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Judy Garland arrives aboard the Twentieth Century at Grand Central Terminal, 1945

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Judy Garland arrives aboard the Twentieth Century at Grand Central Terminal, 1945

I believe that Judy Garland’s artistry was so fine. I mean, when people say: ‘oh, she brought so much of her life to her music’, I don’t really believe that. I believe that she didn’t have to. She just was a moving human being. That was her gift.

Bette Midler on Judy Garland.

As a Judy Garland fan, here’s a list of things I want:

  • The (forever) lost Voodoo footage from The Pirate.
  • The lost scenes from A Star Is Born.
  • A bootleg of her concert in Dublin in 1951 where she actually sang ‘A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow’ in gaelic.
  • The autobiography she made several attempts to write.
  • Every blooper and outtake of every movie she made.

Is that too much to ask?

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Words and Music (1948)


Judy performing the cut-out number Voodoo for The Pirate (1948).

Judy performing the cut-out number Voodoo for The Pirate (1948).

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Iconic Film Costumes

Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Costumes by Adrian

The Ruby Slippers were regular shoes covered with red satin and lined with cream colored kid leather. There are 2300 sequins per shoe. The leather bow has 46 rhinestones, 42 bugle beads, 3 costume jewels, and there was red felt applied to the soles of the shoes to muffle the sounds of footsteps. 

Her jumper was royal blue and white gingham. The top was tinted a light pink as white didn’t photograph properly underneath the bright technicolor lights. Beneath it, she wore a special corset de-emphasizing her bust and giving her a younger silhouette. 

Judy Garland on What’s My Line?, 1967.

Its very interesting to listen to Liza sing Over The Rainbow at 13 years old. She had a beautiful, controlled voice, but it was a child’s voice. You listen to it and you can tell it’s a child singing.

Not her mother though. If you listen to Judy singing at 13, it’s like a grown woman singing. She didn’t have a child’s voice at all.

I don’t mean to compare them in a sense of saying that one was better than the other, but I find it interesting that it shows how much of a freak of nature Judy Garland was. She had that voice, that well developed instrument at 13, when she was just a child, even though she didn’t sound like one.

Get Happy, Summer Stock, 1950.

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Liza Minnelli with Mother Judy Garland on the set of In the Good Old Summertime, 1949

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Liza Minnelli with Mother Judy Garland on the set of In the Good Old Summertime, 1949

"He had a real love for Judy Garland and he thought she was the sexiest woman in Hollywood. He thought she was the quickest study, just a brilliant woman, she could look at anything and absorb it. (…) There’s something between them that is just really magic and probably not to be seen again."

Patricia Kelly (Gene Kelly’s widow)


Judy Garland performing live, ca. 1952.

Judy Garland performing live, ca. 1952.


Judy Garland holding her baby girl, Liza May Minnelli, 1946.

Judy Garland holding her baby girl, Liza May Minnelli, 1946.