Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oz Films -- November 13, 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.

"Magnificent Photo-Extravaganzas of L. Frank Baum."  This ad lists the company's first three productions, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz, and His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz.

The same issue of Moving Picture World carried a brief  article about L Frank Baum and his company. 

Be sure to click on the images to see larger versions.

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