The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM by Aljean HarmetzWhy was Buddy Ebsen replaced by Jack as the Tin Man? What lifelong effects did young stardom have on Judy Garland? How did they melt a witch, stir up a tornado, and get monkeys to fly?It was 1938, the heyday of Hollywood, when studios were discovering the use of color; the importance of star power, and how to make beautiful, sprawling movies. From this was born The Wizard of Oz, a film that, 60 years later, continues to captivate us. It seems we can never get enough of the dishy inside details, the amazing feats of production that made it such a spectacle, and the personalities both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Now, timed to coincide with the theatrical rerelease -- which will include never-before-seen footage -- this is the book Oz aficionados will turn to for more information on Americas favorite movie. A bestselling classic since it was first published in 1977, The Making of The Wizard of Oz is as ageless as the film itself jam-packed with fascinating facts and telling asides.
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Fox had wanted Shirley Temple to star. Judy Garland had to wear a super-tight corset to make her figure seem younger. The horses in the Emerald City were colored with Jell-O, which they kept trying to lick off. Judy Garland originally wore a blonde wig and heavy makeup for filming, but producers soon opted for a more natural look. Temperatures on set often soared about degrees due to the lighting needed to shoot in early Technicolor. Buddy Ebsen of The Beverly Hillbillies fame was cast as the Tin Man, but he had to bow out when he developed a severe allergic reaction to his silver paint. He had originally been offered the part of the Scarecrow.
Sign in. PG min Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well. A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great but fake powers. G min Adventure, Family, Fantasy. An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience. PG min Action, Family, Fantasy.
Based on L. Frank Baum 's Oz novels and set 20 years before the events of the original novel ,  the film is a spiritual prequel to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz. Oscar is then enlisted to restore order in Oz while struggling to resolve conflicts with the witches and himself. Kapner began developing an origin story for the Wizard of Oz after a lifelong interest of wanting to create one for the character. Raimi was hired to direct the following year.