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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • Margaret Pellegrini dies at 89; actress played Munchkin in 'Oz'

    Margaret Pellegrini dies at 89; actress played Munchkin in 'Oz'
    Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last of the 124 little people who played Munchkins in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday at her Glendale, Ariz., home. She was 89. The 4-foot-tall Pellegrini, a frequent guest of honor at "Oz" festivals...
  • 'Five Easy Pieces,' 'Easy Rider' actress Karen Black dies at 74

    'Five Easy Pieces,' 'Easy Rider' actress Karen Black dies at 74
    Karen Black, a versatile actress whose name became virtually synonymous with films that reflected and helped define America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Five Easy Pieces,” died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 74. Family...
  • 'Spring Breakers': James Franco's profane Oscar campaign

    'Spring Breakers': James Franco's profane Oscar campaign
    James Franco's history with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an infamous one: During his 2011 Oscar co-hosting stint with Anne Hathaway, the actor's low-key demeanor seemed more appropriate for a backyard barbecue than an entertainment...
  • Lady Gaga salutes 'Wizard of Oz' in 'Applause' performance

    Toto, we’re definitely not in Kansas anymore. Lady Gaga looked to “The Wizard of Oz” for her appearance Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” performing the single wearing a blue and white gingham dress a la Dorothy...
  • Critic's Pick: World 3-D Film Expo III at the Egyptian Theatre

    If you are interested in 3-D, this is your moment. The World 3-D Film Expo III will be finishing its 10-day run Sunday, and between now and then more than a dozen features from the 1950s Golden Age of 3-D will be screened at the Egyptian Theatre at 6712...
  • Dorothy, Superman — Immigrants A Long Way From Home

    Two American icons — Dorothy (from "The Wizard of Oz") and Superman — are turning 75 this year. Sort of. Superman, who first appeared on the cover of Action Comics in 1938, has been celebrating his 75th birthday all year, with a new logo and...
  • Review: Yellow brick road construction work in 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Review: Yellow brick road construction work in 'The Wizard of Oz'
    Like most little girls, I loved the movie “The Wizard of Oz” even though, or maybe because, it left me with so many questions. Is Dorothy’s visit to the garish Technicolor Oz really supposed to be a dream (that crushing departure...
  • 'Prisoners' wins box office with solid $21.4-million opening

    'Prisoners' wins box office with solid $21.4-million opening
    Riding a wave of enthusiastic reviews, the Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal kidnapping tale “Prisoners” opened to strong business of an estimated $21.4 million at the box office, according to figures released Sunday. Produced by Alcon...
  • Kids score in Chevy Chase Youth Film Festival

    Kids score in Chevy Chase Youth Film Festival
    Chevy Chase Library rolled out the red carpet on Saturday for more than a dozen young Glendale filmmakers who screened their films during the Chevy Chase Youth Film Festival. Last February, Glendale resident and mother Jeanette Reedy Solano rallied...
  • For 'This Is the End,' the show never stops

    For 'This Is the End,' the show never stops
    This Is the End Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
  • The man behind the people who know the story behind 'The Shining'

    The man behind the people who know the story behind 'The Shining'
    You know the Calumet Baking Powder cans in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? You know — the Calumet Baking cans? Lining the pantry of the film's Overlook Hotel? No, no: The baking cans behind all the carnage! Right, those baking cans. What's that,...