The Jitterbug outtake from the 1939 movie
Here's a fun fact or two about two of the movie's songs!
The studio producers almost CUT the song OVER THE RAINBOW from the movie because they thought it slowed the movie down and also thought it unbecoming for an MGM ( the studio) star ( Judy Garland ) to sing in a barnyard.
The song THE JITTERBUG was cut from the movie and only a tiny piece of it still exists . It was recorded on a home movie camera by someone watching the filming.
HERE'S A LITTLE FUN FACT ABOUT THE CASTING OF THE ROLE OF DOROTHY IN THE
THE 1939 MOVIE, THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Although Judy Garland eventually got the part, the studio originally wanted SHIRLEY TEMPLE for the role of Dorothy. Shirley Temple was a HUGE child star at the time and actually more age appropriate for the role because Dorothy is only supposed to be about 12 years old. Judy Garland was 16. However, as fate would have it, Shirley Temple was NOT at MGM, the studio that produced Oz, and her studio would not let Shirley out of her contract to work on the picture...so the role went to Judy and the rest is history.