Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Academy Awards

This week over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience it is all about the Academy Awards. More info to follow...

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Here is an ad for Judy's first ever televsion special.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


We are a little late in reporting this news, but last October 20th Michael Feinstein married Terrence Flattery in a ceremony performed by TV's Judge Judy.
Barry Manilow and Liza Minnelli entertained the newlyweds and their guest's, who included Liza's little sister Lorna Luft, Tony Martin, Doris Roberts, Joan Collins, Henry Winkler, Florence Henderson, and others.
here are a few photos from the affair.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


JUDY GARLAND/LOVE SONGS to Celebrate An Early Valentine's Day -----WQNA Radio Spotlights Savoy Compact Disc on "Jazz Now and Then" on February 12th
Larry Corley, host of WQNA 88.3FM's "Jazz Now and Then," will celebrate Valentine's Day with the music of Judy Garland in a special program airing Thursday, February 12th at 3:00pm (CST). The hour program will highlight selections from the new Savoy Jazz release, "Judy Garland/Love Songs" and feature an interview with Emmy-winning Garland historian John Fricke, who produced the disc and provided the liner notes. The songs are culled from the soundtrack to Garland's acclaimed 1963-64 television series."Jazz Now and Then" can be heard over the internet by going to http://www.wqna.org/ . It works best for those who have high speed or DSL.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Merv Griffin Recordings

In December of 1968 Judy Garland made two appearances on The Merv Griffin Show. her first was as a guest, and her second as a guest host.
Posted to the Yahoo experience are all of Judy's musical numbers from both shows, including her duet of The Only Boy In The World with Arthur Treacher, and a wild trolley ride featuring Judy with Merv and Totie Fields.


The current edition of WHERE JUDY PLAYED over at the Yahoo version of the experience, features Dinah Washington in one of her appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Judy played the festival in 1961 (see picture).

Here is the link to the Dinah files:

The Big Show

A complete episode of Tallulah Bankhead's NBC variety show, The Big Show, has been posted to Yahoo's The Judy Garland Experience.

Starring on this extravaganza with Bankhead are Groucho Marx, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, and more.

Mr. Big Stuff (who do you think you are)

I am sure a lot of you have heard the recording of Patti Lupone tearing down the fourth wall during a performance of Gypsy to tell off and evict an audience member who annoyed her.

Well, that recording hasn't been posted to The Judy Garland Experience, but another one has, and oh it's a rare one, and it will remind everyone exactly why we decided a long time ago that the rules do not apply to Ms. Patti Lupone.


This week at the Yahoo version of the experience, Lady Esther Blodgett Theater is presenting the radio adaptation of Casablanca, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman reprising their famous movie roles.

Here is the link:


The new installment of the Yahoo feature Interpretations features Judy's 1957 whimsical, yet haunting, studio recording of By Myself versus her 1963 dramtaic soundtrack recording of the song, which some people consider the definitive interpretation.

Be sure to visit the audio section to sample each version, and then go to the polling area and vote for your favorite.


The talented Miss Connie Champagne is at the Yahoo version of the experience this week giving us all a taste of what it would have been like if Judy Garland had lived to sing the songs of Joni Mitchell and the score of Les Miz.


The new A Judy Moment posted over at the Yahoo group features Judy Garland singing a duet with Howard Keel, and a solo reprise, of They Say It's Wonderful from Judy's unfinished film version of Annie Get Your Gun.

Dig that crazy early stereo...




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