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American Oz  Cover Image DVD DVD

American Oz / American Experience Films ; produced by Rebecca Taylor, Randall MacLowry, Tracy Heather Strain ; written and directed by Tracy Heather Strain & Randall MacLowry ; a Film Posse, Inc. production.

Strain, Tracy Heather, (television producer,, screenwriter,, television director.). MacLowry, Randall, (television producer,, screenwriter,, television director.). Taylor, Rebecca (Producer), (television producer.). Rhinehart, Joanna, 1958- (narrator.). American Experience Films, (production company.). Film Posse (Firm), (production company.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713638 :
  • ISBN: 9781531713638
  • ISBN: 1531713637
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approx. 110 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title and credits from screen.
Originally broadscast on PBS on April 19, 2021.
"SDH (subtitles for the deaf-and-hard of hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions." --container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Jason Longo, Austin de Besche ; editor, Chad Ervin ; music, P. Andrew Willis.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Joanna Rhinehart ; voice of L. Frank Baum, Michael Stuhlbarg ; interviewees, Michael Patrick Hearn, Sharon Hartmen Strom, Evan Schwartz, Philip J. Deloria, Kent Drummond, Robert Baum, Sally Roesch Wagner, Dina Massachi, Jeanine Basinger, Louis S. Warren, Gregory Maguire, Douglas A. Jones, Jr.
Summary, etc.:
L. Frank Baum was 44 when he published the first book about Oz, having spent most of his life reinventing himself with each new career in pursuit of the American Dream. When in Chicago, his observations of an uncertain nation during the Gilded Age informed his magical tale of survival, adventure, and self-discovery which went on to become a quintessential classic.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 wide screen presentation; stereo.
Language Note:
English audio.
Subject: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919.
Authors, American > Biography.
Fantasy fiction, American > History and criticism.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bridgeport Public Library.


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