Alla Tchikoff Ford (2 April 1910 – 29 June 1994) produced three minor works on L. Frank Baum or the Land of Oz:

  • The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum, with Three Unpublished Scenarios (1958) — materials from The Maid of Athens, The King of Gee-Whiz, and The Pipes O' Pan, three never-staged musical comedies by Baum and collaborators (Emerson Hough and George Scarborough).
  • The High-Jinks of L. Frank Baum (1959) — four Baum poems, plus the platform Baum wrote for the Los Angeles gentlemen's club the Uplifters.
  • Unusual Flying Objects in Oz (1979) — a volume on the different flying objects in the Oz books, with 23 illustrations by Bill Eubank.

Outside the domain of Oz, Ford also wrote The Joys of Collecting Children's Books (1968) and Infinitely Yours (1969), a volume of her religious poetry. Her later three books were published by her own Ford Press. She used her press to reproduce rare items in children's literature and book collecting in miniature.

Born in the Ukraine, Ford was the daughter of a Czarist general, and was educated at the Sorbonne. She was one of the original 16 members of The International Wizard of Oz Club in 1957. She helped to establish science-fiction and children's-book collections at the Universities of Georgia and South Florida.


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