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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!

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50 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Wizard of Oz’

50 Facts about "The Wizard of Oz"

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.

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 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)

Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.