July 1, 2020

02: The Real Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz

02: The Real Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz

Have you ever wondered who the character Dorothy was based on in The Wizard of Oz? Well, I think I found her. And I believe much more than the character was based on her tragic young life. Let me explain...

In the back of the sleepy old Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois, sits a tiny 122-year-old unremarkable stone. Buried here, nestled between two old bushes, rests a young 5 month-old little girl whose name is forever memorialized in one of the best-known stories in American Literature - The Wonderful Wizard of OZ.

A video was created of the making of this episode, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/St92C6hMAMo

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