It almost sounds as if the Wizard of Oz is some kind of god, sending his message down from the clouds. But then Toto, Dorothy’s dog, discovers that the Wizard is no god. In fact, he’s just a guy operating a bunch of controls behind a green curtain .
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion return to Oz with the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. Toto pulls back the curtain to reveal that the Wizard is not who Dorothy and the other thought he was. “ Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain !” the “Wizard” yells in vain.
Behind the curtain in concealment; in secret.
The Wizard of Oz : Do you presume to criticize the Great Oz ? You ungrateful creatures. Think yourselves lucky that I ‘m giving you an audience tomorrow, instead of 20 years from now. Dorothy : You ought to be ashamed of yourself, frightening him like that when he came for you to help!
The Snow Was Made From Asbestos In the scene in which Dorothy is awakened in a poppy field by a blanket of snow engineered by Glinda the Good Witch, production reportedly used chrysotile asbestos.
As they leave the “Wash & Brush Up Co.”, the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) appears in the sky riding her broomstick, skywriting the words “SURRENDER DOROTHY”.
Beef curtains is vulgar slang for the vulva. It’s typically used for vaginal lips that are particularly pronounced. Related words: meat curtains .
Slang. “Carpet (not) matching the curtains ” is a slang phrase describing pubic hair that is (or is not) the same colour as head hair.
Every decade has a signature haircut. The curtains hairstyle — should you have missed it or forgotten — is a style where hair on the top of the head is grown into a fringe and defined by a strong middle parting along the centre.
What is another word for behind the scenes?
chiefly US, disapproving. : slower about doing something than other people, companies, etc. We are behind the curve when it comes to advances in medicine.
English Language Learners Definition of behind-the-scenes : working or happening privately without being known or seen by the public. : revealing or reporting on things that usually happen privately without being known or seen by the public.
Glinda suggests that she speak to Oz, the wizard who lives in Emerald City. She explains to Dorothy that she must walk a long way to get there and to find her way by following the road of yellow brick (“So Far So Good”). They bid her goodbye as Dorothy begins her journey.
Near the end of The Wizard of Oz , after Glinda informs Dorothy she can go back to Kansas, Dorothy says her goodbyes to her traveling companions. When she gets to the Scarecrow, she simply embraces him and cries, “I think I’ll miss you most of all.”
“My second command to the Winged Monkeys,” said Glinda “will be that they carry you safely to the land of the Winkies. Your brain may not be so large to look at as those of the Scarecrow, but you are really brighter than he is–when you are well polished– and I am sure you will rule the Winkies wisely and well.”