Typically, The Wizard of Oz conjures up warm fuzzy feelings of Auntie Em and dreaming of a world over the rainbow — but the making of the classic film is not so nice.
Yes, The Wizard of Oz may technically be a kids’ movie, but the stuff that went on behind the scenes was much more adult.
We heard some of the strange rumors about the 1939 film (including a Nazi sympathizer being involved with production and a possible munchkin suicide), so we did a little digging — and the more digging we did, the stranger things got.
Here’s what we found.
Originally published August 2014. Updated July 2017.