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Movies and TV : Witchcraft: Past and Present

There was a dark period in the history of mankind when witch-hunting was the order of the day. It began with an official approval from Pope Innocent VII in 1484, and continued until around the 17th century, when it reached its climax in England, Scotland and America.

But it’s the 2st century. We’re all much more civilized and intelligent than those people were back then. Aren’t we? Nobody is going to whip us up into frenzied mania and have us pointing a finger of accusation at someone, torturing a confession out of them, and still putting them to death for being a witch!

The past is in the past. Fortunately, my only exposure to witches and witchcraft was and is wearing a costume on Halloween or watching the Wizard of Oz. These days, most people like me limit themselves to adding collectibles like the reproductions pictured below of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North to their wish list; or sitting at home and watching The Wizard of Oz on DVD or Amazon Instant Video. Can you believe it has been 75 years? The movie was released in 1939. Listening to Judy Garland sing “Over the Rainbow” never gets old. Might be a good idea to plan an afternoon or evening watching the original movie classic; the Walt Disney prequel, Oz The Great and Powerful; and The Wiz, starring Diana Ross and the late Michael Jackson.

Image credit: Wicked Witch
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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies!

A Triple Feature! Starts at Noon. BYOP! (Bring Your Own Popcorn!)

The Wizard of Oz:
75th Anniversary Edition

Oz The Great and Powerful
(Mila Kunis; Rachel Weisz)

The Wiz:
30th Anniversary

The Wicked Witch of the West

The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch : Westland Giftware Resin Figurine

The Good Witch of the North

The Wizard of Oz Good Witch Glinda with Star Wand Figurine

For all the Wizard of Oz fans

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  1. Wizard of Oz is one of our favorites too! Beautiful witch – Glinda!

  2. Gypzeerose

    I too am glad that the time of the witch hunts is over! Those are beautiful collectible Glinda the Good Witch dolls that you found.

  3. I love the Wizard Of Oz and watch it whenever I can. I’d love to have some of the lovely collectibles they’ve made for this movie. Just beautiful!

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