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This is an ORIGINAL 1-sheet movie poster measuring 27" x 41", but approx 3-3/4" is cut from the bottom not affecting the artwork.

This poster is from Childhood Productions, with great art work from the classic L FRANK BAUM stories of being over the rainbow in Emerald City. This poster has wear in the folds and a bit of writing on the bottom left of the poster. Please see images. It has great artwork of the classic Baum characters, Scarecrow, Pumpkin Head, Tinman and the Wicked With. It is for the 1969 storybook color fantasy family musical film,

THE WONDERFUL LAND OF OZ

Running away from his evil guardian Mombi, Tip runs off to the Emerald City, where he gets caught up in a palace coup with the Army of Revolt. After his witch guardian Mombi threatens to turn him into a statue, young Tip decides to run off to Emerald City with his newly-animated companion, Jack. Along the way, he meets up with Genral Jinjur, leader of the Army of Revolt, who takes Tip prisoner as she marches her troops to take over the Emerald City. Tip escapes to warn the scarecrow, now the ruler of the city, and together they leave to find the Tin Woodsman and form their own army.

Director: Barry Mahon

Writers: L. Frank Baum (novel), Barry Mahon

Stars:Chan Mahon, Allen Joseph, George Wadsworth

The entire cast included:

Chan Mahon ... Tip (as Channy Mahon)
Allen Joseph ... The Tin-Woodman (as Al Joseph)
George Wadsworth ... The Pumpkinhead
Michael R. Thomas ... The Scarecrow (as Mike Thomas)
Gil Fields ... The Wogglebug
Zisca Baum ... Mombi (as Zisca)
Caroline Berner ... Gen. Jinjur
Hilary Lee Gaess ... Glinda the Good
Joy Webb ... Ozma

Great for the L Frank Baum or Wizard of Oz lover!

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MORE INFO ON L. FRANK BAUM: L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had been an actor, though only successfully in "The Maid of Arran," a newspaper editor ("The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer"), a store owner (Baum's Bazaar, from which he filed for bankruptcy on New Year's Day of 1899), and motion picture producer and director. He met everything with enthusiasm and talent, but things did not work just right and only became successful again as a writer. Diverse in audience and subject matter, he is best remembered for his fourteen Oz books and their subsidiary fantasies. He is said to have singlehandedly created the fantasy genre out of the Andersen-style literary fairy tale. He used a variety of pseudonyms for juvenile series made at the publishers request, the best known and most successful being as Edith Van Dyne, who was once played by an actress at a luncheon with another publisher who wanted to meet her. The name was later used by Emma Speed Sampson, who continued some of his series.

Baum was a kind and gentle family man, who never swore or told dirty jokes, nor was he able to punish his four sons, whom Maud had to handle for him. He was born with a bad heart and suffered several minor attacks, including one induced by The Peekskill Military Academy at age 14. He loved to make fun of the military after that incident, as one can see in his Oz books. He created and headed The Oz Film Manufacturing Company in 1914 and directed one film the year later, after which his son Frank Joslyn Baum took it over, changing the name to Dramatic Feature Films, after the Oz name had been cursed as box-office poison, despite excellent critical reception of J. Farrell MacDonald's The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914).

He continued writing, sitting up in bed long after his health had failed him, and his final Oz book was published posthumously in 1920. It was only his second attempt at science fiction. Baum's writing attracted legions of fans of all ages, both during and after his lifetime. His work has influenced such writers as Gore Vidal, Ray Bradbury, and Terry Brooks. The Oz series has been continued both officially and unofficially after his death. Frank Joslyn Baum sold the film rights of the first Oz book to MGM in 1934, and Walt Disney soon picked up the rest, unable to secure the original from them, for he, too, had desired to make a film version, as had been done before by Baum himself, Otis Turner, Ray C. Smallwood, Larry Semon, Ethel Meglin, Ted Eshbaugh, and many subsequent to 1939. Ironically, Baum moved to Hollywood at Ozcot to have a quiet place to write, which, of course, resulted in the OFMC. One other notable work by Baum is Tamawaca Folks, a spoof of his vacation town of Macatawa Michigan, taking the name of Michigan author John Esten Cooke and changing it to John Estes Cooke. Baum himself has a supporting role (under a different name) in the novel, which was based on all the vacationers. Baum's health problems limited his life to 63 years, but his literary output was remarkable, though mostly forgotten. An episode of the television series Death Valley Days (1952) features him and Maud as characters.

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WONDERFUL LAND OF OZ Original 1-Sheet Movie POSTER The WIZARD L. Frank Baum 1969
Item #BMM0004113