‘Wizard of Oz’ returns to theaters in honor of Judy Garland’s 100th birthday
What You Need To Know: The Wizard Of Oz What You Need To Know: The Wizard Of Oz (NCD)“The Wizard of Oz” is returning to theaters in honor of Judy Garland’s 100th birthday. >> Read more trending newsIf you are a huge fan of Judy Garland or love “The Wizard of Oz”, you have the chance to see a classic again in theaters this Sunday and Monday. The movie is also getting a little bit of an update or added feature from the 1939 movie, according to WJW. Garland died when she was 47 years old, WJW says, after years of substance abuse. She was also only 17 years old when the “The Wizard of Oz” first appeared in theaters.wftv.com
New this week: 'Interceptor,' Post Malone and 'Fire Island'
(AMC+/Netflix/Hulu via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Margaret Cho is in the mix, too, as the woman who owns the house they've stayed at for years. She plays a military officer who has been relegated to a base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to look after a single missile interceptor. Post Malone told Billboard the album is about "the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— If you missed PBS' "National Memorial Day Concert," have no fear.wftv.com
New this week: 'Interceptor,' Post Malone and 'Fire Island'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Post Malone and Drive-By Truckers, “Fast & Furious” alum Elsa Pataky leading her own action picture with “Interceptor,” and the modern romantic comedy “Fire Island,” set in the iconic LGBTQ vacation spot.
Lost for decades, Dorothy's dress from 'Oz' up for sale
Dorothy's Dress A blue and white checked gingham dress, worn by Judy Garland in the "Wizard of Oz," hangs on display, Monday, April 25, 2022, at Bonhams in New York. One of the most iconic outfits in American movie history is heading for auction, discovered in a box after decades of being thought lost. The dress was found last year at the Catholic University of America, and is on display in New York City before being put up for sale next month by Bonhams. For decades, one of the versions of the dress Garland wore in the movie was assumed lost at Catholic University of America, where it had been given to someone in the drama department in the early 1970s. (There are also some surviving pairs of the ruby slippers Garland wore, with one pair in the collection at the Smithsonian.)wftv.com
Lost for decades, Dorothy's dress from 'Oz' up for sale
It's one of the most recognizable outfits in American movie history, the blue-and-white checked gingham dress a young Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in the classic 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz." For decades, one of the versions of the dress Garland wore in the movie was assumed lost at Catholic University of America, where it had been given to someone in the drama department in the early 1970s. When she first saw it, “all I could think about was watching the movie when I was a child and growing up with" it, said Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, dean of the school of music, drama and art at Catholic University, in Washington, D.C. “In a way it was like I was looking at my past childhood."news.yahoo.com
Judy Garland’s lost ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress could fetch $1.2 million at auction
LOS ANGELES — A dress worn by Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” is slated for auction next month, and the proceeds will help establish a film acting program at the university responsible for finding the long-lost piece of Hollywood history. >> Read more trending newsThe Catholic University of America confirmed Tuesday that London-based Bonhams has estimated the dress’ value at between $800,000 and $1.2 million and that the auction house is including the item in its “Bonhams Classic Hollywood: Film and Television” sale, slated for May 24 in Los Angeles. https://t.co/LNkkF5dBPw Catholic University selling Dorothy dress to help school’s drama departmentAfter uncovering the dress at the school last summer, the dress "will be auctioned May 24 in Los Angeles at the “Bonhams Classic Hollywood: Film and Television” sale run." pic.twitter.com/nxVBZfeEBW — The Compass (@thecompassnews) April 21, 2022The auction house has also determined that Catholic University’s dress has been matched to the scene in the movie when Dorothy faced the Wicked Witch of the West in the witch’s castle. “While parting with this dress is bittersweet, the proceeds are going to help support future generations training for professional careers in theater.wftv.com
Oil can used by Tin Man in ‘Wizard of Oz’ up for auction
Squeaky clean: Dorothy (Judy Garland) uses an oil can to free the joints of the Tin Man (Jack Haley) in "The Wizard of Oz" as the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) looks on. (MGM Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images)One of the oil cans used by the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” can be yours -- if you only had the cash. The oil can was used as a cinematic prop several times in the movie, particularly just before the Tin Man character’s introductory song, “If I Only Had a Heart,” People reported. The oil can helped the Tin Man free his body and joints from the rusted state he was found in by Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, in “The Wizard of Oz,” according to the magazine. Wizard of Oz's Tin Man Oil Can Up for Auction for the First Time, Bidding Starts at $50,000 https://t.co/QKHrvMX3pE — People (@people) March 11, 2022According to the auction listing, Haley was presented with this can after filming ended.wftv.com
Burt Reynolds' remains find home at Hollywood cemetery
Flowers are placed in front of a temporary headstone for the late actor Burt Reynolds in the Garden of Legends section of Hollywood Forever cemetery, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Los Angeles. Reynolds' cremated remains were moved from Florida to Hollywood Forever, where a small ceremony was held Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – Burt Reynolds finally reached his final resting place Thursday at a storied Hollywood cemetery. A small, private ceremony, with relatives taking part remotely via Zoom, was held Thursday morning at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where Reynolds' cremated remains were placed in a grave next to a lake nearly 2 1/2 years after his death. Reynolds’ grave is across the lake from rockers Johnny Ramone and Chris Cornell.
'Wizard of Oz' remake planned with 'Watchmen' director
FILE - Costumed "Wizard of Oz" characters attend the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala on Sept. 24, 2009, in New York. New Line Cinema is making a new adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the L. Frank Baum childrens novel, with Nicole Kassell, the visual architect of Watchmen, set to direct. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK – Are we off to see the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz — again? New Line Cinema is making a new adaptation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum children’s novel, with Nicole Kassell, the visual architect of “Watchmen,” set to direct. The most recent “Wizard of Oz” film came from the Walt Disney Co.'s “Oz the Great and Powerful” in 2013.
Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89
Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. (Jeremy Daniel via AP)NEW YORK – Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. In a career that spanned 63 years, Smith worked in every department of the Shubert Organization and was named general manager of all Shubert Theatres in 1964. The Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. Smith retired in June 2020 and also stepped down as chairman of The Shubert Foundation, the company’s nonprofit arm.
Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95
LONDON – Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, has died. Tributes poured in from giants of the London stage, including theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh, singer Elaine Paige and lyricist Tim Rice. Les Miserables producer Mackintosh said Kretzmer was instrumental in bringing Victor Hugo's classic tale of defiance and redemption in early 19th century France to the stage in English in October 1985, five years after it had opened in Paris. Until a young British producer by the name of Cameron Mackintosh invited Kretzmer to tea in June 1984 and his life changed. Though the expanded English version of Les Miserables — it was never Les Mis for Kretzmer — had mixed reviews at the start, it would soon become one of the biggest successes of 20th century theater.
New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film, “Enola Holmes,” coming to the streamer Wednesday. — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was supposed to take place in June in Tennessee but was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, though, the festival is launching Virtual ROO-ALITY, a three-night live broadcast featuring new performances as well as content from the Bonnaroo archive. The two-hour film will be available at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at pbs.org/frontline and on YouTube at 9 p.m. EDT.
"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz"
"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" The cast of the Broadway-bound musical "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz," about the early life of Judy Garland, performs the "Wizard of Oz" star's signature song, "Over the Rainbow," presented by Garland's daughter, actress Lorna Luft, and recorded especially for "Sunday Morning" viewers.cbsnews.com
Zellweger completes comeback with best-actress Oscar win
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Renée Zellweger completed a Hollywood comeback for the ages at the Oscars on Sunday night, winning as best actress for her role as Judy Garland in "Judy." Written off during a six-year hiatus from acting that ended in 2016, Zellweger returned to claim her second Oscar after 16 years. “If only I could stand up straight, I was shaking so much,” Zellweger said as she walked offstage. “Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us, and this is certainly for you,” Zellweger said onstage. Once again, as she has done throughout this season, Zellweger honored Garland's legacy.
Cordone and Kilgore Swing in the Holidays in Jazzy, Witty Palm Coast Show Dec. 10
Swing in the Holidays is produced in to Palm Coast by Sullivan Specialties, a business owned by Hammock residents Janet Sullivan and Peter Wentworth. She wanted to try her hand at bringing small, professional, entertaining shows to Palm Coast, where theres been growing appetite for the performing arts. Palm Coast residents love theatre and music, Sullivan said. The stage of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation in Town Center has also been getting busier. I cant wait for Palm Coast to see them, Sullivan said.flaglerlive.com
'Abominable' No.1 with $20.9M; Zellweger's 'Judy' sings out
"Abominable," the weekend's sole new wide release, is a co-production between Universal's DreamWorks and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios. The studio accounts for all three of the year's No.1-debuting original releases: "Abominable," ''Us" and "Good Boys." "When we have films like 'Abominable,' 'Yesterday,' 'Good Boys,' 'Us,' we're bringing a lot of different people into the theaters and that's good for everyone. "Abominable," $20.9 million ($8.8 million international). "Judy," $3.1 million.news-journalonline.com
Judy Garland's Manager Remembers Star's Spiraling Drug Addiction
Judy Garland's manager is speaking out about what the actress was like in her final years. "When I met Judy, she was 38 and I was 23, and she was in enormous emotional pain," Stevie Phillips told Inside Edition. Garland became one of the biggest stars in the world after "The Wizard of Oz." RELATED STORIESStolen Ruby Slippers Worn by Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' Recovered 13 Years LaterManhandled by Munchkins? Judy Garland Molested on 'Wizard of Oz' Set, Book ClaimsJudy Garland's Remains Dug Up and Moved Across the Country, Nearly 50 Years After Her Death
Renee Zellweger wows as Judy Garland in 'Judy'
(CNN) - The appeal of "Judy" is as simple as its title -- watching Renee Zellweger inhabit the role of Judy Garland near the end of her life in boozy, jittery, soaring fashion. There are virtually no surprises in this dutiful biography, which could easily be a sort of gender-switch "A Star is Born," only with Garland portraying the aging superstar. ("Sid & Judy," a documentary airing on Showtime in October, also offers a fine companion to the movie, for those interested.) "I'm only Judy Garland for an hour a night," the former Frances Gumm laments at one point. Somehow, Zellweger manages to be Judy for a full two hours, delivering an over-the-rainbow performance in a movie that otherwise, on balance, is a bit more Kansas than Oz.
Google celebrates Wizard of Oz' anniversary with homepage surprise
Google commemorates the 80th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz' with a head-spinning surprise(CNN) - If you open up a Google window and search "The Wizard of Oz," the results page may seem pretty average. That is until you click on the ruby slippers, appearing next to the movie's name. You've been whirl-winded back in time to a search results page far, far away that appears in black and white. Why is Google playing games with our search page? "The Wizard of Oz" was the winner of Academy Awards for the classic song, "Over The Rainbow" and for best score.
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction
Personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks are up for auction. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek. Kruse GWS Auctions previewed personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks. We also got a look at some of the items aboard Garth Brooks' tour bus, which is also being auction off later this month. "It makes perfect sense to bring some of this incredible memorabilia to Music City USA aboard the Garth Brooks tour bus we will be auctioning," said Brigitte Kruse, Founder of Kruse GWS Auctions.