Thursday, March 31, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 31, 1960)

Per David Price, "
March 31, 1960 ... attending a screening of THE FUGITIVE KIND with Sid in Los Angeles. And from the look of things, beginning to bounce back from the serious illness that had sidelined her during the latter part of 1959."

More Assorted Images From Stefano

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 30, 1951)

Per David Price,
"March 30, 1951 ... photographed as she boarded the Ile De France ocean liner in New York City, bound for Southampton and London. A happy, healthy and contented-looking Judy was about to begin the concert career that became the next chapter of her performing life. After her triumph at London's Palladium a scant ten days later, she held the world in the palm of her hand."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The First Sitting

From Judy's very first portrait sitting for MGM, November 6, 1935.

On This Day In Herstory (March 29, 1944)

Per David Price, "March 29, 1944 ... out on the town with pal Peter Lawford, snapped in this newsphoto at the Mocambo [a Latin-themed night spot on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood]."

Monday, March 28, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 28, 1941)

Per David Price,
"March 28, 1941 ... in New York with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt ... inspecting a model of an air raid shelter at the Greek War Relief headquarters."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 27, 1955)

Per David Price,

"March 27, 1955 .... on the cover of Parade Magazine [a national newspaper Sunday supplement] with OSCAR rival Grace Kelly. The photo used is a John Engstead portrait, one of many he made for ASIB publicity."

This Week's Homepage At The Yahoo Group

Saturday, March 26, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 26, 1956)

Per David Price, "March 26, 1956 ... in the recording studio at Capitol in Hollywood ... working on her new album, JUDY, a successful collaboration with Nelson Riddle, who arranged and conducted for her.

Please forgive the grainy scan ... can we just call it "art-y"?"

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Great Photo From March 25, 1969

Per David Price, "March 25, 1969 .... in concert at the Falkoner Centret in Copenhagen, Denmark ... performing what would end up being the final concert of her career. Her performance was warmly received by both the audience and the local critics."

On This Day In Herstory (March 25, 1969)

On this day in herstory Judy Garland would give what would turn out to be her last planned public performance.

The concert was held in Copenhagen at the Falkoner Centret.

Despite being in failing health, and with lagging energy, Judy gave a solid and satisfying performance. With a voice that showed richness, coloring, and control.

Most of the reviews were raves!

The entire concert can currently be heard at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 24, 1953)

Per David Price, "March 24, 1953 ... attending a reception honoring producer Arthur Freed, who had just received France's Legion of Honor Award. The reception occured at Freed's Bel-Air home following a formal presentation. Pictured with Judy are [L-R] Freed, Cyd Charisse, and Raoul Bertrand [French Consul General]."

Pretty As A Picture

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 23, 1937)

Per David Price, "March 23, 1937 ... signing autographs at the preview for CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS in Los Angeles, with an assist from pal Jackie Cooper. Judy's star was on the ascendant ... she had dazzled all of MGM with her "Dear Mr Gable" at his February birthday party, she was a success on CBS radio as a regular guest on Jack Oakie's College and had just gone into production on BROADWAY MELODY OF 1938, her first feature at MGM."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011



Here is what has to be one of the all time rarest Garland long playing discs.
It is not found in any of the Garland discographies (although I suspect this image, or a doctored version of it, will soon make it's way into them).

Just remember, you saw it here first, folks!

Judy And Johnnie Ray 1969

Judy And Mark Herron

Judy And Liza 1964

On This Day In Herstory (March 22, 1945)

Per David Price, "March 22, 1945 ... a candid photo taken at MGM while Judy was filming THE HARVEY GIRLS ... pictured here with her secretary, Evelyn Powers.

This photograph was used to illustrate an article about Mrs. Powers that appeared in the August, 1945, issue of Motion Picture Magazine."

Monday, March 21, 2011




On This Day In Herstory (March 21, 1965)

Per David Price, "March 21, 1965 ... publicity photo released to advertise the beginning of production on a film about Jean Harlow being produced in "Electronovision" and starring Carol Lynley as Harlow. Judy was to have played the part of Mama Jean.

Just home from Florida [where she had fulfilled a successful engagement at the Fontainebleau], Judy was met at the airport in Los Angeles and [with Lorna and Joe in tow] was whisked off to the studio for this photo-op with fellow actor Barry Sullivan. This was a quickie production being rushed to the cameras in an effort to have a release ahead of a bigger production by Joseph E. Levine being based on the currently popular Irving Shulman HARLOW biography. Carroll Baker was cast as Jean in this film, with Angela Lansbury as her mother.

Few details are known about what actually happened [the incident is not covered at all in many of the books about Judy] but news reports at the time had Judy withdrawing from the cast just the day after this photo was taken. Eleanor Parker was signed for the role but also withdrew ... it was finally played by Ginger Rogers.

The Lynley version faded away as quickly as it was made ... the Baker one had much wider play and is still available for your NetFlix queue."

Little Nellie Kelly

Sunday, March 20, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 20, 1958)

Per David Price,

"March 20, 1958 ... opening night at the Town & Country Club in Brooklyn, NY. The engagement opened to critical acclaim and was to have lasted three and a half weeks ... but ended during her performance on March 30th, following an altercation with the club's owner, Ben Masik.
This happened not long after ending a three-week engagement at the Flamingo in Las Vegas the end of the previous December ... followed by a bad stretch with Sid and talk of divorce ... seems to have been a bad period for Miss G all around.

An ad for the Brooklyn club engagement is also attached."

Early MGM Studio Portraits

The Men In Her Life (a few of the Garland co-stars)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 19, 1969)

Despite being in failing health, on this day in herstory Judy Garland performed a well received concert in Stockholm, Sweden. She is seen here backstage after the show with opening act Johnnie Ray.

The Judy Garland Rose

Friday, March 18, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (March 18, 1969)

Per David Price, "March 18, 1969 ... meeting the press in the Copenhagen Airport, en route to Stockholm to begin her Scandinavian concert tour with Johnny Ray. Mickey and Judy changed planes in Copenhagen, meeting the press in the airports in both cities."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

London Calling

Judy, prior to her departure for London, where, after an extremely bumpy flight, she attended the premiere of I Could Go On Singing/The Lonely Stage.



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