| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In case there was any doubt, "The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion" confirms that no film has entered our pop-culture subconscious as deeply as that 1939 MGM classic. Even a quick glance at the just published book conjures up names...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:15 AM
"Parfumerie," the 1936 Hungarian play by Miklós László, has the humble distinction of living in the shadow of the more famous movies (and Broadway musical) that it inspired.
Hollywood has cashed in on the play not once but three times — the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:30 AM
At 4 p.m. Saturday a diminutive gray-haired gentleman in a tuxedo will stroll up to a microphone and introduce himself to more than 300 people seated in a packed Sunrise Civic Center Theater. A few words of gratitude will end with a simple declaration:...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Tester- Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland, to mark what would have been her 90th birthday.
"Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
At this year's Academy Awards, the red carpet will lead to the yellow brick road as Judy Garland's three children -- Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft -- gather to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of their late mother's beloved film "The Wizard...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The musical performances at this year's Academy Awards have tended toward the more stately. Rock stars U2 went acoustic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O stayed seated. Surely Pink would bring some showbiz excitement to the Oscars, no?
Not quite. Pink...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:09 AM
BEVERLY HILLS (KTLA) -- It's a simple blue dress worn by a young girl with big dreams who lives on a farm in Kansas, and now it's heading to a new home after selling at a Beverly Hills auction -- for half a million dollars.
Judy Garland launched to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood.
"Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty.
On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Sept. 15 was family day at the 75th anniversary unveiling of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D at the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman's, in Hollywood, now the largest IMAX theater in the world and where the film premiered in 1939.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have an extensive and rare collection amassed over years of collecting, all related to Judy Garland. I want to sell it all. There are 150 albums, 40 books, and countless song sheets, magazines, photos, posters, etc. There has to be someone out...