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The TIK - TOK MAN Of OZ. Cort Theatre. Limited Engagement, Beginning Monday Night, April 21, 1913
San Francisco:: Allied Printing,. [1913].. 14-1/2" x 5-3/4". 1st printing. Single sheet broadside.. Modest edgewear & age-toning to paper. Prior owner pencil note in. upper left corner: "Family Party / Edgar [?] / May 3rd 1913". A VG. copy.. A extremely rare survivor of Baum's second theatrical effort, The TIK-TOK MAN Of OZ, the libretto of which is "derived from Baum's 1907 Oz book, Ozma of Oz, with additional characters from The Road to Oz (1909) and a major scene adapted from Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)." ... "The show was a hit on the West Coast ..." opening March 31, 1914, at LA's Majestic Theatre. The show toured through the West & Midwest through early 1914, though never making Broadway, primarily due to Morosco's withdrawal of support. [Beinvenue. COLLECTORS GUIDE To BAUM & OZ, pp 55 - 57]. We find no record of any other surviving posters from this San Francisco production, and a survey of auction records & other on-line sources indicate just one other TIK-TOK MAN Of OZ performance playbill survives... that from Dec 2, at the Babcock Theatre in Billings MT, which came from the Fred M. Meyer collection of L. Frank Baum, an image of which can be seen on the International Wizard of OZ Club website. . See p. 57, of Beinvenue's book on Baum, for a photographic image of the San Francisco cast.
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