Film Friday: The Wizard of Oz

This film needs no introduction. It’s a firm favourite the world over for adults and kids alike. I like to watch it every Christmas though my children may have other ideas….It was made in 1939 – imagine that long ago and yet many of the themes are so current.

The costumes were designed by Adrian and are some of my favourites in film. This pinafore and blouse is the epitome of the era though it fails to hide Judy Garland’s bosom that had to be strapped down to make her appear younger.

You could wear this dress today with a different hat and without the chin and nose…

The ‘Fortune Teller’ with a heart of gold.

It’s a twister!

Munchkin Land

With Glinda the Good Witch of the North. Look at that dress – just the sleeves alone were big enough to house a few of the Munchkins!

I think actress Jessica Chastain has the same beautiful complexion and hair.

I can’t get enough of that dress! 🙂

And probably the most famous pair of shoes in the world. Apparently in the original book, the slippers were silver but MGM changed them to ruby to make the most of technicolor. Several pairs were made for the film, nobody knows exactly how many. Judy had size 4 feet so they are pretty small.

Oh we’re off to see the Wizard..the wonderful Wizard of Oz…!

I loved the Cowardly Lion the best!

The Wicked Witch of the West! Her costume was amazing too. And she never had a bath!

The real Wizard of Oz.

Thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “Film Friday: The Wizard of Oz

  1. Sue

    It’s been a long time since I’ve watched the film. It’s funny that fact about the original shoes being silver – I mentioned it on one of my posts about some red shoes I did as well. The associations of red shoes and Dorothy run deep. I couldn’t imagine her in silver slippers.

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