Tag Archives: Judy Garland

Library Of Congress Unveils Latest Preservation Titles: Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Sister Sledge, More

Broadway World reports: Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” Barbra Streisand’s “People” and the original cast album of Broadway’s THE WIZ are among the 25 titles which will be preserved by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for 2016. Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 songs that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years ...

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Sing It, Judy!

No gay celebration is complete without some Judy Garland!

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Judy Garland’s Kids To Reunite At Oscars

Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft will reunite onstage at the Academy Awards on Sunday for a tribute to the 75th anniversary of the release of the Wizard Of Oz. Minnelli, Garland’s daughter by her second husband, director Vincente Minnelli, is a legendary actress and singer in her own right — she won a best actress Oscar, for Cabaret ...

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TRAILER: The Wizard Of Oz IMAX 3D

Never seen it on the big screen. I’ll be tempted.

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Dorothy’s Dress Auctions For $480K

The “now faded” blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz sold at auction this weekend for $480,000. Julie Andrews’ Sound Of Music dress went for a relatively paltry $38K.

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The End Of Judyism

Yesterday the New York Times published a column lamenting that Judy Garland is not an icon to the youngest generation of gay men. An excerpt: I asked Brodie if he’d ever heard gay guys refer to themselves as “Friends of Dorothy?” “Why would they do that?” “Because gay men once identified, very powerfully, with Judy Garland: her wit, gravitas, glamour.” ...

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Click Three Times And Hand Over $2M

Judy Garland’s ruby slippers go up for auction later this month in California. The slippers are one of only four pairs remaining from the classic film. One pair is on display at the Smithsonian, another is already part of a private collection, and the third was actually stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn. The shoes are ...

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Boston Pops Announces Judy Garland YouTube Sing-Along “National Choir”

The Boston Pops writes us today to invite JMG readers to participate in a Judy Garland tribute. Post a YouTube clip of yourself singing Over The Rainbow and you may be featured in their “national choir collage” to be played at Boston Pops performances all this season. To pay respect to the shared cultural heritage of the American Songbook, the ...

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Over The Waxen Rainbow

Just in time for gay pride, this week the Hollywood location of Madame Tussaud’s unveiled their wax statue of Judy Garland. The June 8 ceremony in the forecourt next to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre happened two days before what would have been Garland’s 88th birthday. MC of the event was Jack Allen, writer and historian, with an extensive background on the ...

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The Oldest Living Munchkin Is Really Most Sincerely Dead At Age 94

Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Coroner of Munchkinland in The Wizard Of Oz, has died at the age of 94. He was thought to have been the oldest living Munchkin. Raabe was 23 years old when he appeared in The Wizard of Oz as Munchkinland’s coroner. During his brief speaking role, Raabe proclaimed the death of the Wicked Witch of ...

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Judy’s Cream Of Wheat

This is some pretty amazing vocal impression and video work by the Punchy Players, two guys named Jeff and Chris. (Tipped by JMG reader Fred)

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Amy Walker Does Garland

Actress Amy Walker turns in an uncanny impression of Judy Garland. (Via JMG reader Zakky)

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Still Dead Judy Garland To Perform With Boston Pops

If you’re looking for the absolutely gayest thing to do this Pride season, get this: It turns out the immortal Judy Garland never really croaked (but please don’t tell that to the gays who rioted all those years ago at Stonewall, making history partly because they were pissed that Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz was gone. They’ll feel used.) ...

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