Sometimes stars just align, and that’s what happened when costume designers were looking for the perfect coat for Frank Morgan, who played both the Wizard of Oz and Professor Marvel. They wanted a coat that looked fashionable, but heavily worn, so they hit up a bunch of local thrift stores in their search. They found the perfect coat, and on set, Morgan found a label stitched into the inside of the jacket that said “L. Frank Baum.” It was the author’s coat, which had been tailored just for him. After filming, producers gifted the coat to the author’s widow.
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