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12 fascinating things about Judy Garland

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There’s a lot we don’t know about Judy Garland since she never wrote an autobiography, but Judy Garland on Judy Garland; Interviews and Encounters, edited by Randy L. Schmidt (Chicago Review Press, 2014) is the closest we’ll ever get to a Garland memoir. It’s a collection of terrific articles about Garland through the years—including gems she penned herself. In the book, a picture emerges that’s wholly different from the tragic myth that frustrated Judy herself. “People think I’m either a breakable Dresden doll or a wide-eyed Kansas teenager,” she said in 1963. “I haven’t been a teenager for a long time and if I were breakable, I wouldn’t be here now.” Indeed, we get to know a woman who was…

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