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The International Wizard of Oz Club, founded in 1957 by a 13-year-old boy, attracts all kinds of Oz fans. Individually we started with W. W. Denslow, Oz ornaments, Return to Oz, or Oz comics. We might be focused on original writing or original Munchkins, or Oz with mermaids and Muppets and Wicked (oh, my!). But together we find that there’s room for all in that two-letter name. So we orbit the single common component of Oz as the International Wizard of Oz Club.

Our early years focused primarily on the series of Oz books written by L. Frank Baum and his successors. But the extraordinary appeal of the 1939 MGM film based on The Wizard of Oz has added countless members to our group through the years–shaping and influencing our collective interests along the way. Most Oz fans quickly become Oz collectors. Books, dolls, autographs, housewares…so much Oz to find and enjoy! The Club is a perfect place to spread word of vintage finds and forthcoming treasures.

We are organized as a 501(c)(3) educational organization with a formal structure, board, and by-laws. We have an office, an inventory of publications for sale, and a growing archive of artwork and research material.

But at heart we remain a diverse lot of Oz fans sharing our enthusiasm for America’s favorite fairyland through our journal, The Baum Bugle; annual meetings; and publications.

17 Comments
  1. I’d love to join the club!!

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  2. I have a numbered #29 of 100 world movie club picture with actual movie clips in it…I thought it should go to a real fan rather then just a collector… if u could please get back to me.

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    • I would suggest you sell it on Facebook Marketplace if you are a Facebook member. There are large communities of Oz fans, including our Club, that use Facebook to buy, sell, and help one another find pieces individual fans are want. Jane Albright

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  3. I am your typical Wizard of Oz buff. My high school’s musical was The Wizard of Oz when I was in 10th grade. Naturally, I tried out for Dorothy. When the day came to find out if we made who we tried out for it was posted on the drama room door my name was not next to Dorothy but it was next to the Wicked Witch of the West. At that point I knew my singing career was over!!!! Anyway, I am looking for collectibles from the Wizard of Oz and also wondering if there are any museums in Kansas?

    Thank You,

    Theresa Bennett
    email: imagrma2014lelund@gmail.com

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  4. I just started writing my own Oz book after having eleven other books published, so it’s nice to know there are so many fellow Oz fans still out there.

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  5. Hi. Can you tell me if I am still a member? Also I would like to contact Julius Johnson who collects wiz of oz comics. I have one he may be interested in. Please reply. Thank you

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    • I can’t find “Condiotte” on any membership list since 2011. Would you be a member under a different name? Jane

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  6. I know this is something a bit different, and if it’s not acceptable to post it here I understand. Just thought that fans of Oz might be interested in this. It’s a graphic novel about Oz fighting against an invasion of the devastating mythical creature, Cthulhu. It’s a beautiful book, and unique for any Oz collector. Check it out, and if you like what you see, please reserve your copy of the book. Thanks!
    http://cthulhuinvades.com/

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  7. I was a member for several years as a child. I fell in love with Yosemite during the annual Winkie Conventions. Is it possible I’m still a member? Do you still have those wonderful conventions?
    Thanks

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  8. i will join

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  9. Why don’t you guys have a message board??? Or a place for fan art and fan fiction? This site is pretty weak sauce. Disappointing!

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  10. I made a short film a few years back while I was in NY, called Finding Oz, A Journey Home. It is a modern day Wizard of Oz. It has been selected and screen in film festivals around North America and won an award for best music in at the Utah Film Festival.
    If is a lovely little film on it’s own, but it is especially enjoyed by anyone who is a Wizard of Oz fan as there are many many references to the film.
    It is also done with no dialogue, but just a soundtrack.
    Enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq7WyGrIMl0
    Derek Scott (www.derekscott.ca)

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  11. Love Wizard of Oz, and I am a big collector!

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