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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • Film Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return'

    There are more credited producers than there are Munchkins in "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," a kid-friendly 3D toon musical that offers another joyless trip down the yellow-brick road after last year's "Oz the Great and Powerful." Certainly the hit...
  • 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...
  • 'Wizard of Oz': An unexpected rainbow lands in the Loop

    'Wizard of Oz': An unexpected rainbow lands in the Loop
    Danielle Wade, who carts around Toto in the new touring production of "The Wizard of Oz," was chosen by the good people of Canada — well, the not-inconsiderable subset thereof who watched the Canadian Broadcasting Company's reality show "Over the...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'

    TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'
    The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
  • Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' Set for July 2016 Release

    Warner Bros.' "King Arthur" is coming to theaters on July 22, 2016 -- the first title to land on that date. The slot has been the subject of recent speculation that WB will move its still-untitled Batman-Superman project back from May 6, 2016 to the...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Transcendence' ★★

    Review: 'Transcendence' ★&#9733
    After an intriguing start, "Transcendence" — aka "The Computer Wore Johnny Depp's Tennis Shoes" — offers roughly the same level of excitement as listening to hold music during a call to tech support. You can feel the audience hanging in...
  • The Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' takes Best Picture; DeGeneres' selfie crashes Twitter

    NEW YORK - With only a week to catch our breath after the lengthy cavalcade of Winter Olympics coverage, this year's Oscarcast may have seemed a refreshingly snug handout of awards. After all, it lasted only slightly more than three and a half hours,...
  • Ruth Duccini dies at 95; one of the last surviving Munchkins

     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...
  • Shirley Temple helped save America

    Shirley Temple helped save America
    When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple. Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s. Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....
  • no date and no time [chi-test-mike-story-8]

    Tester- Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland, to mark what would have been her 90th birthday. "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...