Frank Baum. The Munchkins are described as being the same height as Dorothy and they wear only shades of blue clothing, as blue is the Munchkins' favorite color. Blue is also the predominating color that officially represents the eastern quadrant in the Land of Oz. The Munchkins have appeared in various media, including the film The Wizard of Oz , as well as in various other films and comedy acts. While Baum may have written about it, there are no surviving notes for the composition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The lack of this information has resulted in mere speculation of the term origins he used in the book, which include the word Munchkin.
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When that many little people got together, a wild time ensued. The decorated lobby of the Culver Hotel. Peter Breslow, NPR hide caption. George Washington never slept here, but Southern California abounds with doors and windows at which people like to point and whisper, psst, Bogey and Bacall were there, Tracy and Hepburn, Elvis and everyone. They came in to Culver City on November 10th, , so they brought them into the Culver Hotel and they were so little that they put them three in a bed because they were so small. They could put them sideways and almost get them all here.
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This sequence begins with Dorothy and the Scarecrow trying to pick fruit from the talking apple trees, encompasses their discovery of the rusted tin man and their encounter with the Wicked Witch of the West who tries to set the Scarecrow on fire , and ends with the trio heading off to Oz in search of the Wizard:. Now, rumor has it that a small munchkin can be spotted in the background. Now, when I saw this, I began to flip out. I then got the courage to watch the movie again.
Just 16 when she starred in the blockbuster, whispers about on-set antics by the lurid little people have been rife for years. Garland always claimed the half-pint hellraisers were boozehounds who would party through the night. Cops rounded them up with butterfly nets. A welcome email is on its way.