I came late to this post, so was surprised to see Scott Hutchins ask:
> The filmography (at http://php.iupui.edu/~sahutchi/ozfilms.htm) is cleaned
> up (mostly) through 1987. Two of the films were made at Mankato State
> University. Perhaps Donald Larsson could help with that?
The two citations were:
The Wizard of Oz [play]
BW, 115 min., filmed February 19.
Mankato Fine Arts Community Theatre
V: Mankato State University (videoreels)
Matilda Joslyn Gage [Research Discussion]
BW, 30 min.
Mankato State University
W: Sally Roesch Wagner.
S: John E. Dimeglio (Moderator), Sally Roesch Wagner (Matlida Electra Joslyn
Patrick Hearn (Authority on L. Frank Baum).
V: Mankato State University
The first is apparently a video record of a community play version of
the film (before my time here). A search of the library database does
not indicate that the tape is still there. It might have been removed
The second is in the library's video collection. Sally Wagner was a
former member of the Women's Studies Department here whose specialty
was on the life of Matilda Gage, who was--if memory serves--the
mother-in-law of L. Frank Baum. The video is a tape of a presentation
and conference on Gage. Sally used to give "living history"
presentations dressed as Gage.
I doubt if the film footage is at all relevant or even extant, but when
the Theater Dept. did a stage version of the Wizard several years ago,
they used a projected film image of a tornado in the opening scene.
Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
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