Which means anyone UNDER 45 doesn't give a shit about her, you old queens.
Or, regina fugitaboutit.
I had a rally good bowel movement 6 hours ago. What's your point.
R7, careful, your ignorance is showing. Forget the gay stuff, she was a great talent. And one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century. You don't have to know when she died. Or like her work. But her legacy is everlasting. Same with many beloved entertainers from long ago. Fred Astaire. Frank Sinatra. Ella Fitzgerald. Gene Kelly. SO many.
Any time there is a Judy Garland thread, someone will chime in with the "who cares, you tired old queen" type of comment. Which makes THAT poster a tired old cliche, in and of themselves.
Do you understand irony?
In defense of R7. She died 44 fucking year ago. Most people on earth either weren't alive when she walked the earth or they have long, long forgotten about her.
No, they won't forget Judy Garland, but I wish Dataloungers had more love for that other deceased Judy, whose 92nd birthday was yesterday...Judy Holliday.
R4, the riot began on the day of her funeral, June 25, which, as a result, really WAS an important date in history.
Judy Garland's death was NOT responsible for Stonewall. It was more coincidence than anything else.
Many of the rioters were street kids who could not have cared less about the death and funeral of a middle-aged, drug-addled icon whose fanbase included middle-aged, middle-income gay men. They were fed up with the law going after gay people and many of them felt like they had nothing to lose in fighting back.
As a matter of fact we probably have the Mafia to thank for the Stonewall riots, since it owned and operated the bar.
That was the night all the drag queens in NYC fought off the police flame-throwers and the National Guard tanks to protect the Stonewall Inn.
Judy died for our sins!
The Stonewall riots - unrelated to Gsrland - began the day of her funeral, not the day of her death.
It was the pills that done her in.
Lets all forget our troubles and Get Happy, if only for a moment.
Thank you so much R6. The story at your link was fantastic! Really. I was captivated. I kept thinking it could easily been included in Truman Capote's Music for Chameleons!
I was fascinated by R6's attachment, too. How they had to rush to get JG's dirty wedding outfit cleaned up in time, etc. Being morbid, I wonder if there are pictures of Garland laid out for public viewing? You'd think someone would have snuck a camera in!
I wonder if Fred Astaire ever went to the Stonewall.
[quote]That was the night all the drag queens in NYC fought off the police flame-throwers and the National Guard tanks to protect the Stonewall Inn.
Myth and legend.
R26 just doesn't get it.
r6, I posted the JG casket handles website on DL last year. Sinatra adored Judy, and gladly paid for everything.
This last week in June is going to be interesting...
One wonders whether SCOTUS put off the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions by one day so that they would not coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (and, not coincidentally, Judy Garland's funeral). On the other hand, June 26 was the tenth anniversary of Justice Kennedy's opinion in the case that invalidated Texas's law against sodomy.
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