• Gary Miceli

FUN FACTS: Wizard of Oz Lollipop

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved movies of all time.

In the iconic Munchkin Land sequence, the lollipop guild sing to Dorothy and the middle munchkin (played by Jerry Maren) hands her a lollipop.

Well, it wasn’t a real lollipop at all! It was made out of plywood.

Why wasn’t it a real lollipop? Well according to Jerry Maren, they shot the scene a few times and under the hot lights In the studios, and the lollipop would have melted fast. They needed something to sustain its shape and look great, so plywood it was.

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