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

Rachel Wicksall - February 7th, 2019

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.