We are experiencing some issues with our feedback form. As many have pointed out and as can be clearly enough seen even in the fuzziest video clips , the dimly-lit figure moving around in the soft-focus background of the scene is actually one of the live exotic birds distributed around the set for visual interest during filming. E-mail this to a friend Printable version. The sand was made of pulverized red sequins like those on the Ruby Slippers to give it that Technicolor sparkle. International Wizard of Oz Club. Movie stars Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, and Steve Guttenberg were allegedly joined on set by a mysterious little boy during the filming of this blockbuster - but the cast and crew had no idea he was there until he caught the eyes of audiences around the world following its release.
Does ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Include a Munchkin Suicide?
Either this was the unluckiest film sets in cinematic history or someone - perhaps something - did not want this movie to go ahead. No munchkin, no hanging — just a big bird. A spokesman for Bizarre magazine - which specialises in stories about life in the extreme - says the myth is a popular one. It says the change in focus of the rumour from a stagehand to a suicidal Munchkin appears to have coincided with the heavy promotion and special video re-release of The Wizard of Oz to celebrate its 50th anniversary in I then got the courage to watch the movie again. The tragic incident would also had to have been overlooked by all the directors, editors, film cutters, musicians, and others who worked on the film in post-production as well. The International Wizard of Oz Club has probably got it right with its statement.
FACT CHECK: Does 'The Wizard of Oz' Include a Munchkin Suicide?
No one, munchkin or otherwise, died on-set during the filming of this cinematic classic, much less in a cut that was used in the finished version of the movie. In today's Magazine Big beasts How elephants helped to shape human history, by David Cannadine Change a-coming Justin Webb on America's love affair with progress Audience of one Would you watch a play all on your own? According to reports, his whole body was illuminated and smoke came out of his ears. Snopes says the myth is just that - a myth. Video Loading Video Unavailable.
The Wizard of Oz Hanging Munchkin Scene