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"Bozo The Clown": The Man Behind The Nose

16 August 2010 4:00 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

2010 is the 50th anniversary of Wgn TV Chicago's "Bozo TV" show.

To celebrate, a number of Bozo collaborators will gather in Chicago Tues., Aug. 17, to commemorate the occasion and attend the first book signing @ Borders on Michigan Avenue, for the autobiography of the late Larry Harmon, "The Man Behind The Nose", available from Igniter Books, an imprint of It Books/HarperCollins.

"This beloved children's personality helped cement our city's reputation for being at the forefront of excellence in broadcasting," said Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Bozo was created in 1946 by Alan W. Livingston, who produced a children's storytelling record-album/illustrative read-along book set, titled "Bozo at the Circus" for Capitol Records. Actor Pinto Colvig portrayed the character on this and subsequent Bozo records.

The character became a mascot for the record company and was later nicknamed "Bozo the Capitol Clown."

In 1956, Larry Harmon, one of several actors hired by Livingston »

- Michael Stevens

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Brett Ratner Sets Up a New Snow White at Relativity Media

3 June 2010 5:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brett Ratner bringing Snow White back to the big screen The success of this year's Alice in Wonderland has the fairy tale genre hotter than ever and Relativity Media is setting up a brand new version of another classic tale. Deadline New York is reporting that Brett Ratner is setting up a brand new version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, simply titled Snow White.

Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill) wrote the script and it was said that there were still several similarities to the original film, with a young woman being poisoned by the evil witch's apple, there are several updated aspects to the story as well.

"This is not your grandfather's Snow White," Ratner said. "Melisa went back to the 500 year old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney's film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There »

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