Wizard Of Oz The WizardRay BolgerJune AllysonHaving An AffairMyrna Loy William PowellJudy GarlandYellow Brick Road. Judy Garland's Dorothy will always be remembered for her simple This meant Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), and Bert Lahr. Judy Garland from beyond the grave: Hollywood star takes revenge . Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger in The Wizard Of.
When [Judy] Garland couldn't stop breaking into giggles at the pseudo-menacing advance of [Bert] Lahr's Cowardly Lion, Fleming escorted her off the Yellow Brick Road, said, 'Now darling, this is serious,' slapped her on the cheek, then ordered, 'Now go in there and work.
Garland overheard this and said, "I won't do that, but I'll kiss your nose.
Multiple lead actors were physically scarred due to special effects and costuming used in the film. While filming her exit from "Munchkinland," Margaret Hamiltonthe actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West, received severe burns on both her face and hands. The fire she was supposed to be leaving through accidentally rose up before she had descended.
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Hamilton's stunt double was also burned while filming a different scene when a pipe exploded. Ray Bolger, the actor who played the Scarecrow, ended up having "permanent" lines on his face due to the intense rubber mask that was glued to his face every morning for filming.
A different actor, Buddy Ebsenwas actually supposed to play the Tin Man, but then his lungs failed. The original costume for Tin Man involved covering Ebsen in aluminum dust which ended up sending him to the hospital for two weeks. Also, the temperatures on set were also insanely hot due to the Technicolor process requiring very bright shots.
Cinematographer Harold Rosson claimed "people were always fainting and being carried off the set," due to the heat. The green makeup was so toxic that Margaret Hamilton wasn't allowed to handle food and had to be specially fed.
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The makeup put on Hamilton was copper-based and therefore could be toxic if ingested. The makeup person for Hamilton, Jack Young, explained the risk: Every night when I was taking off the Witch's makeup, I would make sure that her face was thoroughly clean.
Because you don't take chances with green. The actress then ended her visit with Mr. Rogers in the coolest way possible: Dressing up in a Wicked Witch of the West costume sans green makeup and briefly slipping into her mischievous cackle.
Back ina minute silent film called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was produced. The movie also ends with Dorothy ditching Kansas and opting instead to stick around this far more exciting magical land.
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It, too, deviated significantly from the book. Inthat was a decent wage for a working actor. That had to make things awkward on set. As a way to both increase morale and ticket sales, Oz was billed as the perfect escapist fantasy for those worried about the events overseas. The actual headline read: And pink and blue peppermints.
She was also a box office sensation who could guarantee packed movie houses.Judy Garland on Cavett 1968
In deciding upon an Ozzy topic about which to write, we thought it might be amusing to highlight a singular persona from the classic movie, inspired by the individual character portraits presented in our recent book The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion.
But which character to choose?
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Like Dorothy, it seems that everyone has a special fondness for Ray Bolger as the straw-stuffed Scarecrow searching for a brain in The Wizard of Oz. But as much as Oz fans may know and love him, here are 25 tidbits about the wonderful Mr. Bolger that may interest and even surprise readers. His birthday is January While attending Dorchester High School in his hometown of Boston, Bolger specialized in English and economics and excelled in field hockey and track events.
After graduating, Bolger tried working in banks and insurance companies. Early in his career, he starred in two two-reel silent films produced by the Red Seal Studios in New York. While performing on stage in a production of Life Begins at 8: