Saturday, April 30, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 30, 1952)

Per David Price, "April 30, 1952 ... pictured with Los Angeles Mayor Bowron for the proclamation of Music Week in Los Angeles. Judy was in the midst of her successful concert run at the Philharmonic in Los Angeles, and was being celebrated all over town."

Friday, April 29, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 29, 1962)

Per David Price, "April 29, 1962 .... just arrived in Britain after a troubled departure from the US ... Judy took Lorna and Joe with her against Sid's wishes and press headlines abounded as a result. The trip brought Judy to London to film what would become her final film role, that of Jenny Bowman in I COULD GO ON SINGING [originally titled THE LONELY STAGE, a title many felt more appropriate for the film ... ]"

Portrait Of A Young Star 1941

This photograph originally appeared in Movie Life Magazine.


Wouldn't it be great if this had been their real act, Judy singing while Liza accompanied her on the piano?


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 27, 1969)

Per David Price, "April 27, 1969 .... a sad day for American journalism when the best coverage of Judy's wedding to Mickey Deans was given by none other then The National Enquirer."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Candid Portrait

This shot of Judy originally appeared in TV PICTURE LIFE magazine in June, 1964 and comes to us via the always generous Charles Triplett.

On This Day In Herstory (April 26, 1962)

Per David Price, "April 26, 1962 ... though battling laryngitis, Judy performed at a late night recording session at the Manhattan Center. This photo is a bit unforgiving, but shows how hard she worked when performing. She was working with Mort Lindsay using new material and Mort's new charts ... an exciting concept that was later scrapped as an album release due to the consensus that she was not at her best vocally.

It still made an exciting album when released many years later."


Several of the attendees of the 2011 Judy In New York festival as photographed by Stephen Paley (yes, THAT Stephen Paley. These Jan Glazier produced Judy events don't slouch, they are first class all the way).

More great Internet Photo Finds From Stefano (try saying that three times in a row with a saltine cracker in your mouth. Go ahead, try it)

Monday, April 25, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 25, 1963)

Per David Price, "April 25, 1963 ... a personal check paid to Edward's Drug Store on Judy's Beverly Hills National Bank account."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 24, 1941)

Per David Price, "April 24, 1941 .... finds Judy posing for M-G-M portrait photographer Eric Carpenter in a series of casual portraits intended for use in publicizing her current projects, LIFE BEGINS FOR ANDY HARDY and BABES ON BROADWAY."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 23, 1961)

Per David Price, "April 23, 1961 ... a date no self-respecting Garland fan can mistake for anything other than Judy's triumphant concert at Carnegie Hall. Celebrated by her audience with ovation after ovation ... one such moment seen here.

Careful inspection of this photo shows Liza and Rock Hudson sitting together in the front row, and Tony Perkins also in the crowd."

Friday, April 22, 2011


On This Day In Herstory (April 22,1941)

Per David Price, "April 22, 1941 ... with David Rose at Deanna Durbin's wedding to Vaughn Paul. Wedding bells chimed again, this time for Judy and David, a little over 3 months later."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 21, 1950)

Per David Price, "April 21, 1950 ... a family outing on Easter Sunday ... at the Beverly Hills Hotel."

Is it me, or did Liza Minnelli beat Bjork to the punch with that outfit?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On The Way To The Chapel Of Love

Judy Garland and Mark Herron apply for a marriage license in Las Vegas, 1965

The Summer Of Love Tour

While Hippies were congregating in San Francisco for the Summer Of Love, Judy Garland was touring the country spreading her own brand of love. The tour was a great artistic and financial success.
Garland is pictured here with her children, Lorna and Joe (Luft), who also appeared oin the on the tour. Lorna sang and Joey played the drums. Big sister Liza Minnelli joined them on the closing night of their run on Broadway.


On This Day In Herstory (April 20, 1945)

Per David Price, "April 20, 1945 ... on the set of THE HARVEY GIRLS at MGM. Out on the back lot they were filming "March of the Doagies", a number that would ultimately hit the cutting room floor. In this shot Judy is being helped down from her perch on the boulder."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 19, 1964)

Per David Price< "April 19, 1964 ... photographed with Pat Boone at the Cocoanut Grove where they were attending Tony Bennett's opening night. Mark Herron was Judy's escort for the evening.

Other photos from this event have been posted on the JGE blog in the past ..."

Monday, April 18, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 18, 1948)

Per David Price, "April 18, 1948 ... attending a party at the Mocambo given for Perry Como by Arthur Freed.
[The date comes from a newsphoto and may not be completely accurate... but we're close!]"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 17, 1951)

Per David Price, "April 17, 1951 ... Judy, continuing her engagement at the the Palladium in London, greets friends Danny Kaye and Myrtle Tully in her dressing room.
[Exact date of this photo is not known.]"

