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    • #96970
      elias39
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      “MGM insisted that it wanted adult dwarfs to play the inhabitants of Munchkinland.  They contracted with a man named Leo Singer who ran a vaudeville troupe known as Singer’s Midgets. Singer put up most of this contingent in the Culver Hotel in Culver City, right down the street from MGM, and pocketed most of the dwarves’ wages. Angry and bored, they reportedly engaged in sex orgies at the hotel, routinely pulled knives on and propositioned studio employees and starlets, and got so intoxicated that the police would sometimes have to scoop them up with butterfly nets. The Munchkins were paid $50 a week for a six-day work week, while the dog playing Toto received $125.  Jerry Maren (Lollipop Guild), aged 95, is the only surviving Munchkin.”
      “In the mid-’90s, underground rumors of a bizarre, uncanny connection between Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz began to appear in mainstream media. With the sound of the film muted and the Floyd CD activated at the conclusion of the MGM lion’s third roar, viewers will see dozens of visual and lyrical coincidences that seem deliberately coordinated. Members of Pink Floyd have denied any connection. Only the CD – not the LP version – can be coordinated to “sync up” with the film, but whole websites have been devoted to this phenomenon.”
      “Among the rumors of the Munchkin actors’ bad behavior were a few stories based in truth. Actor Charles Kelley arrived in Hollywood determined to protect his wife, who was also playing a Munchkin. He brought two pistols to the set and demonstrated aggressive behavior, including threatening people in a restaurant and dragging his wife by her hair. According to stories, he became so enraged at his wife having a possible affair that he arrived at her hotel room waving a knife. When his wife later married Charlie Becker, the Mayor of Munchkinland, Kelley’s suspicion was confirmed.”
      “The book’s Tinman character actually has a bloody beginning. Born and raised in Oz, he began life as a human man who worked as a lumberjack aptly named Nick Chopper. Nick Chopper fell in love with one of the Wicked Witch’s munchkin servants, so to keep them apart the witch put a spell on his ax so that he began to involuntarily hack off his own limbs. With each self-inflicted dismemberment, Nick replaced the body part with a tin replica until he was made entirely out of tin, hence the Tin Man. Except his heart, of course. The movie, of course, skipped this gruesome origin story.”
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    • #96975
      rampart
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      here is a dark side of the moon synch from u tube ….

      my comment : if you smoke enough pot the beatles white album synchs with the flintstones.

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      Here’s a trivia question for you- Who was originally supposed to play the Tin Man but he had to drop out when the make up made him ill?

       

       

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        • #97974
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          Buddy Epson eventually became Jed Clampet of  Beverly Hillbillies fame.

          I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

          Me

    • #97973
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      That is some crazy shit!

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

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