Oh sweeties... Patti has talent, stamina, and professionalism.
Judy had talent but the cray-cray over took her.
Put your access card on the table and GET THE FUCK OUT!
Some people are better at hiding the cuckoo than others. Judy coudln't hide the cuckoo.
Why was she so bad in rehearsal but good for the actual performance?
R3, Patti Lupone was on Will and Grace.
Why did she need to be dressed up, made-up, know the words and sing all out in rehearsal? Obviously she didn't need to do any of that because she pulled it together marvelously for the actual performance. In rehearsal, they just wanted her to get out there to learn where she was supposed to be standing for the camera blocking.
I agree with R9, who gives a fuck about rehearsal? All they're doing is checking the sound levels and doing the blocking-- something she was clearly doing. Why would a pro like Judy waste any energy beyond that?
She clearly thought the song was stupid and she was right. What a waste of her energy.
Was this before or after she did the variety hour series for CBS? I'm guessing after, as her voice is so much weaker.
She's hideous in both versions.
Another vocally weak performance from a vocally weak performer. Something aside from the addiction appeals to many gay men, but I don't get it myself. Her acting was pedestrian and neey/ tacky, and so was her singing.
Why is she singing so fast? Did she have to pee?
Bite your tongue, R13! She was warm and being warm on film is a rare quality. Marilyn M. was warm, Cary Grant was warm - can't think of anyone today,of course.
What does "neey/ tacky" mean? I'm not familiar with all the latest hep slang.
Patty Lupone played the grandmother of one of the girls on Pretty Little Liars.
R11: I was indeed after her 1963-64 weekly TV variety show.
It was not terrible to be the host of "The Hollywood Palace," people like Bing Crosby did it as well. But, it was a step down for Garland; all she could get after her TV show failed.
George Clooney is warm on film.
Michelle Williams is warm. It's why she was such a good Marilyn despite not looking anything like her.
Lord, we don't need another mount'n, there are mount'ns and hillsides enough to climb
What the world needs now is BLUE, sweet BLUE.
Mommie, hold me I'm ascared.
Judy had more to worry about than nailing a rehearsal performance, she was probably going to be dead within a year.
Thank you OP!
I must say her red mermaid gown with the maribou trim is gorgeous. I wonder if it was designed by Bob Mackie? He did most of the best work on those TV variety shows of the 1960s.
She is really physically transformed from the rehearsal, even her jaw loine is improved. Is that the work of Lucy's famous tape?
Clearly she is a mess during the rehearsal then of course she is fine when actually taped. She looks stoned on whatever and/or hungover and perhaps sleep deprived for days. She had a way of being up for three or four days then collapsing for a few. She had not gone to bed the night before her very famous Carnegy Hall concert. You've got to wonder how good she might have been if not such a addict and alcoholic.
I don't think she's stoned or drunk, just unkempt. She clearly knows the song is shit.
R13- then you do not know her work- or her catalogue of music, and/or you are just stupid.
This is a lousy song, but she's fine in it. Obviously, no performer gets dolled up for a camera blocking rehearsal. This has been on the web for years. It's from 1965 about a year after her series ended.
This matches my experience in college. Saw her in Chicago in 1967 and onstage she was the woman in the red dress--vibrant, strong, exciting. After, I waited for her to come out of the stage door and saw a wizened, trembling bird, with bad teeth and bad skin. The difference was amazing.
I got to kiss her hand. (MARY!!)
She always projected the truth. She hates the song and it deserves what it gets!
The song wouldn't be so terrible if she didn't sing it so fast.
"What the World Needs Now" is a Burt Bacharach classic.
If you think the lyrics are a little sappy, you have to understand that both the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement were in full gear in 1965.
There were the riots Selma and in Montgomery Alabama just a month before this song was released. The song was quite poignant.
A universal call for peace and love was popular in songs by the late 1960's, but in 1965 it was still a new thing.
However: it's a lousy, lousy song for Judy Garland.
I love the original Jackie DeShannon version... but this is even better, Dionne Warwick back when she was good. With the great Bacharach orchestrations and back up singers:
Terrible arrangement. Terrible music direction. She did what she could with it.
I used to love Wizard of Oz as a good. I got so terribly depressed when I saw what happened to Dorothy.
It was good that she sang a MODERN song for a change.
I think this video actually shows what a pro she is. She walks through the rehearsal because she has been performing since the age of 2. Nobody needs to tell Garland how to perform. Even at MGM, she filmed most of her scenes (and recorded most of her songs) in one take. So she certainly doesn't need to labor over some crummy Hollywood Palace episode. And as has been pointed out, she is superb in the actual taping.
That's considered superb?
She was the preeminent musical comedy performer of the 20th century, but at this point in her career, she was running on fumes.
And the song is pretty meh, which doesn't help at all.
r 42 -- My God, entertainment was cheesy back then. I can't believe that something like that was actually on national tv! (Although I have to admit that I don't know what's on tv now; I haven't had a tv in years.)