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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • 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,...
  • Sanitarium holds history in arrested decay

    Sanitarium holds history in arrested decay
    After Billie Burke, best known for her portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch in the 1939 version of “The Wizard of Oz," left the Emerald City, she found herself past the yellow brick road of Hollywood and behind the gates of the Rockhaven Sanitarium in...
  • Gene Kelly plays way against type in the 1944 noir 'Christmas Holiday'

    Gene Kelly plays <i>way</i> against type in the 1944 noir 'Christmas Holiday'
    Looking over the Siskel Film Center schedule recently, a little-known film from 1944 called "Christmas Holiday" starring Gene Kelly caught my eye. Hang on. Hang on! Gene Kelly made a Christmas movie? How have I missed this? "It's one of the oddest...
  • Movie screenings highlight Union Station's role in films

    Rose Rodriguez took her seat inside the cavernous former ticketing concourse in Union Station while her husband went to fetch some coffee. She wasn't waiting for a train but for a screening of the award-winning documentary "Wampler's Ascent," about a...
  • TV This Week Dec. 15 - 21: 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' on CBS

    TV This Week Dec. 15 - 21: 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SUNDAY Had your fill of holiday movies? Too...
  • Who's tattling on Gansler?

     Who's tattling on Gansler?
    In the movie "The Wizard of Oz", the great and powerful Wizard uttered the words "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" So who is the man, or woman, behind the curtain offering the media damaging leaks about Maryland Attorney General Doug...
  • Jester Theater revives, updates Orlando Fringe hit 'The Big Oz'

     Jester Theater revives, updates Orlando Fringe hit 'The Big Oz'
    Fourteen years after "The Big Oz" wowed audiences at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jester Theater is reviving the comedy. "The Big Oz" is a film-noir parody of "The Wizard of Oz," the classic family film celebrating its 75th anniversary. In Jester...
  • Woody aims for a hit with 'Bullets Over Broadway'

    "Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as meaningless experiences go, it's pretty da---d good," wrote somebody named Woody. Two of our most talented and controversial entertainment "stars" had a Broadway opening last week at the St. James...
  • John Henson, son of 'Muppets' creator, dies at 48

    John Henson, son of 'Muppets' creator, dies at 48
    Puppeteer John Henson, the youngest son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson who performed as the nine-foot-tall ogre Sweetums for many years, died Friday after a heart attack. He was 48. John Henson was a shareholder in and board member of the Jim...
  • On Theater: Yellow brick road still shines

    On Theater: Yellow brick road still shines
    When Judy Garland first slipped her feet into those ruby slippers 75 years ago, it's doubtful that she realized she was helping to create a modern classic that has continued to charm people of all ages ever since. "The Wizard of Oz" has spawned numerous...
  • Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85

    Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85. A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of...