Oz in the News 5.13.12

WIZARD OF OZ Celebrates 500th Performance!  THE WIZARD OF OZ, featuring Sophie Evans as Dorothy and Russell Grant as The Wizard, ust celebrated 500 performances at the London Palladium.  Check out a photo of the cast on the big day, as featured on the show’s official website!

Judy Garland Dress Collector Michael Siewart  Legendary actress Judy Garland achieved international fame. She was perhaps best known for her role as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. The Westobou Festival presents “Judy Garland, The Dressing of a Legend”, which includes an exhibit of some of the dresses Garland was known to wear. Collector Michael Siewert joined us live in the WJBF News Channel 6 studio at Television Park on Wednesday at noon, along with Mary Hull Palmer, with the Westobou Festival, to discuss the event.

Somewhere Over The 405: Judy Garland’s Westside Estate At Auction  This 6,255 square foot Beaux-Arts-esque house was built in 1952 and features eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and beautiful interiors finished with crown moldings, recessed lighting, and gilt edges galore. The nearly-one-acre property also includes a swimming pool, and is set in a quiet neighborhood off legendary Sunset Boulevard. The home is up for sheriff’s auction with an undisclosed starting price; check out the official listing for more information.

Graduation Day at PHCC – Speaker offers lessons of ‘Oz’ Gooden, professor of public administration and policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government Affairs and executive director of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University, encouraged graduates to adhere to five principles illustrated in the movie while traveling their own Yellow Brick Road.

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