Introducing a new section to the site: “Judy Garland – The Concert Years.”  This new section features comprehensive details about Judy’s amazing concert years from 1951 – 1969.  Included in the pages are photos, audio files, videos, newspaper articles & ads, and more!

Judy Garland in concert was an event like no other.  Fans and show business veterans spoke of them with awe.  Even now, as the 100th anniversary of her birth nears, her concerts are still legendary.  “Legendary” is a word that’s used a lot these days, but in her own time, the word was used to describe her concerts and Judy herself.  She truly was a living legend.

Judy pioneered the format of the one-woman, two-act concert that is still used today.  In 1951 she successfully brought Vaudeville back to the Palace Theater in New York, breaking all house records, while creating a new career for herself after her equally legendary film career at MGM. Her 1961 concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall is still the concert by which all other pop diva concerts are judged.  The two-record set of that concert was an unprecedented success and has never been out of print.

During these concert years, Judy found time to make radio and television appearances, record albums & singles, make a comeback for the ages in films, and star in her own TV series.  She also made countless personal appearances for charities and a wide variety of other events.  All of these (and more) are represented in these new pages.

What Judy Garland packed into those short eighteen years is an incredible and unique show business legacy.  Lucky for us, many of her performances have survived in one format or another and are featured here.  

Enjoy browsing and reading through these pages.  And check back for updates and new media.  Things are always being found and my heartfelt thanks go out to the many generous collectors who share their treasures.  This couldn’t be possible without them!

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.

"Hoe Down"

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.

Check out The Judy Room’s Filmography Page on Babes on Broadway here. 

Spotlight

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!

CLICK HERE to order Strike Up The Band.

CLICK HERE to order Girl Crazy.

Check out The Judy Room’s Filmography Page on Strike Up The Band here.

Check out The Judy Room’s Filmography Page on Girl Crazy here.

"Old Man River"

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!

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.