Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Patchwork Girl of Oz #2 -- October 14, 2012

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 27-June-1914 edition of Moving Picture World. The images are by John R Neill. Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.

Pierre Couderc, L'étoile grotesque (the grotesque star) of the Folies-Bergere played the lead role in their first feature, The Patchwork Girl of Oz. He went on to write and direct movies.Director J Farrell MacDonald went on to have a long career as a supporting actor.

The Giants lost the first game of the National League Championship Series to the Cardinals.  

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