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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • "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...
  • Film Review: 'A Case of You'

    A lot of interesting, funny performers aren't very interesting or funny in director Kat Corio's "A Case of You." Co-penned by thesps Keir O'Donnell and Justin Long with the latter's sibling Christian Long, this surprisingly bland indie version of the...
  • After 75 Years, 'The Wizard of Oz' Still Has Secrets to Tell

    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...
  • Dwayne Johnson to Star in MGM's 'Seal Team 666′

    Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the MGM supernatural pic, "Seal Team 666." Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the script with Johnson's former assistant, Hiram Garcia, producing. Johnson will exec produce along with his manager, Dany Garcia, as well as...
  • AFM: Film Sharks Toons Up Anima's Feature 'Save Oz' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mexico's City's Anima Estudios, the producer of Warner Bros. property "Top Cat," Mexico's biggest local toon hit in years, is bringing its follow-up, "Save Oz!," to the market. Anima's flagship production, "Save Oz!" (aka "This Land of Oz") is its...
  • Score One for Movie Maestros: Audiences Grow for Film-Music Concerts

    On a Friday night last month at UCLA's Royce Hall, British conductor John Wilson led a 97-piece orchestra and 36-voice choir in two hours of selections from classic MGM musicals. By the end of the performance, an invitation-only crowd of 1,000 industry...
  • James Bond, Hobbit Lift MGM Earnings, Share Repurchase Boosted

    James Bond and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" have boosted profits for MGM Holdings Inc., the parent company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which reported sharply higher third quarter earnings of $17 million, up $23 million from the year-ago period. In...
  • MGM, 'James Bond' Producer End Decades-Long War Over 007

    MGM and Danjaq have acquired all of the rights and interests in James Bond held by the estate of Kevin McClory, ending more than 50 years of litigation between the producers of the franchise and an author who penned Bond scripts with Ian Fleming. MGM,...