Well this one was one I wasn’t looking forward to after all everybody does Wizard of Oz. On the plus side it helped me get over the “Has to say everything the movie the movie is about” problem.
So going in you have to remember that this is for the movie, not anything else involving Wizard of Oz. What makes the movie great for me is that it’s an all star cast but it’s difficult to notice this because it was an all star broadway cast. Ray Bolger was the dancer of his times, and Bert Lahr was one of the comedy greats, he was the definitive Estragon in the first Broadway performances of Waiting For Godot. So it’s a shame that Wizard of Oz is one of the few film recordings of a master of at work.
So anyway for me Wizard of Oz is all about Bert Lahr, and because of this I did my version of “If I were King of the Forest.”