The Dark and Secret History of Making The Wizard of Oz


The history of making The Wizard of Oz



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The Wizard of Oz may be more than 75 years old, but almost all of us watched the movie growing up. While dancing characters and a whimsical plot line make for a fun childhood flick, the stuff that went on behind the scenes was much more “adult.”

Ever since it came out way back in 1939, the making of this classic movie has been awash with rumors. We’ve gotten to the bottom of the some of the juiciest tidbits — including working with a Nazi sympathizer and a possible munchkin suicide — to tell you what really went down on the The Wizard of Oz set: