Everyone's favorite story told, and everyone's favorite old school movie. There are a couple things that need to be cleared up though.
Dorothy's iconic white shirt was actually pink.
Due to the weirdness of technicolor, it was easier to film a pink shirt and make it look white rather than film a white shirt and make it look white.
The Wicked Witch Cries Out "Fly fly my pretties!"
Nope, not true. Just "fly fly fly!" which is usually misquoted.
Buddy Ebsen was originally cast as the Tin Man but was recast when the make up almost killed him.
With four weeks of rehearsal under his belt and all the Tin Woodsman songs recorded, Buddy Ebsen was rushed to the hospital when his lungs failed. He'd had a deadly lung infection caused by the silver aluminum dust mixed with clown paint being used as make-up. Ebsen spent two weeks in the hospital and another month recovering at home.
The land of Oz was m=named for L.Frank Balm's cabinet drawr marked O-Z.
Actually, no one knows if this is really true or not.
Although seemingly an open and shut case of fact since Baum himself confirmed the story in 1903, enough dissenters including his own wife and children, has left this mystery to the murky waters of time.
Margaret Hamilton's Make-Up Was Life Threateningly Toxic.
The green skin Wicked Witch of the West was a copper based make-up that could be fatal if ingested, leading Hamilton to subsist on a mostly liquid diet while on set. Her face retained a green tinge weeks after shooting concluded.
Pink Floyd Purposely Created "Dark Side Of The Moon" To Coincide With Oz
FALSE: All members of Pink Floyd have repeatedly stated that any creation of the Dark Side of the Rainbow" is purely coincidental.
Unbeknownst At The Time, Professor Marvel Is Wearing L. Frank Baum's Jacket
TRUE: Stranger than fiction. For Marvel's look, the director wanted a kind of seedy gentility, so the costume department went down to a second-hand store and picked out a bunch of coats. On set, actor Frank Morgan turned the coat pocket inside out. To his shock, "L. Frank Baum" was stitched on the inside. Later both Baum's tailor and widow would confirm the jacket had belonged to the author.