The Wizard of Oz (1939) - costume tests on Judy Garland as Dorothy.
According to Alison Nastasi, “there were several different pinafores costume designers explored using in The Wizard of Oz before settling on the famous gingham dress worn by Judy Garland. They also tried out various wigs (including a blonde one), makeup styles (one very baby-doll-esque), and shoes (one pair Arabian in style). Judy’s stand-in also had her own dress — a sepia-rinsed version for the scene when Dorothy opens up the farmhouse door and the movie switches to Technicolor.”
Simone Simon aux courses de Longchamp par les Frères Seeberger, mai 1939.
My Friend the Monkey (1939)
Today the Academy announced it will celebrate the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” at the next Oscars. (http://bit.ly/WizardOfOZ)
It’s important to note that the top photo is of Buddy Ebsen, who was set to play the Tin Man, but had to drop out, as the aluminum dust used in the silver makeup he wore caused him to become severely ill. Jack Haley took over the role. The bottom right photo is of Gale Sondergaard, who was deemed too attractive to play the wicked witch of the east, and that role went to Margaret Hamilton, instead.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
A happy New Year !1939 Judy Garland
"She was both beautiful and young to their eyes. Her hair was rich red in color and fell in flowing ringlets over her shoulders. Her dress was pure white, but her eyes were blue and they looked kindly upon the little girl."
description of Glinda from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900.