Sycamore Entertainment Group To Stream The Original “The Judy Garland Show”

Hollywood, Feb. 28, 2014

Sycamore Entertainment Group, Inc. a leading innovator in hybrid distribution, is pleased to announce it has acquired the exclusive USA licensing of 26 episodes of “The Judy Garland Show” to be available for the first time on streaming video.

To commemorate the 50thanniversary of the filming of “The Judy Garland Show”, Sycamore Entertainment tv022562a-cropwill stream the 26 one hour episodes of the first and only season of the original show. In these rare episodes, Judy performs solo and in once-in-a-lifetime musical duets with the likes of Barbara Streisand, Mickey Rooney, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli and many more. These episodes are the only remaining recordings of Judy Garland performing at her peak.

“It’s an honor to present these rare episodes of “The Judy Garland Show” to an audience captivated by her talents” Says Ed Sylvan, CEO of Sycamore. He goes on to say “The Judy Garland biographical book ‘Get Happy’ being developed as a feature film by The Weinstein Company starring Anne Hathaway, hopes to captivate the essence of the woman that is seen in these 26 episodes. Fans will rejoice at seeing her talents in its purest form”.

Starting March 29th, consumers can stream each one hour episode individually or as a package. Fans will be able to stream the episodes on Android, Apple IPad, IPhone, Samsung and many other devices. All of the episodes are up-converted in full HD for maximum viewing experience. “As the upcoming 86thannual Academy Awards honors the 75thanniversary of the Wizard of OZ, a new generation of fans will discover the wonderful talents of Judy Garland”, Says Sylvan.

Sycamore acquired the rights from legendary music producer Darryl Payne of Darryl Payne Films. He says “I am delighted to be working with innovators like Sycamore Entertainment in bringing this iconic talent into a digital era”.

To get more information regarding the availability of the show visit
the website at: www.Sycamoreentertainment.com/TheJudyGarlandShow

Carol Burnett to Receive Honor of Distinction Award Presented by Betty White

January 1, 2013

Grammy nominated musical composer and director Stormy Sacks has announced plans to produce a major fundraiser called “HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD…HIGH” on January 10, 2013 at the
El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood,burnett CA. The event will honor Hollywood legend, Carol Burnett, who will be in attendance.

Ms. Burnett will be honored with the very first CAROL BURNETT HONOR OF DISTINCTION AWARD, presented by The Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center, the El Captian Theatre and “Brought To You By Madame Tussauds Hollywood.”  Betty White has been set to present the award to Carol Burnett with Charlene Tilton, Ruta Lee, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Charles Fleischer, Margaret O’Brien, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Dee Wallace, Judy Tenuta, Sally Kirkland and other major celebrities set to participate in the star-studded event.

An award-winning actress and best-selling author, Carol Burnett is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by Time magazine as one of the “100 Best Television Shows of All Time”, the show ran for 11 years and received 25 Emmy Awards. Recognized for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film and Broadway, Burnett has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a Kennedy Center honoree. “This is a great thrill for me. I am so proud to be a part of this effort to bring the arts to Hollywood High,” Burnett said.

The City of Los Angeles through Councilman Tom LaBonge will proclaim Jan 10th as Carol Burnett Day in Los Angeles.

Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet provides students with invaluable access to the highest caliber performing arts programming.  Because of major LAUSD cutbacks, funds allotted to the Performing Arts Magnet have diminished year after year. This year there is no funding for the fall and spring productions.  More than ever, there is a greater need to raise money allowing the Magnet to provide instruction and to220px-Betty_White_2010 support its annual productions.  “This incredible school has a legacy of major movie, TV and music stars who attended or graduated, going back to Fay Wray, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Carol Burnett, Brandy Norwood, John Ritter, Lana Turner, Charlene Tilton and Laurence Fishburne, to name a few”  stated Stormy Sacks.  “My vision is to have a legacy fundraising event yearly, so that the Hollywood High Performing Arts Magnet can be the training ground that supplies the industry with the most talented individuals, both on stage and behind the scenes. We hope to raise more than $100,000 so that we can provide those skills and opportunities for our students.”
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Marlon Brando Outs Paul Newman in New Biography

It’s been less than a year since Paul Newman passed away, but that has not deterred author, Darwin Porterpaul_newman from quoting Marlon Brando in his new book, Paul Newman: The Man Behind The Baby Blues, in which Brando claims Newman was bisexual.

Porter interviewed Brando about Newman before the acting great died in 2004 – and he was stunned with what Brando had to say.

“He never fooled me. Paul Newman had just as many on-location affairs as the rest of us, and he was just as bisexual as I was. But, where I was always getting caught with my pants down, he managed to do it in the dark.”

Porter tells The Globe that he has been tracking Newman’s secret sexual encounters since he met the actor in 1959 and alleges in his new book the late star, who was happily married to actress Joanne Woodward for 50 years, bedded icons like Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe.

The writer also claims Newman and James Dean had a gay romance.

The actor’s family has dismissed Porter’s book, claiming the sex allegations are “disgusting”.

A source says, “Paul knew there were rumors out there about his sexuality and to have to face them when he’s not here to dispute them is Joanne’s worst nightmare.”