Oz in the News 5.31.17

As Part Of Wizard Of Oz Festival, Museum Hosting Film, New Exhibit And Contest For Best Munchkin Story This year the Judy Garland Museum will be celebrating memories of the much-loved Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz” film with three events: the showing of a film, “We’re Off to see the Munchkins,” a contest, and a new exhibit. This year at the Wizard of Oz Festival the Museum will open a new exhibit titled “The Munchkins in Grand Rapids.” In conjunction with this, a contest is being held for the best story (and/or picture) of meeting a Munchkin in Grand Rapids. The winner will have the opportunity to share their story/picture in the new exhibit, win a Household Membership to the Museum and a free ticket to the documentary film, “We’re Off to See the Munchkins.” The 90-minute film includes interviews with eight little people. The film will be shown on Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. in the Judy Garland Museum art room. To take part in this contest, you may submit your story in one of three ways: E-mail: jgarland@uslink.net; by mail: Judy Garland Museum, Box 724, Grand Rapids, MN 55744; or drop it off at the Judy Garland Museum, 2727 Pokegama Ave. South, Grand Rapids. The deadline for the contest will be June 5.

The Judy Garland Show Channel Comes to StreamNet.TV Featuring Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, and Guests StreamNet.TV is adding 26 one hour episodes of The Judy Garland Show Channel to its platform. This historic collection of 26 one-hour-long episodes includes an unprecedented list of guests — including Barbra Streisand, Mickey Rooney, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Ethel Merman, Bob Newhart, Donald O’Connor, Peggy Lee, Steve Allen, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, and Garland’s daughter Liza Minnelli, among others. Judy Garland also performed solo concert performances as part of this amazing, wonderful TV show.

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