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Takes place across Los Angeles in the golden era of Hollywood. Locations include theaters, hotels, bars, a detective agency, various houses and apartments, moving cars and limousines. Sections take place on the set of "The Wizard of Oz" with dozens of extras.
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JUDY GARLAND (16) attends the premiere of "The Wizard of Oz", with her overbearing mother ETHEL (40s). Elsewhere, VIC SHEA (40s), a little person private eye argues with his receptionist DORIS (29) an aspiring actress, over new clientele. A young girl asks Vic to investigate the disappearance of her cat, and he reluctantly agrees, desperate for money. He finds the cat and accepts the girl's piggy bank as payment, much to Doris' horror. Doris attempts to define their relationship, asking Vic if he loves her, but he refuses to answer, saying label's aren't important.
The next day, GERALDINE BUSBY (40s), comes to the office, saying that her daughter CLAUDETTE (16), a little person, has gone missing after working as a munchkin on "The Wizard of Oz". Vic initially declines, but after getting wasted (and nearly beaten to death by drunken goons), he agrees to look into the disappearance. He and Doris go to Claudette's apartment, where her landlady ANNE (30s) shows them to her room. With no leads, they go to LLOYD (30s), Doris' brother who happens to be a police officer, and ask to search public records for missing persons. With no luck, they go to MGM, where Vic manages...