"The Golden Age of Hollywood". 1930s Popular Culture Escapism. The Wizard of Oz: Book: 1900 Broadway:1902 Movie:1939. “Wicked”1995 novel - a back story to film and novel that explains what happened before Dorothy came to Oz.
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"The Golden Age of Hollywood"
The Wizard of Oz:
“Wicked”1995 novel - a back story to film and novel that explains what happened before Dorothy came to Oz
The Wiz 1978 film – starring Michael Jackson (African-American version)
“Wicked” 2003 musical – based on the book “Wicked” and told from perspectives of the witches of Oz; explains how the Wicked Witch of the West became “wicked”
2013: “Oz, the Great and Powerful
– a prequel to the 1939 film Wizard of Oz
“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself”
~FDR 1933 Inaugural Address
Wasn’t a huge blockbuster at the time:
Only $3,017,000 on a $2,000,000 budget
Where does Dorothy live?
What does the Tornado symbolize?
Who is the only one left out, unprotected from the storm?
Then this must mean Dorothy is suppose to symbolize?
Somewhere over the rainbow…
Way up high…
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby…
Somewhere over the rainbow…
Skies are blue…
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
….wake up where the clouds are way behind me.
identified with the
Farms, hills, forests = all typical
All American Scenery
What advice does Glenda and the Munchkins give Dorothy?
What does the yellow brick road symbolize?
As President, why is it so important that people have faith in you?
You're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of OzYou'll find he is a Whiz of a Wiz if ever a Wiz there wasIf ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was the Wizard of Oz is one becauseBecause, because, because, because, because…
Because of the wonderful things he does
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow
will be our doubts of today.
Let us move forward with strong and active faith
.Franklin D. Roosevelt
People trusted FDR.
They “blindly” followed his lead
he would help them.
FDR used the radio airwaves to
connect with the people.
In his “Fireside Chats” he gave
advice and reminded the public
to keep the faith
FDR supported worker unions and
believed that the voice of the common
man was important to recovery
Let me assert my firm belief that
the only thing we have to fear
is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR often told people that the
road to recovery wouldn’t be easy.
What do you think the
Once Dorothy and the others are inside the Emerald City…
What is the 1st thing they do? What does this symbolize?
Who is the Wizard suppose to be?
You're out of the woodsYou're out of the darkYou're out of the nightStep into the sun, step into the lightKeep straight aheadFor the most glorious placeOn the Face of the EarthOr the skyHold onto your breathHold onto your heartHold onto your hopeMarch up to the gateAnd bid it open
Which character represents the following group affected during the Great Depression?
Who do the other characters represent?
What does each character want?
What does the Wizard say about their requests?
“What this nation needs is, brains, heart, and courage”
– FDR in one Fire Side Chat