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    Anyone see the Rufus Wainwright reenactment of Judy's famous Carnegie Hall concert? I like Rufus, but some of what I've seen on Youtube looked disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeny994 View Post
    in one of the bios on jackie susann they mention jackie and irving were going into their building, (hotel) where judy had an apartment at the time and she had been locked out--apparently for not paying her bill. jackie gave her a wad of cash and i believe may have cleared her bill for her. this was after judy was fired from valley--and apparently was just standing on the sidewalk in a tee and jeans disheveled and confused... i think this was closer to the end for her unfortunately... so sad and so talented....
    WOW--what a pitiful story. So sad, but how cool of Jackie to do that for her... they both died WAY too young.



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    Quote Originally Posted by erin View Post
    this will sound really gross, but the reason marilyn looks so, saggy, is because during the autopsy, Dr. Noguchi had to examine her brain, and in order to do that, he had to peel her face down to reach the skull. it made her look so distorted. they actually had to pull the skin at the base of her neck together together to tighten her face to make her look like marilyn again.
    I have worked as an autopsy technician prior to working in death investigation and what you are speaking of is called "reflecting" the scalp. I don't know how professional things were in 1962 and the Los Angeles County Coronor's Office has had more than it's share of problems...but the brain is examined in every autospy. The scalp therefore is always reflected. I do not know what caused her to look a but saggy in the facial area but I would suspect that it had something to do with the mortician who was speaking of cutting the back of her neck to deal with the edema (something I have never heard of).

    Things were quite possibly different in 1962, but I have yet to see someones face sag due to the autospy. We (as ME's and techs) do not sew back up the scalp, that is left to the mortician. We pull the scalp back over the skull cap, but the "restoration" is left to the mortuary.

    Hope that helps.

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    Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm here in Minnesota in Grand Rapids. They do have a museum there and it was a few summers ago that one of the pairs of ruby red slippers (there were several) were stolen from the museum. The owner had loaned them to the museum and they have never been recovered.

    Sad.

    Every year Grand Rapids hosts Judy Garland days and most of the munchkins that were alive used to come along with Mickey Rooney. I have not heard who still comes. I know the munchkin that played the coroner is still alive and just wrote a book a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostWorld View Post
    Thank you! Wow.. Marilyn looks nothing like Marilyn.
    She looked like that due to the autopsy.

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    I always say I have an interest in the Macarbe! People dont seem to be quite so defensive or judgmental when you put your interest that way!

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    Rufus Wainwright is touring a concert of Judy Garland songs. There is a clip of him backed by a great orchestra doing" Zing went the strings of my heart" Gorgous and not a poor effort! Cool to hear a gay man performing Judy's songs! Id post it if I were not so slothful!

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    Judy was great. I heard a story after Sinatra died that she was in a hotel room one time and was being beat up by some guy. She called Frank down in Florida--instead of the NYPD. Frank got on the phone and within minutes an army of cops stormed the room. Not sure if that's true or not--but its a good story. They were good friends in RL.
    Frank seemed to often come to the rescue of Hollywood women who were being beaten up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherryghost View Post
    Rufus Wainwright is touring a concert of Judy Garland songs. There is a clip of him backed by a great orchestra doing" Zing went the strings of my heart" Gorgous and not a poor effort! Cool to hear a gay man performing Judy's songs! Id post it if I were not so slothful!

    Hmm....I love Rufus and Judy both, but I saw that clip and.....well, it was brave of Rufus anyway.

    Though a friend of mine who attended did say Rufus' rendition of "The Man Who Got Away" moved him to tears.

    I would love to have seen that concert, loved the whole concept of it. But I'm not sure Rufus had the vocal chops to make it really memorable.

    By the way, I learned on another thread that Joey Luft was arrested not long ago for purchasing cocaine? WTF? How old must he be by now? Those poor kids.

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    Did you guys catch the Judy Garland bio on BIO this morning? Liza was on before her, but it makes me happy that every once in awhile "they" still give props to Judy. She was the ultimate triple threat...God, I really love her and wish I was born 20 years earlier. She died as I was in utero....<sigh>
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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Did you guys catch the Judy Garland bio on BIO this morning? Liza was on before her, but it makes me happy that every once in awhile "they" still give props to Judy. She was the ultimate triple threat...God, I really love her and wish I was born 20 years earlier. She died as I was in utero....<sigh>
    My 4 year old just begged for me to put The Wizard of Oz on for her for the millionth time.

    Another Garland fan in the making, I'm telling you!

