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Great Job, Internet!: How La La Land took inspiration from one particular MGM director

22 February 2017 12:24 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Apparently, no one’s sick of talking about La La Land yet, as more behind-the-scenes pieces, homages, and takeoffs keep pouring in as we get closer to the movie’s likely Oscar sweep. Most know that the film itself is an homage to classic Hollywood musicals. But in a new short video, Frame By Frame has examined its tie to one director in particular: Vincente Minnelli (a.k.a. Liza’s dad and Judy Garland’s second husband). Minnelli helmed musicals in the golden MGM era like Meet Me In St. Louis, An American In Paris, and Gigi. Frame By Frame’s film theorists point out Damien Chazelle used many of Minnelli’s specific techniques—like long tracking shots, surrealism, even the bold use of color—which helped La La Land stand out just as much as Gigi.

It’s a granular, educational examination for musical buffs, although the “stolen »

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18 Days Until Oscar. Nominations for Minors

8 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Sal Mineo & Natalie Wood at the Oscars for Rebel Without A Cause (1955) one of only two years wherein two minors were nominated. The other is 1973As Sunny Pawar (Lion) can attest this Oscar season, being a cute kid with a preternatural gift in front of the cameras can only get you so far. A little further if you're a girl but still, the point is: it's not easy to be Oscar nominated when you're a minor. Think of the famous or iconic minor performances that Didn't snag nominations: Natalie Wood in Miracle on 34th Street, Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap, Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, Evan Rachel Wood in thirteen, Jacob Tremblay in Room and so on. 

On this 18th day before the Oscars let's quickly survey all the actors who managed a nomination before their 18th birthday!

There are 21 of them »


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Judy Garland’s Ex-Husband Reveals She Was Groped by Munchkins on ‘Wizard of Oz’ Set

8 February 2017 9:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Judy Garland’s infamously difficult, traumatizing childhood has become a disturbing Hollywood legend in the year since her untimely death at age 47. But now, a new autobiography claims that Garland’s experiences on the set of Victor Fleming’s “The Wizard of Oz” are worse than previously reported. According to Garland’s late husband Sid Luft, whose autobiography “Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland” is finally being posthumously published, says that she was frequently groped and molested by the actors playing the Munchkins.

Read More: ‘Emerald City’ Producer: NBC’s Crazy ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation Will Be ‘100% Less Rape-y’ Than ‘Game of Thrones’

“They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress,” he writes in the book. “The men were 40 or more years old. They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.” The book does not »

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Judy Garland 'sexually harassed' by munchkin co-stars on Wizard of Oz set

8 February 2017 2:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Posthumous memoir by Garland’s ex-husband Sid Luft claims teenage star was groped by actors on set

In the key scene in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland skips down the yellow brick road with her dog Toto and hundreds of helpful munchkins. But the reality of the shoot was far less happy, according to a newly discovered memoir by Garland’s former husband.

“They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress,” wrote Sid Luft in the forthcoming posthumous book, Judy and I: My Life With Judy Garland. “The men were 40 or more years old. They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.”

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Judy Garland Was Sexually Harassed by Munchkins on Set of ‘Wizard of Oz,’ Ex-Husband Claims

7 February 2017 10:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Judy Garland was immortalized as she happily skipped down the Yellow Brick Road with the Munchkins in one of the most beloved movies of all time, “The Wizard of Oz.” However, her ex-husband claims that in real life the then-teenage actress was tormented by the Munchkins and was repeatedly sexually harassed by them on set. “They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress … The men were 40 or more years old,” Sid Luft wrote in new, posthumous memoir titled “Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland.” “They thought they could get away with anything because. »

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New Posthumous Memoir Of Judy Garland’s Ex-Husband Claims She Was Molested By Middle-Aged Munchkins On Set Of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

7 February 2017 6:12 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Get ready for another wholesome childhood classic to be forever tainted thanks to an upcoming memoir from the ex-husband of Judy Garland, who makes the shocking claim that the young actress was repeatedly molested by the short-in-stature actors who played Munchkins during filming of classic 1939 musical “The Wizard of Oz,” while she was just […] »

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Teenage Judy Garland Was Repeatedly Molested by Munchkins on Set of Wizard of Oz, Says Her Ex-Husband

7 February 2017 3:48 PM, PST | | See recent news »

In The Wizard of Oz, the lovable Munchkins help Dorothy follow the yellow brick road to find her way home. But just like Oz himself, it turns out some of the Munchkins may not have been all they seemed.

