Internationally renowned Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland expert John Fricke will visit Oakland University for a lively and engaging talk from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in Oakland Center Banquet Room A. The author, entertainer and historian has written several books on the iconic film and actress, including "The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic,” released in 2013.
Fricke earned a 2004 Emmy Award as a co-producer of the PBS “American Masters” program "Judy Garland: By Myself." He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for the compact disc "Judy Garland: 25th Anniversary Retrospective," which he produced for Capitol Records.
The event is supported by the Honors College, Classic Hollywood student organization, Cinema Studies program and Kresge Library. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Dr. Graeme Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 370-4450.