No, that is just a hurtful rumor. So you really can see your corpse swinging in the background of that one scene? Well, no. Beg your pardon? That was another Munchkin who hung himself on the set Can you actually see your corpse swinging in the background at any point of the movie?
What — oh, WHAT!? That being said, however, it also may very well be the most preposterous of any trivia inquiry ever asked about any movie ever made…! Was there really a suicide on the set? Everyone talks about [a] mysterious hanging [scene]. Did this happen? No — anything skeevy! Filming a scene in a studio as preeminent as MGM — and for a project as complex, expensive, and top-of-the-line as OZ — required a massive technical crew at-hand and on hand.
CNN Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from "The Wizard of Oz," died at 98 due to complications from congestive heart failure, according to his family. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
The Wizard of Oz remains an enigma, 70 years after its release. Some say the film has profound pagan messages,. And one moment of the movie, about three-quarters of an hour in, has built up a whole mythology of its own. As Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow stride along the Yellow Brick Road through the forest, something dark and indistinct happens in the background.