A new memoir by Judy Garland’s ex-husband claims the Dorothy actress was repeatedly molested by some of the actors who played the Munchkins in the classic musical.

Sid Luft, who was married to Garland from 1952-1965, described the alleged abuse in a new, posthumous memoir, Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland.

‘They would make Judy’s life miserable »

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Swinging Sixties Icon David Bailey Sounds Off on the Beatles, Stones

7 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you lived through the ’60s, David Bailey changed your life.

If you didn’t live through the ’60s, David Bailey changed your life.

Whether you call it “Swinging London” or “The British Invasion,” or use terms like “boomers,” or “youthquake,” to conjure up that mythical time when peace and prosperity met mind-expanding drugs, free love, and pop culture to create a vibrant new attitude, legendary photographer David Bailey was one of the principal iconographers of the era that changed the world.

Having been there, done that, it’s not surprising, but still bracing, to hear Bailey today blithely dismissing ’60s icons such as the Beatles, whom he initially thought were “squares,” or pinpointing when the fizz was gone from the champagne, which he vividly recalls as “when Sammy Davis Jr. and Judy Garland flew in,” adding sharply “you knew it was all over.”

Since he didn’t just chronicle the fun, »

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Oscars: How Often Do Musicals Result in Best Actor and Best Actress Nominations and Wins?

6 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Not only is La La Land breaking records as the most-nominated musical in Oscar history but that haul of 14 nominations for its lead pair, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Musicals don’t often get that much love from the Academy Awards and getting recognition in both the best actor and best actress categories is even rarer. Let’s take a look back at the history of this happening and see how Stone and Gosling’s nominations — and potential wins — are important.

Taking a look at this year’s nominations, Stone is favored to win more than Gosling is for their work in the Damien Chazelle-directed musical. Gosling is up against Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), and Denzel Washington (Fences) — with the latter expected to reign supreme. »

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Guess Which Song JFK Asked Judy Garland to Sing to Him Over the Telephone

31 January 2017 7:38 AM, PST | | See recent news »

He was the leader of the free world and had several global crises to handle, but that didn’t mean President John F. Kennedy didn’t have time for a quick serenade of “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz star herself: Judy Garland.

A new memoir by Garland’s third husband, Sid Luft — Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland, which is crafted from notes Luft left unfinished before his 2005 death — reveals that the president would sometimes call the star for an impromptu rendition of his favorite song.

The two first met when JFK was a junior senator from Massachusetts. »

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Judy Garland’s Remains Moved To Los Angeles

28 January 2017 4:09 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Judy Garland’s remains have been moved from New York to Los Angeles. Liza Minelli, the actress’ daughter, requested the move. The reason was that there wasn’t enough space at the cemetery in New York for her children — Minnelli, 70, Lorna Luft, 64, and Joey Luft, 61 – to be buried next to her. Minnelli, […]

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The post Judy Garland’s Remains Moved To Los Angeles appeared first on uInterview. »

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Judy Garland’s Five Husbands: How the Men in Her Life Tried to Save Her from Tragedy

27 January 2017 6:11 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Her iconic character Dorothy set out to find happiness “Over the Rainbow” in The Wizard of Oz. But off-screen, Judy Garland‘s quest for peace was plagued by insecurity, depression and drug abuse.

By her side throughout the young star’s life were her five husbands, who each witnessed her struggle with her inner demons.

Sadly, love couldn’t save Garland, who died in 1969 from a barbiturate overdose. She was 47.

Here, the stories behind her marriages and the men in Garland’s life.

David Rose (1941–1944) 

David Rose was already a successful composer and orchestra leader when he first met Garland »

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Newswire: Judy Garland’s remains were recently moved, for a surprisingly sweet reason

27 January 2017 1:12 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Judy Garland died in 1969 at the age of 47 of a barbiturate overdose. Her funeral in New York City was swarmed by some 20,000 fans grieving the empathetic star; as her A Star Is Born co-star James Mason opined in his eulogy, “Judy’s great gift was that she could wring tears out of hearts of rock.”

Almost five decades later, Garland’s descendants recently had her remains shipped from New York to California. While that act is kind of unconventional, the New York Daily News reports that the reasoning behind it is rather sweet: Garland’s kids Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft are now getting along in years, and Garland’s former resting place would not have enough burial space for all of them. So the family will all eventually be buried together in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, giving Garland followers a new place ...


