Wednesday, August 31, 2011
August 31, 1967 ... in concert on The Boston Commons, reportedly singing to an audience of over 100,000 ... the evening was produced by Ron Delsner. It has been written that this was the largest single concert audience of her career.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
August 30, 1963 ... taping an interview with columnist Army Archerd at CBS ... it appears to have been done on the "Tea For Two" set of her series. Steve Sanders, author of RAINBOW'S END and expert on all things regarding Judy's CBS series, describes this interview as "closed-circuit, industry-only".
Monday, August 29, 2011
A JUDY MOMENT
From October 3, 1965. Possibly the last time Judy sang this great Garland standard.
ANOTHER JUDY MOMENT
The Man That Got Away was an elusive part of Judy's repertoire during 1967, here she is singing it on opening night of her '67 Palace engagement, one of only two or three times that she sang it during the run.
BING AND ROSIE # 391
Another entry in our seemingly endless supply of episodes from Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney's morning radio show. This edition was originally broadcast on August 29, 1961.
DUET OF THE WEEK
Aretha Franklin And Smokey Robinson make magic.
Sarah Vaughan gives a master class! Sassy takes a benign pop song from the 70's and turns it into a three act play and a vocal tour de force!
JUDY GARLAND IN CONCERT
Per a request, a reposting of Judy Garland and the Rat Pack at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, July 9, 1955.
JUDY'S WEATHER REPORT
Meredith thought we should have a folder of Judy songs giving a nod to Hurricane Irene. She thought it should open with Stormy Weather and close with Goodnight Irene, and so here it is.
MAIL CALL #19
From January 9, 1943. Starring Judy Garland, Groucho Marx and others.
One More Episode Of Mail Call
From April 11, 1945. Hosted by Judy Garland.
Anita O'Day on the Bobby Troup show 1956-7.
SUNDAY MORNING SPECIAL
Elvis live in Dallas, 1976.
WHERE JUDY PLAYED
The Highwaymen live at the Greek.
August 29, 1960 ... still basking in the triumph she had the night before, Judy is photographed at the Mayfair Hotel in London on this date.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
August 28, 1960 ... a radiant Judy was photographed backstage on her opening night at the London Palladium, as seen in a local paper a few days later.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27, 1954 ... arriving in London [from Paris] with Sid ... they were in the midst of their European vacation to celebrate the completion of A STAR IS BORN.
Friday, August 26, 2011
August 26, 1958 ... a letter written this date from Judy to Arthur Freed, thanking him for flowers [most likely sent at her recent Cocoanut Grove engagement].
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Pre-recording (sans special material) from The Judy Garland Show
August 25, 1955 ... newly signed with Capitol Records, this day Judy begins work in the studio on her first official studio-produced album which will be titled MISS SHOW BUSINESS.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Per David Price, "August 24, 1957 ... the headline on the first page of Britain's Melody Maker music journal announces Judy's impending engagement at the Dominion Theatre. This page amuses me because they were excited enough about Judy to give her the headline, but stuck a fair sized photo of singer Jeri Southern right next to it ... go figure."
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
August 23, 1939 ... photographed with Mickey in New York City for the Daily News while they were in town appearing at the Capitol Theater on Broadway between showings of THE WIZARD OF OZ. From all accounts, they worked a breakneck schedule while there ... 5 shows a day plus any number of other personal appearances around town.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Judy and her great friend, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Production still from The Clock.
Judy and Roger Edens, an early musical mentor and life long friend (Georgie Stoll can be seen looking over their shoulders from the conductor's stand).
Judy, Liza, and a couple of "suits"
Relaxing at home with Vincente Minnelli
An intimate moment between the star and the producer (who also happened to be wife and husband...to eachother).
Grabbing a smoke between takes.
Grabbing a smoke between takes.
August 22, 1965 ... Capital Records advertising in the Sunday New York Times Magazine for the new release, JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI "LIVE" AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Pre-recording of A Lot Of Living To Do (without the special material) from The Judy Garland Show.
A JUDY MOMENT
Judy is keeping an eye on the clock.
BING AND ROSIE # 390
Another entry in our seemingly endless supply of episodes from Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney's morning radio show. This edition was originally broadcast on August 28, 1961.
DUET OF THE WEEK
Tony Bennett and Liza Minnelli sing a song written for Kaye Ballard.
Judy takes a Sophie Tucker classic and shakes the dust off of it. Then she takes it home and puts it to bed.
