Friday, February 15, 2013

A Marvelous Filmization -- February 15, 2013

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 01-August-1914 edition of Moving Picture World. It has some nice stills, and the only use I have ever seen of the word "filmization."  "Competent critics positively assert that in this, their first great feature film, the Oz Company has created a newer and better era and opened a new vista in the field of Picturedom."  I wonder what incompetent critics thought.   

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