My Judy Garland Life

Author: Susie Boyt
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349005435
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Fascinating and extraordinary, thrilling and poignant, My Judy Garland Life will speak to anyone who has ever nursed an obsession or held a candle to a star. Judy Garland has been an important figure in Susie Boyt's life since she was three years old, comforting, inspiring and at times disturbing her. In this unique book, Boyt travels deep into the underworld of hero worship, reviewing through the prism of Judy our understanding of rescue, consolation, love, grief and fame. What does it mean to adore someone you don't know? What is the proper husbandry of a twenty-first century obsession? Boyt's journey takes in a duetting breakfast with Mickey Rooney, a Munchkin luncheon, tea with the largest collector of Garlandia, an illicit late-night spree at the Minnesota Judy Garland Museum and a breathless, semi-sacred encounter with Miss Liza Minnelli . . .

Judy I My Life With Judy Garland

Author: Sid Luft
Editor: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1787590720
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Sid ‘One-Punch’ Luft, amateur-boxer, producer and Judy Garland’s third husband was the one man in her life who stuck around, helping her achieve a meteoric comeback in the 1960s. It was Luft who reversed the fortunes of an apparently faded career, seeing her triumph at Carnegie Hall, in ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Judy Garland Show’. Previously unpublished, Sid Luft’s intimate autobiography tells their story in hard-boiled yet elegant prose. It begins on a fateful night in New York City when the not-quite-divorced Judy and the not-quite-divorced Sid meet at Billy Reed’s Little Club. A straight-talking sharp shooter, Sid fell for Judy hard and fast and the romance persisted through separations, reconciliations, and later divorce. However, her drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on the relationship. Sid did not complete his memoir; it ended in 1960 after Judy hired David Begelman and Freddie Fields to manage her career. But Randy L. Schmidt, acclaimed editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland, seamlessly pieced together the final section of the book from extensive interviews with Sid, most previously unpublished. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to save her from the demons that ultimately drove her to an early death at age forty-seven in 1969. Sid served as chief conservator of the Garland legacy until his death at the age of eighty-nine in 2005. This is his testament to the love of his life. ‘In prose so brassy that it bruises the sensibilities, Luft… illuminates the dark side of life in the spotlight and dispels any sentimental illusions about the glories of show business in Hollywood’s classic age.’ - The New Yorker

Me And My Shadows

Author: Lorna Luft
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139415
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The question follows Lorna Luft to this day: "What's it like to be Dorothy's daughter?" Although by appearances glamorous and truly thrilling, growing up as the daughter of Judy Garland was anything but a journey over the rainbow. With unsparing candor, Lorna Luft offers the first-ever insider portrait of one of Hollywood's most celebrated families: a rare story of a little girl, her half-sister Liza, and her baby brother trying desperately to hang on to the mother whose life seemed destined to burn brightly but briefly. Lorna makes an extraordinary journey back into the spiral of love, addiction, pain, and loss that lurked behind a charmed facade. Filled with behind-the-scenes dramas, hilarious untold stories, and little-known details of Garland family life, Me and My Shadows is a tribute to Lorna's victory over her own past, a story of hope, of love and its limitations, and a deeply moving testament to the healing powers of embracing one's past and charting a course of self-love and discovery.

A Bite Of The Apple

Author: Lennie Goodings
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198828756
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In this insightful memoir Lennie Goodings takes the reader behind the scenes at Virago, the feminist press that she has led for twenty years. Moving from Virago's early days of independence, through its various commercial incarnations, the author reflects on idealistic publishing and how it feels to be a beacon for change.

Judy Garland S Judy At Carnegie Hall

Author: Manuel Betancourt
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501355112
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On the night of Sunday, April 23, 1961 Judy Garland made history. That's no hyperbole. Surrounded by a throng of ecstatic fans (3,165 to be exact), the legendary performer delivered a concert in Carnegie Hall the live recording of which became, upon release, an unlikely pop cultural phenomenon. Judy at Carnegie Hall, the two-disc set that captured all 25 numbers she performed that night, went on to spend more than 70 weeks on the Billboard charts, win four Grammy Awards--including Album of the Year (making it the first live music album and the first album by a female performer to win the category)--and become, in the process, the fastest-selling two-disc set in history. What the recording highlights, and what's made it an enduring classic in a class of its own, is the palpable connection between the songstress and her fans. "Indeed," The New York Times reported in its review of the evening's proceedings, "what actually was to have been a concert--and was--also turned into something not too remote from a revival meeting." By looking at her song choices, her stage banter, the album's cultural impact, and her place in the gay pantheon, this book argues that Judy's palpable connection with her fans is precisely what her Capitol Records' two-disc album captured.

My Life Over The Rainbow

Author: Judy Garland (Spirit)
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ISBN: 9780533071272
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Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Publishers Weekly

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What Have You Done To My Heart Popular Culture Race And The Question Of Utopia

Author: Daniel Teodoro Contreras
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Baker S Biographical Dictionary Of Musicians Conf Gysi

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
Editor: New York : Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780028655277
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Loved And Missed

Author: SUSIE. BOYT
Editor: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780349015057
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The Real Wizard Of Oz

Author: Rebecca Loncraine
Editor: Gotham
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Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the release of the movie The Wizard of Oz this biography explores the life of the unconventional author and entrepreneur, examining the era in which he lived and its influence on his work.

Under The Rainbow

Author: John Carlyle
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786720347
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Caryle tells the story of his rocky but beloved relationship with Judy Garland, his friend and sometimes lover. He takes readers on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of gay Hollywood, with an intimate, often hilarious, star-studded memoir of the decline and end of old Hollywood.

The Advocate

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Colombo S Hollywood

Author: John Robert Colombo
Editor: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780002166065
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Life

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Talking Woman

Author: Shana Alexander
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ISBN: 9780440085959
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Show Music On Record

Author: Jack Raymond
Editor: Washington, D.C. [i.e. Falls Church, VA] (3713 George Mason Dr. #1714, Falls Church 22041) : J. Raymond
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A comprehensive list of original cast and studio cast performances issued on commercial phonograph records, covering music of the American stage, screen, and television, with composer performances and other selected collateral recordings.

Judy Garland

Author: Paul Donnelley
Editor: Haus Pub
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A lavishly illustrated small coffee table biography

Dictionary Of World Biography

Author: Frank Northen Magill
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ISBN: 9780893563219
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A revision and reordering, with new entries added, of the material in the thirty vols. comprising the various subsets designated "series" published under the collective title : Great lives from history, 1987-1995.