Maine Museum Kicks Off "Wonderful World of Oz" Exhibit

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Fans of "The Wizard of Oz" can head to Maine - not Kansas - to see an exhibit of all things Oz going back more than a century.

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland kicked off its "Wonderful World of Oz" exhibition on Saturday with 107 items dating back to the 1900 book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The book has spawned countless movies, stage productions and spinoff merchandise.

The exhibit items come from the world's largest Wizard of Oz collection, owned by two Camden men who have more than 100,000 Oz-related items.

Among the things on display are the Wicked Witch of the West's hourglass, Dorothy's blue gingham dress, a Lollipop Guild munchkin outfit, a flying monkey and a pair of ruby slippers.

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