The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog Who Was Toto
- Publication Date: September 17, 2013
- Imprint: Abrams Image
- Trim Size: 6 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419709838
- Page Count: 96
- Illustrations: 150 color and black-and-white illustrations
- Rights: World/All
During the expansion of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, Willard Carroll unearthed a leatherbound scrapbook from a site that was once a pet cemetery. To his amazement, its yellowing pages contained the rags-to-riches story of Terry, the cairn terrier who played Toto in the enduring film The Wizard of Oz. Reprinted here in its entirety, I, Toto traces the canine star's tragic beginnings, her exhilarating film career, and her happy retirement in Southern California. Best of all, it offers the inside scoop on Toto's signature role, her costars, and the making of The Wizard of Oz. Toto's lovingly illustrated scrapbook features 150 photographs collected over the dog's life. This unique autobiography, reissued just in time for the film's 75th anniversary, is a must-have for every fan of the classic movie and its equally classic canine star.
About the author
Willard Carroll is an Emmy Award–winning producer, writer, and director. He has written and directed the feature films The Runestone, Tom’s Midnight Garden, Playing by Heart, and Marigold. He has amassed the world’s largest collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia, documented in 100 Years of Oz: A Century of Classic Images from The Wizard of Oz Collection of Willard Carroll. Together with Tom Wilhite, he founded the National Oz Museum.