Oz in the News 11.11.11

Garland’s Wizard Of Oz Dress To Join Ruby Slippers At Auction  The iconic blue and white gingham pinafore dress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard Of Oz is to be auctioned off in California next month (Dec 11) alongside the actress’ ruby slippers. The dress, considered “one of the most instantly recognisable costumes in the history of cinema” is expected to fetch up to $300,000 (£187,500). As previously announced, the slippers are expected to sell for upwards of $2 million (£1.25 million). The Judy Garland Museum is also participating in the auction by selling a number of items to help fund the Children’s Discovery Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Proceeds will benefit low income children in rural Minnesota. Items from The Judy Garland Museum going under the hammer include the actress’ 1952 Tony Award for Unique Contribution to Theater, her personal scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings from 1958 to 1959 and her original high school diploma.

AnyClip Adds Warner Bros. Movies  AnyClip Media Ltd. signed a content licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution that will give its users access to their favorite moments from Warner Bros. Pictures’ library of feature films, including select Harry Potter and Batman movies, Ocean’s Eleven, Sex and the City, 300, Superman, The Wizard of Oz, Lethal Weapon, Dirty Harry (pictured), Casablanca, Se7en and The Shining. The service makes it possible to discover or search for specific scenes, and then use them – legally – in emails, blogs or other content to evoke the emotional experience of the movie. Each clip also comes with links to purchase the movie, giving studios another way to realize the value of their catalog and raise awareness of their legacy.

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