- 438 Pages
- Illustrated with B&W Photos
- Released: November 25, 2006
- Publisher: Cooper Square Press
Description by OLDIES.com:
One of the most loved and popular entertainers of all time, singer and actress Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) appeared in forty films, including the cinematic classics The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, and A Star is Born. Her parallel careers as an incomparable concert performer (1,500 "live" performances), recording artist (100 singles and a dozen albums), radio personality (hundreds of shows), and television star (sixty appearances), made her one of the hardest-working people in show business. Since her passing at age forty-seven, Garland's legend has continued to grow as new generations discover her many musical and other artistic gifts. Judy Garland is lavishly illustrated with eighty rare photos and contains new information to enthrall even the most knowledgeable fan.
This day-by-day account of the legend's life?the first of its kind?succeeds in the daunting task of tracking Judy's myriad professional pursuits, the personal crises she triumphed over, and her many accomplishments.
Lavishly illustrated with eighty rare photos, this volume contains new information to enthrall even the most knowledgeable Garland fan. For those just encountering Judy, this book provides the perfect introduction, an engrossing narrative bursting with information: her performance dates, concert set lists, and recording session schedules; the evolving critical reception to her work; the many celebrities that came into contact with and adored Judy, from the Beatles to Elvis to Sinatra; her filming itineraries and guest appearances; excerpts from rare interviews and press conferences; and much more.
Here is Judy Garland as never viewed before, in a way that allows readers to see her whole life on a daily basis and come to their own conclusion about what her life was really about. They will encounter a survivor, parent, friend, and one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known, who overcame one obstacle after another in order to devote forty-five of her forty-seven years to delighting her fans. From her debut performance as a Gumm Sister at age two to her final day, Judy Garland is the definitive chronicle of this remarkable icon.