The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is a 3 volume tale of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale of Oz reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.

Volume One; Magician of Oz, Volume Two; Shadow Demon of Oz and Volume Three; Family of Oz are now available for your reading enjoyment, as well as The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu.

The Emerald Slippers of Oz
, featuring an Introduction by Roger S. Baum; great grandson of L. Frank Baum, as well as Tails of Oz are also
available for your reading enjoyment.

The newest adventure in Oz, entitled: Nomes of Oz is now available and fast becoming a best-seller in the Land of Oz.

All are available in both paperback and Kindle.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Another Munchkin crosses the Shifting Sands!

The Lullaby League of Oz lost one of its own last month (Sept. 24) with the passing of Olga C. Nardone, the smallest member of the three girls who danced for Dorothy in welcoming her to Munchkin City.

From the files of Wikipedia, we find the following information:

Olga C. Nardone (1919-2010) was an actress and one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. She was known as "Little Olga" and "Princess Olga" and was one of the smallest of the Wizard of Oz Munchkins, standing at just 3 foot 4 inches tall. The fact that she had done ballet solos in vaudeville helped get her the part.

I had always thought of her as one of the young children who were brought in to supplement the cast and do the very delicate job of dancing her ballet routine to welcome Dorothy. I didn't realize that she was, in fact, one of the 124 adult pituitary midgets which were hired as Munchkins.

It turns out that, like a few of the Munchkins, she chose a very private life and never embraced the life of Oz here in the Great Outside.

It's a shame but we respect her choice and wish her well on her journey across the Shifting Sands to Oz... and to reunite with the Royal Historian.

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma

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