Hayes, Tom Martin, and Adam F. The film follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams.
Lovable characters yes, even the bad guyscatchy song-and-dance numbers, and a story that still makes audiences cry more than 75 years later after its initial release.
But as with any other classic movie, The Wizard of Oz has its share of triumphs, tragedies, and trivia. Read on for some of our insights into this venerated Hollywood masterpiece.
More so than the braids, the toy Toto, or even the blue-and-white gingham dress, those sparkly ruby-red shoes are the key to any Dorothy Gale costume. But one of the most important images of the enduring Wizard of Oz mythos did not come from the mind of author L.
Frank Baum, but instead from Oz screenwriter Noel Langley. However, Langley recommended the slippers be changed to ruby for the film due to the fact that the bright red hue would show up much better against the Technicolor yellow brick road.
Victor Fleming may be the one officially credited onscreen, but The Wizard of Oz can boast four directors. The first, Richard Thorpewas fired after less than two weeks. George Cukor was brought in next, but he was summoned away to go work on—of all projects! Then Fleming stepped in, until he too was called over to assist with Gone With the Wind, and King Vidor was hired to complete the movie.
So he managed to convince the actor cast as the Scarecrow, Buddy Ebsen, to switch roles. Considering Ebsen was so easygoing about the change, it seemed like this was all meant to be. The actor, who would go on to star in The Beverly Hillbillies TV show in the s, was subsequently replaced by Jack Haley whose Tin Man makeup was tweaked from a powder to a paste.
Hamilton learned after the fact that her makeup was copper-based read: That meant a bouncy, blonde wig and tons of makeup. It was interim director George Cukor who did away with the wig and cosmetics, turning Dorothy back into what she was all along: A girl from the Kansas prairie.
Most of the main actors in The Wizard of Oz played two roles: A Kansas character and his or her Oz counterpart. The actress then ended her visit with Mr. Rogers in the coolest way possible:"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ", (commonly known as "The Wizard of Oz"), is the first book in the Oz series by L.
Frank Baum. It was originally illustrated by W. W. Denslow, and published in the year of It is also considered to be the first official American Fairytale and fable. Dorothy Gale () Dorothy Gale is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum, author and creator of the Oz Legacy.
She is the adolescent protagonist and heroine of Baum's first Oz book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in and which is considered one of the earliest American. Louis Vuitton debuted its SS19 Wizard of Oz collaboration today in Paris.
During an unforgettable, exciting twister scene, a devastating funnel-shaped tornado approaches closer and closer toward the farm.
[The tornado was a special effect, produced by photographing a 35 foot long muslin stocking against a Kansas backdrop.
The mis-shapen, irregular-looking twister. L. Frank Baum () published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in and received enormous, immediate success. Baum went on to write seventeen additional novels in the Oz series.
Today, he is considered the father of the American fairy tale. The Wizard of Oz () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.