Urban myths, don't ya just love 'em! Margaret Hamilton was nearly burned to death on set. Garland had a difficult time with the scene where she has to slap the Cowardly Lion, as she kept laughing. Hamilton was intended to vanish in a giant puff of smoke, but her trapdoor misfired. He then decided to kill himself right on set. Then many of the flying monkey actors were injured when their wires snapped and they plummeted to the set.
There’s Only One Munchkin From the Wizard of Oz Still Alive
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. Kramer films it, and they all make fun of the victim instead of helping him. It says the bird is often said to be an emu, but is more likely to be a crane. Eventually his 6-foot-6 inch father sold him to a troupe of traveling midgets in Berlin. Someone fiddled with the movie way back in the 80s, and managed to get the hoax print into distribution. The first rumor is an outright lie.
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According to the rumour-checking website Snopes, however, the actors playing the Munckins hadn't yet arrived on the MGM set when the scene was filmed, meaning that there's absolutely no chance the rumour is true. You are all right and all wrong. When he wrote the book, 33 of the actors with dwarfism who appeared in the film were still alive and were interviewed. It's funny how all the people that believe there was someone hanging themselves or being hung or whatever never supply a valid source for their findings, nor does anyone ever seem to have the same story behind what happened. The official line at MGM — who made the film — is that the hanging munchkin was actually a large bird from the Los Angeles Zoo, brought onto the set to give it an outdoorsy feel.
Film industry Sexual harassment Autobiography and memoir Biography books Women news. Frank Baum etched into it. The string that held them aloft snapped and the monkeys fell to the ground. Warwick's wheelchair comparison is a telling one, as there exists a division within the little people community as to whether to classify dwarfism as a disability. Frank Baum book, the Witch carries an umbrella, not a broom.