Dark Hall Mansion & Nicolas Delort Take Us Down The Yellow Brick Road With This Tribute To The Wizard Of Oz

“Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

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Since 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” has held a special place in the hearts of generations of fans around the world.  Based off L.Frank Baum’s original story, the characters portrayed by Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton and the rest of the cast have resonated with fans for over 78 years and today, Dark Hall Mansion is thrilled to release a new print that pays homage to this classic.  We share this joy because they have tapped one our favorite artists, Nicolas Delort, to do the honors and the end result is pure bliss and a trip down memory lane.  Here is DHM’s official statement about this sensational release.

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Dark Hall Mansion is pleased to share a project that’s been in the works for more than a year: DHM’s officially licensed, limited edition print release in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for the incomparable 1939 movie masterpiece, “THE WIZARD OF OZ,” by contemporary artist Nicolas Delort and available this Friday, February 10th!

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Nicolas’ powerful piece is all sweep and scale well befitting this classic. With a dramatic rendering in which the artist worked from original 1939 Oz production stills, his piece encompasses not only the Wicked Witch and her lair but the beautiful arc of the film itself, one that is, hands down, one of the very cornerstones of cinematic history to this day.

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The timeless influence and impact of “THE WIZARD OF OZ” on our collective psyche is as immeasurable and undeniable as is its impact on generations of creatives, not solely filmmakers but those in every realm of creative endeavor and we’re honored to have this officially licensed release as part of DHM’s ongoing Seminal Film Series of art prints.

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“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Standard 20″ x 28″ Edition of 280  $65
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Select 20″ x 28″ Foil-Edition of 10 (based on Std edition colorway)  $150

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“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Variant 20″ x 28″ Edition of 50  $95
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Select 20″ x 28″ Foil-Edition of 10 (based on Variant edition colorway)  $150

DHM’s limited edition “THE WIZARD OF OZ” fine art prints are officially Warner Bros licensed, hand numbered, screen prints and measure 20″ x 28.”

All prints will be available this Friday, February 10th, at 12:30 PM PST exclusively via DHM’s dedicated store page HERE.

Did you know…..

  • The studio, Metro-Goldwyn Meyer, outbid 20th Century Fox for the movie rights. Fox had wanted Shirley Temple to star.
  • The snow in the poppy scene was made of asbestos.
  • The horses in the Emerald City were colored with Jell-O, which they kept trying to lick off.
  • Dorothy’s slippers in the book were silver.
  • The Wicked Witch’s crystal ball was used as a prop in Boris Karloff’s The Mask of Fu Manchu.
  • “Over the Rainbow” was almost cut from the film for length reasons.
  • The film won Oscars for best original score and best original song.
  • The cowardly lion’s costume weighed around 100 pounds.
  • The Tin Man’s oil was actually chocolate syrup.
  • The Wizard of Oz was the first MGM film to be televised on a national network.
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