"The Wizard Of Oz" (1925)
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.
"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.
Born Today, December 9, in 1902, Margaret Hamilton…
"I’ll get you, my pretty… and your little dog, too!" - as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz :)
Over 120 film and television roles including The Wizard of Oz (of course) —- and Cora, The Maxwell House Lady!
Jack Pumpkinhead tries on a smiley face head today
Artist: John R. Neill from “Little Wizard Stories of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, 1914.
What a little doll. I love footage/photos of the ~real Judy. She was so expressive and bubbly (especially in her early years), it’s such a treat to watch. :’)
The Wizard of Oz (1939), dir. Victor Fleming
Jack Haley, Judy Garland, and Ray Bolger in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz, 1939.