Show Business: The Yellow Brick Road to Profit

Hollywood's new formula is fantasy and rock

The Wizard of Oz lives 110 stories above the ground, on a bridge connecting the twin towers of Manhattan's World Trade Center. The Beatles—or pretty good substitutes—are alive, well and together in a corn-belt Shangri-la called Heartland, U.S.A. The Age of Aquarius has dawned again in Central Park, and the hippies are back selling their gospel of love and kindness. And down at the high school they are wearing pegged pants and leather jackets, as John Travolta, the heartthrob of the '70s, gives a belated tour of...

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