Thursday, April 24, 2014

If You Have Not Yet Booked Oz Features Do So at Once -- April 24, 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 ad is from the 10-October-1914 edition of Moving Picture World. It refers to their first two movies, The Patchwork Girl of Oz and The Magic Cloak of Oz.  It claims that The Patchwork Girl had "Crowded Houses -- Playing to Standing Room Only -- At the Strand Theatre, New York City." 

I know The Last Egyptian, a non-Oz Baum story got produced.  I'm not sure about His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

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