Friday, February 8, 2008

Oz Trivia Cont'd...if you care!

*The Cowardly Lion's facial makeup included a brown paper bag.

*The "tornado" was a thirty-five foot long muslin stocking, photographed with miniatures of a Kansas farm and fields.

*According to lead Munchkin Jerry Maren, the "little people" on the set were paid $50 per week for a 6-day work week, while Toto received $125 per week.

*The film started shooting on 13 October 1938 and was completed on 16 March 1939 at a then-unheard-of cost of $2,777,000. It earned only $3,000,000 on its initial release.

1 comment:

Melis B said...

Some trivia for you...I dated the Tin Man's grandson in high school. :) Cool huh? My claim to fame. hee

Have a great week.