Filming The Wizard of Oz, Death of the Wicked Witch

A rare, behind-the-scene photo of Margaret Hamilton (or a stunt double or stand-in?) as the Wicked Witch of the West, preparing to be lowered through the stage floor, i.e. melted.


I’m presently unable to credit and link to the source of this photo, as I found it last week on Facebook and the page appears to be offline.

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