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“The Wizard of Oz,” the Last Munchkin, and the Little People Left Behind | The New Yorker wizard of oz midgets

They were the residents of the surreal world of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz, but behind the scenes the adult dwarf actors were hard-drinking, sex-mad hellraisers. The revelation that year-old Judy Garland was constantly groped by some of the Munchkins will come as no.

A Munchkin is a native of the fictional Munchkin Country in the Oz books by American author L. Frank Baum. They first appear in the classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz () where they welcome Dorothy Gale to their city in Oz. The Munchkins are described as being the same height as.

When the last lingering Munchkin from “The Wizard of Oz,” Jerry Maren “The authors have met many midgets who are constant consultants of.

The Munchkins were no friends of the re-released autobiography of tragic Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland's late husband Sid Luft.