Sunday, July 31, 2011


Here is part 2 of our look at JUDY A LEGENDARY FILM CAREER, written by John Fricke and published by Running Press (Perseus Books Group).

The book goes on sale in September, but John Fricke will be signing advance pre-sale copies on Friday August 5th between showings of A Star Is Born and Easter Parade at the Walter Reade Theater on 65th street in New York City.

Mr. Fricke and the representative from Running Press will be in the lobby between 5:15 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. and then again from a little after 6:00 P.M. until no later than 8:30 P.M. (and possibly earlier).

Neither Mr Fricke nor the Walter Reade theater will be selling copies of the book, only the publishers rep will do that. After the representative leaves no more books will be sold so it is suggested that if you care to purchase a copy the earlier you arrive the better.

The Walter Reade Theater is participating in New York city's "Summer Of Judy" retrospective currently taking place at Film Society Lincoln Center and The Paley Center.
Click on "Older Posts" on the bottom half of this page to find complete schedules and listings.

John Fricke, who is a driving force behind The Summer Of Judy is also a multiple Emmy Award winning producer, author, and world renowned Judy Garland expert. His latest book, JUDY A LEGENDARY FIlM CAREER is the ultimate guide to Garland's work on film.

From Running Press: "This lavishly illustrated retrospective traces the film career of superstar Judy Garland. Over the course of three decades Garland produced a legacy of dozens of memorable films, including such musical classics as The Wizard Of Oz, Meet Me In St Louis, Easter Parade, and A Star Is Born. She also triumphed in dramatic films such as Judgment At Nuremburg and I Could Go On Singing. Production histories,behind the scenes stories about Judy and her co-stars, and reviews are provided for all of Garland's feature films. JUDY also features sections on the star's appearances in short subjects, about the film roles that she began but was unable to complete: and a fascinating list of projects for which she was rumored. Exhaustively researched and illustrated by more than five hundred photos JUDY provides the definitive look at the superstar's life on the big screen."

You can pre-order the book by clicking on the header of this post. List price for this quality hard cover book is a wonderfully affordable thirty dollars but if you pre-order it through it is being sold for the insane/awesome/generous price of nineteen dollars!!!! You can't afford not to buy this book. Go order it now!

Random pages from the book's Wizard Of Oz section.

Costume, make up, and hairstyle tests for Babes On Broadway.

Garland touches up her own make up on the set of the clock.

MGM knew who buttered their bread. Despite having a small "Guest Star" role in Till The Clouds Roll By Judy was used prominently in the film's publicity campaign.

Judy's reviews for her portrayal of Marilyn Miller in Till The Clouds Roll By.

Judy's fortieth birthday was celebrated by the ICGOS crew, Judy's co-stars, and her children, with a "Palladium stage" proscenium cake. From left: Joey and Lorna Luft, Judy, Gregory Phillips, Liza Minnelli, and Dirk Bogarde.

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