Saturday, October 16, 2021

Wind Me Up

Playwright L. Frank Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk created a spectacular stage show that toured North America in 1913, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz. Though generally forgotten now, remnants of the show still exist in scripts, sheet music, photographs, and published reviews of the show.

I've gathered as many of those remnants as I could find and am currently working on a book to reveal the never-before-told story of how The Tik-Tok Man of Oz came into being. You can get a taste of the forthcoming book in my presentation Tik-Tok People, originally presented at Oz Con International 2021 in July and now available to watch on Youtube.

Here's the link to the presentation:

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