L. Frank Baum Letter, as exhibited at Los Angeles Central Library

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The Wizard of Oz feature film is one of the most popular films of all time and it is based on the Oz fantasy series by L. Frank Baum. The ruby slippers pictured above were worn by actress Judy Garland who played the main character (Dorothy). We recommend the book series and the classic film for Elementary-age children on up. Read about the author and his books here: L. Frank Baum. Glimpses of book and film story elements are exhibited at the Smithsonian (http://americanhistory.si.edu).

Read more about the author and his popular book series at California and Kansas.

The National Museum of American History is the fourth stop on our District of Columbia Trail!

Patricia Smart