The Wizard of Oz

Special Presentation: MGM’s The Wizard of Oz


The world’s preeminent historian on all things “Oz”,  special guest speaker Mr. John Fricke will host a Q&A discussion after the film. Learn about the film you thought you knew!

John Fricke is regarded as the preeminent Oz and Judy Garland historian/author. He’s received two Emmy Awards as co-producer of Garland TV documentaries for the PBS “American Masters” and A&E “Biography” series, plus a Grammy Award nomination for ?best album notes? for the CD, JUDY GARLAND/25th ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE. His latest book — with Gabriel Gale — is THE ART OF OZ, which was published by Rizzoli in 2021. Additionally, John has written three books about Judy Garland, two books about MGM’s WIZARD OF OZ film, and two other books about the entire Oz phenomenon. His next book, WHITE CHRISTMAS: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY FILM, is due in autumn 2023. John has lectured at Hollywood’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, France?s Deauville Film Festival, and London?s National Film Theatre. He delivers commentary tracks on eight Garland TV and movie DVDs and often appears on TCM, TODAY, CNN, and NPR.


Oct 28 2023


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm




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