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Nostalgia and navel-gazing dominated the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday, including a spoof featuring Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge and others as a disgruntled focus group attending a "Wizard of Oz" test screening circa 1939. The...
Tags: Mickey Rooney, Harold Arlen, King Vidor, Movies, Richard Thorpe
Although she was an Oscar-nominated songwriter, Dory Previn was better known for ballads that spoke to wounded souls. A gifted lyricist, she mined her traumatic childhood and later mental illness to write confessional songs that found an audience —...
Tags: Liza Minnelli, Poetry, Woodbridge, Robby Benson, Judy Garland
The Hero ComplexSusan King takes a look at the gorgeous new restoration of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be screened in theaters across the country tonight. This is a longer version of her story that appears in the Los Angeles Times......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAlexander "Sandy" Courage, who composed the soaring theme for the “Star Trek” TV series in the 1960s and was an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger, has died. He was 88. Courage, who had been in declining health since 2005, died...
When you think of modern-day musicals, two names pop right into your head: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. A producing team for nearly 15 years, their film and TV musicals have won scores of Oscars and Emmys, most notably for "Chicago," which took home six...
Special to The TimesHere is your starter question. In the following four trios, explain what the three people have in common, and identify what unifies each of the groupings: a. Alan Hale; Henry Blanke; Sid Hickox b. Arthur Freed; Joseph Ruttenberg; Frank Morgan c. Travis...
Zap2It.comWhat do you think of the WGA list? ++++++++++++++++++++ || 1. || CASABLANCA Screenplay by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch. Based on the play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison || || 2. || THE GODFATHER...
Times Staff WriterDennis Przywara's amusing and affectionate "Star Woids" explores the phenomenon of "Star Wars" fans lining up at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood and the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard six weeks before the opening of "Star Wars: Episode I...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday September 22, 2000 "The Fantasticks," the beguiling musical in which reality collides with romance, has become America's longest-running theatrical production, an off-Broadway stalwart for more than four decades. Half a decade ago, director...
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