The Wizard of Oz

    Friday February 1, 2013 @ 9:30 PM

    1939, USA, Victor Fleming, 101 min.

    Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger

    Introduced by psychologist William Braun

    Free with a $7 bar minimum 


    • If you see the Land of Oz as a mandala with the Wizard as its central deity, it starts to make more sense…
    • The ruby slippers were silver (like in the book) until MGM chief Louis B. Mayer realized that the Technicolor production would benefit from the slippers being colored.
    • The horses in Emerald City palace were colored with Jell-O crystals. The relevant scenes had to be shot quickly, before the horses started to lick it off. 

    About the Speaker

    William H. Braun, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice who works with adults, children, and adolescents. He is an Assistant Attending in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital and on Faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute where he is the Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology Internship and Externship Programs.  Dr. Braun is also the psychological consultant for George Jackson Academy and Hunter College High School, and he is Chairman of the Committee on Public Information for the American Psychoanalytic Association. 


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