To this day I still can't get enough of the immortal 1939 feature film version of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz -- as opposed to the much scarier early 1900s stage version. So I was delighted when I stumbled across digital copies of these publicity stills from the production, taken in January and February 1939 and featuring all four of the main characters. These four shots are credited to still photographers Clarence Sinclair Bull and George Hommel. Enjoy! (Click any photo for a larger version.)
OK, so maybe it's not all that creepy. But it's odd enough to make you do a double-take I think. Here's a publicity photo of some of the cast from The Wizard of Oz. No, not the Judy Garland movie we all love so much, but a stage production from the early 1900s put on by a group called Jack Singer's Passing Review. The photographer was listed as a Porter of Connellsville, PA on the auction page. Actually now that I think about it, the truly bizarre aspect of this picture is not the Scarecrow or the Tin Woodman, but Dorothy. She looks to be, what, about 35 here?