Backstage Secrets of the Wizard of Oz

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The Wizard of Oz is one of the most iconic movies in Hollywood history. The movie made Judy Garland a movie star while simultaneously destroying her life. The Wizard of Oz brought our imagination to life through the magical world of Oz. Unfortunately, the set wasn’t such a happy place for cast members. Despite being one of the first films MGM shot in color, there was a lot of darkness going on behind the scenes.


Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The actors had many wardrobe malfunctions, which led to hospitalizations and life-long injuries. Judy Garland suffered a lot of abuse, which led her on a dangerous path. Check out which character had to be recast just 9 days before shooting because his makeup nearly killed him. Plus, you will never guess what those munchkins were up to during filming! Check out these crazy secrets behind the making of The Wizard of Oz.