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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

#AtoZChallenge : Patchwork Girl of Oz in the Silent Era!

Perhaps it was Serendipity or the spirit of the Royal Historian, but I happened across a silent film called "The Patchwork Girl of Oz," which is quite fortunate since today is the third Thursday in April, thus today's blog posting is brought to you by the letter P.

The Patchwork Girl of Oz is the seventh book in L. Frank Baum's Oz book series and was published in 1913.



The Patchwork Girl of Oz was also one of the four Baum books that he turned into movies by the Oz Film Manufacturing Company in 1914 and 1915. Sadly, his business went belly-up, mostly due to bad business partners.

Anyone who knows me knows that I simply love silent films and this one is a particularly odd one, which makes me love it even more!




If you've got a spare 50 minutes, sit down and watch this very strange adaptation of The Patchwork Girl of Oz.

In addition, it is this very book that I have drawn upon for some of the elements of my wife and I's first book as co-authors which we are calling The Emerald Slippers of Oz.

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz



5 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! Just dropping by from the AtoZ challenge, I have set up a link to your blog from my post today http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-nQ

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  2. I need to say now that I have quietly enjoyed your alphabetic run throughout the month. But I need to say that The Patchwork Girl of Oz is my all time favorite book that I read as a child. This film clip will be my lunchtime entertainment today. Thanks. Oma Linda

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  3. Hello, James! I love the Oz series! I recently got them all in five gorgeous volumes (three books per volume). I saw them in the bookstore and had to get them. I can't wait to start re-reading them all!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  4. So which of the three Baum silent movies do you think is the best?? You know you can watch them on Youtube

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    1. The Scarecrow of Oz (1914) is just a bit wierd, though I do enjoy it. The racism is a bit more than I can stand, but it is indicative of the times. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) is my favorite. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is a close second. The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) is another odd one with some nice aspects. The Wizard of Oz (1925) is about the best one from a technical perspective, but I still prefer The Patchwork Girl of Oz.

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