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    Nuthin' wrong with that!!
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    Susan Hayward and Judy Garland

    I PROMISE this will be my last post regarding this. Attention all you wonderful Death Hags. May I enlist your support?(or not) On You Tube, I was viewing Judy Garland I'll Plant My Own Tree posted by Jeff Miguel, and posted a comment about Miss Hayward not accepting the Helen Lawson Role in VOTD. Now I am willing (reluctantly) to admit when I am wrong, but take a look at the comments from a certain know it all in response to my story, and tell me what you think. I would appreciate it. Yours in Death Hagginess- Michael Fowler

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    Quote Originally Posted by raul.conchita@verizon.net View Post
    I PROMISE this will be my last post regarding this. Attention all you wonderful Death Hags. May I enlist your support?(or not) On You Tube, I was viewing Judy Garland I'll Plant My Own Tree posted by Jeff Miguel, and posted a comment about Miss Hayward not accepting the Helen Lawson Role in VOTD. Now I am willing (reluctantly) to admit when I am wrong, but take a look at the comments from a certain know it all in response to my story, and tell me what you think. I would appreciate it. Yours in Death Hagginess- Michael Fowler
    Never mind, figured it out...duh...sure looks like a p-in match going on there.

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    my posts are from mrfowler,opposing view is defundthe war... I think if you click view all replies you'll see-thanks for looking

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    So much going back and forth, it's just the Internet, I mean, try not to let it bother you. I've never heard of Susan meddling with Judy and demanding Judy be paid, but I wasn't there. If you HAVE to know, what I would suggest is going to Ginger's website on Susan. You can get it by asking President Bush to help you use "the Google," as he does, to find it by typing in "Ginger Susan Hayward." Anyway, Ginger is a big fan with a nice webpage for Susan and a diehard set of fans. There's a Susan-only message board, someone there might know definitively. Also, one of Susan's sons posts there from time to time and will answer questions, maybe if you post something, he will know or help. There's also some wonderful pictures of her grandchildren there, two of the girls look just like her.

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    Yeah, you're right... I guess I am a little too sensitive.AHAHAHAHA! Ginger's Susan Hayward Page is terrific!

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    Just a reminder that tomorrow, June 10th would have been Judy's 86th birthday. Lots of movies on TCM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalouver View Post
    My 4 year old just begged for me to put The Wizard of Oz on for her for the millionth time.

    Another Garland fan in the making, I'm telling you!
    My son used to do the same thing, although the monkeys scared him, Now he's sixteen and borrowing all my clothes, go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Did you guys catch the Judy Garland bio on BIO this morning? Liza was on before her, but it makes me happy that every once in awhile "they" still give props to Judy. She was the ultimate triple threat...God, I really love her and wish I was born 20 years earlier. She died as I was in utero....<sigh>

    We must be the same age!!! LOL I love her biography and have seen that one several times. There was another tidbit on about her and for the life of me I can't remember where I saw it, but she apparently audiotaped herself, perhaps in preparation for her autobiography that I don't believe was ever completed, but may be wrong. Judy was PISSED!! She cursed out just about everyone she ever knew and who could blame her!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonCandy View Post
    We must be the same age!!! LOL I love her biography and have seen that one several times. There was another tidbit on about her and for the life of me I can't remember where I saw it, but she apparently audiotaped herself, perhaps in preparation for her autobiography that I don't believe was ever completed, but may be wrong. Judy was PISSED!! She cursed out just about everyone she ever knew and who could blame her!!
    I think this was after her TV show was cancelled (?) but I'm not 100 percent sure. CRS is hitting me at the moment and I can't remember where I heard that clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    I think this was after her TV show was cancelled (?) but I'm not 100 percent sure. CRS is hitting me at the moment and I can't remember where I heard that clip.

    I think you're right. It was easy to tell she was drunk, at the very least. I think, however, she meant every damn word she said. I'll see if I can dig up any info on this.

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    I was born in March of 1970..exactly 9 months after her death...dare I think? No, I can't sing! LOL. Those tapes are available for purchase somewhere on the net, but they are heartbreaking to hear. The meds were already warping her mind and she was VERY angry and hurt. Say, maybe tomorrow I'll boogie on over to Westchester and give her a big ol' "we love and miss you, Judy" from all of us Death Hags. She would love it; she was morbid, too!
    Also, NYC's Gay Pride celebration is on the 29th..remember, the Stonewall riots happened the night of her funeral. One of the many reason's we're known as "friends of Dorothy" and the rainbow is used as the gay flag. So, thanks Judy! The flags will fly at half mast on Fire Island for you tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine74137 View Post
    My son used to do the same thing, although the monkeys scared him, Now he's sixteen and borrowing all my clothes, go figure.
    LOL Sunshine!

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    Indeed!

