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Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

Rainbow Connection: New Webber-Rice Broadway tour of 'Wizard of Oz' landing in Chicago

After being cast on stage in the role of the Tin Man, Broadway actor Mike Jackson realized an interesting musical detail about beloved 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz."

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

On Sept. 15, 2013, Munchkin Ruth Duccini was a special red carpet guest at Warner Bros.' world premiere screening of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, the very site of the film's 1939 Hollywood premiere.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

On Sept. 15, 2013, Munchkin Ruth Duccini was a special red carpet guest at Warner Bros.' world premiere screening of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, the very site of the film's 1939 Hollywood premiere.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Bluebirds, Shirley Temple and Albert's 2013 Auction Sunday for MS

OFFBEAT: Bluebirds, Shirley Temple and Albert's 2013 Auction Sunday for MS

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A&P Grocery 1939 Advertisement for Jane Parker Fruitcake Line

A&P Grocery 1939 Advertisement for Jane Parker Fruitcake Line

An A&P Grocery 1939 advertisement heralds the holiday arrival of the Jane Parker Fruitcake Line.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Hollywood Premiere of 75th Anniversary 3D IMAX Release of "The Wizard of Oz"

Munchkin Ruth Duccini at Sunday's Warner Bros. world premiere screening of "The Wizard of Oz" in IMAX 3D and the grand opening of the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, the very site of the film's 1939 Hollywood premiere.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: MHS teacher nets rights to rare 'Wizard of Oz' inspired stage work

OFFBEAT: MHS teacher nets rights to rare 'Wizard of Oz' inspired stage work

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 29, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton will not include 'Lollipop' Munchkin

OFFBEAT: 30th Annual Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton will not include 'Lollipop' Munchkin

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Wicked Witch of the West Crystal Ball

Wicked Witch of the West Crystal Ball

The glowing crystal ball in the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 MGM film classic "The Wizard of Oz" was sold at a May 15, 2011 auction in Los Angeles for more than $120,000.

May 27, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Child star Donnie Dunagan, aka voice of 'Bambi,' wasn't afraid to face Frankenstein

OFFBEAT: Child star Donnie Dunagan, aka voice of 'Bambi,' wasn't afraid to face Frankenstein

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am
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