Dark secrets of the movie "The Wizard of Oz"

Dorothy was abused in every way, animals were tortured, and the witch poisoned herself with makeup.

Jan 8, 2023 - 10:42
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Dark secrets of the movie "The Wizard of Oz"

A family film that children love to watch hides gruesome scenes. Judy Garland, who was only 16 years old at the time, played the role of Dorothy. She experienced real torture during the filming of this film, which seems to have ruined her life. Namely, in order to lose weight or at least look as thin as possible, she was forced to wear a corset, smoke cigarettes and also she needed to be on a rigorous diet.

The little girl, Judy, was eating only a few dozen calories a day, which caused her to pass out and later overeat and vomit."The Wizard of Oz" was filmed in 1939. They forced her to drink only black coffee during the day and smoke as many as 80 cigarettes a day.

Worst of all, she suffered sexual abuse from producers and people on the set during filming.

"They made her life unbearable when they put their hands under her dress. Those people were in their 40s and older," her ex-husband stated years later.

Because of this lifestyle, the actress turned to drugs at a young age and soon became a real addict. All this left mark on her. So Judy Garland passed away when she had only 47 years, after taking an overdose. These aren't the only creepy things that happened on the set of this infamous movie.

Namely, the other actors drank on set, gambled and they were constantly visited by prostitutes. The crew on the set was rude to the animals that were there for filming purposes, and the famous dog Toto was stepped on by an actor. He stepped so hard on his paw and he broke it. One horse was painted pink, and the Cowardly Lion costume was made of real lion skin and fur.

In addition, the conditions were very bad, so the actress Margaret Hamilton, who portrayed the witch, was poisoned by the paint that was smeared on her skin. The temperature on the set was reportedly around 40 degrees, and several actors were close to heart attacks.

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Post By: Vanessa F.