However, he insisted that he would rather play the Scarecrow--his childhood idol Fred Stone had originated that role on stage in Buddy Ebsen had been cast as the Scarecrow, and now switched roles with Bolger. Unbeknownst to him, however, the make-up for the Tin Man contained aluminum dust, which ended up coating Ebsen's lungs. He also had an allergic reaction to it. One day he was physically unable to breathe and had to be rushed to hospital. The part was immediately recast and MGM gave no public reason why Ebsen was being replaced.
Claims that Wizard of Oz munchkins molested Judy Garland deserve a response
FACT CHECK: Does 'The Wizard of Oz' Include a Munchkin Suicide?
This sequence begins with Dorothy and the Scarecrow trying to pick fruit from the talking apple trees, encompasses their discovery of the rusted tin man and their encounter with the Wicked Witch of the West who tries to set the Scarecrow on fire , and ends with the trio heading off to Oz in search of the Wizard: Now, rumor has it that a small munchkin can be spotted in the background. Now, when I saw this, I began to flip out. I then got the courage to watch the movie again.
Dark Secrets Behind the Making of ‘The Wizard of Oz’
By Gary Nunn Updated January 28, A credible response from the last remaining munchkin, Jerry Maren, is needed so the legacy of Hollywood's most enigmatic stars isn't forever tarnished. Mario Anzuoni I've spent the best part of the last fortnight urgently trying to track down a year-old former actor to ask him if he molested Judy Garland. Garland was 16 when she starred in movie, The Wizard of Oz. The claim she was molested by the actors who played the munchkins comes from the actress's late husband, Sid Luft, in a re-released book due out in September , Judy and I:
Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now It may be one of the most-loved family films of all time, but did you know one of the Munchkins reportedly committed suicide during filming? The dead body can reportedly be seen gently swinging at the very end of the Tin Woodsman sequence, as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man skip down the yellow brick road to Emerald City. Official word from the studio is that the dark silhouette eerily hanging from one of the trees was a bird. But this explanation hasn't satisfied those who point out that the shadowed figure looks very much like a Munchkin hanging - not a bird. Three Men And A Baby Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Movie stars Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, and Steve Guttenberg were allegedly joined on set by a mysterious little boy during the filming of this blockbuster - but the cast and crew had no idea he was there until he caught the eyes of audiences around the world following its release.
Apple pie. And ice cream. But not having ice cream this year. Having wife’s apple pie with organic Granny Smiths, because the grocery had no conventional tart apples and she didn’t want to go with sweet-tart Jazz, Envy or Pink Lady. As an aside (and to prove my ADHD bonafides), why the hell are we getting, in a Chicago grocery store, apples from New Zealand and even more shocking, Honerycrisps from Washington state in November when Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota all make world class November harvest apples.