L. Frank Baum
|Name||L. Frank Baum|
|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.
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.