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Uppers and Downers. Way Downers.

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

Judy throws all of her patio furniture into the pool as Mark explains that the IRS took all of her salary to pay back taxes, and that she doesn't have any money. Again. Judy continues throwing chairs and tables into the pool, and then runs out, so she throws herself into the pool. Such drama. I wish that I could get away with throwing tantrums like that.

Lorna voice-overs that they "took the family act back on the road." They're in Melbourne, Australia, and Mark is on the phone, telling someone that Judy is sick, and that it's because immigration impounded her medication. Or confiscated her drugs. That would be another way of looking at it. Judy tries to put on her makeup, but she's clearly out of it. Lorna voice-overs that the Australian tour started out well, but it unraveled in Melbourne. Mark tries to give Judy some coffee, but Judy insists that she needs medication. Mark rushes her out to the stage, but she's clearly not able to perform. Lorna voice-overs that Judy forgot the words to her songs and "the audience booed and walked out." Oh, those damn Australians. Can't they understand that she just didn't have her drugs? Excuse me -- "medication"?

Lorna voice-overs that they got back and had "family time," and that now the family included Mark. They all hang out in and around the pool. Mark gets out and walks over to Judy, dripping wet. Judy claims she's "not feeling very well," but really she's still upset about Australia. Mark tries to butter her up by telling her he loves her and that she's sexy. Can't she see through him? I can! Mark hugs Judy, and then makes eyes at the pool boy over her shoulder. I knew it!

It's night time, and Lorna hears people shouting. She walks out of her room and finds Joe sitting on the floor by the stairs. She tells Joe to go back to bed as we hear Judy and Mark screaming at each other and throwing things. Lorna walks up to their bedroom door where we hear Judy saying that she doesn't know why she trusted him, and that he's just like all the rest of them. Lotty joins Lorna just as Judy tells Mark to "get out and take your boyfriend, your little boyfriend, with you!" Lorna voice-overs that Judy's protector betrayed her. Maybe Judy should stop picking protectors that like men better than women if she's looking for a long-term, monogamous relationship, you know?

It's 1967, and Joe is pouring cereal, or what's left of it (which is not much), into a bowl. Lorna voice-overs that Judy had to take "more amphetamines" in order to keep working, and that even her agents dropped her. Joe goes to get some milk, but it's sour, and that's all there is in the refrigerator. Lorna voice-overs that her mother was too sick to take care of her. Lorna looks in Judy's purse as we hear her say that she was "beginning to understand the connection between [Judy's] pills and her behavior." Lorna wakes Judy up and asks for money. A drugged Judy barely slurs that Lorna should look in her purse. Lorna says that she looked everywhere, but there's no money, but Judy has fallen back to sleep, or passed out.

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Uppers and Downers. Way Downers.

by admin February 28, 2001
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Part II Judy throws all of her patio furniture into the pool as Mark explains that the IRS took all of her salary to pay back taxes, and that she doesn't have any money. Again. Judy continues throwing chairs and tables into the pool, and then runs out, so she throws herself into the pool. Such drama. I wish that I could get away with throwing tantrums like that. Lorna voice-overs that they "took the family act back on the road." They're in Melbourne, Australia, and Mark is on the phone, telling someone that Judy is sick, and that it's because immigration impounded her medication. Or confiscated her drugs. That would be another way of looking at it. Judy tries to put on her makeup, but she's clearly out of it. Lorna voice-overs that the Australian tour started out well, but it unraveled in Melbourne. Mark tries to give Judy some coffee, but Judy insists that she needs medication. Mark rushes her out to the stage, but she's clearly not able to perform. Lorna voice-overs that Judy forgot the words to her songs and "the audience booed and walked out." Oh, those damn Australians. Can't they understand that she just didn't have her drugs? Excuse me -- "medication"? Lorna voice-overs that they got back and had "family time," and that now the family included Mark. They all hang out in and around the pool. Mark gets out and walks over to Judy, dripping wet. Judy claims she's "not feeling very well," but really she's still upset about Australia. Mark tries to butter her up by telling her he loves her and that she's sexy. Can't she see through him? I can! Mark hugs Judy, and then makes eyes at the pool boy over her shoulder. I knew it! It's night time, and Lorna hears people shouting. She walks out of her room and finds Joe sitting on the floor by the stairs. She tells Joe to go back to bed as we hear Judy and Mark screaming at each other and throwing things. Lorna walks up to their bedroom door where we hear Judy saying that she doesn't know why she trusted him, and that he's just like all the rest of them. Lotty joins Lorna just as Judy tells Mark to "get out and take your boyfriend, your little boyfriend, with you!" Lorna voice-overs that Judy's protector betrayed her. Maybe Judy should stop picking protectors that like men better than women if she's looking for a long-term, monogamous relationship, you know? It's 1967, and Joe is pouring cereal, or what's left of it (which is not much), into a bowl. Lorna voice-overs that Judy had to take "more amphetamines" in order to keep working, and that even her agents dropped her. Joe goes to get some milk, but it's sour, and that's all there is in the refrigerator. Lorna voice-overs that her mother was too sick to take care of her. Lorna looks in Judy's purse as we hear her say that she was "beginning to understand the connection between [Judy's] pills and her behavior." Lorna wakes Judy up and asks for money. A drugged Judy barely slurs that Lorna should look in her purse. Lorna says that she looked everywhere, but there's no money, but Judy has fallen back to sleep, or passed out.

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