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Show TrackerSaturday's Highlights: 'Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize' on KOCE...
Jacket CopyA vintage copy of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz signed by the film's stars, including Toto, is up for auction....
Times Staff And Wire ReportsMeinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz" and proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died. He was 94. Raabe died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla., after an apparent...
The Hero ComplexSusan King takes a look at the gorgeous new restoration of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be screened in theaters across the country tonight. This is a longer version of her story that appears in the Los Angeles Times......
Jacket CopyA valuable collection of children's literature, including Alice's own copy of "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There," a first edition of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and Beatrix Potter's personal copy of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" will......
'Lost' reading list: the show's creators discuss literary influences, from Stephen King to Flannery O'ConnorShow TrackerEver since Sawyer was shown reading âWatership Downâ in Season One of âLost,â an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured on the show (in gym bags, on book shelves, in episode titles), spawning âLo...
Enchanted Hunters The Power of Stories in Childhood Maria Tatar W.W. Norton: 296 pp., $26.95 "Enchanted Hunters" is a well-intended book, but I'm not certain for whom it was intended (though it might do some real good in an education curriculum)....
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The Real Wizard of Oz The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum Rebecca Loncraine Gotham Books: 416 pp., $28 In contrast to the rambling text that follows, the title of this biography couldn't be more cogent. L. Frank Baum, inventor of the magical Land of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's only a matter of time before local film and TV buffs experience a sense of déjà vu around Los Angeles. That place looks familiar. Did you see it on the way home from work, or when you checked in with your favorite characters? Could be both. Most...
Finding Oz How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story Evan I. Schwartz Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 400 pp., $28 Cheek by Jowl Talks & Essays on How & Why Fantasy Matters Ursula K. Le Guin Aqueduct Press: 150 pp., $16 paper In classic...
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Frank Melton Troubled mayor in Mississippi Frank Melton, 60, the mayor of Jackson, Miss., died early Thursday, less than two days after losing a reelection bid in a contentious Democratic primary that came a week before his second federal trial. The...
Times Staff WriterThe tour guide held up a 1901 photo that was instantly recognizable but nonetheless befuddling. Surely that was the Hotel del Coronado in the distance, its unmistakable Victorian cupolas rising above the Pacific shore. But in the foreground, where 15-...
Tags: Babe Ruth, Restaurants, Marilyn Monroe, John Barrymore, History
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