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The Set Of The Wizard Of Oz Was Anything But Special For Judy Garland

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With all the recent cases of abuse and misconduct in Hollywood coming to light in droves, it can be difficult to not yearn for a time when things seemed so much cleaner and more professional. I hear it all the time from people who grew up influenced by old Hollywood: "things were so much NICER back then," "those were the days when Hollywood had CLASS," and even "this would have NEVER happened back in those days."

While it's easy to look back on the formative years of Hollywood with rose-tinted glasses and get swept up in all the glitz and glamour, it's important to remember that there have been hundreds of cases of misconduct in the industry since the time of its formation. While some of these get brushed aside as being "part of the times," others are just as insidious and career-ruining as cases like the ones we're seeing today.

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With all of this said, there are few people who would be better primed to talk to us about abuse in Hollywood than The Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland, who not only had a difficult upbringing due to her constant proximity to Hollywood, but was the subject of some pretty nasty treatment, even behind the scenes of this beloved family classic...

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