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20 Wizard of Oz Gifts That Will Send You Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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There are few movies that touch my heart like The Wizard of Oz does. Not only is the musical a Hollywood classic, but it always leaves me with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside whenever I watch it. But with Judy Garland's beautiful voice and the lovable characters, how could it not? If you're just as obsessed with the movie as I am, then you will probably get a kick out of this amazing merchandise. From the vinyl soundtrack to a yellow brick road snow globe, these gifts will certainly send you somewhere over the rainbow. RelatedGift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For the Pop Culture-Lover
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Judy Garland’s Diet Regimen While Filming Wizard of Oz was Absolutely Insane

It looks like they’re having a good time in the picture above, doesn’t it? Like maybe they’re good pals off screen and are highly supportive of one another? Think again. Judy Garland was a wreck from the time she was 15 and never really got any better throughout what was left of her career. In fact the poor girl was so overwrought and stressed out that it’s a wonder she lived as long as she did. A big part of it was the diet that was imposed by the head of MGM at the time Louis Mayer. Aside from the

Judy Garland’s Diet Regimen While Filming Wizard of Oz was Absolutely Insane
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Glam Actress Hedy Lamarr Was a Secret Inventor for the Military Before Her Tragic Final Years

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Glam Actress Hedy Lamarr Was a Secret Inventor for the Military Before Her Tragic Final Years
Hedy Lamarr lived the glamorous life of a Golden Age Hollywood actress, starring alongside legends like Clark Gable and Judy Garland in over 18 films during the 1940s. But the Austrian star — widely hailed during her time as the most beautiful woman alive — also had a secret second life as a successful wartime inventor.

Lamarr’s intriguing life — and her tragic end as a recluse — is the subject of the new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Co-executive-produced by Susan Sarandon and directed by Alexandra Dean, the documentary takes a deep dive into the unknown story behind one of Hollywood’s most alluring stars.
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Rome Film Review: ‘Rainbow — A Private Affair’

Rome Film Review: ‘Rainbow — A Private Affair’
To state the obvious: the Taviani brothers have made some remarkable films in their long and fruitful career, so saying that their latest, “Rainbow — A Private Affair,” is an artificial and dully old-fashioned literary adaptation in no way denigrates the position they hold in cinema’s firmament. It is, however, sad that this and their 2015 misfire “Wondrous Boccaccio” are both generically pretty, narratively bland works whose filmic shallowness is their most notable attribute. “Rainbow,” directed solely by Paolo Taviani but presented as a work of both brothers, is “freely inspired by” (though it’s closer than that) Beppe Fenoglio’s 1963 novel set during Italy’s mid-1940s civil war, when partisans and fascists engaged in tit-for-tat battles of attrition. The directors’ reputation ensures their latest offering makes the festival rounds, but it’s doubtful the movie will do well on general release even at home.

In the northwestern province of Piedmont, toward the end
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Soundtracking: "Meet Me In St. Louis"

The 1944 Smackdown is coming, so Chris looks at that year's musical masterpiece...

They don’t get much more timeless than Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me In St. Louis. It’s a musical about the family unit, and fittingly almost all of the numbers take place in the home. Whether in party revelry or the everyday household ubiquity of the title song, music is as much a definitive tradition of the Smith family as anything else. Grandpa may screw up the words, and it may be past the youngest’s bedtime, but music is one of the things that bind them. It also helps when one of the daughters is Judy Garland, I suppose.

Though St. Louis has relatively few musical numbers (unless you count umpteen reprises of that title song), its percentage of classics is nearly as high as its joy levels. “The Trolley Song” is the kind of showstopper
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Movie Talk: ‘Justice League’ Runtime Is Revealed

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday October 24th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Clarke Wolfe and Ashley Mova discuss the following: Justice League runtime revealed First trailer for Phantom Thread released Opening This Week Dora the Explorer movie in the works with Nick Stoller, produced by Michael Bay Renee Zellweger to play Judy Garland in biopic Judy Mail Bag Live Twitter [caption id="attachment_670707" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Nikelodeon/caption]…
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Renee Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In Upcoming Biopic

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Renee Zellweger will play Judy Garland in an upcoming biopic about the later stages of her life. Renee Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In Biopic Garland died of a drug overdose at the age of 47 in June 1969. Zellweger, 48, will play the tragic Wizard of Oz star, and the film, simply titled Judy, will focus on […]

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Renee Zellweger to play Judy Garland in biopic

Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is set to take on the role of legendary actress and singer Judy Garland in Judy, a biopic which will explore Garland’s final concerts in London in 1968.

