Profile of Judy Garland

Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars

Judy Garland was a notable actress, singer, dancer and vaudevillian. Over the course of her forty-five years in show business, Judy Garland had reached the stardom as a performer. She had also won several various awards for her versatile and stunning performances. Some of these awards she had received were Academy Juvenile … Read more

MythBustters: Common Myths About the Wizard of Oz

This month we are going to dispel a few of the most common Wizard of Oz “myth” understandings. Myth: A Munchkin hanged himself in the background of a scene in The Wizard of Oz.  This one refuses to go away but rest assured it is completely and utterly false. The scene in question … Read more

25 Fun Facts About Judy Garland

25 Fun Facts About Judy Garland – A Guest Blog Post by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman

In 1939, Judy Garland charmed moviegoers with her portrayal of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, earning her a spot in our collective hearts for all time. In honor of her birth month, here are 25 tidbits about Judy that may surprise and entertain you. Her birthday is on June 10. Prior … Read more

The Wizard of Oz Promotion Machine: MGM’s Media Promotion Tornado

The Wizard of Oz Promotion Machine: MGM’s Media Promotion Tornado

Months before The Wizard of Oz was to be released in Los Angeles, MGM began a massive promotional campaign. Having spent over $3 million creating the film, MGM instituted a well-timed, comprehensive publicity plan to assure its success. In a pre-television era, where newspapers and magazines were the major advertising and promotional … Read more

Judy and Mickey, Forever

Judy and Mickey forever

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney’s relationship started at a very young age when the two attended Hollywood High School together. However, the soon-to-be lifelong friends became much better acquainted in 1937, when they appeared together in the movie, Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (Judy played Cricket West, a hopeful young actress with a big … Read more

Judy Garland’s Greatest Performance

Judy Garland’s greatest performance

Judy Garland had an illustrious career that spanned virtually her entire life. She may have been known the world over for her incredible talents and achievements on stage, screen, and television, but she will be forever remembered for her role as Dorothy in one of the most memorable movies of all time … Read more