12th Aug 2019

Garden of Earthly Delights (detail) by Hieronymous Bosch

I put several silent-film devices I had liked into The Wizard of Oz. The prologue came from Poor Little Rich Girl. That film had a nightmare sequence in which all the people who had been the poor little rich girl’s servants turned up. The two-faced nurse had two faces. That sort of thing. And the witch in Annette Kellerman’s Queen of the Sea, a silent version of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Little Mermaid,’ had first appeared as a bubble. So I felt we could do worse than allow Glinda the same mode of transport. — Noel Langley  • The Making of The Wizard of Oz by Aljean Harmetz

Terry and Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz dir. Victor Fleming

Simone d’Aillencourt photographed by Melvin Sokolsky for Harper’s Bazaar Spring 1963

Sheryl Lee in Wild At Heart dir. David Lynch


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