American OZ

American OZ

American Experience

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2021-04-20
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 1
  • iTunes Price: USD 1.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 2.99
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Description

When L. Frank Baum published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, he was 44 years old and had spent much of his life in restless pursuit of his American dream. After working and failing at a string of odd jobs that honed his instincts for showmanship — chicken breeder, actor, marketer of petroleum products, shopkeeper, newspaperman and traveling salesman — Baum and his family headed west from their home in Syracuse, New York, in 1888. During his travels from Chicago to the Great Plains during the American frontier’s final days, he witnessed a nation coming to terms with the economic uncertainty of the Gilded Age. But he never lost his child-like sense of wonder and eventually crafted his observations into an enduring, magical tale of survival, adventure and self-discovery. American Oz tells the remarkable story of the man behind one of the most beloved and quintessential American classics, which has been reinterpreted through the generations in films, books and musicals.

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1 American Oz 1:53:09 Season Only Buy on iTunes

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