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Three Case Histories: Alice, Peter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the psychoanalytic interpretation of and popular case writing around the Golden Age classics Alice, Peter Pan, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Case writing on children’s ... More


Putting Oz into The Wizard of Oz

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming was brought into the production of MGM’s bold new undertaking, an adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Understandably, Fleming was both excited by the potential of ... More


Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family ... More


At the Turn of the Century

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing the advent of the musical comedy in the 1880s, as a spruced-up burlesque imitating Gilbert and Sullivan. Cinderella At School (1881), written by Henry Woolson Morse, ... More


Broadway Goes West

Holly Van Leuven

in Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter chronicles Bolger’s assignments as an employee of MGM. Of primary note is The Great Ziegfeld, the acclaimed Oscar-winning picture that earned Bolger a longer contract. Bolger’s next ... More


Magic shoes: Dorothy, Cinderella, Carrie

Elizabeth Ezra

in Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451406
eISBN:
9781474495332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The stories of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Fleming 1939) and Cinderella focus on magic slippers that can only be worn by the ‘right’ person. In various cinematic versions of Cinderella (most notably ... More


Conclusion: Over the Rainbow

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The book concludes with a speculative glance at two unusual spaces: the fantasy world into which Dorothy plummeted at the beginning of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and the to some measure equally ... More


Afterword: A Great American Movie Director

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Fleming left very few personal notes behind, his life had been extensively recorded through the press and friends’ remembrances. With his incredible successes like Gone with the Wind and The ... More


The ruby slippers at the V&A: an odyssey

Keith Lodwick

in Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451406
eISBN:
9781474495332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, a curator from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London tells of efforts to track down the iconic ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz for the major exhibition ... More


For Time Immemorial: Marking Time in the Built Environment

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

in If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter looks at how Pierre Nora’s lieux de mémoire (places of memory) emphasized the need to revive queer identity, queer cultural collectivity, and marked environments during the post-AIDS ... More


Turn on the Heat

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

What can make a musical a great film? Some answers may be found by looking at some of the genre’s most sublime specimens. From the opening scene of Love Me Tonight to the elegant balance of Gigi and ... More


Blood-red shoes?

Ian Christie

in Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451406
eISBN:
9781474495332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the motif of red shoes in The Red Shoes (Powell and Pressburger, 1948) and The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939), in light of the intervening World War. Whereas Dorothy’s ruby ... More


Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Holly Van Leuven

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow is the first book-length biography of the American eccentric dancer and popular culture figure, best known for his role in the 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz. ... More


Harold Arlen: (1905–1986)

Alec Wilder

in American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190939946
eISBN:
9780190053024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939946.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Not as well known as some of the great songwriters, Harold Arlen was a highly original composer with a distinctive style that displayed the strong influence of African American music. Indeed, his ... More


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