Even Garland herself was sufficiently curious to go on a date with one of the most randy, although since she was so young, her mother insisted on joining her."Fair enough, two broads for the price of one," the tiny lothario replied, undaunted.By the time filming was over, Garland had seen enough of the Munchkins’ unsavoury antics to go right off the idea of any intimate contact.Like the rest of the cast, she was astounded to hear they were holding 'dwarf sex parties' in the famous Culver Hotel (subsequently owned by John Wayne) where they all lived during filming.
But the author of the cult book, Trainspotting, has written a new play about the Munchkins - the midgets who followed Judy Garland’s every step in the fictional land of Oz as she went on her adventures over the rainbow, meeting the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.
MGM drew up a contract to provide as many as were needed to film L. In its search, MGM advertised all over the country, auditioned tiny choirs - the midgets had to sing - visited circuses and sent out talent scouts.
Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, in which he described the Munchkins only as shorter than usual in stature and clad from top to toe in blue. As soon as word got out, every little person in the country arrived in Hollywood by bus and train looking for a part.
Certainly, that is the opinion of a group representing people of restricted growth.
According to Irvine Welsh, who co-authored the play with his screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh, when the pressure group learned of their plans to replace their members with able-bodied actors, they were outraged.