Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs.
In our latest episode we take a trip waaaay back to 1939 in the Land of Oz, where the adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s Wizard of Oz swept audiences away in a storm of cinematic fury. Or did it? We take a look at all the drama “behind the curtains” of this epic film starring Judy Garland, which was recently revealed to be the most influential movie of all time and find out just how it came to be. The answers are both shocking and surprising, showing how far we’ve come in the modern age of filmmaking as we uncover WTF Happened to The Wizard of Oz!