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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Love Oz Yellow Brick Road? - My First Giveaway is The Oz Scrapbook!

MGM's 1939 classic movie, The Wizard of Oz, based on the book by author Frank L Baum was NOT the first production by any means. Frank L Baum actually died in 1919....... twenty years before Judy Garland wore those funky ruby red slippers.

Original Scarecrow and Tin Man in the 1902 musical comedy, The Wizard of Oz. (Not what you were expecting, huh?)

Long story short......I thought I knew my Wizard of Oz history until I happened upon this mint condition copyright 1977 Random House publication, "The Oz Scrapbook" while I was out making a thrift shop run. It's a hardback edition, 182 pages, size is 8 1/2" x 11",  with oodles and oodles of fascinating illustrations and copies of original graphics you've probably never seen. (I know I was surprised......)

The inside front cover.

Frank L Baum's Oz stories contiued to be honored many years after his death. Ruth Plumly Thompson published nineteen of the Oz books.

 
Under the spell of poppies!
  
Honestly, as a young kid in the very early 60s, some of my most vivid memories is of literally almost peeing my pants with excitement when The Wizard of Oz was airing. It was always in the Fall of the year, and was shown just once yearly. My brothers and I watched it faithfully every year that I can remember (even as teens - it's true!). LOL

This is one of the easiest giveaways.....just follow me and comment. If you're already a follower (thank you!), all you would need do is leave a comment! You're done! :) Winner will be selected at midnight PST on Wednesday evening July 28th by Random.Org. and announced Thursday morning. You need not be present to win, just be sure to leave your blog address when you comment so I can contact you right away! Aloha and Good Luck! 

20 comments:

  1. I am a new follower! Please count me in! Thank you!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  2. Oooh, I would love to win this book. I have the Wizard of Oz 3 disk set, and it actually came with lots of history details that I love. Plz count me in, I'm a blog follower! Eveshouse.blogspot.com

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  3. How cool is this? Amazing giveaway idea for anyone who LOVES freebies and the Wizard of Oz !
    Shirley @ TheMaineReason.blogspot.com

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  4. Great Idea .. i'll do a promo for you! but dont' factor that in just trying to bribe ya. LOL

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  5. ooh-ooh. I love the wizard of oz. Although I was born in 89 and the only wizard of oz I know is dorthy and the book oz- I watched it and watched it and watched it. so much that ALL my family hate it. lol
    thanks for the giveaway
    ♥Jess

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  6. This is a fantastic book! I can't believe you're giving it away. You are too kind!

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  7. This is a GREAT IDEA!!! Count me in!

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  8. I'm a new follower and I would LOVE to be entered to win this. I've always adored The Wizard of Oz (I plan on reading all of the books sometime soon) and I've never seen this before. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Great idea, Pam! You're really totally creative and thinking I should do a giveaway on my Nutrimetics blog too:)
    Cindy/RNhealthinfo
    http://RNhealthinfo.blog.com

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  10. I just retweeted it for you to so maybe you'll get even more! Stop by mine when U have a chance to follow;)
    Cindy
    http://RNhealthinfo.blog.com

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  12. I watched The Wizard of Oz every year on TV with my grandmother growing up. Since she passed in 1996 I still keep up the tradition and have never missed a year. internetpaychecks.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you for telling me about your giveaway. I don't know how I missed it, but I'm glad you brought it to my attention! I would love to win this wonderful book. I can't believe you were lucky enough to find it and now are generous enough to give it away! I'll keep my fingers crossed, and thanks again!

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  14. I love the Wizard of Oz - there's a city wide fair in Wamego, KS every year - http://www.ozmuseum.com/

    Along with a winery - http://www.ozwinerykansas.com/

    My mom and I have taken Ashton to fair for the last few years...it's really cute!

    Great giveaway Pam!

    -Sam
    Mom.Undecided.

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  16. Nice giveaway and nice blog as well.
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    Thanks.

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  17. count me in too please.
    rich074@yahoo.com

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  18. Your blog is beautiful! And AWESOME you are promoting Pet Adoption!!

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  19. Thanks so much for this giveaway. I am so glad I won this.

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