“I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.”- Judy Garland
“Be a first rate version of yourself,- Judy Garland
not a second rate version of someone else”
“I can live without money,- Judy Garland
but I cannot live without love.”
“In the silence of night I have often wished- Judy Garland
for just a few words of love from one man,
rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
“You are never so alone as when you are ill on stage.- Judy Garland
The most nightmarish feeling in the world is suddenly to
feel like throwing up in front of four thousand people.”
“I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died.- Judy Garland
It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.”
“I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know.- Judy Garland
I believe in the idea of the rainbow.
And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.”
When I was very young, I wasn't allowed to watch very much television and we never went to the movies. Our ancient television set only got the four main network stations. A few times a year, The Wizard of Oz would be the Sunday night movie on one of those stations - usually with much fanfare - and I was allowed to watch it, even if it meant staying up past my bedtime. I loved Dorothy. To be honest, I wanted her to stay in Oz. I couldn't imagine why Kansas was worth going back to - no matter how much she might miss Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. I was an avid reader already, so no stranger to escapism, but The Wizard of Oz was my introduction to film as an escape and the first movie I really loved. It was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with film and an enduring appreciation for Judy Garland.
I found a few of these photos at The Judy Room. The set up for this site appears a little tricky to navigate at first, but a little exploring reveals it well worth the visit. Scroll down to the "jump to" menu and you will find that this site contains a wealth of information and gallery upon gallery of gorgeous photographs. I strongly recommend visiting The Judy Room - the expansive content far surpasses the simplicity of the layout, so give it a chance!