    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Did you guys catch the Judy Garland bio on BIO this morning? Liza was on before her, but it makes me happy that every once in awhile "they" still give props to Judy. She was the ultimate triple threat...God, I really love her and wish I was born 20 years earlier. She died as I was in utero....<sigh>
    She was indeed a triple threat, I just love her.
    Today is her birthday!

    When she passed our family was on a camping trip (way out in the boonies) and one morning mom said "I had a dream Judy Garland diesd"
    When we got back to civilization a few days later, sure enough, ma was right!

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    Wow, that's a neat story, Kate! I love Judy and I wish I was born 20/30 years before I was (1970). I missed them all: Janis, Patsy, Elvis...Oh, well...maybe next time.
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    Judy

    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Wow, that's a neat story, Kate! I love Judy and I wish I was born 20/30 years before I was (1970). I missed them all: Janis, Patsy, Elvis...Oh, well...maybe next time.
    When I was very little I used to conduse my mom with Judy, she was the same size and had auburn hair and listened to Judy constantly!

    There really isn't anyone since who measures up!

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    Amen to that! Are you watching TCM today? Summer Stock is on later! Right after Harvey Girls!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Amen to that! Are you watching TCM today? Summer Stock is on later! Right after Harvey Girls!
    I am recording it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    I was born in March of 1970..exactly 9 months after her death...dare I think? No, I can't sing! LOL. Those tapes are available for purchase somewhere on the net, but they are heartbreaking to hear. The meds were already warping her mind and she was VERY angry and hurt. Say, maybe tomorrow I'll boogie on over to Westchester and give her a big ol' "we love and miss you, Judy" from all of us Death Hags. She would love it; she was morbid, too!
    Also, NYC's Gay Pride celebration is on the 29th..remember, the Stonewall riots happened the night of her funeral. One of the many reason's we're known as "friends of Dorothy" and the rainbow is used as the gay flag. So, thanks Judy! The flags will fly at half mast on Fire Island for you tomorrow!
    I didn't know that about the Rainbow flag. I just thought it represented people form all walks of life and races could be Gay. I learned something new today. Thanks.

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    My pleasure! I'm sure it has that meaning, too. Being the Judy fan that I am, I like to incorporate her in as much as I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    My pleasure! I'm sure it has that meaning, too. Being the Judy fan that I am, I like to incorporate her in as much as I can.
    Did you see SITC the Movie? They have a Judy link in there. I think this could be a thread. How many things or people can be linked to Judy Garland. Kind of like the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon Game. Ex Wriggleys Chewing Gum-Her real last name was Gumm.

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    No, but I want to! That's great..everyone should have a little Judy in their life. The world wouldn't be so hostile!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    No, but I want to! That's great..everyone should have a little Judy in their life. The world wouldn't be so hostile!
    Yes you hear her sing and you can't not smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Just a reminder that tomorrow, June 10th would have been Judy's 86th birthday. Lots of movies on TCM!
    WOW, I forgot we shared the same birthday. Thanks Jop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    WOW, I forgot we shared the same birthday. Thanks Jop.
    happy b-day CindyT!

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    That's something to celebrate! I share mine with Karen Carpentar, Jon Bon Jovi, Desi Arnaz, Lou Reed and Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons!

    The Harvey Girls is coming up, followed by Summer Stock!!
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    Happy Birthday Judes! We miss you.
    "Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."
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    Quote Originally Posted by shipmatekate View Post
    I am recording it all!
    I absolutely love "The Harvey Girls" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Black View Post
    Happy Birthday Judes! We miss you.
    No-one even comes close to you, Judy. You will never be replaced or forgotten. I just wish I could've been around to buy her a drink on her birthday, plus a bunch of yellow roses.

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    Yes, and tell her a good dirty joke. Apparently the more obscene, the better! Here's to you Judes! <raising Coke can>
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    In the good old summertime is my favorite Judy Garland movie, well I just love that movie she was so cute and Van Johnson was so hot and Buster Keaton was so cute too, love that movie!

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    Yes! And little Liza at the very end! God, she was a talented woman. I read some book a few years ago that talked about celebrities past lives and such. Apparently, in all of Judy's lives she's been an entertainer. Just some thing to think about. It makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Yes, and tell her a good dirty joke. Apparently the more obscene, the better! Here's to you Judes! <raising Coke can>
    I remember reading a biography about Judy where she was laughing at a joke about a woman with a cucumber stuck in her vagina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Yes, and tell her a good dirty joke. Apparently the more obscene, the better! Here's to you Judes! <raising Coke can>
    I remember reading a biography about Judy where she was laughing at a joke about a woman with a cucumber stuck in her vagina, but they used the 'c' word instead.

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    Happy belated birthday Baby Gumm.

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