It was five years ago that The OZ Museum enlisted award-winning author/historian/producer John Fricke to inaugurate his blog, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ.
Now, after more than one hundred written entries, he's also going to be coming to Oz fans everywhere in a brand new format!
Here is Part 4 of our 'Behind the Scenes' mini-series! Enjoy!
This month's addition to John Fricke's "Wonderful World of Oz" blog series takes us back eighty years to the sneak previews of the MGM WIZARD OF OZ movie in June 2019 -- and how the studio cut out and dropped twenty minutes of the film before it was released.
Most WIZARD OF OZ film fans know about the musical numbers that MGM cut from the film before it was released. But are you aware of the invention that Kansas farmhand Hickory was to share with Dorothy prior to the cyclone? Did you know about the original montage of scenes that took Dorothy back to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry near the end of the movie? And have you heard about the many lines edited out of the Wicked Witch's role at the last minute?
Our celebrated historian John Fricke talks about all of that in this month's video blog!
Article by John Fricke