• Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 8 other followers

  • Follow us on Twitter @FonduTV

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

  • RSS Sean-Adrian Speaks as The Bearded Biker

    • The moon... December 24, 2012
      Sometimes it's a perfect storm of biking, the moon and having my cell phone with me.  This night was so gorgeous - late fall biking beauty by the lake!  This fall has been the best for biking! 
      noreply@blogger.com (Sean)
  • RSS Dandy O’Nell gets crafty!

    • Molly March 1, 2019
      A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. They are available in le Shoppe. This is Molly. These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create […] […]
      OliveLoaf Design
  • Useful Links

  • Advertisements

This Week in Chicago Entertainment History: L. Frank Baum

In 1891 L. FRANK BAUM moved his family to Chicago from South Dakota.  He then became a reporter for the Chicago Evening Post before writing “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. The first film version was made in Chicago in 1910 by the Selig Polyscope Company aka William Selig (see our April post) and was directed by Otis Turner.  Below is the first known silent version that was made by SPC without the direct input of Baum. It was solely based on the 1902 stage musical rather than the original novel.   This just goes to show you what a small world it actually was and still is today.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: