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Judy Garland Rehearsal

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by Anonymousreply 5104/29/2013

Judy was Patti LuPone before Patti LuPone!

by Anonymousreply 103/17/2013

Love this. Thanks, OP!

by Anonymousreply 203/17/2013

Who is Patti Lupone?

by Anonymousreply 303/17/2013

Oh sweeties... Patti has talent, stamina, and professionalism.

Judy had talent but the cray-cray over took her.

by Anonymousreply 403/17/2013

R3 -

Put your access card on the table and GET THE FUCK OUT!

by Anonymousreply 503/17/2013

Some people are better at hiding the cuckoo than others. Judy coudln't hide the cuckoo.

by Anonymousreply 603/17/2013

Why was she so bad in rehearsal but good for the actual performance?

by Anonymousreply 703/17/2013

R3, Patti Lupone was on Will and Grace.

by Anonymousreply 803/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 903/17/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 1003/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1103/17/2013

She's hideous in both versions.

by Anonymousreply 1203/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1303/17/2013

Why is she singing so fast? Did she have to pee?

by Anonymousreply 1403/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1503/17/2013

What does "neey/ tacky" mean? I'm not familiar with all the latest hep slang.

by Anonymousreply 1603/17/2013

Patty Lupone played the grandmother of one of the girls on Pretty Little Liars.

by Anonymousreply 1703/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1803/17/2013

George Clooney is warm on film.

by Anonymousreply 1903/17/2013

Michelle Williams is warm. It's why she was such a good Marilyn despite not looking anything like her.

by Anonymousreply 2003/17/2013

Lord, we don't need another mount'n, there are mount'ns and hillsides enough to climb

by Anonymousreply 2103/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 2203/17/2013

What the world needs now is BLUE, sweet BLUE.

by Anonymousreply 2303/17/2013

Mommie, hold me I'm ascared.

by Anonymousreply 2403/17/2013

Judy had more to worry about than nailing a rehearsal performance, she was probably going to be dead within a year.

by Anonymousreply 2503/17/2013

Thank you OP!

by Anonymousreply 2603/17/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2703/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2803/18/2013

I don't think she's stoned or drunk, just unkempt. She clearly knows the song is shit.

by Anonymousreply 2903/18/2013

R13- then you do not know her work- or her catalogue of music, and/or you are just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 3003/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3103/18/2013

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!!)

by Anonymousreply 3203/18/2013

She always projected the truth. She hates the song and it deserves what it gets!

by Anonymousreply 3303/18/2013

The song wouldn't be so terrible if she didn't sing it so fast.

by Anonymousreply 3403/18/2013

"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:

by Anonymousreply 3503/18/2013

Terrible arrangement. Terrible music direction. She did what she could with it.

by Anonymousreply 3603/18/2013

I used to love Wizard of Oz as a good. I got so terribly depressed when I saw what happened to Dorothy.

by Anonymousreply 3703/18/2013

It was good that she sang a MODERN song for a change.

by Anonymousreply 3803/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3903/18/2013

That's considered superb?

by Anonymousreply 4003/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4103/18/2013


by Anonymousreply 4203/18/2013

She sang it fast to get through it sooner.

by Anonymousreply 4303/18/2013

(R13) you have just been laughed out of the universe.

by Anonymousreply 4404/28/2013

R44, you think she sounds good here?

by Anonymousreply 4504/28/2013

More like hissed out R44.

by Anonymousreply 4604/28/2013

Fantastic talent, even when her demons got the better of her.

by Anonymousreply 4704/28/2013

She's obviously just marking the performance

by Anonymousreply 4804/29/2013

I never realized what a stupid song this is. I realize that it's a Bacharach song -- and he is an incredible melodist -- but, really, the song is very lame.

by Anonymousreply 4904/29/2013

to r10 this is Whitney at a rehearsal

by Anonymousreply 5004/29/2013

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.)

by Anonymousreply 5104/29/2013
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