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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • Horseshoe Casino setting up the slots

    Horseshoe Casino setting up the slots
    The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore won't open until August, but the woman warrior's face on Sky Rider already glows alluringly on the second floor, offering the chance at "Silver Treasures." The slot machine stands among a sea of recent arrivals at the...
  • Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show. But...
  • A mostly satisfying 'Wizard of Oz' at the Modell-Lyric

    A mostly satisfying 'Wizard of Oz' at the Modell-Lyric
    If you thought that no stage adaptation could ever match, let alone, surpass the 1939 cinematic gem "The Wizard of Oz," you'd be right. But if you thought there couldn't possibly be any point in checking out the recently fashioned version with Andrew...
  • Like/Dislike with Julia McLellan of 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Like/Dislike with Julia McLellan of 'The Wizard of Oz'
    Dorothy is clicking her heels into town. Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who...
  • 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...
  • Civil War vets gather for Gettysburg 50th anniversary [History Matters]

    100 Years Ago Gettysburg redux From the social column: "Mr. Kenneth Barnes has accepted a position with the Gas and Electric Light Co. Baltimore. "Mrs. Marriott Shipley in some way slipped in going down her cellar stairway last Sunday morning,...
  • Movie jobs are a 'House of Cards'

    Movie jobs are a 'House of Cards'
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Netflix series "House of Cards" brought $140 million into the state's economy ("'Cards' a good deal, Md. Says," April 30). Where have we heard this before? In 2010 the Detroit Free Press reported that "Michigan's bid to...
  • The movies are a mission for Baltimore's George Figgs

    The movies are a mission for Baltimore's George Figgs
    Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended — in the dark, projected onto a bigger-...
  • 'Wicked' returns to the Hippodrome

    'Wicked' returns to the Hippodrome
    She emerged from the womb "like a froggy, ferny cabbage." Some folks never did get over the shock of seeing the artichoke-colored baby, who grew up to be a fearsome threat to a girl from Kansas ... and her little dog, too. That green-skinned character...
  • DIY Birthday Party: Wizard of Oz

    DIY Birthday Party: Wizard of Oz
    Lions and tigers and Oz movies, oh my! With the recent release of Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” and the expected release this year from Summertime Entertainment of the animated “Dorothy of Oz,” we think it’s...
  • Contestant tips 'Jeopardy!' cap to cheering crowd

    Contestant tips 'Jeopardy!' cap to cheering crowd
    It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game — in this case, the game show "Jeopardy!" Tom Lynn, of Radnor-Winston, played so well that a crowd of 50 family members, friends and former colleagues and classmates gave him a...
  • Can tornadoes form in a snowstorm?

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Jeff Brauner, in Baltimore, says: “I recently saw the film ‘The Wiz’ … and they changed the classic Wizard of Oz tornado scene to occur during a winter snowstorm. Is that even possible?” No....