movies in the equally successful, and highly regarded version of 1939. Still into the 21st century, the book and the 1939 film version continue to inspire joy and wonder among children of all places and times. It is only the best movie/book ever! It's a true classic and if you have no idea what it is then you must live under a rock!
In a hot air ballon... blown away from a fair.
In the book, the wizard arrived in a hot air ballon. the land they are in is called oz
At the beginning of the book, the narrator just tells us about Dorothy living on a farm in Kansas with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em.
It begins more or less with a Family argument between Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and Dorothy and Dorothy- in tow with Toto the dog- bails out ( attempts to run away from home) conne…ction number one- in real life kids that go over the side NEVER take their pets with them! then comes the Cyclone-and things really kick up a storm!
No his is not really a wizard. He is an ordinary man that has some skill with equipment and can throw his voice. He was a balloonist that got blown to Oz..
In Wizard of Oz
1938. (The way the question is worded makes me wonder if you've fallen into a common, but mistaken, belief. The Kansas sequences were indeed shot in black and white and later …converted into sepiatone, but they were actually among the last sequences shot. The producers could have shot the entire film in color if they had wanted to; the monochrome Kansas sequences were a deliberate decision.)
In the book, Dorothy is not dreaming. In the movie, Dorothy is knocked out when the tornado knocks a window shade into her head, and she collapses into bed and starts dreamin…g.
In War Movies
Get caught in a tornado and pray that you are hopefully transported to Oz. Follow the yellow brick road, and request an audience with the Wizard. Best of luck to you ;)
In the beginning of The Wizard of Oz, the tin man had a severe rust problem. Dorothy had to use an oil can to lubricate his joints so that he could move again.