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The Wizard of Oz Dress Sold at Auction for $480,000

If you’d love to get your hands on Judy Garland’s blue and white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like an auction house: the iconic [...]

Toto, The Wizard of Oz Dog (1932-1945)

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, the little black Cairn terrier who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was not named Toto. That is, until The Wizard of Oz became so popular that almost everyone forgot what her original [...]

The Wizard of Meh

(YouTube link) Music producer and remix artist Pogo (Nick Bertke) remixed some of the sounds heard in the film The Wizard of Oz. Then he put himself in the video! -via Laughing Squid

If the Wizard of Oz Was Set in China

We all know The Wizard of Oz started out in Kansas, but what if it was transported to China? Billy Nunez’s wonderful illustrations featuring tigers, samurais and more are a great interpretation of what might have been. Link Via io9

The 1910 Version of The Wizard of Oz

(Video Link) For many of us, the 1939 film is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But it wasn’t the first movie version of Baum’s book. This version, based on a 1902 stage musical, was produced by the Selig Polyscope Company just ten years after the [...]

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads | $59.95 Mr. Potatohead comes in a Wizard of Oz flavor! This Mr. Potatohead Wizard of Oz set comes with four 5″ tall Mr. Potatohead figures dressed as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. And they’re available now from the NeatoShop! If you’re a real Wizard of [...]

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide – $14.95 Ding dong! The witch is dead! Wait! What? That’s not right. Dorothy didn’t arrive in a spinning TARDIS. The NeatoShop is happy to bring you another of artist Mike Jacobsen’s fabulous drawings. The When Worlds Collide art is available on both t-shirts and sweatshirts. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for fantastic [...]

Classic Book Covers Re-Imagined

Photo link Gallery 1988 in L.A. is currently exhibiting covers to classic books… but not the covers you’ve seen lining shelves at Barnes & Noble. Forty-five artists have re-imagined the art with amazing results. I love Anne Benjamin’s Pride and Prejudice, above, but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Dirk Fowler is also awesome and James [...]

Done in 60 Seconds Films

I feel like I got the stink of the self-congratulatory award season washed off me, so I’m in no rush to start lauding Hollywood-types with more shiny hardware. The Done in 60 Seconds awards, on the other hand, I am all for. The idea behind the concert is to recreate an entire film in a single [...]

Movies Compressed into Barcodes

Well, strictly speaking this isn’t actually a barcode. But Movie Barcode, a Tumblr blog, compresses every frame from a movie into a single image. Pictured above is one example — The Wizard of Oz. If you think about the dominant colors throughout the movie, it’s actually possible to follow the story (to an extent) through [...]