My Wizard of Oz Collection


My Wizard of Oz Collection

A little background info......

Frank L. Baum's immortal classic, The Wizard of Oz was best brought to the big screen in 1939. This extraordinary film starred the young Judy Garland in her most famous role of Dorothy. Whisked away to the enchanting Oz by a tornado with her little dog ToTo, Dorothy went through an adventure of a lifetime involving good and evil witches, the Munchkins, the Wizard of Oz himself and many other interesting and unusual characters....

And you know the rest!

Here are a few screen shots from this 1939 Classic:

About my Collection:

While my main hobby is collecting retro handheld and tabletop games, I do enjoy collecting some "retro" Wizard of Oz" items too. My collection consists of mainly autographed items by all or some of the key cast members and non-key members too (Charles Grapewin/Uncle Henry and Clara Blandick (who committed suicide eventually)/Aunt Em), original US and foreign lobby cards which were displayed in theatres, a pocketwatch owned by Ray Bolger (the Scarecrow) and a few other neat items. It's as if I just watched the movie again yesterday.........Enjoy

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SIGNED ITEMS:
SIGNED PAPER 1939 BY GARLAND, MORGAN, HAMILTON, BURKE, LAHR, HALEY AND BOLGER for MORGAN on his birthday!
PARCHMENT PAPER IN, SIGNED BY GARLAND, MORGAN, HAMILTON, LAHR, HALEY AND BOLGER
OVER THE RAINBOW SHEET MUSIC SIGNED BY GARLAND, MORGAN, HAMILTON, BURKE, LAHR, HALEY AND BOLGER
OVER THE RAINBOW SHEET MUSIC SIGNED BY GARLAND, MORGAN, LAHR, HALEY AND BOLGER
"AT THE GATE" PHOTO SIGNED BY GARLAND, LAHR, HALEY AND BOLGER
"IN THE FOREST" PHOTO SIGNED BY GARLAND, HALEY AND BOLGER
"PUBLICITY PHOTO WITH TOTO" PHOTO SIGNED BY JUDY GARLAND
"BOOK PAGE ARTICLE" SIGNED BY GARLAND, BOLGER AND HALEY
SIGNED FRANK MORGAN "AS THE WIZARD" PHOTO INCREDIBLY RARE
SIGNED CHARLIE GRAPEWIN PHOTO NON WIZARD OF OZ
WIZARD OF OZ POSTER SIGNED BY HALEY AND BOLGER
MULTIPLE SIGNED RAY BOLGER PHOTOS
"WIZARD OF OZ BOOK" SIGNED BY BURKE, HALEY AND BOLGER
OILWORK SIGNED BY 5 MUNCHKINS
PHOTO SIGNED BY 15+ MUNCHKINS
ORIGINAL DAY POSTCARD SIGNED BY 15+ MUNCHKINS
(3) MUNCHKIN SIGNED PHOTOS
"MAKING OF WIZARD OF OZ BOOK" SIGNED BY MARGARET HAMILTON
CUT SIGNATURES OF 5 CAST MEMBERS - GARLAND, MORGAN, LAHR, HALEY AND BOLGER
"FEATHER ON MY NOSE" BOOK SIGNED BY BILLIE BURKE
WIZARD OF OZ SEINFELD CAST SIGNED PHOTO
UNIQUE JEWELRY:
POCKET WATCH GIVEN TO RAY BOLGER FROM EXECUTIVE MILTON PRELL
WATCH INSCRIPTION: "TO RAY, THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR FRIENDSHIP, MILTON PRELL"
LOBBY CARDS:
ORIGINAL 1939 WIZARD OF OZ LOBBY CARD
ORIGINAL 1939 MEXICAN WIZARD OF OZ LOBBY CARD1
ORIGINAL 1939 MEXICAN WIZARD OF OZ LOBBY CARD2
ORIGINAL 1939 MEXICAN WIZARD OF OZ LOBBY CARD3
ORIGINAL 1939 MEXICAN WIZARD OF OZ LOBBY CARD4
ORIGINAL 1939 MEXICAN WIZARD OF OZ LOBBY CARD5
MISCELLANEOUS WIZARD OF OZ ITEMS:
WIZARD OF OZ INSERT FROM 1939 LIFE MAGAZINE
WIZARD OF OZ ALBUM BY MAKO
WIZARD OF OZ MONOPOLY GAME
PUBLICITY PHOTO OF "OLDER" HALEY AND BOLGER 20 YEARS LATER (1959) AND BUDDY EPSEN SIGNATURE
JUDY GARLAND SHEET MUSIC
CHARLEY GRAPEWIN EARLY 1900'S SHEET MUSIC
WIZARD OF OZ LITHOGRAPH BY MELANIE TAYLOR KENT

Pictures of My Collection In Sequence Below: