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    Happy Birthday, Judy. I am so honored to share your special day.
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    Happy Birthday, Judy. We still miss your beauty and your voice.
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    Happy birthday, Judy.



    I can't get over how much she looks like Liza in this pic.
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    ...another hearty "Happy Birthday Judy!"



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    I can't see what the big deal is -- yeah she had a nice voice, but such unbridled enfatuation? TCM is devoting a whole day to her. Blecccch. Waste of air time.

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    Happy Birthday, Judy. I still miss you...
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    Isabel Keating did a good job portraying Judy Garland in The Boy From Oz on Broadway. She wasn't too campy.

    I've never really understood the whole "Friends of Dorothy" gay obsession with Judy and the Wizard of Oz.

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    happy bday judy! wish I could stay home and watch the tcm marathon of her.

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    I've taped TCM all day!! Happy birthday, jutes!
    peek-a-boo!!

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    It's been 41 years and boy, we still miss you.
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    Somewhere over the Rainbow....
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    ^^Great pic Salvatore!
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    I'm about two chapters in to "Get Happy" by Gerald Clarke (Gee whiz it's nice to have time to read again!!!). Such a fascinating (and sad) story. When I was skimming it in the bookstore, I read a paragraph about how Minelli made her look beautiful in meet me in St. Louis. That really struck me, because it was the first Judy Garland movie I saw (even before Wizard of Oz), and I thought she was the most gorgeous creature in the world. I remember saying I wanted to look like Judy Garland, especially the way she looked in that sparkling shawl singing "have yourself a merry little Christmas". My mom looked at me like I had tits growing out of my ears when I said that.


    I really did want to look like this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiojane View Post
    I'm about two chapters in to "Get Happy" by Gerald Clarke (Gee whiz it's nice to have time to read again!!!). Such a fascinating (and sad) story. When I was skimming it in the bookstore, I read a paragraph about how Minelli made her look beautiful in meet me in St. Louis. That really struck me, because it was the first Judy Garland movie I saw (even before Wizard of Oz), and I thought she was the most gorgeous creature in the world. I remember saying I wanted to look like Judy Garland, especially the way she looked in that sparkling shawl singing "have yourself a merry little Christmas". My mom looked at me like I had tits growing out of my ears when I said that.


    I really did want to look like this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiojane View Post
    I'm about two chapters in to "Get Happy" by Gerald Clarke (Gee whiz it's nice to have time to read again!!!). Such a fascinating (and sad) story. When I was skimming it in the bookstore, I read a paragraph about how Minelli made her look beautiful in meet me in St. Louis. That really struck me, because it was the first Judy Garland movie I saw (even before Wizard of Oz), and I thought she was the most gorgeous creature in the world. I remember saying I wanted to look like Judy Garland, especially the way she looked in that sparkling shawl singing "have yourself a merry little Christmas". My mom looked at me like I had tits growing out of my ears when I said that.


    I really did want to look like this though.



    Judy looked stunning in that movie. I remember reading that after they broke up, Tyrone Power saw this movie with a friend and remarked how beautiful she was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EthelMertz View Post
    Judy looked stunning in that movie. I remember reading that after they broke up, Tyrone Power saw this movie with a friend and remarked how beautiful she was.
    I don't now HOW deeply embedded this thread is but when i saw "Me and my shadows", it was so profound for me.

    Judy Davis and especially Tammy Blanchard as the young Judy Garland.

    There were Emmy's for this wonderful piece of work.

    It was the best movie about Judy's life I've ever seen.

    They even recreated the same blouse Judy wore at Carnegie Hall for this.
    It's totally authentic in so many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmphillips2000 View Post
    I don't now HOW deeply embedded this thread is but when i saw "Me and my shadows", it was so profound for me.

    Judy Davis and especially Tammy Blanchard as the young Judy Garland.

    There were Emmy's for this wonderful piece of work.

    It was the best movie about Judy's life I've ever seen.

