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OZ MUSEUM COMING TO CAPE CANAVERAL
A museum celebrating the
classic The Wizard of Oz
plans to open this fall in
The museum will feature
a collection of rare
artifacts ranging from
its days as a best-selling
children’s book series first
envisioned by legendary
author L. Frank Baum to
the iconic MGM film starring
Judy Garland, to modern pop
culture sensations, such as The
Wiz and Wicked.
Some of the artifacts include
dolls, comics, toys, maps,
original props and costumes,
posters and the earliest known
copy of The Wonderful Wizard of
Oz from 1900.
The museum, at 7099 N. Atlantic
Ave., is being opened by Fred
Trust, an Oz collector.
JEANNIE STAR RETURNING TO COCOA BEACH
Barbara Eden, who helped
put Cocoa Beach on the
map in the 1960s TV series,
I Dream of Jeannie, will
return to the Space Coast
in early 2022.
The 90-year-old actress,
who played the genie in
show, will present awards
to winners of the Publix
Marathon and Half
Marathon in Melbourne,
presented by Smooth
Running on Feb. 13. She
also presented awards in
Barbara Eden, who starred in the TV
2015 for the first Ron Jon
sitcom I Dream of Jeannie that put
Cocoa Beach on the map, will return
Cocoa Beach Half Marathon.
to the Space Coast in February.
“I've always looked forward to coming back to the Space
Coast and I had an especially fun time there back in 2015
at the Cocoa Beach Half Marathon,” Eden said. “I'm looking
forward to being back there and again seeing fans and friends
During her trip, she is also scheduled to participate in a Q&A
with former CNN space correspondent John Zarella and will
help judge a Jeannie Look-A-Like contest.
The new museum will feature many priceless
items including the the earliest known
copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
This vintage doll is just one of the
many toys that can be seen at the
new Cape Canaveral museum.
COMPANY MAKES T-SHIRTS FROM PLASTIC FOUND IN OCEAN
A Melbourne startup is launching a
line of clothing made completely of
recycled ocean plastic.
Clothing from Sea Threads hit the
market on June 8, World Oceans Day.
The company was founded by Dylan
Cross while he was a student at the
Florida Institute of Technology.
The company uses ocean plastic
waste collected in Indonesia and
then made into bales. From there,
the plastics are broken into small
parts, melted and transformed into
polyester thread. The thread is then
spun into yarn.
Sea Threads’ offerings mostly include
long-sleeved T-shirts selling
Sea Threads uses ocean plastic found in Indonesia to
produce its T-shirts.
The Melbourn company offers a variety of T-shirts
made from recycled plastic.