JUDY Review

JUDY Review

As an Oz historian and lover of film, I’ve always wanted a big screen biopic of Judy Garland’s life, a desire which might have proved a bit of “careful what  you wish for.” Of course no one can really “play” Judy Garland. It’s what makes every production of The Wizard of Oz so challenging – ..

“Emerald City” – My Complete Interview

“Emerald City” – My Complete Interview

NBC’s Emerald City marked the first prime time network TV series adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. 10 episodes aired in early 2017. Low ratings led to a single season; not altogether surprising, since it was announced as a “limited series.” I loved the show and toured to four cities this year presenting my exclusive ..

Woe is Oz Adult Coloring Book

Woe is Oz Adult Coloring Book

Woe is Oz is an adult coloring book that falls nicely into the craze that has proven to be more than a fad. Many can’t get enough of the childhood throwback as a way to decompress. Coloring is certainly meditative and fun – and this edition, by author Ethan Tarshish and illustrator Kelly Brown – is ..

The Slippers Review – SXSW

The Slippers Review – SXSW

The Slippers is a great, new documentary about the iconic ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz which recently debuted at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX. I love all things Oz and as a historian of the subject, there’s always more to learn. And with this film, whether you’re a casual fan or a viewer, ..