The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion (Hardcover)
An over-the-top, beautifully designed book that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Officially licensed with Warner Bros., this collectible edition features accessible text, a host of never-before-seen ephemera, and nine removable features.
Written by the foremost authorities on the subject—Jay Scarfone and William Stillman—and designed in close collaboration with Warner Bros., The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion delivers an entertaining and interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the wonderful Land of Oz. The authors detail filmmaking secrets—the inspiration behind the film's realistic tornado; why Dorothy's shoes were ruby-colored; and how the filmmakers got a fleet of monkeys to fly—and reveal never-before-seen artwork from their personal collection, including, but not limited to, rare stills, Technicolor test frames, and costume and set illustrations.
Additionally, the book will contain nine removable features as well as several innovative graphic components. More than your average anniversary edition, this book promises to be the most definitive look at The Wizard of Oz yet. It is comprehensive in its scope yet accessibly written and beautifully designed—perfect for The Wizard of Oz fans, film buffs of all ages, and collectors.
“Essential to any Ozophile’s collection…Scarfone and Stillman have brought as many new finds and hitherto unseen treats as possible to the pages of this retrospective.”
“The coffee table book offers a treasure trove of images, including startling photos of Judy Garland testing multiple wigs in various styles and colors-including cascading blonde locks.”
“The rare photos and new information in the book are worth the price of the book alone. Well done to Stillman and Scarfone!”
“Dedicated millions will find much to tickle them in The Official 75th Anniversary Companion, which compliments Scarfone and Stillman’s storytelling with artifacts from Turner Entertainment’s Oz archives.”
“It’s a gorgeous tome that celebrates a gorgeous film.”
“Take a trip down Memory Lane as Dorothy...and the entire cast and crew of the film join you on your journey complete with interesting insights, little known facts and fascinating text.”
“The wealth of knowledge and historical significance this volume contains is unprecedented.”
“Wonderful. Fantastic. Brilliant. Gorgeous… this is by far the book to get this year or any year. It’s the perfect holiday gift, birthday gift, or gift for any occasion. Oz fans, Garland fans, MGM fans, musicals fans, and so on, will enjoy this book for years to come.”
“Filled with behind-the-scenes facts and photos (Judy Garland in a soon-to-be-nixed blonde wig!), the film’s 75th-anniversary compendium is a must-have for fans.”
“Jump over the rainbow with inside stories from the classic film.”
“Sure to satisfy diehard fans as well as newbies….as it stands today, this book is the best tangible access to Oz goodies on print.”
“Honoring the film’s 75th anniversary, William Stillman and Jay Scarfone pull out all the stops for this expansive and well-made official tome.”
“Beautifully designed with an array of film stills, Technicolor test frames, rare artwork and photography...this collectible edition provides an unrivaled glimpse at the land where dreams come true.”
“The most exciting discoveries in this anniversary companion are the visual elements...Their Anniversary Companion is reverent yet fun, and the determination to scrounge up some new material for die-hard Oz fans is admirable.”