About twenty years ago, a new neighbor moved in across the street from my mother-in-law.  When we met the couple, she gave my daughter a Wizard of Oz pin.  I thought it was odd at the time, but we later learned she was the former Mayor of Liberty, Kansas.  And she was the Chairwoman of the Wizard of Oz cast reunion.

Through our friendship with her, we had the pleasure of hosting Margaret Pelligrini at our home for a Wizard of Oz themed birthday party for our oldest daughter’s ninth birthday.  Ms. Pelligrini was sixteen at the time the movie was filmed and was one of the Munchkins.  In honor of Ms. Pelligrini, here are twenty facts about the Wizard of Oz that you may not know.

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The dress Dorothy wore was originally light pink and blue.  The color of her dress was easier to film in Technicolor, which was an expensive and innovative way to film at the time.

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