Everyone knows the classic, "The Wizard of Oz" which was first released as a movie in the year If you happen to find this original VHS tape or you already own it then you may already be familiar with a particular scene which had a lot of controversy. In the scene where Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow begin walking along the yellow brick road after surpassing a wood cabin, in the back by the trees there is a small figure that appears to be hanging. The few people who had noticed this all came to the assumption that it is a munchkin who is hanging from one of the branches on the tree. Everyone was told time after time that it was simply a bird because they had filmed it at a zoo and it made it seem more natural. Warner Bros.
The Hanging Munchkin
Unpacking the myth of The Wizard of Oz’s hanging Munchkin
Nearly everyone loves The Wizard of Oz , and most of us have seen it enough times to quote certain lines verbatim "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too! Since Oz is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, here's a fun peek at a few details that may have escaped the attention of even the most ardent Ozophiles. Dorothy's Cruller. Just before singing "Over the Rainbow," Dorothy takes one of the "just fried" crullers Aunt Em offers the farmhands. She takes a small bite, tosses a piece to Toto and from there it seems to vanish.
10 Things You Never Noticed About 'The Wizard of Oz'
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. A lovelorn actor portraying one of the munchkins hanged himself on the set during the filming of The Wizard of Oz. This sequence begins with Dorothy and the Scarecrow trying to pick fruit from the talking apple trees, encompasses their discovery of the rusted tin man and their encounter with the Wicked Witch of the West who tries to set the Scarecrow on fire , and ends with the trio heading off to Oz in search of the Wizard:.
Ever since it became a TV staple during the late s, "The Wizard of Oz" has been regarded as a classic family film, part of the fabric of American popular culture. But is there something sinister hidden in this classic movie? According to an urban legend, if you watch the film closely you'll see a scene in which a Munchkin commits suicide by hanging himself. This urban legend has been circulating for decades, possibly coinciding with the 50th-anniversary video release of the film back in