DATE WITH DANA………ITS XMAS! COMING TO SEE 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' ?
Featured in the December 2010 handbook.
DATE WITH DANA………ITS XMAS! COMING TO SEE 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' ? BECOZ ! - BECOZ ! - BECOZ ! - BECOZ ! IF EVER A WIZZ THERE WOZZ!…………….
The original moviemake of “The Wizard of Oz” has enchanted four generations of children. But it just - nearly - didn’t -happen!
M-G-M was the granddaddy of the major Hollywood studios, while Samuel Goldwyn was Head of M-G-M , yet he never read a book. When he became interested in a property he would ask his studio Executives to explain the story to him, and then decide on the production.
The one exception to this was ‘The Wizard of Oz’ which took him three weeks to finish. When news of this achievement spread, his Studio Heads came clamouring: did he intend to turn this book into a film? “Nah”, said the great Samuel Goldwyn, “No. It's only a children’s book, so nobody will come to see that.” Then, believe it or believe it, he sold the rights to his arch-rival !!!
SO - SHALL WE ALL LINK ARMS AND ‘ FOLLOW THE YELLOW-BRICK ROAD, FOLLOW THE YELLOW-BRICK, FOLLOW THE YELLOW-BRICK ROAD. FOLLOW THE YELLOW-BRICK ROAD......