I watched The Wizard Of Oz yesterday for the first time in a long time. There’s a bit which I’m curious about and I hope there are some movie buffs here who have an answer.
It happens at the point where the Wicked Witch is watching Dorothy & Co. in her big crystal ball. It’s right after Glinda causes a snowfall to revive the sleepers from the poppies.
The Wicked Witch gives her speech “Somebody always helps that girl! . . . Woe to those who try to stop me!” The monkey captain hands something to the WW, and she waves it around during her speech.
What is that? It looks like some kind of purse with broad ribbons attached.
I know a lot of cuts were made to the movie before it was released back in 1939, so I suppose this had to do with some bit that was cut out. But what?