Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Narnian Goes To Oz

"Our Christmas dinner went off very well, and since then Jack [C. S. Lewis] took us to the Wizard of Oz (being revived again) and went book shopping with Davy, so there's been some fun for the boys."

--Joy Davidman, from Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, p. 271.

I'm always rather curious about what my favorite authors have read or seen of my other favorite things, and here we have C. S. Lewis taking his soon-to-be wife and stepsons to see MGM's The Wizard of Oz over the Christmas holidays in 1955 (after all the Narnia Chronicles have been written, if not yet published). No record of his opinion of the film, though.

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