I was introduced to The Wizard of Oz by film historian William K. Everson. My friend, Ron (I wonder if he ever escaped Brooklyn?), who knew Everson, brought me over to meet him one long ago, but youthful, day. Everson invited us to watch The Wizard of Oz. We did. He cranked up the projector and we watched the movie. It's hard to describe the thrill of watching a movie like TWofO with a person like Everson, but what I thought I knew about the movie I realized I didn't know much at all. I don't recall if the copy was 35mm, but I can say he had a large enough room and big enough screen to show any movie properly. I wonder what ever happened to my friend Ron. We were inseparable for a time, but time isn't much for inseparableness. Ron was an ardent film buff and quite knowledgeable himself. He had a large collection of 16mm and 8mm films. I hope he fared well.
Comic reader version: Download Wizard of Oz Pressbook
See more movie pressbooks From Zombos' Closet.
You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.