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  • Jerry Maren, Then and Now
    Oz on Film, Part Thirty: Maren, Munchkins, and Myth
    Certainly much of the mayhem ascribed to Munchkins off the set, much of which does not bear mentioning here, is the result of gross exaggeration. In the decades following the fiftieth anniversary of the movie, many of the surviving Munchkins...
  • Two Dorothy Gales and their very different Munchkin receptions!
    Oz on Film, Part Twenty-nine: Massing of the Munchkins
    Many have made myriad mentionings of the Munchkins of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's movie musical magnum opus The Wizard of Oz, and it has become difficult to determine how much of it is true and how much is merely myth.Told simply, the story is that...
  • Renovations Finished at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema
    Renovations Finished at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema
    Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in west suburban Woodridge recently underwent renovations and re-opened on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. New chairs are being installed in all ten auditoriums, the Boulevard – the long hallway lined by auditoriums,...
  • Ruth Robinson Duccini
    The Second to Last
    I have just been informed that 95 year-old Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of MGM's female Munchkins, has died.She was recruited to be among the Singer Midgets while living in Minnesota, though unlike many of her peers, she did not parlay her...
  • Ruth Robinson Duccini, last female munchkin of 'Wizard of Oz' dies at 95
    Ruth Robinson Duccini, last female munchkin of 'Wizard of Oz' dies at 95
    According to CBS on Friday,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...
  • Ruth L. Robinson (Duccini) (1918-2014)
    Ruth L. Robinson (Duccini) (1918-2014)
    Ruth was the last surviving female munchkin until she died. She was born in 1918 in Minnesota and traveled to California to be in what was at the time just a musical that was employing about 120 little people.She was only 4 feet tall but she stood...
  • Margaret Pellegrini in 1939 and... a bit later
    A Sleepyhead Sleeps
    Yesterday, one of the last surviving Munchkins of the 1939 MGM movie version of The Wizard of Oz passed away from a stroke. Her name was Margaret Pellegrini, and she was 89 years old.A native of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Margaret's start in show...
  • Margaret Pellegrini the "Flower Pot" Munchkin died this week
    Flower Pot Munchkin from Oz: Margaret Pellegrini dies at 89, 2 Munchkins left
    The Flower Pot Munchkin from Oz died this week at the age of 89. Actress Margaret Pellegrini, who played the Flower Pot Munchkin in the original 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” died in her Arizona home on Wednesday, according to Christian...
  • Wizard of Oz Munchkins
    Munchkin Karl Slover dead
    One of the last-surviving members of the cast of "The Wizard of Oz" has died.Karl Slover, 93, died in Georgia. According to an Associated Press story published by Entertainment Weekly, Slover played a trumpeter, townsman and soldier in...
  • Me and Karl
    Wizard of Oz Munchkin Karl Slover passes away at 93
    Karl Slover, one of the last four remaining Munchkins from the "Wizard of Oz" has passed away at 93. Laurens County Georgia Assistant Coroner Nathan Stanley said Slover died from cardiopulmonary problems caused by old age.Slover was born...