I belong to the last (or so) generation of people who had all story and character elements of The Wizard of Oz poured into their cultural consciousness thanks to that film’s ubiquity on network television. By the time I was 12, I had it on videocassette and could watch it whenever I felt like it, which really exploded my brain. However, in the years between the first time I saw it and when I got the 50th anniversary edition VHS (complete with deleted scenes and a making-of documentary, oh my!), every year felt longer and longer as I waited for the annual broadcast, spending a ridiculous amount of time thinking about Oz and its delights in the meantime.
Take a look back at history through the front pages of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Every day we look at 10 pages that show the local, national and international headlines. Today’s pages cover news reported in The Enquirer on June 23 in years ranging from 1954 to 2017. Headlines included the death of actress Judy Garland in 1969, the Dowd Report on Pete Rose and gambling in 1989 and Otto Warmbier laid to rest in 2017. ...
Following the Yellow Brick Road was not so wonderful for Judy Garland; in fact, it was something of a nightmare, by her own account. Garland’s rise to stardom at a young age came with a new array of troubles, particularly pressure from the industry. But her Wizard of Oz peers also added to her discomfort, as according to Garland, they pulled “dirty tricks” in light of feeling overshadowed by her.
Who wants to join us next Monday night, June 20th, in Ft. Lauderdale to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Judy Garland? One of the great advantages of living in Miami Beach is having the O Cinema nearby. Anyone who visits Miami Beach will tell you that one of the most impressive things about this area is the Art Deco Historic District. One of the questions I asked myself when I moved from Manhattan to Miami Beach is “How could I leave Broadway behind?” Then I learned a little secret.
Judy Garland would have turned 100 years old this month and Grammy nominated singer songwriter, Rufus Wainwright is honoring her. Back in 2007, to celebrate the music and film icon, Wainwright re-recorded her seminal 1961 album, “Judy at Carnegie Hall.”. Thursday and Friday he’ll be at City Winery in...
At The Ford tonight, LA-based musician Rufus Wainwright will perform songs from his new album called “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios,” among other repertoire. One of his inspirations for the record: watching “The Wizard of Oz” each year as a child. In the film, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, and Wainwright says as he grew older, she remained a part of his life from his early career. “I moved to Hollywood and made my first albums, and her kind of phantom followed me, and I got more into the decadent Judy.”
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From the late 1930s to '40s, Judy Garland was the biggest star at MGM, having cemented her place as Hollywood royalty with a plethora of starring roles in musical hits. Whether collecting dysfunctional friends as per The Wizard of Oz, singing about trolleys in Meet Me In St. Louis, or showing her mettle as a dramatic actress in The Clock, Jazz-Hands Judy was at the top of her game. Within this golden period came Busby Berkley’s For Me And My Gal, another sparkling MGM musical that saw Garland paired with charismatic and dreamy-eyed newbie, Gene Kelly. Kelly, 10 years her senior but without the Hollywood experience, let alone clout, found the 19-year-old actress was a gloriously supportive co-star and comrade, championing his casting, backing him in production squabbles (of which there were many), and guiding him through his transition from stage to screen. Thus began an on-screen partnership and off-screen loyalty that would help Garland maintain a career and a loyal friendship group.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Broadway star returns to Hilliard for a special tribute honoring Judy Garland. Jessica Grové broadway singer and actress discusses her "Jess & Judy: A Tribute to Judy Garland" concert with Good Day Columbus’ Maria Durant and Terri Sullivan. The Jess & Judy: A...
Today, Judy Garland would have celebrated her 100th birthday. The silver-screen star, whose singular voice made her an icon, has been gone for more than 50 years, but she remains one of the most enduring movie legends to have lived. Despite her tragically young death at 47, Garland built a remarkable and hefty résumé that includes all-time classics, moving dramas, and backstage musicals.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota native Judy Garland would have turned 100 years old Friday. Garland was born in Grand Rapids back in 1922. She went on to mega stardom, starring in movies like “The Wizard of Oz” and “A Star is Born.” RELATED: Grand Rapids Museum Showcases Judy Garland Memorabilia She had success on the big screen, but she also struggled with depression and addiction. She was only 47 when she died. Garland’s daughters – Liza Minnelli, 76, and Lorna Luft, 69 – have reportedly launched a fragrance in honor of her 100th birthday. Minnelli and Luft say the fragrance was based on what their mother would have worn herself.
Chittenango, NY — It’s been more than 50 years since Judy Garland’s death, but her legacy is alive and well. Especially in Chittenango which is the birthplace of “Wizard of Oz” writer L Frank Baum. Actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland would have been 100...
Click here to read the full article. Judy Garland, who would have turned 100 years old this week, wasn’t just billed as “the world’s greatest entertainer” – in her time, she really was. Garland was much more than just little Dorothy Gale from Kansas who once had an adventure in far-off Oz. She spent 45 of her 47 years in show business, eventually making 34 feature films and more than 200 radio appearances, releasing 80 singles and 12 albums, making 60 TV appearances (including 30 of her own shows), and doing 1,100 concerts. “She had the amazing ability to convey joy and...
Rufus Wainwright is on tour for new album ‘Unfollow the Rules’ and dedicates new music to Judy Garland for her 100th birthday
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been traveling all over the country in celebration of Pride that is taking off all around America. Wainwright touched on his new album “Unfollow the Rules” that was released during the pandemic and now he can finally get on tour and share his music. Not only did he make […]