Celebrating the life and career of JUDY GARLAND since 1999
Welcome to the new and improved JUDY ROOM!
It’s been ten years since the last big site redesign, but at last it’s gotten its long-overdue update. In the past few years the number of people visiting the site via mobile devices has increased to the point of overtaking the number of visits from the more traditional standard laptop/desktop web browsers. This new redesign has reformatted the site to be completely responsive to mobile devices as well as laptops/desktops (excepting the Discography subsite and the special movie spotlights). All of the core sections are still here, or will be soon.
Be sure to check back as more pages from the old site are reformatted and posted.
Here is a previously unreleased partial alternate take of “Hoe Down” from Babes on Broadway (1941). The last section of the number as featured on this playback disc is different than what’s in the final film. It’s shorter, a different arrangement, and there are no vocals.
It’s great to have this early version of the number, but we can hear why it was changed.
Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the second and fourth of the “Let’s Put On A Show” musicals Judy and Mickey Rooney made together. These are first of Judy’s black and white MGM films to be released in HD. They’re worth the wait, they both look and sound great!
Here is the previously unreleased complete “Old Man River” footage from Judy Garland’s famous concert at the Boston Common on August 31, 1967.
Well, almost complete. Whoever filmed this only got parts of some of the songs. Photos fill in those missing sections here. There are also a few jumps in the film, due to the manner in which it was filmed on a Super8 home movie camera. Regardless, it’s still thrilling and wonderful to see and hear Judy at one of her most famous concerts!
Here are detailed pages that document what was going on in Judy Garland’s life and career on each day of every year. There is a separate entry for each day of the year that covers everything of note that happened in Judy’s life and career throughout the years on that particular day.
These pages are located at The Judy Room’s blog site and are continuously updated as new data is discovered or shared by generous fans. The pages are heavy on images and media, too!
In the years between the two releases (2010-2019) many new, previously unreleased and/or thought-lost Garland recordings have been discovered. Also during that time, audio restoration software has advanced to the point that, as in the capable hands of audio engineer John H. Haley, “old” recordings can now sound better than ever thought possible. This set is a real delight.
If you’re not interested in the 2-CD set, you can always get “The Best of Lost Tracks 2 1936-1967” which features the best of the 2-disc set, plus the CD debut of Judy’s charming radio performance of “You Couldn’t Be Cuter” from April 28, 1938.
Sit back, but your headphones on, and let it play from beginning to end. The flow of the set is as close to perfect as any CD set could get.
“Or How I Survived The Wacky World World Of Online Judy Garland Fandom”
This series, also located at The Judy Room’s blog, tells the totally true yet sometimes hard to believe experiences I’ve had navigating the bizarre online world of “Garfandom.” It’s all relayed in a tongue-in-cheek fashion while exposing the hypocrisies, jealousies, and downright evilness of the “Garfreaks” but also celebrating the generosities, kindness, and joy of the wonderful “Garfans” of that wacky world. It’s definitely not boring!
Available for the first time, Judy Garland’s iconic “Get Happy” from Summer Stock in stereo!
Many MGM pre-recordings have survived in stereo, but “Get Happy” wasn’t one of them. Now, thanks to recent advancements in audio restoration technology, and the work of audio engineer Bob Zwolinski, we have this new stereo version. Our friend Mark Milano has married this audio to the film footage. So put your headphones on and enjoy this classic, iconic number as never before!