The Making Of The Wizard Of Oz by Aljean HarmetzThe Making Of The Wizard Of Oz by Aljean Harmetz

The Making Of The Wizard Of Oz

byAljean HarmetzForeword byMargaret Hamilton

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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Released in conjunction with the 75th-anniversary DVD release of The Wizard of Oz, this book is the definitive story of how one of America’s most beloved movies was made and a marvelous, unprecedented examination of how Hollywood used to make movies. This updated edition includes numerous photos and shares hundreds of interviews with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, actors, and more to reveal how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring films ever made. From the scandalous headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel and the Witch’s (accidental) burning to the building of the Emerald City and the sewing of nearly 1,000 costumes, The Making of The Wizard of Oz provides a richly detailed re-creation of MGM’s production No. 1060 and a detail-by-detail, department-by-department look at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known.

Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of Casablanca, On the Road to Tara: The Making of Gone with the Wind, Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business, and a novel, Off the Face of the Earth. She spent twelve years as the Hollywood and West Coast cultural reporter at the New York Times.
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Title:The Making Of The Wizard Of OzFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613748329

ISBN - 13:9781613748329

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“A complete joy...I'd definitely recommend The Making of The Wizard of Oz to both the casual fan and true Oz devotee.” —Thrilling Days of Yesteryear