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The Emerald City is the fictional capital of the Land of Oz in L. Frank Baum's Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Located in the center of the Land of Oz, the Emerald City is connected to other parts of Oz via the yellow brick road. The Oz books describe the Emerald City as being completely green and comprised of green glass, emeralds, and other jewels. Find out more...


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The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is based on L. Frank Baum's turn-of-the-century children's story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking scarecrows, cowardly lions, and more.

It stars Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton. It also featured a cast of midgets in the roles of the munchkins including Jerry Maren as the Lollipop Kid and Meinhardt Raabe as the Munchkin Coroner. While not the first feature film produced in Technicolor (as commonly believed), The Wizard of Oz makes conspicuous use of the technique; its Kansas bookend sequences are in sepia-toned black-and-white, while the Oz scenes are in full three-strip Technicolor. Find out more...


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Princess Ozma is a fictional character in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. She is the rightful ruler of the Land of Oz and appears in every book of the series except the first.

First appearing in The Marvelous Land of Oz she was given to the witch Mombi to hide by the Wizard. Mombi transformed the infant Ozma into a boy and called him Tip. Ozma, in the form of Tip, was raised as a boy and had no memory of ever having been a girl. As Tip, Ozma created Jack Pumpkinhead. Glinda the Good Witch eventually forces Mombi to transform the boy Tip back into Ozma, who was installed as Oz's ruler. Find out more...