Follow the yellow brick google search…

Thanks to Google and an oddly-timed anniversary remembrance of The Wizard of Oz (August 12 was the 71st anniversary of its theatrical debut, so of course it had to be celebrated on the Google homepage), received a record number of visits: over 4,000 hits on August 12, and more than 3,000 of those via Googles searches for “the wizard of oz.” I couldn’t figure it out at first, since very few of them ended up at at my article “Over the Rainbow with The Wizard of Oz,” until I did a little Google searching myself and discovered that the image I used to illustrate article appeared in the top ten results, with a link back to my blog.

So, by popular demand, here it is again.

Following the yellow brick road into movie history

And if like the picture, you’ll love the article!

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website ( I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View ( I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly,, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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