05/15/2005: We're Off To See The Wizard...
Courtesy of US News Wire:
”Profile America -- Sunday, May 15. More than three generations of Americans have been entranced with the enduring story of The Wizard of Oz, made famous by the classic movie of 1939.
The movie told the story of a book written by I. Frank Baum, born on this day in 1856 near Syracuse, N.Y. Baum was a sickly child and compensated for his weak heart by making up imaginary places and playmates. He wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, and published 13 sequels to the book about Dorothy and her companions.
He died without knowing the lasting impact of his imagination. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is still in print after 105 years and forms part of the nearly $4 billion worth of children's books sold each year in the U.S.”
Karen on 05.15.05 @ 06:59 AM CST