Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Weird and Spectacular Modern Drama -- September 21, 2014

Moving Picture World, 19-December-1914

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. Looking to change their luck, they made a movie out of L Frank Baum's 1908 adventure novel, which had been published anonymously, The Last Egyptian.  It was done in the style of H Ryder Haggard.  Three of the five reels survive at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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