Let’s be honest; there’s nothing we love more than having a lazy Sunday. Yep, we stay in our pajamas all day, we eat takeaway pizza, we stuff our faces with candy, and we barely leave the couch. It is bliss. But of course, no lazy Sunday would be complete without watching a classic movie. Luckily, there are some absolute bangers to choose from. But which one will you pick? Perhaps Dirty Dancing? What about Jaws? Maybe Grease? Well, in our eyes there’s only one answer to that question. It’s all about The Wizard of Oz.
Unbelievably, The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939 (danggggg, that’s old) but is still one of the most popular movies of all time. This movie is a musical adaptation of the popular children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, that was released in 1900. This story follows the life of Dorothy Gale (and her wonderful shoes) who suddenly finds herself in a magical land, along with her dog Toto, a Scarecrow, a Tinman and a Lion – y’know, your average friendship group. However, it’s not all munchkins and flying houses, as Dorothy soon finds herself battling against the Wicked Witch of the West *hiss*.
Since its release, The Wizard of Oz has basically taken over the world (it’s true) and has won awards for its epic storyline, its Technicolor production, and its musical score. In fact, it was nominated for a whopping six Academy Awards! Of course, we all remember Judy Garland’s epic performance, we know all the words to the iconic ‘Over the Rainbow’ song (and sing it daily), and we know The Wizard of Oz story off by heart. However, what we don’t know is what happened behind the scenes. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and created an epic list Wizard of Oz secrets that will make you realize It Really Was No Miracle…
Making its mark
Ray Bolger played our favorite brainless scarecrow, but playing a character that doesn’t have a brain was more difficult than you’d think (although we don’t think we’d have a problem with that). In fact, the prosthetics that Bolger wore left patterns and lines on his face that took a year to vanish. We’re all for making a mark on the world of Hollywood, but perhaps that was a bit much?