‘Origins of Oz’ DVD Review

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on March 29, 2013

The Origins of Oz
DVD ($14.98)

America’s first genuine fairy tale is now a pop-cultural icon known far and wide, largely because of the enduring popularity of the 1939 movie that took it from page to screen. This fascinating Smithsonian Channel documentary, sure to delight any “Oz” fan, traces the Yellow Brick Road to the source of the familiar tale, pulling back the curtain on author L. Frank Baum, showing how events, experiences and real people in his life were filtered and folded into the children’s fantasy that became one of American fiction’s most beloved tales.