Collecting the Wizard of Oz
You might say that Ellie L. is a Wizard of Oz aficionado. She has seen the Wizard of Oz movie at least forty-five times. She first started collecting movie memorabilia in 1979 when her mother gave her several Wizard of Oz collectors’ edition plates as a gift. Since then she has acquired hundreds of pieces; her collection includes many more items than we could squeeze into our large display case.
Articles in the collection range from figurines and music boxes to dolls & Christmas ornaments - even salt & pepper shakers. She has built her collection from many sources: Franklin Mint, eBay, boutique shops, McDonald’s, or any other place she can find pieces she likes.
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the movie based on the classic book by Frank L. Baum. Ellie is helping us celebrate the occasion with this fantastic display. All the characters of the beloved movie are represented, and the collection is arranged to follow the sequence of the film. It will be on view through February, so come by and check it out!