So, I'm sitting at home yesterday, checking out Facebook as I occasionally do during the day when this conversation comes along on a group I follow called Wizard Of Oz Collectors United!. They were discussing something about a "waist satchel" on the Wicked Witch of the West.
Well, being an author of Oz books, I'm usually pretty knowledgeable about the 1939 MGM The Wizard of Oz movie and so this got my attention.
Anyways, after a post or two, John Henson posts this screen grab image from the movie and there it is...
At this point, I had one of those OH MY GOD!!! moments. The Wicked Witch of the West has a freakin' purse!!!!!
In all these years, I had never heard of this or seen it. Now I've seen it all!!!! I made a comment about it looking more like one of my wife's bingo bags and was told it is a waist satchel. What's the difference??? Satchel, bag, purse... It's all the same to me!
What next??? The Wizard of Oz carrying a man purse?????