Help! It's me, Mamacita, trapped inside the Wicked Witch's crystal ball! The Witch and her her Flying Monkey will keep me in here forever!
I know the Wizard of Oz is not a Halloween movie but wasn't the part at the Witch's Castle scary? When Mom was a kid she would hide when that part came on! For work, a couple of Halloween's ago Mom and her friend Sallie dressed up as a flying monkey and the Wicked Witch respectively. Mom made a great flying monkey and even had wings altho they don't show up in the pics too well. Sallie's witch was scary! Pretty cool huh?
|Mom on left and Sallie on right.|
Now for some Wizard of Oz trivia.....
Did you know that Margaret Hamilton's portrayal of the Wickedest Witch of the West was so frightening that most of her scenes were edited out? We only see the softer side of her witch!!! Yikes!!!!
Did you know that the head winged monkey was named Nikko after the Japanese town that is home to the shrine for Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil?
Did you know that the crystal ball in the movie was also used as a prop in the movie The Mask of Fu Manchu and Chandu the Magician. The 25" diameter ball sold at auction in May 2011 for $126,500!
Did you know that Hamilton's green make-up was copper oxide and was poisonous? Since it took hours to put on, Hamilton had to be very careful not to ingest it while eating. She mainly lived on a liquid diet while in make-up.
Did you know what words the castle guards are chanting in the scene with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion watching from the rocks? Some people think they say things like "Allwe own, we owe her." Mom thought they were saying "Or-e-o, oreo." Actually, she was close. They say "O-ee-ya! Eoh-ah!"
Here is the scary clip from the movie. Sit back (or run and hide) and enjoy. (f you can't see it below, click here.)