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The Baum Bugle: Spring 2021

This is the cover of the Spring 2021 issue.

The Baum Bugle, vol. 65, no. 1 (Spring 2021)

Editor-in-Chief Sarah K. Crotzer
Bibliography Editor Peter E. Hanff
News Editor Zoe O’Haillin-Berne
Reviews Editor Atticus Gannaway
Oz Gazette Editor Nick Campbell
Editorial Assistant Christina Maffa


Layout and cover design by Sarah K. Crotzer

Cover art by Robert Kline

Spring 2021 Selected Contents

This a guide to the most significant articles and reviews of the issue for the benefit of researchers, scholars and collectors. The issue includes additional content such as news, departments, etc.


Feeling Woozy: The Marketing and Publicity of the Oz Film Manufacturing Company

Nate Barlow follows the short but glorious life of the very first Oz toy, the wooden Woozy, as it was featured in Hollywood promotion for The Oz Film Manufacturing Company during 1914. Includes many vintage clippings from trade magazines and newspapers of the period.

Road of Yellow Brixx: The Lost Filmation TV Series

Sarah K. Crotzer explores the available pitches and pilot scripts for Yellow Brixx Road, the syndicated weekday TV series developed by Filmation (Journey Back to Oz) for the 1980–81 season.

Through the Tollbooth to Oz

Nick Campbell looks back on the life of famed children’s author Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth) and the childhood inspiration he found in the Oz books. 

Bucketheads & Tails: The Legacy of Chris Dulabone

Atticus Gannaway chronicles the history of Buckethead Publications/Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends, publishers of original Oz fiction from 1986–2021, and pays tribute to editor Chris Dulabone. Includes comprehensive checklist of published titles.

The Bugle Review

Sarah K. Crotzer reviews The Wonderful Wizards of Art; Judy Bieber reviews The Voice of Liberty by Angelica Shirley Carpenter; Jane Albright reviews The Santa Claus Stories by L. Frank Baum.