Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company -- August 14, 2012

"...transferred direct FROM BRAIN TO SCREEN."  

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, located in Los Angeles, was formed in 1914 to produce movies based on stories by L Frank Baum, the creator of The Wizard of Oz.  The company made some movies, but was not a financial success. The ad is from the 13-June-1914 edition of Moving Picture World. It's a little small, but I like the images around the edge.  Some Oz fan could probably identify the artist.  (UPDATE:  John R Neill -- thank you, JumpingFrog)  Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.

"OZ Films are produced under the personal supervision of Mr. L. FRANK BAUM."  

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