There’s a philosophy in The Wizard of Oz that speaks to all of us. Everyone has a heart, a brain and courage. If used properly, they lead to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The gold when found, is those people who love you.
— Ray Bolger
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.”
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