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THE WIZARD OF OZ **HAND SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by the WICKED WITCH / Margaret Hamilton, the SCARECROW / Ray Bolger, and 13 MUNCHKINS by Aljean Harmetz
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THE WIZARD OF OZ **HAND SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by the WICKED WITCH / Margaret Hamilton, the SCARECROW / Ray Bolger, and 13 MUNCHKINS

THE MAKING OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, by Aljean Harmetz. HAND SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by MARGARET HAMILTON / THE WICKED WITCH, RAY BOLGER / THE SCARECROW... AND by THIRTEEN MUNCHKINS, namely: MEINHARDT RAABE / the Coroner, HARRY MONTY / a Soldier and a Winged Monkey (he signed twice), MICKEY CARROLL / a Fiddler, RUTH DUCCINI / a Villager, MARGARET PELLEGRINI / a Villager, JERRY MAREN / a Member of the Lollipop Guild, AUGUST CLARENCE SWENSON / a Soldier, LEWIS CROFT / a Soldier, FERN FORMICA / a Villager (a Sleepyhead), TOMMY COTTONARO / a Bearded Villager, TINY DOLL / a Villager, KARL SLOVER (aka Karl Kosiczky) / a Villager Herald, and DONNA JEAN JOHNSON (later Donna Hardway) / a Villager - she was a child actor and one of 12 young girls who filled in as Munchkins in the background. MARGARET HAMILTON wrote: "I"m watching you - Mike - take it easy! / I'm planning your whole career - it will cost you ve-ry little! / Maggie WWW Hamilton". RAY BOLGER wrote: "To Mike / May your Yellow Brick Road / Bring you as much / Happiness as Mine Has! / Sincerely / Ray Bolger". And here are a few of the Munchkin inscriptions: Fern Formica wrote: "For Mike, who should be a Curator of Oz history. / His associations with all of us from (the) MGM Movie has been a caring friendship / Munchkin Maid / Fern Formica". Jerry Maren wrote simply: "To my friend / Michael Mason". Margaret Pelligrini wrote: "To Mike / Keep Smiling / Love & Best Wishes / Margaret Pelligrini / Munchkin of Oz". Mickey Carroll wrote simply: "Munchkin Love". The INSCRIPTIONS are to MICHAEL MASON, someone who clearly befriended many of the actors in the film. The inscriptions are personal and warm. They appear to have been gathered by Mike Mason over many years. Only one inscription is dated, and it is dated 5-11-90. I do not know who this Michael Mason was, maybe you can figure it out! Most of the actors who signed the book have subsequently died. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9.5 inches (15x24 cm). Pagination: xx, 329, [1] pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions of documents, plus 8 pages of color photographs. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York,1977. First Edition, as stated. CONDITION: The covers have a bit of wear to the spine ends and corner tips, and the spine gilt is lightly rubbed. Internally, there is toning / light shorelining to the top half of the front endpapers and to the top margin of the inner pages, the toning affects ONE AUTOGRAPH, that of DONNA JEAN JOHNSON, whose signature at the top of the front free endpaper has faded to the point of near illegibility (i.e. still decipherable); ALL THE OTHER AUTOGRAPHS AND INSCRIPTIONS ARE BRIGHT, SHARP AND CLEAR. The Dustjacket is price clipped and has a small old bookstore price sticker at the bottom of the front flap (Theatre Books / Toronto), otherwise it is nice, bright and clear. The great WICKED WITCH inscription; warm SCARECROW inscription; and lots of MUNCHKIN inscriptions and signatures, make this Wizard of Oz film book a Gem worthy of Emerald City. Now click your heels three times...

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