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(BAUM, L. Frank) Ruth Plumly Thompson

Autographed letter.

On The Royal Historian of Oz Letterhead.

Published: 1938

Stock code: 106424

Price: £825

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A very warm and chatty letter from the then current writer of the Oz stories, Ruth Plumly Thompson was the next writer of the series after L. Frank Baum. The letter is very chatty on all things which were current in Oz, including the new titles. Thompson also discusses with the recipient her thoughts on the plays and films of oz, “The Wizard of Oz is being made into a musical and while I suppose they’ll spoil and change everything–it may turn out better then we think. After that the Oz books will probably be used in animated cartoons–and that WILL be fun. I’m sorry Walt Disney could not get Mrs. Baum to let him have her ( hand written in the margin “husband’s”) books as he was interested in doing the whole set. But as she has sold (“her” crossed out and hand writtten in the margin ” L. F. B’s Mr. B has been dead as you know for quite awhile”) books to another studio–mine will probably have to be sold to the same people.” Thompson also talks about a role she played in a play as Ozma making her an “Princess of Oz.” A very interesting letter containing lots of Oz gossip.

Typed letter from Ruth Plumy Thompson on The Office of The Royal Historian of Oz letterhead, with notes in Thompson’s hand to the margins.

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