Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:56 PM
geefloyd46 (1,938 posts)
Can there be anything better than Judy Garland for Christmas
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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:44 AM
niyad (44,940 posts)
2. the studios destroyed her. it was the studio that got her addicted to drugs--what they did
to her and rooney and other youngsters, was, and remains, criminal:
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To keep up with the frantic pace of making one film after another, Garland, Rooney, and other young performers were constantly given amphetamines as well as barbiturates to take before going to bed. For Garland, this regular dose of drugs led to addiction and a lifelong struggle and contributed to her eventual demise. She later resented the hectic schedule and felt that her youth had been stolen from her by MGM. Despite successful film and recording careers, awards, critical praise and her ability to fill concert halls worldwide, she was plagued throughout her life with self-doubt and required constant reassurance that she was talented and attractive.
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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)
Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:42 PM
Demo_Chris (6,234 posts)
5. I never thought of her as a singer (stupid, I know) until I saw this
She absolutely blew my freaking mind with this performance. Honestly, I think she did it even better than Paul Robeson (no disrespect to Mr Robeson, who I consider and American HERO, intended).