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The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • Page 41

The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • Page 41

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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MAGAZINE SECTION vs. i Oil? Winning tttrihmt? WINNIPEG, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1939 Will Tin Woodman Yield Wizard Of Oz i 4 A A. i 4 99 A $3,000,000 GAMBLE in technicolor is version of the popular fantasy, "The Wizard of Oz." Studio chiefs are counting upon its droll characters to start a golden tide flowing at the nation's boxoffices. Above is the Tin Woodman. Freshly electroplated every two days, Jack Haley's costume was made of noiseless, tin toned rubber on a bamboo base.

Fifty cents worth of silver was dusted daily on his waxed face. Jack couldn't sit down in his cumbersome costume and when he fell he had to be helped up. il mill ii lii i i. 5 it "THE COWARDLY LION" he whimpers when Dorothy slaps him! was Makeup Man Jack Dawn's biggest head che. Dawn's job was to make Bert Lahr resemble lion and still be recognizable as Bert Lahr.

Facial makeup consists of Jowls, nose, eyebrows and tars. The costume is of genuine lion skin and just about sweltered Lahr into a soggy lump. It weighed 50 pounds. kPr Your Friends Will Appreciate JBL2, 11 hs i ir a' jT; v. Good Anytime In the 2 Glass Bottle gc Co JUDY GARLAND plays the littl Frank Baum heroine, Dorothy, in "Wizard of Oz." Dorothy, you'll remember, was the Kansas girl whirled by' a ornado to the fantastic realm of the wizard.

Unlike ail other members of the cast, Judy found no costuming problem. She wears the same dress throughout. For a while, executives toyed with the idea of making Judy a blond, but an experiment with a wig proved that light hair changed her personality. That wouldn't do Dorothy must be Dorothy to the fans who know the book from cover to cover and back again. i DO YOU RECOGNIZE Ray Bolger in this fantastic costume? The dancing star is the Scarecrow of Oz.

He wore out 30 faces burlap ones during the filming of the fantasy. The rest of his costume was just old clothes wih straw sticking out. One day, member of the cast touched a match to the straw to prove that it was fireproof. It wasn't..

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