As per Deadline, the film’s logline reads: “It’s winter 1968, 30 years after she played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, when showbiz legend Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. As Garland prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Garland is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.
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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic

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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic
Path&#233 and Calamity Films have set a February 2018 start date for principal photography on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Actress Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), will play Judy Garland; and celebrated British stage director, Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct. No release date has been set at this time and it remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out.

The story is set in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show,
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Renée Zellweger will star as Judy Garland in new biopic

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Six years ago actress Renée Zellweger decided to take a long hiatus, and last year returned to the big screen in Bridget Jones’S Baby. Now the actress is back to work, and after putting out several new movies has just landed her most high-profile role in years as one of America’s most beloved starlets of the Golden Age of movies: Judy Garland. The news broke... Read More...
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Renee Zellweger Will Play Judy Garland

Somewhere over the rainbow, Bridget Jones is playing Judy Garland in a feature film about her final years. Now, it’s going to happen and we should expect it to hit the cinemas soon. This is going to be an exciting film for fans of the legend and Bridget Jones. It’s going to be a tough act to follow for her. Renee Zellweger will star in the movie Judy, playing the role of the legendary actress. The story of the film is set in winter 1968. Garland arrives in London to perform a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town.

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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Biopic About Icon's Last Years

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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Biopic About Icon's Last Years
The tragic end to Judy Garland’s glamorous life is getting the screen treatment.

Renee Zellweger is set to star as the icon in Judy, a biopic about Garland’s final concerts in London in 1968, according to Variety. Filming will reportedly start in February 2018 in the British capital.

The movie will follow the Wizard of Oz actress as she heads to London for a five-week tour and explore her fragile state at the time. According to the outlet, the movie will also focus on her management problems and her various relationships.

The script, written by The Crown‘s Tom Edge,
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Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy”

Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

It’s been over a decade since Renée Zellweger starred as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” but the actress seems poised to show off her impressive pipes in the near future. The Oscar winner has signed on to play Judy Garland in an upcoming drama about the “Wizard of Oz” star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Titled “Judy,” the film is based on the true story of the Hollywood legend’s final concerts in London, held in 1968. While THR doesn’t specify whether or not the pic will feature Zellweger on the mic, it seems likely that she’ll sing given “Judy’s” subject matter.

The project takes place “30 years since ‘the world’s greatest entertainer’ shot to global fame in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and as she prepares for the concerts, she battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, while also embarking on a courtship with Mickey Dean, her soon-to-be fifth husband,” the source summarizes. “Yet Garland is also fragile, and having spent 45 of her 47 years working, is haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and a desire to be back home with her kids.”

Written by Tom Edge (“The Crown”) and directed by Tony nominee Robert Goold, the project is backed by Pathe and Calamity Films and production is slated to kick off February 2018.

Zellweger won an Academy Award in 2004 for “Cold Mountain.” She’s also received nods for “Chicago” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Earlier this year she was honored at Greenwich International Film Festival for her work off-screen: supporting research on Als and collaborating with an Austin-based org that aids individuals in the music industry who are affected by depression and mental health issues.

When asked about aging in Hollywood, the actress has responded, “I’ve never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing.” She explained, “I’ve never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative.”

Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in New Biopic

Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in New Biopic
Renee Zellweger has landed the role of a Hollywood icon. 

The 48-year-old actress will portray Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic Judy, Variety reports.

The movie will center around the Wizard of Oz star's final concerts in London that took place at the Talk of the Town nightclub in 1969 when she was 47 and was "exhausted, fragile, and wanting to be at home with her kids," according to the trade publication. Garland died that same year.

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Judy's script was written by The Crown's Tom Edge and will be directed by Tony nominee Rupert Goold. Production will begin on the movie come February in London.

It's assumed that Zellweger will be singing for her role as Garland, which will be one of the first times she's performed since her 2002 portrayal of Roxy Hart in the musical movie Chicago.

