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Another Munchkin Over The Rainbow

Sad to announce there are only two munchkins left from the cast of Wizard of Oz, following the death Margaret Pellegrini yesterday . RIP Margaret Pellegrini. Follow that yellow brick road.

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Only Three Munchkins Left

Karl Slover, one of the Munchkins from the classic film Wizard of Oz, has died. The four foot five lead trumpet playing munchkin was 93.  There are now only three munchkins from the cast of 124 little people still alive. Slover earned $50 a week for his role, which was considerably  less than what Toto got. Well, you ain’t in Kansas anymore. Rest in peace Karl Slover.

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Realism Added To Wizard Of Oz Festival

I’ll get you my pretty and your dog too! 50 mph winds and a suspected tornado in Chittenango, birthplace of the author of Wizard of Oz, L.Frank Baum, forced the cancellation of the “Oz-Stravaganza”. So very ironic. The storm blew away many of the vendors tents which were set up for the Oz festival. Even the real-life munchkins from the “lollipop guild” (yes, a few are still alive), who were guests of honor, were forced to batten down the hatches as the power went off. On a lighter note, one of the vendors proclaimed “We’re not in Kansas anymore,”

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