In a posthumous memoir from Judy Garland’s ex-husband Sid Luft, he deviates from the usual tales of drugs and drama to allege that Garland was getting grabbed every day on set by the hundreds of Munchkin extras on the Yellow Brick Road.
One of the more popular items in the Smithsonian’s vast collection of Americana is a pair of Dorothy’s original ruby slippers from the classic 1939 MGM musical. Now the museum is working on a conservation effort, and they’d love for you to chip in on the bill.
Wicked, a word guaranteed to conjure vivid memories for anybody who’s been in a marching band or drama club for the last decade or so, is officially going to be a movie.
Well, you done fucked up your Christmas shopping, because one of the gingham jumper getups worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz just sold for $1.56 million—and you didn’t buy it. It’s like you don’t even care.
Someone please get Dog the Bounty Hunter on the line. A $1 million reward is being offered for information that will lead to a missing pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, reports AP. The pair was stolen from a museum in Judy Garland’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Aside from the missing pair, three…
Last week, the News Journal in Delaware ran an obituary on 70-year-old Johanna R. Scarpitti, the opening line of which read, "Ding dong the witch is dead." While at first glance it does seem a bit crude, but it was all Scarpitti's idea.
When it comes to adapting the wonderful world of Oz, Hollywood is, admittedly and regrettably, in a bit of a bind. All things Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City are so tightly linked to the 1939 "The Wizard of Oz" that trying to venture back into L. Frank Baum's mythology is treading on the memories of millions of…
No, not anything Bea Arthur wore, Dorothy Zbornak didn't own any damn dresses! Now, if I'd said "white pant suit," then maybe. We're talking about Dorothy from Wizard of Oz! I know, less exciting, but that blue gingham tablecloth-dress fetched a cool $480,000 at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles. Oppan Gingham Style!…
L. Frank Baum wrote over a dozen books about Oz, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which became a musical film starring Judy Garland. But Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco, is a horse of a different color. No Munchkins, no tin man, no Lullaby League. This trailer — which…
Take a deep breath and get ready for an ovary-explosion, because the folks at J. Crew's Crewcuts have cast some adorable little whippersnappers. Free shipping!
Meinhardt Raabe, who played the coroner in The Wizard of Oz, has died at 94. In addition to starring in Oz, Raabe held an M.B.A from Drexel and spent 30 years traveling in the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. [NYTimes]
The annual 'Pet-a-Porter' pet fashion show at London's Harrods found many miserable dogs dressed as Wizard of Oz characters and obviously wishing they could click their heels and be somewhere - anywhere - else.