Photo credit: Judy Garland Club / Rainbow Review [Issue 27, page 14, published 2001]

Friday, April 15, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 15, 1964

Per David Price, "April 15, 1964 ... a City National Bank check signed by Judy was drawn on her Kingsrow account to pay the fees to her Beverly Hills accounting firm, Edward Traubner and Co.

At this point all of her financial matters were handled through the Kingsrow account [both business and personal expenses], with Traubner sorting things out for tax purposes."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 14, 1967)

Per David Price, "April 14, 1967 ... camera tests for her role as Helen Lawson in VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. While being dropped from the film was a personal embarrassment and a career slight, Judy was saved from being a part of this film.

The producers were clearly trying to trade on her name and the fact that one of the central characters was in fact based on Judy. It is hard to imagine her playing the hard-edged, tough Helen Lawson ... and whatever happened to cause her removal was in the end a blessing from my point of view. But was Judy down for the count? Not hardly. Within a couple of months she was on a concert tour that would essentially carry her through the rest of 1967, garnering many good reviews along the way."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lady In Cement

Photo by Tom Garofalo.

On This Day In Herstory (April 13, 1956)

Per David Price, "April 13, 1956 ... sidelined briefly with a sprained ankle in San Francisco... photographed aboard the Southern Pacific "Lark"."

Photo credit: Sayers / San Francisco Examiner

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Only In Hollywood

Bathing Beauties?

On This Day In Herstory (April 12, 1966)

Per David Price, "April 12, 1966 ... attending the opening of PRIVATE LIVES at the Ivar Theater in Hollywood. Mark Herron was appearing in the production, and Judy was escorted to the opening by George Cukor.

Judy was all smiles for the cameras that night, but only a short time later Mark Herron moved out and they separated."

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Little Curio

From The A Star Is Born press book.

On This Day In Herstory (April 11, 1961

Per David Price, "April 11, 1961 ... arriving in Birmingham, Alabama ... for a concert that night at the Municipal Auditorium. Another stop on her pre-Carnegie Hall tour, following successes in Buffalo and Washington, DC the week before."

Photo credit: Roy Carter, Birmingham News.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New At The Yahoo Group

Judy sings the Blues.    
BING AND ROSIE Episode #63
Another offering in our adventure with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney's 1960's daily radio show. This episode was originally broadcast on May 25, 1960.    
Couldn't decide which version of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli singing Don't Rain On My Parade to post, so I uploaded both of them. Think of this as a duet of duets.    
I'm Still Here from Follies. Okay, maybe Yvonne DeCarlo doesn't have much of a voice, but you know she has been through everything Carlotta describes in this song, and you just can't help but believe her when she sings it.    
Per a request, here is a reposting of Judy's appearances on Louella Parsons radio program.    
Live At The Felt Forum, MSG, December 25, 1967.    
Due to a family crisis, Bing Crosby was unable to host his radio show on October 30, 1952. Judy Garland, despite being pregnant out to there, stepped in at the last minute and gave a comfortable, giggly, and vocally sparkling performance. Along with a few familiar tunes, she also managed to sing a few popular songs of the day.  
presents INGRID BERGMAN in Strange Morning written and directed by Arch Oboler, and featuring a score by Gordon Jenkins. Originally broadcast on April 5, 1945.  
everything but the kitchen sink    
Janis. Manhattan. 1969. Recorded live in New York on February 12, 1969. UNRELEASED!  
Paul Robeson at Carnegie Hall, 1958.

On This Day In Herstory (April 10, 1962)

Per David Price, "April 10, 1962 ... cover girl ... again! ... this time on LOOK Magazine, in a family photo by Douglas Kirkland.

Douglas Kirkland photographed her extensively in 1961 and during her January, 1962 tapings for the new CBS Special, securing a number of the finest photographs taken of the mature Garland. This photograph on the LOOK cover is believed to have been taken in December, 1961 while the family was living together in Scarsdale, NY."

Two Ziegfeld Girls

Judy Garland was on hand to offer encouragement and suggestions when Lana Turner's hairstyle for Ziegfeld Girl was being created.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 9, 1951)

Per David Price, "April 9, 1951 ... opening night at the Palladium in London ... a personal triumph for Judy, and one which paved the way for a new career path in live performances that was to continue the rest of her life. She created magic on stage, and from the outset enjoyed an immediate and strong connection with her audiences."

Photo by Cornell Capa for LIFE Magazine.

Friday, April 8, 2011

On This Day In Herstory (April 8, 1967)

Per David Price, "April 8, 1967 ... at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills for an evening during which her friend, Marcella Rabwin, was honored. Mrs. Rabwin and her husband, Dr. Marc Rabwin, were friends of the Gumm family. Marcella, who had been an assistant to David O. Selznick on GONE WITH THE WIND, became a prominent Los Angelean who was very active in local philanthropy. Pictured in this snapshot are Tom Green to her left, Desi Arnaz leaning in toward her on her right, and Joe Luft [partially obscured] behind her right shoulder.

Note: While I am uncertain whether she should be credited as the photographer of this image, it was obtained from Nancy Barr many years ago."



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