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Finding Dorothy Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Enty eight and Judy was sixteen In spite of their age difference Maud immediately connected to Judy especially when Maud heard her sing Over the Rainbow a song whose yearning brought to mind the tough years in South Dakota when Maud and her husband struggled to make a living until Frank Baum's book became a national sensationThis wonderfully evocative two stranded story recreates Maud's youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette and the prairie years of Maud and Frank's ea. NOW AVAILABLE When Maud Gage began her first year of Cornell University her focus was only on higher learning and certainly not the boys of Cornell Her roommate is Josie Josie Baum and it is through Josie that Maud meets the man that was foretold by a somewhat silly group of young women Josie s brother L Frank Baum A man who one day will write one of those beloved childhood books The Wizard of Oz This is the story that is behind the making of both the book and the now classic film a film that made its young star into a bona fide Hollywood icon This story is told in two different time frames one in which Maud is still a relatively young girl daughter of a suffragette to her days at Cornell how she meets the man who will become her husband his gifts as an actor their marriage and their life together which wasn t always easy Although Frank was a man with many talents they weren t always helpful to them financiallyThe alternate 1938 timeline begins with Maud now a 77 year old widow visiting the MGM studio following her discovery that they are making a movie of the book her husband wrote and she is determined to ensure that they stay true to the story he wrote It is there that she meets the young girl cast as Dorothy Judy Garland and begins to take her under her wing This timeline is amusing and interesting in the sense that it discloses some of the things that supposedly went on behind the screens What I loved were the little peeks at the stories that went into what would become The Wizard of Oz even the choice of that title came from an originally innocent comment Little snippets of conversations that led to other choices some felt authentic and some perhaps speculated on but make for a good story Facts that were behind the scenes decisions during the making of this movie really do give this a charming view on the making of this movieA poignant story that also maintains an optimistic outlook worthy of L Frank Baum a reminder to hold onto your faith for a better day on those days when life seems unrecognizable Elizabeth Letts is also the author of The Eighty Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse and two novels uality of Care and Family Planning In her writer s biography she wrote If you want to know why I m a writer you d have to thank Mrs Barclay the children s librarian in the Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes California and my mother who has read books than anyone else I know and who carted me to the library from the time I could barely walk At the age of thirty she determined to try her hand at writing and I doubt she s turned back since but still states that reading remains her favourite hobby But this mini bio was what made me want to read this one a movie I loved when I was a young girlPub Date 12 FEB 2019Many thanks for the ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group Ballantine Books

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Finding Dorothy Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rly days when they lived among the people especially young Dorothy who would inspire Frank's masterpiece Woven into this past story is one set in 1939 describing the high pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set where Judy is being badgered by the director producer and her ambitious stage mother to lose weight bind her breasts and laugh cry and act terrified on command As Maud had promised to protect the original Dorothy back in Aberdeen she now takes on the job of protecting young Ju. The story behind the story of the classic book and movie Finding Dorothy is the story behind one of the most beloved books and movies of all time The Wizard of Oz The story is told through the voice of L Frank Baum s wife Maud Finding Dorothy covers the time that Maud and Frank live in South Dakota barely making ends meet It was during this time that the couple meets a real life Dorothy who inspired Frank to write the novel The book also covers Maud s early years as the daughter of a suffragette When Maud later is introduced to Judy Garland who would play the beloved Dorothy character in the movie she describes how Garland s rendition of Over the Rainbow takes her back to those tough days before the book s big boom Maud and Judy Garland connect despite their over sixty year age difference Maud is a widow at the time of the making of the movie Alternating between the past storyline of Maud s life and Maud and Frank s marriage there is also the storyline in 1939 on the active film set of the movie During these days Judy is mistreated by those making the movie as well as by her stage mother and Maud does her best to protect her Finding Dorothy feels well researched and authentic Fans of the book or movie will gobble this one up The author is as passionate about the story as many of us are and it shines through in her writing especially in the afterword If you are a Wizard of Oz fan I think this one should definitely be on your TBR I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