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How Judy Garland’s Struggle with Food and Need to Stay ‘Camera Slim’ Fueled Her Drug Addiction

27 January 2017 9:35 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Judy Garland was just 16 when she starred in her breakout role, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. At just 4 feet, 11½ inches, Garland had a cute, girl-next-door charm helped set her apart from her glamorous contemporaries like Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. But with success would come the need to maintain her youthful looks and thin frame — pressures from Hollywood studio MGM that would fuel the legendary songstress’ drug abuse and eventually lead to her death.

Now, more than four decades after an accidental drug overdose took her life at age 47, a new memoir about the late star pulls back the curtain on Garland’s demons. »

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Judy Garland's Body Moved from New York to Hollywood (Photo)

27 January 2017 4:00 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Judy Garland is no longer in New York ... confused? Garland, who died in 1969, has been ensconced in a mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York ever since.   We've learned the remains of the 'Wizard of Oz' star was removed from the cemetery last Thursday and placed in the cargo hold of an American Airlines flight Tuesday night from JFK to Lax. [[tmz:video id="0_2edlfxfe"]] We're told the body will be interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery at the behest of Judy's daughter, »

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Judy Garland’s Remains Moved From New York Burial Place to L.A.’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery

26 January 2017 6:58 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Judy Garland is returning to Hollywood … well, sort of.

People has learned Garland’s remains have been removed from her burial place in New York and are currently en route to John F. Kennedy Airport to be flown to Los Angeles where she will be re-interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The move is being made because her previous burial place did not have room for plots for her children (including Liza Minnelli) and grandchildren to be buried with her, People confirms.

The Wizard of Oz icon died tragically from an accidental barbiturate overdose in London in 1969 at age 47.

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Judy Garland’s Shocking Revelation About Marilyn Monroe: ‘She Asked Me for Help’

26 January 2017 10:52 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, two of the biggest superstars of their day, were friends and confidantes who shared a haunting bond, according to a new book by Garland’s third husband, Sid Luft.

Judy and I — the memoir Luft left unfinished before his death in 2005, and excerpted in this week’s People — reveals new details about their poignant friendship, and the shocking revelation that Monroe had once asked Garland for help before she died from an accidental drug overdose in 1962.

According to Luft, Monroe’s death was “especially troubling to Judy since Marilyn had been one of Judy’s »

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Judy Garland’s Lover Sid Luft Reacted So Badly to Her Pregnancy She Didn’t Tell Him About Her Abortion

25 January 2017 11:11 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Judy Garland‘s tumultuous relationship with her lover — and eventual third husband — Sid Luft got off to a troubled start when she became pregnant with his child and secretly had an abortion.

Luft details the abortion in a new, posthumous memoir, Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland, due out March 1 and excerpted in this week’s issue of People. The book is based on notes from his autobiography that was drafted and never published before his death in 2005.

The iconic star of The Wizard of Oz was still married to her second husband, Vincente Minnelli, when she began »

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The Untold Story of Judy Garland’s Tragic Love Affair with Sid Luft: The Affair, the Abuse Claims and Her Downward Spiral

25 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Judy Garland’s tumultuous 15-year romance with Sid Lift, a former boxer and test pilot, was marked by both career highs and a dark descent into drugs and rumors of abuse.

Only four short years after ending her marriage to Luft, the Wizard of Oz icon died tragically from an accidental barbiturate overdose in 1969 at age 47.

In a new memoir, Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland – crafted from notes left unfinished before his own 2005 death, and excerpted in this week’s issue of People – Luft details Garland’s painful decline of self destruction.

“My dad loved her,” their son Joey Luft, »

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Despair, Drugs and Attempts to Kill Herself: Judy Garland’s Husband Details Her Many Struggles in New Memoir

16 January 2017 12:35 PM, PST | | See recent news »

More than four decades after her death by accidental drug overdose at age 47, a new memoir about Judy Garland, the legendary songstress best known for her role in The Wizard of Oz, reveals tragic new details about her life and loves.

The book Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland, written by Garland’s third husband Sid Luft (father of Lorna and Joey Luft) reveals Garland’s bouts of depression, her long-time pill use, an abortion she got during the early years of their relationship and several suicide attempts. (Garland had an older daughter Liza Minnelli, with her second husband, »

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