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American Experience: American Oz
Susan Bellows, WGBH Educational Foundation

Grant details:

American Oz (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: American Oz
Writer: Tracy Heather Strain
Writer: Randall Maclowry
Director: Tracy Heather Strain
Director: Randall Maclowry
Producer: Tracy Heather Strain
Producer: Randall Maclowry
Producer: Rebecca Taylor
Abstract: Explore the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved, enduring and classic American narratives. By 1900, when The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published, Baum was 44 years old and had spent much of his life in restless pursuit of success. With mixed results he dove into a string of jobs — chicken breeder, actor, marketer of petroleum products, shopkeeper, newspaperman and traveling salesman — Baum continued to reinvent himself, reflecting a uniquely American brand of confidence, imagination and innovation. During his travels to the Great Plains and on to Chicago during the American frontier’s final days, he witnessed a nation coming to terms with the economic uncertainty of the Gilded Age. But he never lost his childlike sense of wonder and eventually crafted his observations into a magical tale of survival, adventure and self-discovery, reinterpreted through the generations in films, books and musicals.
Year: 2021
Primary URL:
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Access Model: open access
Format: DVD