Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Delightfully Romantic Extravaganza -- May 18, 2014

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. This item is from the 17-October-1914 edition of Moving Picture World.  It is an appreciation of their first film, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, by the Reverend WH Jackson. 

"For several years we have had so much foolishness labeled 'Fun,' and so many coarse and vulgar absurdities called comical, that it is a welcome relief to see 'Comedy -- Without Vulgarity' and 'A Puch -- without brutality.'" 

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