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Judy With A "J"

by Kim February 26, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

We're whipping right along -- it's 1947. There's a party at Judy's house. Lorna voice-overs that Judy was off pills, and after Liza was born, Judy "threw herself into the role of wife and mother." Ethel plays with little Liza. Lorna talks about how Judy was "a valuable property," and had a lot of people depending on her, financially. Over in the corner, Minelli and Mayer are talking about Judy's new contract offer, which is double what they've been paying her. Mayer begs Minelli to get Judy to accept the offer. Minelli thinks Judy is "fragile," and doesn't know if she's ready to work. Mayer thinks that work is what she needs. Of course he does.

Some icy blonde comes up and says that Liza takes after her godmother. Am I supposed to know who this is? It's either that gold-necklace woman from earlier, or maybe Lana Turner. Maybe they'll give me a hint later. I'll let you know. Ethel says that it's time for Liza to go to bed, because "children need rest." Judy says that Ethel never said that when she was a child doing vaudeville. Judy takes Liza and says that Liza won't be going into show business because "show business is bad." So ironic. Mayer asks Judy to do a song, but Judy says her throat is bothering her. Conversation stops and Mayer announces that Judy will be doing a song. Um, I think she just said no. Everyone applauds and Judy walks over to the piano. Ethel says to Icy Blonde that Judy resents her, and she always has. Gee, I wonder why? Judy sings "You Made Me Love You." Judy Davis does a particularly bad job of the lip-synching in this scene. Ethel complains to Icy Blonde some more. Judy keeps singing.

Judy and Minelli are in bed. Judy smokes and notes that Minelli and Mayer were "chummy this evening." Minelli confesses that Mayer wants Judy to go back to work. Judy puts out her cigarette and snuggles up to Minelli, asking him to stay home from work the next day. Minelli says it's not possible. Judy starts trying to instigate some nookie, but Minelli doesn't respond. Because he's, you know, gay and all. He pushes Judy's head down to his shoulder and then fakes sleep, except his head is totally resting on the headboard, like that would be comfortable. Judy pulls away, frustrated, and then gets out of bed and puts on her robe. Sad music plays as she walks into the bathroom and pulls something out of her cold cream jar. She wipes the cold cream off, and it's a small container of pills. Maybe she should just invest in a "marital aid" of some sort.

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Judy With A "J"

by Kim February 26, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows We're whipping right along -- it's 1947. There's a party at Judy's house. Lorna voice-overs that Judy was off pills, and after Liza was born, Judy "threw herself into the role of wife and mother." Ethel plays with little Liza. Lorna talks about how Judy was "a valuable property," and had a lot of people depending on her, financially. Over in the corner, Minelli and Mayer are talking about Judy's new contract offer, which is double what they've been paying her. Mayer begs Minelli to get Judy to accept the offer. Minelli thinks Judy is "fragile," and doesn't know if she's ready to work. Mayer thinks that work is what she needs. Of course he does. Some icy blonde comes up and says that Liza takes after her godmother. Am I supposed to know who this is? It's either that gold-necklace woman from earlier, or maybe Lana Turner. Maybe they'll give me a hint later. I'll let you know. Ethel says that it's time for Liza to go to bed, because "children need rest." Judy says that Ethel never said that when she was a child doing vaudeville. Judy takes Liza and says that Liza won't be going into show business because "show business is bad." So ironic. Mayer asks Judy to do a song, but Judy says her throat is bothering her. Conversation stops and Mayer announces that Judy will be doing a song. Um, I think she just said no. Everyone applauds and Judy walks over to the piano. Ethel says to Icy Blonde that Judy resents her, and she always has. Gee, I wonder why? Judy sings "You Made Me Love You." Judy Davis does a particularly bad job of the lip-synching in this scene. Ethel complains to Icy Blonde some more. Judy keeps singing. Judy and Minelli are in bed. Judy smokes and notes that Minelli and Mayer were "chummy this evening." Minelli confesses that Mayer wants Judy to go back to work. Judy puts out her cigarette and snuggles up to Minelli, asking him to stay home from work the next day. Minelli says it's not possible. Judy starts trying to instigate some nookie, but Minelli doesn't respond. Because he's, you know, gay and all. He pushes Judy's head down to his shoulder and then fakes sleep, except his head is totally resting on the headboard, like that would be comfortable. Judy pulls away, frustrated, and then gets out of bed and puts on her robe. Sad music plays as she walks into the bathroom and pulls something out of her cold cream jar. She wipes the cold cream off, and it's a small container of pills. Maybe she should just invest in a "marital aid" of some sort.

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