Judy and I

Author: Sid Luft
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613735862
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy's meteoric career, producing her iconic, Oscar-nominated performance in A Star Is Born and expertly shaping her concert career. Previously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft's intimate autobiography tells their story. Their romance lasted Judy's lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft's management, Judy Garland came back, bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivaled Sinatra's. However, Judy's drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on their relationship. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death.

My Judy Garland Life

Author: Susie Boyt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349005430
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 . . .

Get Happy

Author: Gerald Clarke
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307556332
Release Date: 2009-11-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

She lived at full throttle on stage, screen, and in real life, with highs that made history and lows that finally brought down the curtain at age forty-seven. Judy Garland died over thirty years ago, but no biography has so completely captured her spirit -- and demons -- until now. From her tumultuous early years as a child performer to her tragic last days, Gerald Clarke reveals the authentic Judy in a biography rich in new detail and unprecedented revelations. Based on hundreds of interviews and drawing on her own unfinished -- and unpublished -- autobiography, Get Happy presents the real Judy Garland in all her flawed glory. With the same skill, style, and storytelling flair that made his bestselling Capote a landmark literary biography, Gerald Clarke sorts through the secrets and the scandals, the legends and the lies, to create a portrait of Judy Garland as candid as it is compassionate. Here are her early years, during which her parents sowed the seeds of heartbreak and self-destruction that would plague her for decades ... the golden age of Hollywood, brought into sharp focus with cinematic urgency, from the hidden private lives of the movie world's biggest stars to the cold-eyed businessmen who controlled the machine ... and a parade of brilliant and gifted men -- lovers and artists, impresarios and crooks -- who helped her reach so many creative pinnacles yet left her hopeless and alone after each seemingly inevitable fall. Here, then, is Judy Garland in all her magic and despair: the woman, the star, the legend, in a riveting saga of tragedy, resurrection, and genius. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Judy Garland on Judy Garland

Author: Randy L. Schmidt
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613749487
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Judy Garland on Judy Garland is the closest we will come to experiencing and exploring the legend’s planned autobiography. Collecting and presenting the most important Garland interviews and encounters that took place between 1935 and 1969, this work opens with her first radio appearance under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and concludes with her last known interview, one taped for Radio Denmark just months before her death. What makes this collection unique is that it places Judy in the role of storyteller. She wrote a number of essays for various publications and sat for countless print, radio, and television interviews. These and other autobiographical efforts she made are proof that Judy Garland wanted her story told in her own words. Finally, 45 years after her death, here it is.

Judy Garland

Author: Scott Schechter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781589793002
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A chronology of the life of singer-actress Judy Garland based on hundreds of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues. Details the highlights, low points, and everyday events of the legend.

Under the Rainbow

Author: John Carlyle
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786718536
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts the author's struggle to find work in 1950s Hollywood, his intimate relationships with Judy Garland and other high-profile celebrities, and reveals how Garland's deterioration reflected the decline of old Hollywood.

Judy Garland

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1157605532
Release Date: 2011-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Liza Minnelli, David Rose, The Judy Garland Show, List of awards and honors received by Judy Garland, List of Judy Garland performances, Vincente Minnelli, List of Judy Garland biographies, Lorna Luft, Judy Garland as gay icon, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, The Boy from Oz, Sidney Luft, Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, Meglin Kiddies, Friend of Dorothy, End of the Rainbow, Mickey Deans, Mark Herron, Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir, The Judy Monologues. Excerpt: Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years and for her renowned contralto vocal range, she attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in A Star is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film, Judgment at Nuremberg. At 39 years of age, she was the youngest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. After appearing in vaudeville with her two older sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz. After 15 years, she was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances, including a return to acting beginning with critically acclaimed performances. Despite her professional triumphs, Garland battled personal problems throughout her life. Insecure a...


Author: John Meyer
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806527544
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

The author chronicles the life of the Hollywood superstar from his relationship and memories of her, covering her career, relationships, and struggles with both drugs and alcohol as well as life in the public eye.

Da kommt noch was Not dead yet

Author: Phil Collins
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641198350
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«

Judy Garland

Author: Anne Edwards
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9781589797888
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Edwards’s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress—and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all, Judy Garland sought to please, whether it was an audience or a studio head, and therein lies her powerful and heartbreaking story.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105113276922
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Television broadcasting

Judy Garland

Author: David Shipman
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 0786880260
Release Date: 1994-06-01
Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses

In this highly-acclaimed biography, Shipman tells the whole story of this doomed and deified performer: her days as a child star, the daughter of a gay father; her ascension to teenage stardom; her introduction to drugs by MGM; her years of alcoholism and substance abuse; her relationship with daughter Liza Minelli; and more. Photos.