Long regarded as a myth, a number of enlightening videos have surfaced on the web in the last few years, triggering a fervent quest for the truth by YouTube users…. The story goes that he was driven to despair over his unrequited love for a fellow munchkin actress and decided to end it all right there on set. The official line at MGM — who made the film — is that the hanging munchkin was actually a large bird from the Los Angeles Zoo, brought onto the set to give it an outdoorsy feel. Everyone involved in making the film has unwaveringly denied that anyone committed suicide on set. As the video suggests, yes, this is clearly a bird. There is no sign whatsoever of a hanging munchkin in the background.
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Does 'The Wizard of Oz' Include a Munchkin Suicide?
Everyone knows the classic, "The Wizard of Oz" which was first released as a movie in the year If you happen to find this original VHS tape or you already own it then you may already be familiar with a particular scene which had a lot of controversy. In the scene where Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow begin walking along the yellow brick road after surpassing a wood cabin, in the back by the trees there is a small figure that appears to be hanging. The few people who had noticed this all came to the assumption that it is a munchkin who is hanging from one of the branches on the tree. Everyone was told time after time that it was simply a bird because they had filmed it at a zoo and it made it seem more natural. Warner Bros.
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Snopes needs your help! Learn more. A lovelorn actor portraying one of the munchkins hanged himself on the set during the filming of The Wizard of Oz.
Have they spotted the Munchkin? Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's new play, which opens in Dublin this week, seizes on the legend of a small shadowy figure hanging from a tree in the Wizard of Oz - said to be a hanging Munchkin. What's that all about? Irvine Welsh's new play Babylon Heights, which has its European premiere in Dublin this week, portrays the backstage lives of the dwarves who played the Munchkins in the legendary Judy Garland film.