What went wrong filming The Wizard of Oz?
The Original Tin Man was Poisoned by His Makeup He had only been filming the Wizard of Oz for nine days when he was hospitalized and had to spend two weeks in an oxygen tent due to the aluminum dust in his makeup. Instead of being sympathetic, the studio demanded he return to work.
How were the actors treated in The Wizard of Oz?
‘The Wizard of Oz’ cast suffered poor treatment on the set Judy Garland — who, of course, plays Dorothy Gale — was reportedly encouraged to take drugs to keep her working during production. And even Terry — the dog who plays Toto — was stepped on and nearly killed.
Was there abuse on the set of The Wizard of Oz?
In 2005, Sid Luft, Judy Garland’s ex-husband had a posthumous memoir published that alleged that the child star was continually groped by the actors playing the munchkins. “They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small,” Luft wrote.