Sam Raimi is making a film about the adventures of Professor Marvel before and as he becomes the Great Oz. The scene I want to see in it is Marvel stealing a couple of thousand dollars from Almira Gulch through a psychic reading.
Current Music:Carnival music form 17th Century Venice
L. Frank Baum joined the Ramayana Brotherhood of the Theosophical society (i.e. the Chicago Branch) in 1892. I guess that leaves very little doubt that the Flying Monkeys in Oz come from the flying monkeys in the Ramayana.