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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • Oz fest gives up on Orland Park, looks to Tinley Park

    Oz fest gives up on Orland Park, looks to Tinley Park
    Just six weeks before the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival was set to arrive in Orland Park, the organizers said it was moving to Tinley Park, although that was news to officials there. The event's website last week said the festival celebrating the...
  • "The Wizard Of Oz" Celebrated Friday At Library In Newington

    NEWINGTON -- The Lucy Robbins Welles Library will transform itself into the Emerald City Friday evening. The library is celebrating the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz" with multiple screenings of the classic movie, costumes and snacks from 1939,...
  • Hollywood's hedgehog mentality threatens its survival

    To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox. Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return offers charming characters and stunning animation but not much else

    Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return offers charming characters and stunning animation but not much else
    Fans of the Wizard of Oz can safely skip this animated adaptation, which is based on the book Dorothy Of Oz by L. Frank Baum’s great grandson, Roger S. Baum. Directed by Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre and produced by Summertime Entertainment, the...
  • TV Picks: 'Breaking Bad' marathon, TCM musicals, Hulu comedies

    "Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...
  • On Theater: Lots of 'Love,' from Trudy to Lucy

    With the arrival of 2014 comes a new crop of local theater productions, four of which are chomping at the bit to get on stage this weekend. Leading the pack from South Coast Repertory is "Trudy and Max in Love," by Zoe Kazan, which kicks off the year on...
  • "Oz" gets purely magical millennial-friendly makeover

    "Oz" gets purely magical millennial-friendly makeover
    Be prepared to fall in love all over again with “The Wizard of Oz.” That’s how good the refurbished-from-the-1939-movie musical comedy is. It’s now in a dazzling run through Jan. 19 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts....
  • Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the last 'Oz' Munchkins, dies

    Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the last 'Oz' Munchkins, dies
    Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last members of the troupe of diminutive actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday after a brief illness at a hospice in Las Vegas, said her son, Fred Duccini. She was 95....
  • Ruth Duccini dies at 95; one of the last surviving Munchkins

    Ruth Duccini — who was just over 4 feet tall as an adult — went from Midwestern small-town life to being part of a troupe known and beloved by millions of people worldwide: She was one of the 124 Munchkins who appeared in the 1939 MGM...
  • From Print to Producer: Heavy Metal Magazine Finds Buyers and New Future in Hollywood (EXCLUSIVE)

    The pages of Heavy Metal magazine have long held a soft spot in the hearts of Hollywood filmmakers, with the cult publication giving a voice to fans of science fiction and fantasy since the 1970s. Like every popular aging brand, however, Heavy Metal is...
  • Playing an active role in 'Project Dominicana'

    Playing an active role in 'Project Dominicana'
    It took a single church trip to the Dominican Republic when she was 16 to spawn a lifelong commitment to volunteerism for Molly Roach. Now 24, she’s gone back every year with the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church to an impoverished community where...