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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • Judy Garland's offspring to gather for 'Wizard of Oz' Oscar tribute

    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...
  • Amanda Seyfried to play female lead in Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'

    Amanda Seyfried to play female lead in Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'
    The foul-mouthed sentient teddy bear and titular star of Seth MacFarlane's hit R-rated comedy "Ted" looks to have a new woman to contend with over the affections of his lifelong pal, played by Mark Wahlberg, in the upcoming sequel "Ted 2." According...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Multimedia tribute to a classic rock band, comedian obsessed with bacon to play Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    A multimedia tribute to a classic rock band, observing the 40th anniversary of a landmark album, will play Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. A comedian obsessed with bacon also will perform there. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular...
  • Oscar Nominee 'Devastated' by Disqualification; Tune Sung by Quadriplegic Singer

    The Academy's board of governors voted to rescind the original song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. An additional nominee in the category will not be named. The decision was prompted by the...
  • 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...
  • Classic Films Get a Market of Their Own

    Already featured at Cannes and Venice film festivals, classic pictures were overdue for a dedicated market, and now they have one at Lyon's Lumiere festival. Launched by Lumiere fest director Thierry Fremaux (who is also Cannes film fest topper and...
  • Film Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Somewhere, Uncle Walt is smiling. The Mouse House impresario's protracted courtship of novelist P.L. Travers to secure the film rights to her "Mary Poppins" has all the makings of an irresistible backstage tale, and it's been brought to the screen with...