10 Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard of Oz

Did you ever notice that Dorothy was eating a donut when she broke into "Somewhere Over the Rainbow?" I never did. But there are quite a few tiny details that I'll be watching for next time The Wizard of Oz comes on TV.

1. Dorothy's Cruller. Just before singing "Over the Rainbow," Dorothy takes one of the "just fried" crullers Aunt Em offers the farmhands. She takes a small bite, tosses a piece to Toto and from there it seems to vanish. But watch closely, she's still holding it as she begins to sing and at the beginning of the second verse, she tosses the remainder into the barnyard (hopefully Toto saw it!).

2. Miss Gulch's Umbrella. As Miss Gulch pulls up to the Gale farmhouse, you can see an umbrella strapped to the front of her bicycle. This is an "insider" allusion to the water allergy of her Ozian alter ego, the Wicked Witch of the West. In the original L. Frank Baum book, the Witch carries an umbrella, not a broom.

Read eight other tiny bits of trivia that will make you want to watch closely next time, at HuffPo.


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I always wondered if the black horizontal striped stockings on the with under the house were the original source for all goth and Tim Burtonesque future uses of that motif.
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