Halloween Fun Facts # 9

HALLOWEEN FUN FACT #9 - what about the wicked witch of the west

What about the Wicked Witch of the West? 

Yes, I adore The Wizard of OZ.  It a was perennial favorite of mine as a child, however, the portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West is only mildly offset by sweet Glinda, the good witch.  While few of us can quote Glinda, almost everyone knows to which character to attribute this line, “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!”

I am laughing heartily as I write this because I found a video clip on YouTube so that I could verify the wording the quote.  My youngest son came into my office/bedroom to watch the clip over my shoulder.  When it was over, my sweet, gentle, autistic sixteen-year-old son said, “That witch is a punk.  Where’s a falling house when you need one?”

Just in case you have never watched the Wizard of OZ, here’s the YouTube link for the 1939 movie trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNugTWHnSfw

The Wicked Witch of the West was played by a very talented actress named Margaret Hamilton.  I adored her portrayal of the witch, but I really enjoyed the way she brought the Almira Gulch character to life in the Wizard of OZ.  Wikipedia reports that Ms. Hamilton was a character actress who was also a former school teacher, who devoted herself to causes benefiting children, animals, public education.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Hamilton_(actress)

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