MONDO EXTRAS

Uppers and Downers. Way Downers.

by Kim February 28, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Part II

Carnegie Hall. Judy walks out to the stage down the longest hallway ever. Lorna tells us that Judy felt like everything was riding on this, and Judy kept herself up for thirty-six hours before the show because she feared "an adverse reaction to her medication." Huh? What does that even mean? Anyway, Lorna says that for Judy, "it was either now or never again." Judy takes the stage to thunderous applause. We see a montage of her singing various songs, and some of the scenes are shot with a handheld, so they're shaky, and I keep thinking that Judy is going to collapse. But she doesn't. After one song, Judy tells the audience that she doesn't ever want to go home, and they cheer. So she likes the spotlight. We get it. God, this concert footage is endless. If she's not going to collapse, let's move on. The audience loves her. She loves performing. It's exhausting. Got it. Judy pulls her three kids up on stage with her and it's finally over.

Judy reads a review calling her performance "a smash hit." She's in a hotel, on the phone with someone, promising to meet them at nine, and saying that she and the kids are leaving for London in the morning. Judy opens the door to find Sid there. She asks if he saw the show, and he says that she was "sensational, fantastic." It must be tiring to feed her ego sometimes. He asks about the kids, and Judy says they're in a park across the street. Sid asks if she's "planning a trip," and she tells him about London. Sid wonders if she's taking the kids, and Judy admits that she is, but lies and says that she's not leaving until next week. Sid says that he got the divorce papers, and that she can't take the kids out of the country until the divorce is settled. Judy says that she was about to take a bath, but suggestively tells Sid that she thinks the two of them can have dinner and settle this. Sid falls for it, saying that he got a room a few floors up. Judy tells him to pick her up at nine, when we know that she has a prior engagement. Sid kisses her and leaves. Judy runs into the room and calls Liza, telling her that they're leaving tonight. As Judy throws clothes into a suitcase, Lotty cries and says that "it happened so fast." Apparently, Sid got Lorna and Joe away from her. One of Judy's agents tells her that "they're on their way." We don't know who "they" are, but clearly something is afoot.

Sid and his kids are watching television in his hotel room when there's a knock at the door. Sid tells the kids to stay there and answers it. Judy enters and cries out, "Oh, he hit me! Help! Help!" Two security guys grab Sid (who never laid a finger on Judy) while Judy grabs Lorna and Joe and hustles them out of there over Sid's protests. Lorna is really concerned that she's only wearing one shoe. Judy tells her that they have shoes in London. I hear that's true.

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Uppers and Downers. Way Downers.

by Kim February 28, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Part II Carnegie Hall. Judy walks out to the stage down the longest hallway ever. Lorna tells us that Judy felt like everything was riding on this, and Judy kept herself up for thirty-six hours before the show because she feared "an adverse reaction to her medication." Huh? What does that even mean? Anyway, Lorna says that for Judy, "it was either now or never again." Judy takes the stage to thunderous applause. We see a montage of her singing various songs, and some of the scenes are shot with a handheld, so they're shaky, and I keep thinking that Judy is going to collapse. But she doesn't. After one song, Judy tells the audience that she doesn't ever want to go home, and they cheer. So she likes the spotlight. We get it. God, this concert footage is endless. If she's not going to collapse, let's move on. The audience loves her. She loves performing. It's exhausting. Got it. Judy pulls her three kids up on stage with her and it's finally over. Judy reads a review calling her performance "a smash hit." She's in a hotel, on the phone with someone, promising to meet them at nine, and saying that she and the kids are leaving for London in the morning. Judy opens the door to find Sid there. She asks if he saw the show, and he says that she was "sensational, fantastic." It must be tiring to feed her ego sometimes. He asks about the kids, and Judy says they're in a park across the street. Sid asks if she's "planning a trip," and she tells him about London. Sid wonders if she's taking the kids, and Judy admits that she is, but lies and says that she's not leaving until next week. Sid says that he got the divorce papers, and that she can't take the kids out of the country until the divorce is settled. Judy says that she was about to take a bath, but suggestively tells Sid that she thinks the two of them can have dinner and settle this. Sid falls for it, saying that he got a room a few floors up. Judy tells him to pick her up at nine, when we know that she has a prior engagement. Sid kisses her and leaves. Judy runs into the room and calls Liza, telling her that they're leaving tonight. As Judy throws clothes into a suitcase, Lotty cries and says that "it happened so fast." Apparently, Sid got Lorna and Joe away from her. One of Judy's agents tells her that "they're on their way." We don't know who "they" are, but clearly something is afoot. Sid and his kids are watching television in his hotel room when there's a knock at the door. Sid tells the kids to stay there and answers it. Judy enters and cries out, "Oh, he hit me! Help! Help!" Two security guys grab Sid (who never laid a finger on Judy) while Judy grabs Lorna and Joe and hustles them out of there over Sid's protests. Lorna is really concerned that she's only wearing one shoe. Judy tells her that they have shoes in London. I hear that's true.

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