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Wicked Witch Of The West
Drawing - Graphite Pencils - 96lb. Canson Thick Sheet Stock Board Paper
(2012) Wicked Witch of the West "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) aka Margaret Hamilton Graphite Pop Art Illustration No.60 Drawn on 96lb Canson Sheet Stock Paper - Graphite Pencils used: H, 2H, 4H, B, 3B, 5B, 6B, 8B - Drawing time: 13 Hours.
Margaret Brainard Hamilton (December 9, 1902 May 16, 1985) was an American film actress best known for her portrayal of Kansas curmudgeon Miss Almira Gulch
and the Wicked Witch of the West in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. A former schoolteacher, she worked as a character actor in films for seven years before she was offered the role that defined her public image.
In 1939, Hamilton played the role of the Wicked Witch of the West, opposite Judy Garland's Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, creating not only her most famous role, but one of the screen's most memorable villains. Hamilton was cast after Gale Sondergaard, who was first considered for the role, albeit as a more glamorous witch with a musical scene, declined the role when the decision was made that the witch should appear ugly.
Hamilton suffered a second-degree burn on her face and a third-degree burn on her hand during a second take of her fiery exit from Munchkinland, in which the trap door's drop was delayed to eliminate the brief glimpse of it seen in the final edit. Hamilton had to recuperate in a hospital and at home for six weeks after the accident before returning to the set to complete her work on the now-classic film.
June 21st, 2015
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