Jay Scarfone and William Stillman are the authors of several books on the creation of the motion picture The Wizard of Oz. Historians and collectors since the 1970s, they have amassed one of the world's largest and most comprehensive archives of memorabilia from The Wizard of Oz, the holdings of which include rare photographic images and authentic costumes and props from the film's production. Additionally, they have been contributors and advisors to countless other books, periodicals, and documentaries on Hollywood history, memorabilia, and collectibles. They have appraised rare Wizard of Oz material for auction houses and have lectured audiences about the classic film in numerous venues. They live in Pennsylvania.
The Road to Oz not only delivers exciting, previously unpublished information and insight, but does so in an extremely well-cited format. This is absolutely a must-have for any Oz fan or film historian. -Sean Barrett, theatrical/film producer and artistic director, Land of Oz, North Carolina In their excellent new collaboration, authors Jay Scarfone and William Stillman return to a thesis begun in their equally excellent The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion ...regarding [producer Mervyn] LeRoy's being The Little Engine That Could who brought Oz to the screen. -- Book Reviews by David Marshall James A new and wonderful book penned by the foremost Oz movie history authors. This is a must read for all old and new Oz fans worldwide. -Roger S. Baum, author of Dorothy of Oz (on which the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is based) and great-grandson of L. Frank Baum A new book takes us back down the Yellow Brick Road and uncovers untold tales about The Wizard of Oz. William Stillman and his writing partner, Jay Scarfone, cover all the backstage drama... -- Closer magazine Numerous books have celebrated the fan appeal of MGM's Wizard of Oz, but there's far more to this story than nostalgia. Scarfone and Stillman delve deep into the history of this landmark film, exploring its place in the pantheon of classic fantasy films, as well as fascinating details of production. The Road to Oz is an important addition to the film-history bookshelf. -J.B. Kaufman, film historian and author of The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Judy Garland's iconic The Wizard of Oz, gets the behind-the-scenes treatment in The Road To Oz, written by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman (Lyons Press), two serious Oz collectors whose illustrations include some wonderful on-set photos. --Kenneth Turan, Critic's Choice, Los Angeles Times The Road to Oz is a gamechanger in the world of motion picture history books. Long considered the leading authorities on the making of The Wizard of Oz, Scarfone and Stillman have crafted decades of extensive research into a new and unparalleled historical recalling of the classic film. -Randy L. Schmidt, editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters and author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter