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NBC Casts Original Dorothy as Auntie Em in Live Adaptation of The Wiz

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NBC Casts Original Dorothy as Auntie Em in Live Adaptation of The Wiz

Originally posted 05/11/2015 01:55PM

The Wiz's original Dorothy is returning "Home" once more.

Stephanie Mills, who eased on down the road in the musical's 1975 original Broadway cast, is officially returning to the show. Mills will play Auntie Em in NBC's live adaptation of the hit musical, the network announced at their Upfronts presentation on Monday.

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Cowardly Lion Costume, Casablanca Piano Fetch over $3 Mil at Auction

Cowardly Lion Costume, Piano from Casablanca Fetch over $3 Million at Auction

Originally posted 11/25/2014 07:30AM

Wizardly sums!

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What Do the Oz Ruby Slippers & Superman's Cape Have in Common?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Launches Exhibition of Favorite Film Costumes

Originally posted 10/01/2014 08:15AM

If you've ever wondered what happened to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Cavill's Superman cape from Man of Steel or Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the answer is that they're all actually in the same place.

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10 Hero Pets Who Ran Off with Our Hearts

Originally posted 05/19/2014 03:15PM

Now here's a question we're sure nobody's asked Tara, the cat who has been applauded the world over for saving a 4-year-old boy from a vicious dog: Have you ever considered an acting career?

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75 Years Later: 9 Reasons We Still Watch The Wizard of Oz | The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland

9 Reasons We Still Watch The Wizard of Oz 75 Years Later

Originally posted 03/01/2014 07:00AM

With the click of her heels – all three times – Dorothy secured her rightful place in our hearts forever.

Just as there is no place like home, there is no movie quite like The Wizard of Oz, which has inspired generations of movie watchers to skip down the yellow brick road since its 1939 release.

That's right: It's been 75 years since the world was introduced to Dorothy (a doe-eyed Judy Garland) and the gang (the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion) on their Technicolor journey through Oz.

As the Academy honors the cinema classic at this year's Oscars, we're still singing along to "Over the Rainbow" (which won Best Original Song of 1939) – and here's why.

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The Wizard of Oz Turns 75: How It Might Be Different Today | The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz Turns 75: How It Might Be Different Today

Originally posted 02/26/2014 01:00PM

It's hard to believe that it was 75 years ago when we first heard the phrase, "There's no place like home." But the beloved Wizard of Oz is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year, and the film will be recognized with a tribute at this Sunday's Oscars.

In the 75 years since the movie hit, though, a lot has changed. We have the Internet, cell phones and iPads, oh my! Plus, you know, commercial air travel, microwaves, color TV and a whole host of other inventions we're surely forgetting. So, how would access to these technologies have changed things in Oz? Well for starters, it might not have even ever happened …

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Last Female Wizard of Oz Munchkin Dies

Ruth Robinson Duccini, Wizard of Oz Munchkin, Dies at 95

Originally posted 01/17/2014 04:00PM

Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, has died. She was 95.

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20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

Originally posted 12/18/2013 09:00AM

Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?

If so, we have great news for you.

Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.

While the average fan probably can't afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.

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Wizard of Oz Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dies

Wizard of Oz Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dies

Originally posted 08/08/2013 11:20AM

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz, has died. She was 89.

Pellegrini suffered a stroke Monday at her Glendale, Ariz., home and died Wednesday at a Phoenix-area hospital.

Her death was confirmed by Ted Bulthaup, a Woodbridge, Ill., resident who owns a Chicago theater where Pellegrini and other Munchkins have made special appearances. He says he learned of it from Pellegrini's relatives.

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Mila Kunis & James Franco Dazzle in Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer

Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer Released

Originally posted 11/14/2012 11:10AM

Nostalgic fans of Dorothy, Toto and witches (both good and bad) will soon get to revisit the wonderful world of Oz – this time in a new film from Disney that takes viewers back in time before the beloved wizard behind the curtain found his magical groove.

Disney released its trailer for the ambitious prequel Oz The Great and Powerful, which stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-town circus magician who is swept away in a cyclone to ... somewhere over the rainbow. Diggs thinks he's found fame and fortune in the magical kingdom until he runs into trio of witches who doubt he's the wizard they were hoping for and expecting.

Signing on as witches for the 3-D movie, directed by Sam Raimi and set for a March 8 release, are Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, who will play Glinda, the good witch of the original classic, The Wizard of Oz.

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