“Dorothy’s Smokin’ Diet, From Skin to Eyes and Australian Mediation”
When Judy Garland got cast as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, she was put on a diet of chicken soup, black coffee, and 80 cigarettes a day . . . even though she was 16.
“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison was originally called “Brown Skinned Girl”. But he had to change it because a song about interracial romance was too controversial for the 1960s.
Canberra became the capital of Australia because there was such a strong rivalry between the two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, that the government decided people couldn’t handle it if they picked one over the other.