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Why'd Judy Garland and Sid Luft's marriage fail?

He comes across as pretty reasonable in the new film.

by Anonymousreply 2011/02/2019

I like blue.

by Anonymousreply 109/28/2019

Good question!

by Anonymousreply 209/28/2019

He wasn’t an FOD (Friend of Dick)

by Anonymousreply 309/28/2019

Judy's breakdowns got in the way of his gambling?

by Anonymousreply 409/28/2019

The new "Sid & Judy" documentary on SHOWTIME is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 511/02/2019

Sid was vicious, I tell you.

by Anonymousreply 611/02/2019

Umm, hello!! You do realize she was a pill popping, drugged up, alcoholic train wreck. It's kind of hard to stay married to that type of person. Don't believe me? Just ask Liza.

by Anonymousreply 711/02/2019

there wasnt a human being on the planet that could have made a marriage with her work. She was a drug addicted, neurotic , ultra-needy mess.

by Anonymousreply 811/02/2019

It's told from his point of view, so of course it's sympathetic to him. It alludes to drinking, gambling, separations and not entirely successful management of her career. Sid was not a walk in the park. If Judy had not been such a trainwreck maybe she could have set some limits with him, but she was mostly concerned with herself and her moment to moment craziness. I'd never seen pics of "fat Judy" but she really could balloon (and did, apparently related to liver problems)--between her weight and greasepaint eyebrows that looked like they'd been done in a closet, she looked a bit like Divin and not in a good way.

by Anonymousreply 911/02/2019

Sid had his own problems: a two-fisted drinker and gambling addict with anger issues and a habit of living off of women. That said, he seemed to truly care for Judy, and she never would have had the success that she did in the 50s if she hadn't become involved with him. Once they split, her career and her life rapidly went to shit.

by Anonymousreply 1011/02/2019

Judy should have got the Oscar for "A Star is Born" instead of that wide-faced blond.

by Anonymousreply 1111/02/2019

r11 Grace Kelly fucked a lot of people for that win.

by Anonymousreply 1211/02/2019

Grace Kelly fucked a lot of people, period.

by Anonymousreply 1311/02/2019

he took all her money

by Anonymousreply 1411/02/2019

the recorded phonecalls of Sid's in the documentary make him sound like a wimp. He threw her under the bus in each call.

by Anonymousreply 1511/02/2019

[quote]He threw her under the bus

He threw her under the *trolley*

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by Anonymousreply 1611/02/2019

He didnt need to "throw her under the bus" She wholeheartly threw herself under the bus.

by Anonymousreply 1711/02/2019

did you listen to those phonecalls they played in the doc? He never stuck up for her.

by Anonymousreply 1811/02/2019

R8 here.


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by Anonymousreply 1911/02/2019

After all this Judy hoopla started, I read four books about her- Lorna, Mel Torme, Stevie Phillips, and Rainbow's End, about the series, show by show. What comes through in all four book is both how gifted Judy was- a genius, really; but she was also a monster. I think most people, after getting to know her, would have backed away fast. Each book has harrowing scenes of awful, crazed behavior, all of which sound authentic. Now when I see a photograph of Judy smiling always smiling that great grin I see a crazy woman. Poor soul.

by Anonymousreply 2011/02/2019
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