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Mickey Rooney: The Man Who Loved Women | Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney: The Man Who Loved Women

Originally posted 04/10/2014 09:55AM

On screen and off, the actor was a ladies' man – but Hollywood was his greatest love affair

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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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