Liza Minnelli not over the rainbow for 'Oz'

“The Wizard of Oz” is a family favorite, but the film — celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year — isn't on Liza Minnelli's must-watch list.

Minnelli says it's tough to watch because of the fictional horrors her mother, Judy Garland, endures.

She said: “I just loved her so and for some reason 'The Wizard of Oz' bothers me when I see it. They do terrible things to her. … That's 'cause it's my mom.”

Minnelli reflected on “The Wizard of Oz” while reflecting on her special, “Liza's At The Palace.” It captures her 2008 Tony-winning play and airs on public television stations this month.

The show ran more than two hours. When asked how she managed such a pace, the 63-year-old said: “You leave your pain shoes at the side of the stage.”

artsentertainmentOther Arts

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

New audio of couple calling police on SF man bolsters racial bias claims, supe says

Pacific Heights incident spurred CAREN Act to outlaw discriminatory reports to police

SFUSD students may start the school year at home

Staff report recommends starting with distance learning in the fall, transitioning to hybrid model

Universities fight new immigration restrictions on international students in court

Local colleges are scrambling to keep international students in the country as… Continue reading

SF library plans to reopen with pickup and drop-off services

Since March, all 28 library locations in San Francisco have been closed… Continue reading

California releasing most prison inmates 12 weeks early to clear space amid coronavirus

California prisons will release inmates as early as 12 weeks ahead of… Continue reading

Most Read