In the film The Wizard of Oz, the carriage that transports Dorothy around the Emerald City is the very same one that Abraham Lincoln used during his presidency! It even carried Lincoln to his inauguration!
Bobby Kork An evenly split hermaphrodite, Bobby was male on the right and female on the left. Bobby also had a 50/50 split of genetalia. Apparantly much more masculine in personality and was well known for getting in fights with people who called him a freak. He died in the mid 1900s of food poisoning.
The dog in The Wizard of Oz was originally supposed to be played by a Dachshund named Otto, however, the studio thought there was still too much post war tenson and replaced Otto with a Norwich terrier. This is one of the original still shots from the movie.
The role of the tinman was originally given to Buddy Ebsen. Who left the film after a sever allergic reaction to the make up. He spent a year in an iron lung and his role was given to Jack Haley. Buddy Ebsen recovered and later became known for his role in the television series Beverly Hillbillies as Jed Clampette. (Musical tracks for the film had already been partially recorded. If you listen to the chorus of 'We're off to see the wizard' you can still hear him)
In 1956 the last surviving person who was in Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination passed away. His name was Samuel J. Seymour. He was 96 years old when he died. He lived in Arlington, Virginia. At age 5 his godmother, Mrs. George S. Goldsborough, had taken him to see Our American Cousin. The two sat in the balcony on the side opposite Lincoln's box.
Historical Artifacts Moved to Air and Space Museum
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers - Sixteen-year-old Judy Garland wore these sequined shoes as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz. In the original book by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy's magic slippers are silver; for the Technicolor movie, they were changed to ruby red to show up more vividly against the yellow-brick road.