The world lost the greatest entertainer of the 20th Century on June 22, 1969 – 45 years ago this week. I post this in her memory. Judy Garland – selected images from her extraordinary career. Beginnings – Frances Gumm and the… Read More ›
Moments after the opening credits are done a sixteen-year-old girl steps onto the stage at Daniel Webster Junior High School. The girl’s name is Pinkie Wingate and she impresses with a beautiful rendition of James F. Hanley’s “Zing! Went the Strings… Read More ›
The magical and magnificent! MGM’s THE WIZARD OF OZ premiered today in 1939 in Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater. To commemorate the occasion, here’s the Lux Radio Theater adaptation starring Judy Garland from 1950.
This is for Judy! “I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.”
In 1924, MGM was formed by a merger of Louis B. Mayer’s Metro Pictures Company with the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. Under Mayer’s influence, MGM productions were characterized by elaborate sets, gorgeous costuming and pretty girls. Such pictures as Ben-Hur, Grand… Read More ›