The Wizard of Oz scripts, 1938  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
The Wizard of Oz scripts
Dates
1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
.10 cubic ft. (1 box)
Collection Number
12780
Summary
Collection contains The Wizard of Oz screenplay drafts, outlines, and notes by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 307-766-3756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Wizard of Oz was a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The movie was based on L. Frank Baum's children's fantasy novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The screenplay went through several writers and revisions before the final shooting. MGM hired many screenwriters including, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf to write separate versions of the story. They completed the final draft of the script on October 8, 1938, following numerous rewrites. It was a work of many creative minds, but Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf got the writing credits.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains The Wizard of Oz screenplay drafts, outlines, and notes by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Cloud Hill Books from 2020-2021.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jamie J. Greene in May 2021.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The Wizard of Oz outline by Noel Langley, March 22, 1938Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

The Wizard of Oz script material:Return to Top

Container(s): Box

Container(s) Description
Box
Box
1
Screenplay draft by Herman J. Mankiewicz
March 3, 1938
1
Notes, screenplay draft edits, and outline by Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf
June 1938

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Fantasy films
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Musical films
  • Wizard of Oz films

Personal Names

  • Langley, Noel, 1911-1980
  • Mankiewicz, Herman J. (Herman Jacob), 1897-1953
  • Ryerson, Florence
  • Woolf, Edgar Allan

Corporate Names

  • Loew’s Incorporated
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Titles within the Collection

  • Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939)