History Trivia / TheWizardOfOz

21st Nov '16 6:20:04 AM SnowBrian
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** Judy Garland's feet hurt so much in the ruby slippers that she could only wear them for shots when they would be on camera.

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** Judy Garland's feet hurt so much in the ruby slippers that she could only wear them for shots when they would be visible on camera. camera (this also cut down on the wear-and-tear the slippers had to endure). When her feet weren't shown, Garland wore booties or black shoes, which can be glimpsed briefly when she and the Scarecrow are backing away from the apple trees.
3rd Nov '16 6:57:56 AM fruitstripegum
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** Noel Langley, a South African playwright, wrote a version of the script in which the Winged Monkeys are on Dorothy's side. He also invented new characters - Lizzie Smithers the soda jerk, a prince, princess and a dragon.
** A later script has the Wicked Witch out to get the Wizard of Oz with 200 winged monkeys, 4,000 wolves and 10,000 men, because she wants the Emerald City throne for her dim-witted son Bulbo.
27th Sep '16 12:08:05 AM Nakayama90
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!![[Theatre/TheWizardOfOz The musical]]
* ActingForTwo: As in the movie, the five people Dorothy knows and their respective Oz counterparts are played by the same people.
22nd Sep '16 8:42:09 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherMarty: Jack Haley became the Tin Man after the original actor (none other than future [[TheBeverlyHillbillies Jed Clampett]], Buddy Ebsen) was hospitalized. The Tin Man's makeup originally consisted of aluminum powder, which coated the actor's lungs and nearly suffocated him. To avoid the same near-fatal mistake, the makeup was changed to aluminum paste.

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* TheOtherMarty: Jack Haley became the Tin Man after the original actor (none other than future [[TheBeverlyHillbillies [[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Jed Clampett]], Buddy Ebsen) was hospitalized. The Tin Man's makeup originally consisted of aluminum powder, which coated the actor's lungs and nearly suffocated him. To avoid the same near-fatal mistake, the makeup was changed to aluminum paste.
30th Aug '16 2:57:25 AM glickmam
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Yes. Budget, $2.8 million (not counting marketing costs), $4.2 million (counting them). Box office, $2,048,000 (domestic), $3,017,000 (worldwide). It couldn't make up the budget domestically and got MGM hit with a $1,145,000 loss over the film. It has since recovered.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Yes. Budget, $2.8 million (not counting marketing costs), $4.2 million (counting them). Box office, $2,048,000 (domestic), $3,017,000 (worldwide). It couldn't make up the budget domestically and got MGM hit with a $1,145,000 loss over the film. Thankfully, the studio had the distribution rights to ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' to fall back on. It has since recovered.
5th Aug '16 5:32:10 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* MissingTrailerScene:
** The 1940 trailer includes footage from costume tests.
** The trailers from 1949, 1955, and 1970 briefly show a Cut Song celebrating Dorothy's defeat of the Wicked Witch of the West.
14th Jul '16 4:13:04 PM CaptEquinox
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* YouLookFamiliar: Frank Morgan plays four different roles in Oz--the doorman at the gate, the coachman who drives the Horse of a Different Color, the guard outside the Wizard's chamber, and the Wizard himself. This was done to balance out Morgan's screen time with the rest of the cast.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Frank Morgan plays four different roles in Oz--the doorman at the gate, the coachman who drives the Horse of a Different Color, the guard outside the Wizard's chamber, and the Wizard himself. This was done to balance out Morgan's screen time with the rest of the cast.
cast. It also unintentionally gives the viewer a clue that all is not as it seems in the vast, graceful Emerald City.
14th Jul '16 7:00:15 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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** The Reprise of ''The Witch is dead'

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** The Reprise of ''The Witch is dead'dead''
14th Jul '16 6:59:21 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot.

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* CutSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuFQoiMbk4 "The Jitterbug"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLDbg3m3Sk the sad reprise of "Over the Rainbow"]], though both are usually performed in stage adaptations of the movie. {{Averted|Trope}} with the main "Over the Rainbow" song itself, which the filmmakers almost cut out of concern that it would slow down the plot. Other cut songs includes:
** ''If I Only Had a Brain (Full Version/The Scarecrow Dance)''
** ''If I Were A King in the Forest (Full Version)''
** The Reprise of ''The Witch is dead'
** Even the original recording of ''If I Only Had a Heart'' by Buddy Ebsen
10th Jul '16 3:13:30 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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** Apparently, the reason that Dorothy hides behind the Tin Man and Scarecrow when they're ambushed by the Cowardly Lion is because she was about to start laughing.
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