Judy Garland: Articles


Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners: George Clooney In & Very Few Women

Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient George Clooney in The Monuments Men, with Matt Damon. Produced and written by Good Night, and Good Luck. collaborators George Clooney and Grant Heslov, and directed by Clooney, The Monuments Men is a World War II drama loosely based on Robert M. Edsel and Bret […]


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Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners: George Clooney In & Very Few Women



Mickey Rooney Dead: Longest Movie Career Ever?

Mickey Rooney ca. 1940 Mickey Rooney dead at 93: Four-time Oscar nominee & frequent Judy Garland co-star may have had the longest film career ever Mickey Rooney, four-time Academy Award nominee and one of the biggest domestic box office draws during the studio era, died of “natural causes” on Sunday, […]


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Mickey Rooney Dead: Longest Movie Career Ever?



Mickey Rooney Movies: Music & Murder

Mickey Rooney movies on TCM: Music and murder (image: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland ca. 1940) Mickey Rooney is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, August 13, 2013. According to the IMDb, Mickey Rooney, who turns 93 next September 23, has been featured in more than 250 […]


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Mickey Rooney Movies: Music & Murder



Deanna Durbin Movies: Remembering One of Hollywood's Biggest Stars & Universal Savior

Deanna Durbin in 'I'll Be Yours.' Deanna Durbin dies at 91: One of the top stars of Hollywood's studio era According to Hollywood lore, teen star Deanna Durbin saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy in the mid-'30s, when her movies earned the Great Depression-hit studio some much-needed millions. The story may […]


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Deanna Durbin Movies: Remembering One of Hollywood's Biggest Stars & Universal Savior



'Oz the Great and Powerful': James Franco Fantasy One of Biggest March Openings Ever

'Oz the Great and Powerful' with James Franco and Michelle Williams. James Franco 'Oz the Great and Powerful': Below expectations, but one of biggest March openings ever March 11, '13, update: Starring James Franco as the magician who becomes The Wizard of Oz, Sam Raimi's $200m+-budgeted Oz the Great and […]


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'Oz the Great and Powerful': James Franco Fantasy One of Biggest March Openings Ever



Jodie Foster: Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient Defends Kristen Stewart & Mel Gibson

Jodie Foster: 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Jodie Foster will be the next Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced – by way of Foster's Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart and Simon Baker. A two-time Golden Globe winner, Jodie Foster will be honored at […]


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Jodie Foster: Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient Defends Kristen Stewart & Mel Gibson



Hugh Martin Dies: 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' Co-Composer

Meet Me in St. Louis with Margaret O'Brien, Judy Garland Hugh Martin, best known for co-composing with Ralph Blane “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” sung by Judy Garland in Vincente Minnelli's 1944 classic Meet Me in St. Louis, died on March 10 '11 in Encinitas, Calif. He was 96. […]


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Hugh Martin Dies: 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' Co-Composer



Robert Zemeckis Out of 'The Wizard of Oz' Remake + Best Animated Feature Oscar Contenders

Judy Garland as Dorothy in Victor Fleming's The Wizard of Oz So, Robert Zemeckis, the guy who brought you Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump, What Lies Beneath, The Polar Express, and Beowulf, will not direct a remake of the 1939 classic The […]


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Robert Zemeckis Out of 'The Wizard of Oz' Remake + Best Animated Feature Oscar Contenders



Margaret O'Brien Movies: 'Meet Me in St. Louis' & 'Big City'

Margaret O'Brien in Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis, with Judy Garland. For Turner Classic Movies' Margaret O'Brien Day on Sunday, Aug. 15 '10, TCM will present the television premiere of Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Joke. But then again, I don't think they've shown Meet Me in […]


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Margaret O'Brien Movies: 'Meet Me in St. Louis' & 'Big City'



TCM Classic Film Festival: From Judy Garland to Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (top); Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire in Mark Sandrich's Top Hat (upper middle); Steve Sekely's Day of the Triffids (lower middle); Jack La Rue (right) in No Orchids for Miss Blandish (bottom) Screened last night at the TCM Classic Film Festival, currently taking […]


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TCM Classic Film Festival: From Judy Garland to Jean-Luc Godard



Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron Oscar Presenters, 'Mystery Buyer' Returns Bette Davis Oscar

Kristen Stewart: Oscar presence to boost TV ratings? Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner & Miley Cyrus: Oscar presenters Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, and Miley Cyrus have been added to the roster of presenters at the 2010 Oscar ceremony. This will be Efron and Cyrus' second appearance […]


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Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron Oscar Presenters, 'Mystery Buyer' Returns Bette Davis Oscar



The Oscars: The Nominations Show

Judy Garland in A Star Is Born In his blog, film reviewer Richard Roeper says the following: “When it comes to announcing the Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences continues to cling to is Old World ways. They race through the lists at 5:30 a.m. PST, […]


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The Oscars: The Nominations Show



Sandra Bullock Top Box Office Star & The Unreliability of Such Polls

“… Far and away the biggest-grossing movie with a female as its sole main player, which is certainly a challenge to conventional Hollywood assumptions (men can star alone, while women need a co-star of either sex).” That's Sandra Bullock in the 2009 football drama The Blind Side, right? Wrong. Film […]


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Sandra Bullock Top Box Office Star & The Unreliability of Such Polls



Christmas Cheer: Andy Hardy & Rediscovering Sherlock Holmes Actor + One of Best Woody Allen Movies

Christmas cheer: Love Finds Andy Hardy with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. George B. Seitz's Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) reunited Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937) co-stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland; unlike their first pairing, this slice of what's often referred to as “Americana” was a major box office hit […]


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Christmas Cheer: Andy Hardy & Rediscovering Sherlock Holmes Actor + One of Best Woody Allen Movies



Joey Luft (Judy Garland Son) + Marsha Hunt Remembers Anthony Dexter & Rick Carter Honor

Lollipop Guild member Jerry Maren, Judy Garland's son Joey Luft Judy Garland's son Joey Luft, Garland's grandchildren Jesse and Vanessa Richards, Lollipop Guild member Jerry Maren, and Emerald City manicurist Dorothy Barrett were present at the “Hollywood's Greatest Year” screening of The Wizard of Oz presented by the Academy of […]


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Joey Luft (Judy Garland Son) + Marsha Hunt Remembers Anthony Dexter & Rick Carter Honor



Judy Garland Movies

Judy Garland vehicles are a Turner Classic Movies staple, so the “Summer Under the Stars” day – Thursday, Aug. 6 – dedicated to the star of The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born brings nothing new. Yet, those who have never watched or who don't mind watching yet […]


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Judy Garland Movies



Judy Garland 'The Wizard of Oz' Screening

Starring Judy Garland and directed by Victor Fleming, the 1939 Best Picture nominee The Wizard of Oz will be screened, digitally from a new 4K restoration, as the final feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series “Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939” on […]


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Judy Garland 'The Wizard of Oz' Screening



Douglas Kirkland Photo Exhibition: 'The Sound of Music' Reunion + Jacqueline Bisset & Michael York

Brigitte Bardot (top); Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! (bottom)   The photo exhibition “Freeze Frame: 5 Decades of Photographs by Douglas Kirkland,” opens today in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free. “Freeze Frame” features more than 125 color and […]


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Douglas Kirkland Photo Exhibition: 'The Sound of Music' Reunion + Jacqueline Bisset & Michael York



Ruby Slipper Mystery + Whale Watching & San Francisco Film Festival

'The Wizard of Oz' Dorothy Missing Ruby Slippers Via the ABC News blog The Blotter: Anna Schecter reports that the case of the missing ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz may be coming to a close. The ruby slippers were stolen from the Judy Garland […]


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Ruby Slipper Mystery + Whale Watching & San Francisco Film Festival



'Judgment at Nuremberg': All-Star Nazi Trials

Some critics have dismissed Judgment at Nuremberg as sentimental Hollywood claptrap, but Mr. Contrarian here finds it the best 1961 American film I've seen. (See Best Films - 1961.) Director Stanley Kramer manages to sustain interest in the lengthy proceedings - the film runs 186 minutes - and, even if […]


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'Judgment at Nuremberg': All-Star Nazi Trials