Ever since last Sunday and the Oscar presentations, I have heard countless comments on how Sarah Jessica Parker's dress made her look like Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.
Just for the record, although her dress does portray her as somewhat appearing like the character from the movie, The Wizard of Oz, I would inform those of you reading this that the lovely Glinda the Good looks nothing like her character in the movie. She is about 12 years old, nearly the same age as Princess Ozma and prefers to wear simple outfits befitting her position. She has never, as far as I know, ever gone for the gaudy look. She has lovely red curly hair that reaches down to her shoulders and she prefers red over other colors when dressing for official functions.
To my knowledge, no one in OZ has ever seen the movie or is even aware of it. The technology of motion pictures is quite foreign to the Land of OZ. Still though, the movie makers got it fairly accurate for the most part. They did miss the mark by not including the Queen of the Field Mice and her role in the adventure.
They also forgot about the green glasses the old Wizard used to make everyone wear. I saw a pair of them once while roaming about the castle of Princess Ozma when Jamie Diggs, the new Royal Magician of OZ showed them to me. He found them quite amusing and never could figure out what his great grandfather was thinking when he had them made and required all to wear them. Such a humbug, I suppose.
Long live OZ!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma