A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

A wiz of a wiz

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…Oh, Auntie Em, Auntie Em…and Toto, too!

On this very night in 1939, theatre goers first saw the magical The Wizard of Oz in a gala premiere. The first movie to use the combination of black and white and color film starred Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale; Bert Lahr as both Cowardly Lion and Zeke; Ray Bolger as Scarecrow and Hunk; and Jack Haley as both Tin Woodsman and Hickory. Originally, Buddy Ebsen was in the role of the Tin Man; but he became ill and had to leave the production before its completion. Did you know the paint they used on Tin Man made Buddy Ebsen deathly ill and put him in the hospital?! Buddy was thus replaced by Ray Bolger.

Oh, I’m off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz. I hear he is a wiz of a wiz, if ever a wiz there was…

What a day would be without seeing old friend in her lovely new home…a quick stop at the farmer’s market…and a little knitting 😀

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)


Comments on: "A wiz of a wiz" (2)

  1. I am a huge wizard of OZ fan but did not know the date of original release. I did know that Buddy Ebson was allergic to the silver body paint and had to leave the set; interesting what the movie might have been like had he continued. Whenever i watch it I still marvel at the movies brilliance

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