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Finding Dorothy Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the book that inspired the iconic film through the eyes of author L Frank Baum's intrepid wife Maud from the family's hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood film set where she first meets Judy Garland Maud Gage Baum widow of the author of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz met Judy Garland the young actress playing the role of Dorothy on the set of The Wizard of Oz in 1939 At the time Maud was sev. Now almost twenty years after her husband s death many people didn t recognize his name but was there anyone big or small who didn t know Dorothy and the Scarecrow the tin man and the LionWho hasn t seen the Wizard of Oz Anyone I know that I still watch it at least once a year Finding Dorothy tells the story of the making of The Wizard of Oz and the story of Maud Gage Baum the widow of the Author and her life with her husband Frank Baum L Frank Baum The Struggles they faced during their marriage their love and Frank s writing of The Wonderful Wizard of OzThis book is told in two time lines Maud and Frank s life together and later when Maud goes to Hollywood and is on set and strikes up a relationship with Judy Garland during the filming of The Wizard of Oz I learned many interesting facts while reading this book the ruby red shoes I coveted as a child were not meant to be red Emerald City was not green they almost cut Somewhere over the Rainbow out of the movie and that Judy Garland was slapped forced to go every other day without food had to smoke 80 cigarettes a day and took pills to suppress her appetite and then those to help her sleep Judy won an Academy Award for her performance and walked away with a drug problemMaud was a formidable woman and stood up for Garland and became friends with her Through the course of the filming when not sticking up for Garland she was fighting with producers to keep true to her husband s work She was spunky and not afraid to speak her mind and speak up when she saw something which wasn t right She was after all the daughter of a famous women s suffrage and feminist activistThis started a little slow for me and I found myself picking up other books but then it hooked me I appreciated the dual timelines and learning about Maud s earlier life It is a shame that L Frank Baum never lived to see his work made into a movie A former actor and theater man I imagine he would have been proud of the movie and of his wife for becoming involved and being there during the filming I am finding that I am enjoying reading the Afterword of books and and this book was no exception The Author tells how as a young girl she wanted to be like Dorothy one who could stare down a lion melt a witch tame a wizard She also shares history on Frank and Maud Baum and her uest to learn about the movie and her motivation to write this book This is an enjoyable book that I am sure fans of the movie and the book will enjoy I learned a lot and it was fun to see place I know and have been to talked about in this book I appreciated how the Author took real people and used real events and facts from their lives to write this book This is a book that has heart and is a lovely tribute to an iconic and well loved movie and the story behind the movie The Story of how the book came to be the story of a man who dreamed of a better place full of interesting characters This is the story of dreamers of actors of writers of couples of family and of OzThank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions are my own


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    (Finding Dorothy) PDF READ Å Elizabeth Letts 35 stars rounded up“ The Wizard of Oz “ has been one of my favorite movies for years than I’m willing to admit I’ve seen it so many times that I can recite a lot of the dialogue by heart I have to admit though that I have never read the book and having read this novel makes me want to read it If I had read the book I would have known that the ruby slippers weren’t red and that Oz is not emerald green among other things I just k

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    Elizabeth Letts Ü 0 review (Finding Dorothy) PDF READ Å Elizabeth Letts 35 I still remember when I first saw The wizard of Oz I was fairly young and it was a little bit scary and alot magical I deliver it again through my children and now it's the turn of my grandchildren In fact my two grandaunts and i played make believe reenacting the witches I'm melting scene Great funAnyway this story starts with a 77 year old Maude coming to MGM studios to insist on assisting in the making of the movie The movi

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    Read & Download Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Elizabeth Letts (Finding Dorothy) PDF READ Å Elizabeth Letts Elizabeth Letts Ü 0 review This is a sweet story of the widow of L Frank Baum the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz It’s told both during the making of the movie years after Mr Baum has passed on and the years of their lives together Mrs Maud Baum the daughter of a suffragette is one of the first women to go to Cornell as a coed There she is introduced to her future husband the cousin of her roommate She defies her mother to marry this thea

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  • Hardcover
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  • Finding Dorothy
  • Elizabeth Letts
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  • 17 August 2019
  • 9780525622109