|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.