Judy Garland at 100: nonetheless ‘the world’s greatest entertainer ‘


Judy Garland, who may have turned 100 years old this week, wasn’t just charged “the world’s greatest entertainer” – during her period, she was indeed. Garland was more than just a little Dorothy Gale from Kansas who first had a journey in far-off Oz. She spent 45 of her 47 years in showbiz, eventually making 34 feature films and more than 200 podcast looks, issuing 80 tracks and 12 songs, creating 60 TV looks (from 30 of her own showcases), and do 1,100 concerts. “She had the amazing ability to convey joy and pathos and humor, sincerity and honesty” says writer and Emmy-winning maker John Fricke ( “Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art and Anecdote”), “yet by giving of herself on that level, she had no guard, no protective shield. She was a million percent vulnerable.” Just stream 16-year-old Judy chanting “Over the Rainbow” for The Wizard of Oz ” (1939) for it authenticity; or” Getting Happy! “From” Summer Stocks ” (1950 -) for sheer joy; or the filmed-in-a-single-take” The Man That Got Away “from” A Star Is Born! ” (1954) for the indisputable poignancy. Insert this into your computer-readable PDF” A Couple of Swells “from” Easter Parade ” (1948) for his unique sense of humor” Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas! “from” Meet Me in St. Louis XIV’s first class class, “‘, is by far the most celebrated, by some of his patrons” (1944) for a touch of dreamy authenticity. This is just for beginners. SEE MORE: Judy Garland: Her Life in Photos “She elevated the art of musical films to a level that did not exist before She became a screen presence” says song and American popular-music scholar Michael Feinstein. “There is something about Judy Garland that communicates on a visceral level. People felt her truth, and it made them feel better about themselves and their lives.” Placed under a bargain at MGM in 1935, She soared to fame with “The Wizard of Oz” the melody of the dream, some might argue, is the most adored film of all period. She won an “Award winning” award ( “Outstanding performance as a screen juvenile”). The film’s annual broadcasting showtimes, this began in 1956, and YouTube is produced beginning in 1980, sustained to tell generations of the unique Garland miracle. Arthur Freed’s faith in Garland’s skill led to a series of comedies — the, first with Mickey Rooney ( “Babes in Arms” “Strike Up the Band!” “Babes on Broadway” “Girl Crazy!”) and eventually in the 1940s with Gene Kelly ( “For Me and My Gal” “The Pirates”) and Fred Astaire ( “Easter Parade”). MGM fell to her in 1950, but she quickly bounced, both on podcast (especially with her buddy Bing Crosby) and in sold-out live performances in Europe and the U. K. S. More spectacular camera looks for the other productions accompanying, nothing could be more significant than her strongly sentimental position as Vicki Lester reverses James Mason in “Pizzarro” “A Star Is Born” garnering her Academy Award nominations as best supporting actress — that she, and according to some experts in the generation, she should have gained. She earned a further nomination, Best Actor Artist for her position as an inclined, pained person in Stanley Kramer’s “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961). But this was in Hollywood venues where she prevailed. Her April 1961 live performance production at Carnegie Hall, it became a 2-LP collection on Capitol, 13 weeks at no cost. 1. He won four Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. “This was the one place where she really was at home in the world” her veteran circuit circuit. Mort Lindsey once said her concert looks like a movie star. Viewers noted her challenges, Garland herself stated: “They can hear the pain and the humor in my voice, and they associate it.” Feinstein Says: “She was unlike anybody else in the history of show business. Judy created this pandemonium in an audience, and it is captured almost perfectly on the Carnegie Hall recording. It is electrifying.” Garland captured TV, very very nice, first with a CBS unique in February 1962 that doodled a 50 per cent portion of the viewership and it was Emmy-nominated as software of the year. A weekend CBS set accompanied in 1963-64 and 1976, while it was wrought with clever issues and stories (organized to reverse the top-ranked “Bonanza” on “NBC”) review problems, Now is recognized as one of several great variety showcases of television history. Her entire life has been tarnished by financial and medical problems not of Her creating. Film doctors prescribed meth and valium from a young age, resulting in lifetime alcoholism challenges. Her wedding to bookie Sid Luft and financial mismanagement by others frequently turns Her into bursts and she needs the next concert to help Her kids (incl her eldest daughter, eventually Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Liza Minnelli). But still, says Fricke, “she was as warm and funny and decent a human being as she could possibly be under the circumstances. As a performer, she quite possibly has never been equaled.” She has been married five times (including weddings to songwriter David Rose, filmmaker Vincente Minnelli and maker Luft) and died in London in June 1969 of an accidental overdose of valium. She was 47 years old. As to her state of mind “Oz” co-star Ray Bolger said at her death, “She just plain wore out.” “There was tragedy in her life, but she did not think of herself as tragic” Feinstein says, who remembers that both Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett consider Garland to be the funniest person they once met. “How many entertainers are there of that period who were willing to be raw and reveal everything? She should be remembered, and celebrated, because great art is timeless.” Variety said on June 25 that this was the case, 1969, two days before her death: “Whether they remember her because she was Dorothy of Oz, Andy Hardy’s girlfriend, or a girl tramp to Fred Astaire’s boy tramp; whether they’re thinking back to the birth of a star, born in a trunk, or a tired little woman at the Nuremberg trials; whether they think of her as a talented troublemaker, always getting newspaper headlines because of her temperamental outbursts or skipping starry-eyed through a series of stormy marriages; or a tiny one, talented mites knocking the hell out of’ em on the stage of the Palace. — they’ll remember Judy Garland.” The Garland jubilee has been appreciated in several directions over The next few months. She is “star of the month” on TCM, which premiers 31 of her movies on Fridays in June. Feinstein “Get Happy!: A Celebration of Judy Garland” incl film footage, Photos, yet Garland housing vocals, It will be performed at the San Diego Symphony on July 16, the Cincinnati Pops Nov. 10-13, with a “Judy and Friends” variance at the Pasadena Pops on Aug. 13. Fricke broadcasts a set of career-retrospective performances June 9-12 at the Judy Garland Birthplace & Museum in her home state of Grand Rapids, Minn. And “Get Happy!! 100 Years of Judy Garland!” an exhibition of unique Garland outfits, advertisements and souvenirs would be shown from 10 to 12 June at the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The same position in which Garland had been revealed in 1934 by an MGM maker, leading to her rehearsals for the film, where she created several of her most enjoyable movies.