Judy Garland’s Minnesota hometown is preparing to celebrate the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” the film that made her a star. For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, in northern Minnesota, will hold a weeklong festival June 10-15.
Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie remains alive.
John Kelsch has helped put Grand Rapids on the map by celebrating the life of its biggest star – Judy Garland. Some say “The Wizard of Oz” is the most-watched film of all time. “Three-and-a-half billion people have seen ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” Kelsch said. This feat makes Grand Rapids’ native Garland – born Frances Gumm…
Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are heading to lakes all over Minnesota and western Wis. for an entire week! On Day 1, the boys are at Sugar Lake Lodge on Sugar Lake in Grand Rapids – which is just three and a half hours north of the Twin Cities. Sugar Lake is called a “marl” lake, which means it has a high concentration of calcium carbonates which settle at the bottom, giving the lake a deep turquoise appearance. On a clear day you can see more than 20 feet below the surface.
The blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” has a new home. An auction house in Beverly Hills, California sold for $480,000 over the weekend.
A musical drama about the last days of singer Judy Garland makes its U.S. premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
Actress Tracie Bennett recently visited the Guthrie Theater in preparation for her upcoming January run of the show End of the Rainbow, in which she portrays Minnesota’s own Judy Garland in the later years of the star’s career.
Ask coast-dwellers and they’ll probably tell you it just doesn’t get more flyover than Minnesota. But America’s history books tell a different tale, and that’s across the entire spectrum of entertainment, arts, politics and science.
GM saying that Chevy cars will only be called Chevrolet…what were they thinking? A woman in China with no arms? No problem when it comes to her embroidery. And oil estimates might have doubled today…but […]