Here’s What Really Happened Behind the Scenes of The Wizard of Oz

1. No Laughing For Judy Garland

Kids will be kids and all, but things were very different back in the 1930s. In one scene Judy Garland couldn’t help breaking out in laughter every time the Cowardly Lion made his entrance, so director Victor Fleming took her aside for some a stern talking to that definitely wouldn’t fly nowadays.

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Fleming took her aside and slapped her across the face, telling her to “go in there and work.” WOW. Today that director would have been fired on the spot and have charges pressed against him, possibly ruining his entire career. The times have certainly changed for the better.


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