Stuff I like: “American Icons”

November 11, 2012 at 4:32 am 1 comment

It’s been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule. Hear how the playwright Neil LaBute, the late filmmaker Nora Ephron, the novelist Salman Rushdie, and the musician Bobby McFerrin, found magic, meaning, and inspiration in Oz.

To stream whole episode, go here.

More “American Icons” [Nicola Tesla: Strange Genius, Monticello and
Warhol’s Soup Cans] from Studio360.

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  • 1. andthree  |  November 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    a propos warhol’s soup cans, there’s this book that i am currently reading, skinny legs and all, which has got a talking can of beans. it is a nice book 🙂

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