Before you read this article, I want you to keep in mind that Judy Garland died over 50 years ago. You’ve got stand up comedians cracking jokes about 9/11 and that’s way more recent than 1969, the year Garland passed. F*ck, even Dave Chappelle dropped a joke about Pulse Nightclub right on national television’s face and that wasn’t even six months after the horrific tragedy. Am I saying I’m as funny as Dave Chappelle? No. Literally no one on Earth is funny as Chappelle so don’t hold it against me. What I am saying is the fact that Garland passed half a century ago gives me a little wiggle room to be as honest as I need to be.
So, when I read that Judy Garland was getting diddled by the dwarves on the set of The Wizard Of Oz I don’t even bat an eyelash. I’ve always just subconsciously assumed that’s how it went down. For starters, The Wizard Of Oz was filmed in 1939. I don’t know when the last time you read a history book was, but women didn’t even have the right to vote until 1920. We were 19 years removed from giving women basic democratic rights and six years away from dropping Little Boy and Fat Man squarely on Japan’s dome piece. Needless to say, America wasn’t necessarily batting a thousand those days.
And that’s not even mentioning how f*cked up Hollywood probably was back then. If you think the elite are pulling full-blown Eyes Wide Shut moves these days, just imagine what it was like during World War II when everyone thought the world was going to end. America was fresh off of ditching prohibition’s whack ass so you know people were getting SUPER pervy on the low.
Via Daily Mail:
The former husband of screen legend Judy Garland claims that the actress was molested by some of the ‘munchkins’ on the set of her classic film The Wizard of Oz.
Sid Luft, who died in 2005, wrote in a recently uncovered memoir that Garland was groped by the grown men despite that fact that she was only 16 at the time.
“They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small. They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress. The men were 40 or more years old,” he wrote.
So, with all the points I just made above, throw in how difficult life probably was for little people back then, and you have the perfect storm of disgustingness. People forget that there has been talk of the Oz munchkins being devious for decades, including rumors at the time of ‘dwarf sex parties’ being held in the Culver Hotel where the actors who played the munchkins all lived during filming.
Do I condone any of this? No. Do I think it’s disgusting? Yes. Do I feel bad for Judy Garland? Also yes. But did any of this surprise me? No. Of course, the munchkins on the set of a 1939 Hollywood film were perverts.