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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • 'Muppets' Puppeteer John Henson Dies at 48

    'Muppets' Puppeteer John Henson 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...
  • Judy Garland's offspring to gather for 'Wizard of Oz' Oscar tribute

    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...
  • 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...
  • Oscar Show to Salute 'Wizard of Oz'

    The March 2 Oscarcast will include a salute to "The Wizard of Oz." In the announcement, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron did not give details about what this will entail. They had earlier said that the show will be themed to the idea of heroes. "The...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Lincoln' on Showtime

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Lincoln' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Recipe Rehab In premiere of this...
  • 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...