The Wizard of Oz myths are many and varied. From Dorothy’s journey to The Good Witch of the North, the lungs of The Tin Man, and more, there’s something to interest everyone. Let’s take a closer look. We’ll also look at Judy Garland’s corset and the lungs of The Tin Man.
The story of the Emerald City and Dorothy’s journey to Oz are both part of American mythology. It has been said that Dorothy’s journey to Oz is a reflection of the American way of life. Throughout the story, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion represent different aspects of American life. For instance, the Tin Man is said to represent the industrial workers of America.
In the story of Dorothy’s journey to Oz, the Good Witch of the North, Glinda, and Toto serve as mentors. They help Dorothy escape from Miss Gulch and defeat the Wizard of Oz, and eventually lead her through the final stages of her journey.
The Good Witch of the North
The Good Witch of the North is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum and found in The Wizard of Oz. In the book, she appears in the second chapter of The Council with the Munchkins. In the book, she is only known by her title, but in the Oz sequel books, she is given an actual name.
She was originally a Munchkin maiden taken as an apprentice by Kalinya. She is quiet and non-confrontational and fears punishment from her master. Her most powerful magic is the ownership of an oracular hat. After training with Glinda, she becomes the Witch of the North.
Judy Garland’s corset
While the corset that Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz myths isn’t a myth, it’s important to understand the reason for its existence. Garland was just 16 years old when the film was shot. She wore it every day for weeks while being filmed. She was also allegedly fed drugs and had very little food. But that didn’t stop her from making an incredible performance.
In the film, Judy Garland wore a corset that was so tight that it made her look younger. She also smoked 80 cigarettes a day to suppress her appetite. She also underwent several physical changes before the movie’s release. Her corset helped her appear slimmer and gave her the sexy look she desired.
The Tin Man’s poisonous makeup
Many people don’t know that the Tin Man’s poisonous makeup actually consists of aluminum powder. It is so poisonous, in fact, that it can actually kill people. In fact, it was so poisonous that a Hollywood actor was hospitalized for two weeks due to his reaction to the makeup. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen to Garland, but it did happen to another actor who was playing the Tin Man: Buddy Ebsen. He was allergic to the makeup and was forced to take weeks off from filming. However, his voice is still heard in the film and on the soundtrack.
Ebsen’s recording of “We’re Off to See the Wizard” was used on the film’s soundtrack. While some people may think it’s pretty funny, this recording was actually very harmful to Ebsen’s performance. In addition, he had an allergic reaction to the silver powder makeup.