"Later in his life, Bolger remarked that his work in The Wizard Of Oz brought him no residuals 'Just immortality. I'll settle for that'"- taken from the book 'The Wizard Of Oz FAQ: All That's Left To Know About Life, According To Oz'
📷: an on set candid of Ray with Judy Garland, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr
Sì, un posto dove non cacciarmi nei guai. Tu credi che esista un posto del genere, Totò? Deve esistere. Certo non ci si potrà arrivare con un piroscafo o con un treno. Dev'essere molto, molto lontano... oltre la luna... oltre le nuvole... Da qualche parte Oltre l'Arcobaleno, lassù in alto, c'è un posto di cui, una volta, ho sentito parlare in una ninnananna . Da qualche parte Oltre l'Arcobaleno, i cieli sono azzurri, e i sogni impossibili, diventano realtà. Da qualche parte Oltre l'Arcobaleno, volano uccelli azzurri, volano Oltre l'Arcobaleno, non posso farlo... anch'io? Se ci volano felici gli uccellini, Oltre l'Arcobaleno, non posso volarci... anch'io?
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, way up high, there's a land that i heard of, once in a lullaby. Somewhere Over the Rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true. Somewhere Over the Rainbow, bluebirds fly, birds fly Over the Rainbow, why then... oh, why can't i? If happy little bluebirds fly, beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why... can't i?
"And I could not imagine anyone else playing the part. I had nothing against Mr. Ebsen at all, I admired him very much but I thought of the scarecrow as a man without a brain and it so fitted me"- Ray Bolger speaks about 'The Wizard Of Oz'
Remembering Buddy Ebsen on his 15th anniversary💔
First picture: Bert Lahr, Buddy and Ray in the original Oz
Second picture: Buddy, Ray and Judy Garland
I miss you Judy, i just wanted to meet you in person, but i was born Long after your Death and it brings Me sadness, i am a die Hard fan of you, and i wish Heaven had a cellphone and social medias so you could see This post, it would make my Day more better, to see The star, but sadly you're gone but don't worry you are over the Rainbow Now Judy, far Beyond The Rainbow, with Ray, Frank, Bert and Harley (i think his name was Harley don't really remember) and more of The stars, so i want to say thank you Judy, for all your Music and movies, i love you and Always will
"Bert is a really dreamy guy and he's so sincere. His work means more to him than anything else"- Ray Bolger speaks about his Oz co-star Bert Lahr •dated 1963•
📸: Ray, Judy Garland and Bert Lahr doing a 'We're Off To See The Wizard' step
"When I was a little boy growing up in the old Irish section of Boston, it never occurred to me that some day I would find myself skipping down a yellow brick road with a Cowardly Lion, a Tin Woodman and a little girl, searching for a brain, for courage, for a heart and a home"- Ray Bolger speaks about 'The Wizard Of Oz' •quote dated March 1982•
📽: Ray, Buddy Ebsen and Bert Lahr with children on set of Oz. Credit to @emoeggyy
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”
My Top 10 Favorite Films (as of June 2018) ~
5 - THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939), directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor, & Norman Taurog; starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr
The Wizard of Oz (1939) starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger (the scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Lion) and Margaret Hamilton (Witch of the West) ~of course this is the classic of classics but has anyone read articles about how the set was off stage? Shoe business was definitely way different back in the day