Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Wizard of Oz

YouTube - The Wizard of Oz 1939 (Trailer from the mid-50s)

YouTube - The Wizard of Oz

One of last "Wizard of Oz" Munchkins dies
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving diminutive "Munchkins" in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," died of natural causes on Thursday in Missouri at age 89, a newspaper reported. Carroll, who stopped growing at a young age, ...To be continued.

Prytania to unspool 'Wizard of Oz,' other film classics
The Times-Picayune -, LA
'The Wizard of Oz' will be one of five films screening as part of the Prytania Theatre's Classic Movie Series. The Prytania Theatre's Brunet family, which has been operating movie theaters in New Orleans for three generations, is unsurprisingly hooked ...To be continued.

Bob Tremblay: 'Oz' still awes 70 years later
Taunton Daily Gazette,  USA
6, "The Wizard of Oz" at No. 10 and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" at No. 26. For the purpose of this column, yours truly would like to focus on one of 1939's more beloved movies: "The Wizard of Oz." This is being done for two reasons first, ...To be continued.

Junior theater production of "The Wizard of Oz"
Whittier Daily News, CA
The Whittier Junior Theatre, under the direction of the Whittier Community Services Department and Stagelight Family Productions, presents "The Wizard of Oz" running today through May 17 at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. ...To be continued.

Graduates hail UMA time
Central Maine Morning Sentinel, ME
"I love the Wizard of Oz," Dupont said. "Actually part of my time here I was vice-president of Student Government and did a Wizard of Oz festival in 2006. I got Jerry Maren, the actual munchkin that handed Dorothy the lollipop (in the movie), ...To be continued.

The Wizard Of Oz
Decider Austin, TX
You can ignore the man behind the curtain, but you can't really ignore The Wizard Of Oz's iconic status in American culture. When the film was made in 1939, L. Frank Baum's Oz books were already popular with a generation of children. ...To be continued.

Truckee High School Drama Club presents "The Wizard of Oz"
Sierra Sun, CA
The main characters in "The Wizard of Oz" prepare for their opening night in this dress rehearsal. Tickets are available at Dickson Realty and the Truckee High School library. Remaining tickets will also be available at the door - Adults $10, ...To be continued.

'Wizard of Oz' a true classic for young and old
Carlisle Sentinel, PA
For this reason, not only can you purchase "The Wizard of Oz" in any bookstore or borrow it from your public library, but it can also be found for free in its entirety on the Internet. The most popular site to find such works is Project Gutenberg at ...To be continued.

Jindal tells Loyola grads to wear "Katrina class'' moniker with ...
The Times-Picayune -, LA
Jindal quoted singer Don Henley and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and true to his pledge, he kept his commencement speech short -- a little more than 13 minutes long. He also praised the students, many of whom were freshmen in late 2005 when Hurricane ...To be continued.

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