Many people think that Dorothy is from Kansas City, but she is actually from a small town called Liberal.
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The Land of Oz
Dorothy Gale is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum, author and creator of the Oz legacy. She first appears in Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and plays a pivotal role in its sequels, The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904), Ozma of Oz (1907), and The Road to Oz (1909). Dorothy also appears in numerous adaptations of Baum’s works, particularly the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes place in the fictional land of Oz. The land is divided into four regions, each represented by a different color. The four regions are the Emerald City (green), the Winkie Country (yellow), the Gillikin Country (purple), and the Munchkin Country (blue). The story begins in Kansas, which is where Dorothy lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry.
The 1939 film adaptation
The film adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, and it has become an iconic representation of the story. In the film, Dorothy Gale is from Kansas, and she is transported to the magical land of Oz when a tornado hits her farmhouse.
Dorothy’s journey to Oz is a journey of self-discovery, and she learns that there is no place like home. While the film is set in Kansas, the majority of the filming took place in California. The landscape of Kansas in the film is actually based on the landscape of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
While the film is set in the fictional land of Oz, many aspects of the land are based on real places in Kansas. For example, the Emerald City is based on Wichita, and the Wicked Witch’s castle is based on Castle Rock in Quinter.
The 1939 film adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a classic example of Hollywood magic. It transporting Kansas to a land that many people only dream about.
Kansas in the Wizard of Oz
Dorothy is from Kansas, a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. The section of Kansas that Dorothy is from is the central part of the state. Kansas is known for its prairies and its Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
The Kansas Statehouse
In the film, the Wicked Witch of the West melting away after Dorothy douses her with a bucket of water, is based on a scene from Frank L. Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in which the wicked witch is defeated by being sprayed with a potent antidote. In both the book and movie, Oz is a magical land where good witches far outnumber the bad.
The tornado that sucks up Dorothy’s house and drops it in Munchkinland (don’t ask) is an homage to The Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum’s home state of Kansas, which is nicknamed “The Land of Oz.” (In fact, there’s an annual festival in Liberal, Kansas called “Land of Oz” that celebrates all things Wizard of Oz.)
The Tornado scene
In the famous opening scene of The Wizard of Oz, a tornado rips through Kansas, bringing Dorothy and her house into the Land of Oz. While this scene is fictional, it is based on the real phenomenon of tornadoes in Kansas.
Kansas is located in the center of Tornado Alley, a region in the United States where tornadoes are most likely to form. On average, Kansas has around 50 tornadoes each year, more than any other state in the country.
While most tornados occur in rural areas, they can also cause damage to cities and towns. In May of 2013, an EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The tornado was over 2 miles wide and caused 24 deaths.
While tornados are a natural part of life in Tornado Alley, there are steps that people can take to stay safe. When a tornado warning is issued, people should go to a safe place such as a basement or storm shelter. Mobile homes are not safe during a tornado, so people should evacuate if possible. If you can’t evacuate, lie down in a ditch or low-lying area and cover your head with your hands.
After the Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is a fictional character created by American author L. Frank Baum. She first appears in Baum’s classic 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reappears in many of its sequels. In the books, Dorothy is forced to leave her home in Kansas and travel to the Land of Oz to find her way back home.
The Wizard of Oz in popular culture
The Wizard of Oz has been influential in subsequent works in a variety of media. In books, it has inspired many sequels, prequels, and retellings from a variety of authors, some authorized by the Oz estate and some not. In film, it has been the basis for several remakes and re-imaginings, as well as inspiring numerous allusions to it in other films. In television, there have been several live-action and animated adaptations and spin-offs based on the story and characters. The Wicked Witch of the West’s flying monkeys have also become pop cultural icons in their own right.
The Land of Oz theme park
The Land of Oz is a defunct amusement park near Beech Mountain, North Carolina that operated from June 1971 to 1980. The park is based on the Land of Oz books by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It was one of the first theme parks to be based on a film.
The park was developed by Grover Robbins, who also developed the thatched-roof Main Street at Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom. The park featured a yellow brick road that guests could follow to see various attractions, such as Dorothy’s House, the Emerald City, and the Witch’s Castle. The park also included a Railroad Depot, where guests could take a train ride around the park.
In 1975, the park was sold to JamesONDaszkiewicz, who renamed it “Oz World”. Daszkiewicz added new attractions to the park, including an Antique Carousel and a Haunted House. However, due to financial problems, Daszkiewicz was forced to sell the park in 1980. It subsequently closed down and has remained abandoned ever since.