MAKING OF THE WIZARD OF OZ
1977, FIRST EDITION
by Margaret Hamilton in her unmistakable long personal inscription , "with
my warmest wishes and my love to you Dale - from Maggie - and that other
woman - witchable wishes W.W.W!""
is a scarce First Edition of The Making of the Wizard
of Oz published in hardback by Alfred A. Kropf in the USA in
1977. And what makes it even more special, is that Margaret
Hamilton, AKA "the Wicked Witch of the West", has written an
inscription and hand-signed it "W.W.W." as was her usual way
of signing her autograph. The book comes complete with its
dustjacket. This is a First Edition, clearly stating that
on the title page.
book has 330 pages, and includes 93 illustrations and photographs, 18 in
full color. "From the scriptwriters at work...to
the scandal headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel to the
Witch's accidental burning, to the director who stayed on the set just
long enough to replace Judy Garland's blond wig with brown braids - here
is The Making of The Wizard of Oz. This richly detailed
re-creation brings alive, as never before, a major Hollywood studio and
reveals, through hundreds of interviews (with cameramen, screen writers,
costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, actors, et
al), how the factorylike Hollywood system of movie-making miraculously
produced one of the most enduring and best-loved films ever made."
pages of the book are slightly separated from the book cover, extending
about 1/3 of the way down from the top. All of the pages are
secure, none are loose. The dustjacket shows some
wear to the edges and a 4" tear on the binding edge (has been
scotch-taped); it has not been price-clipped (original price
VERY RARE Book, but ALSO signed by the
"Witch"?, probably only only one in existence.