JUDY GARLAND IN CONCERT
Per a request, here are Judy Garland and friends as recorded at the Greek Theater on September 14, 1965. Also featuring Mickey Rooney, Martha Raye, and Johnny Mathis.
LADY ESTHER BLODGETT THEATER
Presents LAURA starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb.
PHILCO RADIO TIME
From February 4, 1946. With Judy Garland and Bing Crosby.
Get Off Looking Good (AKA The Lonely Stage). Judy sings an a capella version of this song proposed by her team for her to sing in Valley Of The Dolls.
SUMMER OF SONG #12
Judy and her friends seem a little preoccupied with time. Also featuring Bobby Darin, Sade, Lyle Lovett, Lena Horne, Irma Thomas, Frank Sinatra, and others.
SUNDAY MORNING SPECIAL
Highlights from Margaret Whiting's 1997 televison special, The Songs Of Johnny Mercer.
WHERE JUDY PLAYED
The Animals on the Ed Sullivan Show.
August 21, 1954 ... in Monte Carlo with Sid and Jack Warner attending a Polio Benefit. They were on a Warner Bros. sponsored vacation in Europe celebrating the completion of A STAR IS BORN.
Photo credit: Corbis
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Look what I found at the Strand Bookstore. I mean, I had no idea Glenda Gumm was a published poetess! Here is a sample of her, um, work:
PICKLES AND TICKLES
the music in vermont is the death of romance
got a penny benny
sugar shack open tonight dingo man
i am awakened from numb slumber on asphalt velour
as i listen
your mind of masculine
blooming night blossoms to be picked and smoothed
like stones dripping
from your aunties dead eye socket
repeat repeat repeat
repeatedly repeat god no
the barrier to melting lava
sticks stones and groovy
melting 1 2 3
into a metal box childhood
glass shards proceed showers of unborn babies and lost gherkins
i am loving you loving me
strung me down dingo man
worship me whip me
-Glenda Gumm, 1975
August 20, 1963 ... with pal Mickey Rooney visiting their alma mater, M-G-M ... where they are seen here visiting on the set with Richard Chamberlain, one of the hottest stars of the day ... He was starring in DR KILDARE which was being produced by M-G-M Television.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Well, Mr. Fricke and I are neck in neck (...) with both of us having books published this month...me, again, on Lucy and John, again, well, need I say more? LOL
His latest tome (Mel Tome? sorry...) arrived yesterday. I must confess I knew I would like it very much, and appreciate the graphics and John's inestimable knowledge of all things Garland infused in each page and photo selected. But, frankly, Judy's film career is just a facet of her life and professional accomplishments which often take a back list to me compared to her live performances, the series (of course!), TV appearances, etc.
So I was surprised perhaps more than anyone else about my behavior when the Fricke book arrived, thanks to amazon (and my debit card, of course). I stood at the kitchen table, thinking I would glance through it for a "minute or two" but I found myself, over an hour later, pouring through it all, relishing and savoring (like a perfect meal) each and every page and insightul comment and analysis -- plus, the patented (or should be) world-famous Fricke factoids. As I've said, he crams more information (and truth) into his photo captions than most authors on Judy are able to squeeze into their entire book.
In short (or not so short), let me say that I went through it from cover to cover and loved it all and plan on devoting another round to it this weekend, going over it again, indulging myself, from start to finish, to take it all in.
It's a masterpiece -- and, as has been said, "surprisingly affordable" -- I don't know how they can sell such a quality book at such a low cost, but I fear it's because John isn't paid nearly what he's worth to offset the cost -- but that's the story of Garland writers, alas. But we're rewarded in myraid other ways, to be sure.
Thanks, John, for being at the forefront and for doing such fine work. When Judy said that heartfelt "thank you" to you in '67, she had no idea (or maybe she did?) in how much you have done for her and to correct and properly enrich her reputation and restore her status...and elevate her to her proper status, deservedly, despite the mountain of forces which often conspire to do otherwise.
If you keep writing 'em, I'll keep buying 'em!
August 19, 1965 ... with Mark in the audience at Duke Ellington's show at the Basin Street West in San Francisco.
Photo credit: Robert Stinnett / San Francisco Examiner
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Per David Price, "August 18, 1953 ... Judy's first work day on A STAR IS BORN, at Warner Bros. in Burbank. This film is considered by many to be the crowing glory of her career ... and she was at the top of her form.
Scheduled for the finale film of the recent Film Society of Lincoln Center Judy Garland retrospective series ... and reports were glowing from the crowds who were there at the Walter Reade Theatre just a few nights ago."
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