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Encyclopedia > William Wallace Denslow
William Wallace Denslow
William Wallace Denslow
Copyright notice from Denslow's Mother Goose of 1901 - note the use of the word, Rex even at that date

William Wallace Denslow (May 5, 1856March 29, 1915) was an illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, which has fueled political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. William Wallace Denslow, 1900. ... William Wallace Denslow, 1900. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Copyright_1902_by_William_Wallace_Denslow,_Rex_-_Project_Gutenberg_etext_18546. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Copyright_1902_by_William_Wallace_Denslow,_Rex_-_Project_Gutenberg_etext_18546. ... Look up rex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... For the film, see The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Most readers in 1900 read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a fairy tale, but cartoonists recognized that Baum and Denslow were using images that editorial cartoonists had long used to portray American politicians. ...


Born in Philadelphia, by the 1890s he was based in Chicago, where he met Baum. Besides The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Denslow also illustrated Baum's books By the Candelabra's Glare, Father Goose: His Book, and Dot and Tot of Merryland. Baum and Denslow held the copyrights to most of these works jointly. This article is becoming very long. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... After the publication of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, L. Frank Baum wrote another fairy tale entitled DOT AND TOT OF MERRYLAND. This book was illustrated by Baums friend, W.W. Denslow, who had illustrated two of Baums book which were, FATHER GOOSE: HIS BOOK and THE WONDERFUL...


After Denslow quarreled with Baum over royalty shares from the 1902 stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, for which Baum wrote the script and Denslow designed the sets and costumes, Baum determined not to work with him again. 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase an island off the coast of Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I. However, he drank his money away, and on May 27, 1915, died in obscurity, of pneumonia. Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the alveoli (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere) become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ...


John R. Neill illustrated the rest of the Oz series. In 1944, artist Evelyn Copelman became the next Oz illustrator, when she illustrated the 1944 Bobbs-Merrill edition of "The Wizard of Oz". Copelman's illustrations of the characters were largely based on the way the characters looked in the 1939 MGM film version, although the Cowardly Lion looked quite different, and Dorothy had braids rather than long pigtails, as Judy Garland did in the film. Copelman's illustrations of the Oz characters were much less cartoon-like than those of her predecessors. John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Cover of The Cowardly Lion of Oz (1929) by Ruth Plumly Thompson. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress, considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of...


Bold text==Tribute== In the 1990s, this artist tried to kill himself!!Donald Abbot released several new Oz books, with illustrations that returned to the Denslowe style for the first time in nearly a century. Abbot's Denslowe-inspired books are How the Wizard Came to Oz (1991), The Magic Chest of Oz (1993), Father Goose in Oz (1994), and The Amber Flute of Oz (1998).


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(1908: The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays | 1910: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz | The Land of Oz | 1914: The Patchwork Girl of Oz | The Magic Cloak of Oz | His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz | 1925: Wizard of Oz | 1933: The Wizard of Oz | 1939: The Wizard of Oz | 1961: Tales of the Wizard of Oz | 1964: Return to Oz | 1965: The Wizard of Mars | 1969: The Wonderful Land of Oz | 1971: Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde | 1972: Journey Back to Oz | 1975: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | 1976: The Wizard of Oz | 1976: Oz | 1981: The Marvelous Land of Oz | 1982: The Wizard of Oz | 1984: Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz | 1985: Return to Oz | 1986: Oz no Mahōtsukai | 1990: Supēsu Ozu no Bōken | 1996: The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz | 2005: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz | The Patchwork Girl of Oz) For the film, see The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Oz is an imaginary region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... ... The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the history of the Land of Oz. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. ... Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915 - November 30, 2000) was an author of childrens books. ... Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Russian: ) (July 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Russian novelist and mathematician. ... John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays was an early attempt to bring L. Frank Baums Oz books to the screen. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Patchwork Girl of Oz was a 1914 film made by L. Frank Baums Oz Film Company. ... The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. ... His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz is a 1914 film production, directed by J. Farrell MacDonald and written and produced by L. Frank Baum. ... The Wizard of Oz (1925), directed by Larry Semon, who also appears in a comic role (and featuring a young Oliver Hardy), was the first major filmed production of the Wizard of Oz, done as a silent film. ... For the novel, see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; For comparison of book and film, see The Wizard of Oz book to film comparison; For the history of The Wizard of Oz on television, see The Wizard of Oz on television; For other senses of this title, see The Wizard... Tales of the Wizard of Oz was a 1961 animated television series, produced by Crawley Films for Videocraft. ... Return to Oz (1964) was an animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass. ... The Wizard of Mars is a 1965 low budget science fiction film takeoff of L. Frank Baums The Wizard of Oz written and directed by stage magician David L. Hewitt. ... The Wonderful Land of Oz is a 1969 film by Barry Mahon, based on the novel The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Journey Back To Oz is an official animated sequel to the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. ... This feature length (115 minute) film is an adaption of the childrens novel written by L. Frank Baum. ... This short film was based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. ... Oz is a 1976 film directed by Chris Löfvén, and stars Joy Dunsten. ... Ozu no Mahōtsukai is a 1982 anime feature film directed by Fumihiko Takayama, from a screenplay by Yoshimitsu Banno and Akira Miyazaki, produced by Banno and Katsumi Ueno for Toho Co. ... Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz is the 1984 entry in the Brazilian comedy film series Os Trapalhões. ... The 1985 film Return to Oz is a motion picture arguably created as an unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. ... Oz no Mahōtsukai ) is an anime adaption of The Wizard of Oz which ran on the Japanese network TV Tokyo from October 6, 1986–September 28, 1987. ... The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz is a 1990 futuristic adaptation of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz is a 1990 futuristic adaptation of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ...

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