25 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About the Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a story that everyone, no matter their age, has probably heard of. Only true fans know these awesome trivia facts, though! Read on to learn some surprising facts about The Wizard of Oz, so you can use them later to impress your friends.

1. The Lion Costume Was Real

The costume worn by ‘The Lion’ was made out of real lion skin. It cost the production nearly $22,000 and took over 21 artists to make. How’s that for the most expensive costume ever?

2. Some Witches WERE Harmed During the Making of the Film

During the filming of the movie, in a scene where the Wicked Witch leaves Munchkinland in a flash of flame, the crew had some technical difficulties. The crew started the fire before the actress (Margaret Hamilton) could leave the stage. The entire right side of her face was burned, and her right hand suffered second-degree burns. It took her two months to return to work on the set.

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