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Renée Zellweger Cast in Judy Garland Biopic Judy

Renée Zellweger Cast in Judy Garland Biopic Judy
Renée Zellweger will play Judy Garland in Judy, based on the actress' final concerts in London. Pathé and Calamity Films are backing the project, based on a script by Tom Edge (The Crown). Rupert Goold (King Charles III) will direct the movie, and production will start in February 2018. Set in London in 1968, nearly 30 years after The Wizard of Oz made her an international movie star, the biopic follows Garland as she prepares for her sold-out show, The Talk of the Town (featuring classics like "Over the Rainbow" and "The Trolley Song"). Behind the scenes, Garland fights with management, feeling overworked after a lifetime spent in show business. Missing her children, she even contemplates walking...
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Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In ‘Judy’ For Pathé, Calamity Films – Afm

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Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In ‘Judy’ For Pathé, Calamity Films – Afm
Pathe and Calamity Films have set Renee Zellweger to star in Judy, playing the legendary Judy Garland in the true story of the singer and actress’ final concerts in London. A February 2018 start date has been earmarked for principal photography with British stage director and Tony nominee Rupert Goold helming. It’s winter 1968, 30 years after she played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, when showbiz legend Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a…
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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in London-Set ‘Judy’

Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in London-Set ‘Judy’
Renee Zellweger (“Chicago”) will star as Judy Garland in a new movie about the show business legend’s final concerts in London. Pathé and Calamity Films are behind “Judy” and principal photography is set for next February, in London.

Opening in the English capital in the winter of 1968 as Garland arrives for a five-week run of sell-out concerts, the movie will also recount the icon’s battles with management, and relationships with musicians and fans.

As the concerts get underway the star of stage and screen is 47 and exhausted, fragile, and wanting to be at home with her kids, casting into doubt whether the shows, at the Talk of the Town nightclub, can go on.

“Judy” is based on a script written by Tom Edge (“The Crown”) and will be produced by BAFTA winner David Livingstone (“Pride”) for Calamity Films. British stage director and Tony nominee, Rupert Goold, will direct. The producers
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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Drama From 'The Crown' Scribe

Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Drama From 'The Crown' Scribe
Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger is set to play Judy Garland in Judy, based on the true story of the stage and screen icon's final concerts in London.

Pathe and Calamity Films are backing the project, based on a script by Tom Edge (The Crown, Lovesick) and to be directed by Tony nominee and two-time Olivier winner Rupert Goold, with production set to start February 2018. BAFTA winner David Livingstone (Pride) will produce for Calamity Films

Judy will chronicle Garland's arrival in swinging 1968 London to perform in a series of sellout shows. It has been 30 years since "the...
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Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long Before Harvey Weinstein

Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long Before Harvey Weinstein
Whether producing “The Artist,” “Shakespeare in Love” or “The English Patient,” Queens-born serial predator Harvey Weinstein has always had a knack for making powerful period pictures. Maybe, between the best picture Oscars that those movies scored, he should have brushed up on his Hollywood history. His penchant for the casting couch — the practice of powerful white men exploiting young actresses trying to break into the movie business — has a historical precedent as old as the movie business itself.

“The perils for women in Hollywood are embedded, like land mines, from an actress’s debut to her swan song,” says film critic and historian Carrie Rickey, “where moguls like Harry Cohn reputedly wouldn’t cast starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak unless they auditioned in bed.”

Long before Weinstein there was Louis B. Mayer, who co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. Mayer, the ground zero of this kind of abuse, had means, motive, opportunity
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Netflix Snags Spec About “Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland” Heroines

Mia Wasikowska in “Alice Through the Looking Glass

Two iconic, beloved characters are teaming up for a whole new epic adventure. Netflix has snagged the rights to “Dorothy & Alice,” a spec script inspired by the protagonists of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Deadline reports. The sought-after project inspired a “hotly competitive bidding situation with a number of producers who were after it for its franchise potential,” and the streamer came out victorious.

It’s not clear whether Dorothy and Alice’s high-stakes journey will take them to Oz, Wonderland, or some other magical land. The logline reads, “Haunted by nightmares of Oz’s impending destruction, Dorothy Gale finds herself in a home for others like her with troubling, vivid dreams. While she is there, she meets a mysterious girl, Alice — who involves her in a perilous quest to not only save the worlds of imagination — those which we come to realize are real and not just dreams — but the world as we know it.”

English teacher Justin Merz penned the script, and Clubhouse Pics’ Bryan Unkeless is producing. No word on who will direct.

The actresses most closely associated with Dorothy and Alice are Judy Garland and Mia Wasikowska, respectively. Garland played Dorothy in the 1939 musical “The Wizard of Oz,” and Wasikowska took on the role of Alice in 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” and last year’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” Casting hasn’t been announced for “Dorothy & Alice.”

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