Greedy Gropey Munchkins!
Wizard of Oz is one of those movies that most of us look back on with nostalgia. We know the lyrics to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and sing along any chance we get, delight in the antics of the Tin Man, hate the Wicked Witch of the West with a vengeance, and wish the Glinda the Good Witch was our godmother. As fondly as week look back on the classic movie, new word on how the men would act on set would have Judy Garland shuddering… in fact, she probably did.
Judy Garland’s late ex-husband Sid Luft wrote an unfinished memoir called Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland detailing her time while filming the movie, and it will definitely have you watching the movie in a whole new light. He revealed that the teenage actress was repeatedly molested as a teen by Munchkins saying, “They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress. … The men were 40 or more years old.” Gross.
He continued to say that “they thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.” This news makes our hearts ache for Dorothy! As you might know, Judy Garland died of a drug overdose when she was 47. Two years before her death in 1967, she mentioned that the munchkins were huge partiers and “got smashed every night” although never alluded to their sexual tendencies.
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Munchkin molesting is not ok!