Little Known Facts About The Making Of The “Wizard Of Oz”

Rachel Wicksall

The Wicked Witch Couldn’t Eat During Filming

Because the actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton, wore copped-based green paint that would be hazardous to ingest, she had to survive on a strict diet of liquids.

With principal photography lasting five months, and reshoots lasting three, that’s a long time to eat through a straw.

No word on whether said liquids came from a witch’s cauldron, though.