Saturday, October 24, 2009

Maybe They Should Have Tried Arbitration

I am reading Aljean Harmetz's the Making of The Wizard of Oz. I enjoyed Margaret Hamilton's take on The Wicked Witch of the West. (Hamilton was the character actress who played the part in the film.) She sees the whole story as a rather heated property dispute.

"She (the witch) never got what she wanted. She didn't want Dorothy and she didn't want any of those other characters. She just wanted those slippers. And today, according to law, she probably would have had them. They were her sister's and she would have been in line to inherit them. But she didn't get there fast enough."

Word of the Day: Replevin: A legal action to recover possession of tangible personal property wrongfully taken or withheld by another.