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Babylon Heights

(2006)
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If you put four dwarfs in a room with enough opium and alcohol, it's bound to end in tears…

In 1935, MGM studios embarked on a movie adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The production called for the casting of many dwarfs to play the Munchkins of the mythical Land of Oz, and the studio began recruiting 'small persons' from all over the world.

During production, rumors spread around Hollywood of wild Munchkin sex orgies, drunken behavior and general dwarf debauchery. More sinisterly, a Munchkin is said to have committed suicide by hanging himself on the set during filming--what appears to be a small human body is clearly visible hanging from a tree in the Tin Man scene. It is a claim that has passed into Hollywood legend.

Set in a hotel room in Culver City, California, Babylon Heights is Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh's scabrous and hilarious imaging of what could, very possibly, have led to the dwarf suicide.



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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Babylon Heights
Author(s): Dean Cavanagh, Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0-09-950598-3 / 978-0-09-950598-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Babylon Heights: A Play
Author(s): Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh
ISBN: 0-393-32986-0 / 978-0-393-32986-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Babylon Heights
Author(s): Dean Cavanagh, Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Babylon Heights
Author(s): Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA