Cool Facts From Production of The Wizard of Oz


It’s Probably Not a Deep Allegory About Economics

Many believe the original book—and thus the film, which is fairly faithful to the book—is an allegory about either communism or bimetallism (the use of both gold and silver rather than a singular gold standard), or both.

Since the author never suggested any such thing, the hypothesis rests solely on the claims of a high school teacher who posited the idea in 1964.

Baum was a progressive, however—he supported women’s suffrage, for example.

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