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Judy With A "J"

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

Judy is backstage on the lot, saying to Arthur, "But you promised!" Turns out that the "New York office" wants Shirley Temple to play Dorothy. They spent a lot of money procuring the rights to the book, and "Shirley's been their number one draw for the last three years." Judy says that it isn't fair. Roger has been sent to hear Shirley sing. Judy holds back tears and runs out as Arthur apologizes. This would all be a lot more suspenseful if, you know, we didn't all know she gets the part in the end.

Judy puts lotion on her hands while looking at herself in the mirror. Then, she smears lotion all over the mirror, covering her reflection. Do you think Judy doesn't think she's pretty? Roger comes into her room and says that while Shirley has "great dimples," Judy can "sing rings around her." And plus, Fox wouldn't let Shirley out of her contract, so Judy got the part of Dorothy. Judy gives Roger a biiiiig hug.

Judy is having her breasts bound for the costuming. On the other side of a screen, Ethel talks to a doctor about "pep pills." He's prescribing Benzedrine for Judy, because it will help her keep her weight down. Ethel complains about how Judy can't stick to a diet. The costumers discuss how "they" like them "tall and skinny and blonde." Judy wrinkles her nose as they bind her even tighter. Ethel says that Judy will starve herself if she has to. The doctor says that the pills are "safe in measured doses." The doctor hands Ethel another bottle of pills so that Judy can get "a restful night's sleep." Have we learned nothing from Elvis? Oh, I guess this was way before Elvis. Did Elvis learn nothing from Judy? Apparently not. One of the costumers tells Judy to raise her arms and not breathe. Judy gasps at how tight they are pulling the bandage and says, "I don't think that's going to be a problem." I hope David E. Kelley is watching this.

Montage of Judy in different costumes and hairstyles as Dorothy. Ruby slippers step onto the yellow brick road. The camera pans up to reveal Judy as Dorothy on the set. Roger and Arthur watch her and discuss how it took an "army of writers and directors," but that all they had to do was let Judy be herself. Or let Frances be Judy. Or let Frances be herself. I'm so confused! Victor Fleming, the director, calls for the actors to take their places, and the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow join Judy on the set. They all joke with each other. Fleming calls, "Action," and the actors link arms and dance down the yellow brick road. The three men seem to be going faster than Judy, or squeezing her out of the line, and she falls behind. Fleming tells them to cut and asks the "three dirty hams" to "let that little girl in there." The actors all joke around as they prepare for another take.

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Judy With A "J"

by Kim February 26, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Judy is backstage on the lot, saying to Arthur, "But you promised!" Turns out that the "New York office" wants Shirley Temple to play Dorothy. They spent a lot of money procuring the rights to the book, and "Shirley's been their number one draw for the last three years." Judy says that it isn't fair. Roger has been sent to hear Shirley sing. Judy holds back tears and runs out as Arthur apologizes. This would all be a lot more suspenseful if, you know, we didn't all know she gets the part in the end. Judy puts lotion on her hands while looking at herself in the mirror. Then, she smears lotion all over the mirror, covering her reflection. Do you think Judy doesn't think she's pretty? Roger comes into her room and says that while Shirley has "great dimples," Judy can "sing rings around her." And plus, Fox wouldn't let Shirley out of her contract, so Judy got the part of Dorothy. Judy gives Roger a biiiiig hug. Judy is having her breasts bound for the costuming. On the other side of a screen, Ethel talks to a doctor about "pep pills." He's prescribing Benzedrine for Judy, because it will help her keep her weight down. Ethel complains about how Judy can't stick to a diet. The costumers discuss how "they" like them "tall and skinny and blonde." Judy wrinkles her nose as they bind her even tighter. Ethel says that Judy will starve herself if she has to. The doctor says that the pills are "safe in measured doses." The doctor hands Ethel another bottle of pills so that Judy can get "a restful night's sleep." Have we learned nothing from Elvis? Oh, I guess this was way before Elvis. Did Elvis learn nothing from Judy? Apparently not. One of the costumers tells Judy to raise her arms and not breathe. Judy gasps at how tight they are pulling the bandage and says, "I don't think that's going to be a problem." I hope David E. Kelley is watching this. Montage of Judy in different costumes and hairstyles as Dorothy. Ruby slippers step onto the yellow brick road. The camera pans up to reveal Judy as Dorothy on the set. Roger and Arthur watch her and discuss how it took an "army of writers and directors," but that all they had to do was let Judy be herself. Or let Frances be Judy. Or let Frances be herself. I'm so confused! Victor Fleming, the director, calls for the actors to take their places, and the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow join Judy on the set. They all joke with each other. Fleming calls, "Action," and the actors link arms and dance down the yellow brick road. The three men seem to be going faster than Judy, or squeezing her out of the line, and she falls behind. Fleming tells them to cut and asks the "three dirty hams" to "let that little girl in there." The actors all joke around as they prepare for another take.

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