Because they were so small, it was easy for other members of the cast to make the mistake of treating them like children.
They insisted on climbing up by themselves." If the film-makers thought full-sized stars had attitude, they had seen nothing yet.
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.
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.