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Finding Dorothy / Elizabeth Letts.

Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that MGM is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank's passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book, because she's the only one left who knows its secrets. But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of 'Over the Rainbow,' Maud recognises the yearning that defined her own life story, from her youth as a suffragette's daughter to her coming of age as one of the first women in the Ivy League, from her blossoming romance with Frank to the hardscrabble prairie years that inspired The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judy reminds Maud of a young girl she cared for and tried to help in South Dakota, a dreamer who never got her happy ending. Now, with the young actress under pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother, Maud resolves to protect her, the way she tried so hard to protect the real Dorothy.

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Adult fiction   City Branch . . Available .  
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Adult fiction   City Branch . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781529403435 (paperback)
1529403448
9781529403442 (hardback)
Author Letts, Elizabeth author.
Title Finding Dorothy / Elizabeth Letts.
Published London : Quercus, 2019.
Physical description 349 pages ; 24 cm.
General note Behind the most famous movie ever made is a tale of love, magic and one incredible woman -- On cover.
Summary Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that MGM is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank's passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book, because she's the only one left who knows its secrets. But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of 'Over the Rainbow,' Maud recognises the yearning that defined her own life story, from her youth as a suffragette's daughter to her coming of age as one of the first women in the Ivy League, from her blossoming romance with Frank to the hardscrabble prairie years that inspired The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judy reminds Maud of a young girl she cared for and tried to help in South Dakota, a dreamer who never got her happy ending. Now, with the young actress under pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother, Maud resolves to protect her, the way she tried so hard to protect the real Dorothy.
Subject Baum, Maud Gage -- Fiction
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 -- Fiction
Garland, Judy -- Fiction
Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939) -- Fiction
Authors -- United States -- Fiction
Authors' spouses -- United States -- Fiction
Actresses -- Fiction
Historical fiction
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