    They even recreated the same blouse Judy wore at Carnegie Hall for this.
    It's totally authentic in so many ways.
    It really was an exceptionally made film.Lorna Lufts choice of Judy Davis was inspired and tammy blanchard, i never would have imagined that any one on earth could have made me believe i was watching the young Judy Garland but she did.
    I went to see Lorna Lufts show songs my mother taught me when she came to Australia, i believe she is still doing it now in NY? You must try and catch it!Although i wish Lorna had been a little more spontaneous.I had a broken leg and i wouldn`t have missed it for anything, i even got her to autograph her cd for me. i couldn`t believe i actually met Judy Garlands daughter, i consider that a monumental thrill. Only one degree of seperation!

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    I'm sure you did.... how great. I hope people who are Judy Garland fans see this film. It's on DVD now. I was so impessed how the recreated the "Trolly Song" for it.
    If people are at ALL a Judy Garland fan they need to rent or buy "Me and my Shadows" and put it in their library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmphillips2000 View Post
    I don't now HOW deeply embedded this thread is but when i saw "Me and my shadows", it was so profound for me.

    Judy Davis and especially Tammy Blanchard as the young Judy Garland.

    There were Emmy's for this wonderful piece of work.

    It was the best movie about Judy's life I've ever seen.

    They even recreated the same blouse Judy wore at Carnegie Hall for this.
    It's totally authentic in so many ways.
    No wonder they won Emmys, both women were brilliant! Someone in direction or production was a stickler to details and it payed off handsomely.
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    Now only about two chapters LEFT in the book... It's a fairly accurate (imho) portrait of her issues. Talks about her lying to her therapists, how her most successful moments were when she was being pampered and coddled.... It's so hard to reconcile that with the bombastic Judy from the films...

    Absolute favorite part is the anecdote about Bogart lipping Sid Luft off at a Rat Pack party, telling him to quit sponging off of Judy's talent. Sid lost his temper and pinned Bogart to the wall. Bogie just laughed in his face, pissing him off more.

    Have to ziplist me and my shadows. Sounds like a must see.
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    Boy, I would love to be have been a fly on THAT wall! Bogie didn't take any shit!
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    Happy 89th Birthday Judy. I'm watching me and my shadows, didn't know it was her birthday until I saw the date on the screen.... great timing on my part!
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    Happy (belated) birthday, Baby!
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    I hated the way Hollywood treated her!
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    Miss Garland died 42 years ago today. She's such a legend. RIP.
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    Judy is still breaking records!

    To date nobody's life has been more celebrated, scrutinized, compiled, documented or even held as a bench mark to others as was Judy Garland's. I have an entire bookshelf dedicated to books on Judy herself. That is 12 books alone and there are at least 6 to 8 more and more are still being written. Her work is also being remastered, reworked and reissued to a still ever expanding audience of new, young fans who, like most of us saw the Wizard of Oz or another one of her films and "got it". Frank Sinatra was right. He said something to the effect that "Most of us will be forgotten. Not Judy. She'll live forever."

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    Bless her heart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe_Zeppelin View Post
    Miss Garland died 42 years ago today. She's such a legend. RIP.
    God, she is just stunning in this picture.
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    in London at the mo . Went to her last home in Chelsea. looks like it is still a dump now , surrounded by million pound flats. It made me feel quite sad. I was even tempted to shout at the people walking past , do you know who died here!!! Glad I went though , she really had amazing talent.
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    I just read that Judy was only 4'11. Wow

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    Such a tiny body, but she had a voice that was larger than the world itself and supreme talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p00key View Post
    in London at the mo . Went to her last home in Chelsea. looks like it is still a dump now , surrounded by million pound flats. It made me feel quite sad. I was even tempted to shout at the people walking past , do you know who died here!!! Glad I went though , she really had amazing talent.
    I have a picture of it. Isn't it in Knightsbridge though? (close to Sloane St)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphee View Post
    I have a picture of it. Isn't it in Knightsbridge though? (close to Sloane St)
    Yes we got off at the Sloan Square station .
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    I absolutely love her. She was truly a gifted performer. I love watching her movies as well. I usually havemy eyes glued to TCM when they play her marathons

    Love ya Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by towser View Post
    This is a fascinating document of Judy at her looniest:

    http://www.counterpoint-music.com/specialties/judy.html
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    I wish I could hear all those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitdal View Post
    I absolutely love her. She was truly a gifted performer. I love watching her movies as well. I usually havemy eyes glued to TCM when they play her marathons

    Love ya Judy
    same. no matter, what if her movies are on, I'm there

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    Just watched, again...her movie "A Child is Waiting" and I always wondered she thought about doing that movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyTx View Post
    Just watched, again...her movie "A Child is Waiting" and I always wondered she thought about doing that movie.

    Have you read (as I have) that her son is mildly retarded and it is due to the drugs she took whilst pregnant with him?
    It would certainly make that a touch film to make.

    I actually have an original lobby card from this film.

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    I just read that Judy was only 4'11. Wow

    Most of the actresses back then were no taller than 5 ft (give or take)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphee View Post
    Most of the actresses back then were no taller than 5 ft (give or take)

    That's so cute! I guess we just grow bigger these days.
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    We have a family friend who (during a visit several years ago) quite casually mentioned that for years he worked as a mortician at Campbell’s funeral parlor! One of his first clients was John Garfield. Remembering the obscure fact that Garfield was indeed buried from Campbell’s, I took him at face-value and “subtly” tried to get him to spill his guts. Did he remember anyone secretly taking photos of their famous customers, and were those photos still in existence? He laughed, recalling the times he and his coworkers took pictures of each other lying in coffins, “I dare you to get into that coffin…” SO!!!! Some photos were taken, and apparently developed somewhere!!! He then sort of deflected, mentioned the names of several then-famous politicians he embalmed, and he expressed extreme regret and disappointment at leaving Campbell’s’ employment a few weeks before Judy died. He just would not confirm or deny the existence of any celebrity death-photos.
    Do any of Judy’s bios go into detail about her relationships with her sisters? I’m waiting for the dirt to come out about Whitney’s family and “friends”, wondering to what degree they exploited her and enabled her self-abuse to continue. I know that Judy was estranged from her mom at the time of the latter’s death. Any idea if she had anything to do with her sisters, was she estranged from them as well?

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    I always wondered that too, there's never a mention of Judy's sisters later on in her life, we never heard of them saying anything about her. they just seemed to fade from the scene.

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    Huge Judy fan here. She was one of the first celebs I thought of after Whitney's death. Both great singers, ravaged by drug abuse, dying young and haggard-looking. Sad.

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    Virginia, Judy's oldest sister committed suicide in 1964 with the same drug that killed Judy - seconal. The second oldest, Jimmie died in 1977 from cancer.

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    Also read a great article - can't remember where - but I Googled "Judy Garland's funeral" and a man tells the story of his having an "entry level" position at Campbell's and being present from the time her body landed in New York until it was carried out of the funeral home. Absolutely riveting - including how they covered her already green face and ressurrected the silver lame dress that was already turning black with mould and stench from a very sloppy embalming job in London beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KissingJosh View Post
    Also read a great article - can't remember where - but I Googled "Judy Garland's funeral" and a man tells the story of his having an "entry level" position at Campbell's and being present from the time her body landed in New York until it was carried out of the funeral home. Absolutely riveting - including how they covered her already green face and ressurrected the silver lame dress that was already turning black with mould and stench from a very sloppy embalming job in London beforehand.
    Found it...this was a fascinating read!

    http://open.salon.com/blog/tale_tell...sket_handles_2

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    Great read!

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    One thing about Garland and her death that I never could figure out....why did LIZA her daughter had to pay her off own mother's debts? By law children aren't responsible for the debts of their late parents, even Judge Judy had said that when a similar case popped up on her show some years back.

    Now if Liza felt that by going to work to pay off her mother's debts was "the right thing to do" and/or to show respect for Judy..I can see that. BUT Liza being "forced" to pay back Judy's debts...ah no.

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    That blog entry was awesome! What a wonderful story!

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    I could swear somewhere over the years I had seen a picture of Judy in her casket at the funeral home. I distinctly remember the glass "sneeze guard" over it.

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