Follow the yellow brick road to Granite Falls’ house of Oz When you visit Stacey Morris’ house, you’ll step into her very own Technicolor Land of Oz. You might just find yourself saying, “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Morris, 48, of Granite Falls, has been a “Wizard of Oz” fan since she was 4 years old. If it has to do with the “Oz” books, the 1939 film starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, or the “Wicked” Broadway musical about the Wicked Witch of the West, she has it. A Dorothy doll started it all. A 1975 Mego doll, Morris’ Dorothy is made in Garland’s likeness. She is wearing her iconic blue gingham dress and ruby red slippers. The doll has been well-loved: Over the years, she’s lost an arm, one of her braids has fallen out and she no longer carries Toto in a basket. “My ‘Wizard of Oz’ addiction started when I was 4. I’m not even kidding you, this girl went everywhere with me,” Morris said of the Dorothy doll.
How Dorothy Gale In The Wizard Of Oz Became This Season’s Style Icon Decades on, it is now impossible to ignore Dorothy’s style legacy. The iconic blue dress created by MGM studio’s costume extraordinaire Adrian (who designed gowns for Hollywood’s leading ladies that defined an era, including Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford) became one of the most iconic looks in film history. Worn, famously, with a pair of red sequinned slippers. Fast-forward nearly a century and fashion just can’t get enough of the nouveau feminine dress code this season. The exaggerated sleeves. Picnic gingham. Prairie dresses in every possible fabric, colour and print. A preoccupation with high necklines, ruffled details, floor-sweeping lengths and long sleeves a la Dorothy Gale is making a comeback once more.
The Wizard of Oz: Five Appalling On-Set Stories While filming the scene in which the witch disappears in a flash of smoke, the effects crew started their fire before actor Margaret Hamilton had enough time to safely exit the stage. According to Harmetz’s book, the flames caught on her broom and hat, “scalding her chin, the bridge of her nose, her right cheek, and the right side of her forehead. The eyelashes and eyebrow on her right eye had been burned off; her upper lip and eyelid were badly burned.” When she looked down, her skin had been burned off her hand. Incapacitated, a friend had to pick her up from the movie studio. “That was always amazing to me, that the studio didn’t send me home in a limousine,” the actor later recalled. Hamilton—a single mother—refused to take part in the stunt. But her double acquiesced—and promptly caught fire herself after flames again caught on the broom. “I felt as though my scalp was coming off,” Betty Danko recalled after spending 11 days in the hospital. “I guess that’s because my hat and my black wig were torn loose.” The double was reportedly paid $35 for her day’s work.
The Wizard of Oz Is Getting a Massive 4K Ultra HD, DVD, Digital Release with Tons of Extras The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of The Wizard of Oz will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen – frame by frame. Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. The Wizard of Oz will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc of The Wizard of Oz. Fans can also own The Wizard of Oz in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on October 29th.