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The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History Hardcover – August, 1989
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One might think that the book is lacking something with only ten pages, but that is NOT the case. Each turn of the page is jam packed with beautiful imagery from "The Wizard of Oz". This includes exquisitely designed mechanical pop-ups, gatefolds, and mini-windows to open up with plenty of pictures of our favorite Oz characters and scenes. Also, the authors did a fine job in retelling the classic movie with a simple, elegant writing style.
From the moment you open the book you get to experience the imagery of Oz leap off the pages right before your very eyes. Get whisked away from Kansas with a 3-D tornado and watch the Wicked Witch melt. You can almost feel the wind against your face and hear the cackle of the old crone as she meets her demise.
Another fun and fine point about this book is the 'extra' CD which accompanies it. The author's claim it will let you 'click your heels to the beat'. Well, don't be surprised if your feet are marching to the beat. And, if it weren't for having to hold the book in your hands, you'd probably be slapping your knees, too!!
This is another exceptional Oz contribution from Jay Scarfone and William Stillman. They've pretty much covered it all ... historical research, collectibles treasury, and now a trip down the lighter side of the yellow brick road with a visually extravagant three-dimensional edition of MGM's classic movie. This book will be a classic in its own right. I highly recommend everyone buy two copies; one to 'play' with and one to keep!
Part One - The Oz Diary: Creating a Classic: (1) Acquisition and Casting contrasts the signing of the cast with W.W.Read more ›
As you open each page, you see these incredible 3-D Pop-Ups! Plus you have hidden pannels to search through, AND a fun 7-minute long CD of song excerpts from the soundtrack of the movie (the Overture, "Over The Rainbow," etc.)
The kids will love it : IF they can get it away from the adults, that is!
This is a must-have book by the world's foremost OZ Experts -- Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a treasure of information and photos! Beautiful condition. Like new at an unbelievable price! Thank you.Published 10 months ago by Christy Haupt
Bought it for an old friend...he loved it as much as I did when an old friend of mine bought a copy for me. Awesome book!Published 21 months ago by Marie Harvey
Really dynamite book on Oz the 1939 movie. A must-have for any Oz fan or collector. Full of new and interesting information and the pictures many before never seen make for a plush... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by DWinston
First rate book for a wonderful all-time classic film. Text informative and insightful. Photographs top quality. Wonderful reference book for one of my favorite movies. Read morePublished on November 4, 2013 by DinoTerry
I was very pleased on the condition my book arrived in. I would recommend Amazon to friends and family. The pictures in this book are beautiful. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by mrs brown
"The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History" is the most comprehensive, fascinating and detailed book ever written about this movie. Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by JGC
I also received the wrong book. The image and description of this product does not match up with the book that is sent. Very misleading. Read morePublished on April 30, 2008 by AEN