Tales From Stage 13

Hosted ByKatie Waldron and Amelia Lewis

From bizarre deaths and freak accidents, to on-set exorcists and consultation from the occult, there are some movies whose productions were more fraught than the storylines of the movies themselves. Join hosts Amelia Lewis and Katie Waldron, as they take you behind the scenes of the drama, darkness and disaster that haunt Hollywood's most cursed film productions.
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend" - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Wizard of Oz

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A crown gem in the catalogue of Hollywood escapist cinema, The Wizard of Oz brought joy to millions of Americans — but the actors in this MGM monstrosity were anything but joyful as they risked their health, and in some cases, their lives, to play roles they were contractually obligated to play. First, we’ll go into what went on behind the Emerald Curtain, then we’ll examine the tragic life, but lasting legacy of everyone’s favorite Dorothy Gale — Judy Garland. Fires! Toxic chemicals! Hospital visits! Oh my!

Plus, find out what we’ve been doing in quarantine (not much)!

Sources:

Book: The Making of the Wizard of Oz by Aljean Harmetz

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https://www.biography.com/news/judy-garland-london-concerts-final-years

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