Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
#1 John and Bert Lahr
John Lahr’s “The Lion and Me,” published in the New Yorker and anthologized in Best American Essays, explores a son’s relationship with his father, Bert Lahr, aka the Cowardly Lion.
#2 Ozzie Smith
Nicknamed ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Osbourne “Ozzie” Smith remains a St. Louis legend for his range and acrobatics on the field.
#3 His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
The Scarecrow falls in love with a princess and Dorothy battles an evil witch named Mombi in His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, a 1914 silent film produced by L. Frank Baum.
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Assistant Editor Thomas Mira y Lopez.