PIX Flix Spotlight On The Staff: The Wizard Of Oz
This exciting film did not come without its dangers, however. The original Tin Man, Buddy Ebsen, reacted to the makeup and had to be replaced. The aluminum powder makeup coated his lungs, causing him to be hospitalized and the makeup team to switch to an aluminum paste over a layer of clown white. Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch Of The West, suffered second degree burns when the grease in her makeup caught fire during a Munchkinland scene. They had to fully remove the makeup before treating her burns. After six weeks in the hospital, she returned to finish filming.
Posted on December 29, 2016, in PIX Flix, Waukesha Civic Theatre and tagged 2016-2017, 60th season, Buddy Ebsen, Judy Garland, L. Frank Baum, Margaret Hamilton, PIX Flix Movie Series, Silver Screen, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Technicolor, The Wizard Of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on PIX Flix Spotlight On The Staff: The Wizard Of Oz.