L. Frank Baum

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Name L. Frank Baum
Actor None
Dates May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919
Occupation Men of Letters
Episode(s) 9.04 Slumber Party (mentioned)

Charlie: You were much nicer in the books.
Dorothy: Those books are the ravings of a sad, old man -- my father.
Charlie: Wait. Your dad was L. Frank Baum, the writer?
Dorothy: A Man of Letters. Another glorified librarian, you ask me.

Dorothy Baum and Charlie Bradbury, 9.04 Slumber Party


L. Frank Baum was a member of the Men of Letters, as well as the writer of The Wonderful World of Oz and its subsequent sequels. At some point, after Clive Dillon became trapped in Oz, Baum found the Key to Oz and traveled there to rescue Clive. He unknowingly brought along his daughter Dorothy who became trapped in Oz. After Dorothy returned to Earth, Baum wrote the Wizard of Oz books as clues to Dorothy about how to fight the Wicked Witch of the West.

The Real L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum was an American writer from the early 20th century, best known for his fantasy works about a magical land called Oz. His best known work is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which has been adapted into musicals and many movies, most famously the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland.

While in Supernatural the character of Dorothy was written as his daughter, in real life Baum had four sons and no daughters.