And yours, too!
Here is the final cover for Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent, a middle-grade biography about the legendary actress and singer.
This is a colorized version of a black-and-white publicity still released by CBS in 1956 — the year it first aired The Wizard of Oz. In fact, that was part of the problem finding a cover photo for this book. The Wizard of Oz is a profitable film 75 years after its release and remains a closely guarded property. Finding a public domain photo wasn’t easy. MGM has copyrighted almost every image from the film, and the few it hasn’t were mostly production stills. Here’s the original CBS promo shot:
One of the coolest features of the exterior is the back cover. Take a look at this photo:
It’s The Wizard of Oz scene at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studio, with Dorothy and her companions facing the Emerald City.
I’m really impressed by this cover. It pops, and I hope you pick up your copy of Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent soon. It’s published by Atombank Books and will be available through Amazon in print and ebook formats before going into wide release.