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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:49 PM

Marking a birthday and a death, Judy Garland, June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969

First things first:

No, Judy Garland's death on the 22nd and funeral on the 27th were not the reason for the Stonewall riots. This rumor is so widespread that I'm going to take some time to talk about it.

Stonewall riots

The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.[5]
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5. In the years since the riots occurred, the death of gay icon Judy Garland earlier in the week on June 22, 1969 has been attributed as a significant factor in the riots, but no participants in Saturday morning's demonstrations recall Garland's name being discussed. No print accounts of the riots by reliable sources cite Garland as a reason for the riot, although one sarcastic account by a heterosexual publication suggested it. (Carter, p. 260.) Although Sylvia Rivera recalls she was saddened and amazed by the turnout at Garland's funeral on Friday, June 27, she said that she did not feel like going out much but changed her mind later. (Duberman, pp. 190191.) Bob Kohler used to talk to the homeless youth in Sheridan Square, and said, "When people talk about Judy Garland's death having anything much to do with the riot, that makes me crazy. The street kids faced death every day. They had nothing to lose. And they couldn't have cared less about Judy. We're talking about kids who were fourteen, fifteen, sixteen. Judy Garland was the middle-aged darling of the middle-class gays. I get upset about this because it trivializes the whole thing." (Deitcher, p. 72.)

Back to the subject at hand, Judy Garland:

Judy Garland



Judy Garland in 1945

Born: Frances Ethel Gumm, June 10, 1922; Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: June 22, 1969 (aged 47); Belgravia, London, England
Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery (re-interred in 2017, previously interred at Ferncliff Cemetery)

Spouse(s)
David Rose, (m. 1941; div. 1944)
Vincente Minnelli, (m. 1945; div. 1951)
Sidney Luft, (m. 1952; div. 1965)
Mark Herron, (m. 1965; div. 1969)
Mickey Deans, (m. 1969)

Children: Liza Minnelli, Lorna and Joey Luft
Website: judygarlandsidluft.com/about.html

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and vaudevillian. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a juvenile Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Special Tony Award. Garland was the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her live recording Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961).
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Garland struggled in her personal life from an early age. The pressures of early stardom affected her physical and mental health from the time she was a teenager; her self-image was influenced and constantly criticized by film executives who believed that she was physically unattractive. Those same executives manipulated her onscreen physical appearance. Into her adulthood, she was plagued by alcohol and substance abuse, as well as financial instability; she often owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. Her life-long addiction to drugs and alcohol ultimately led to her death in London from a barbiturate overdose at age 47.

I don't see how I cannot show this:



This is one of my favorite Christmas tunes:



Can it get any better than this?



So many more:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=warnerarchive+judy+garland

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Reply Marking a birthday and a death, Judy Garland, June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969 (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2019 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2019 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 #5
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2019 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 #7
50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2019 #8
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Karadeniz Jun 2019 #9

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:06 PM

1. Such immortal talent...

I watch all her movies every time TCM shows them!

Here's a song from The Harvey Girls (one of my favorites of her movies) that I think is beautiful.



And...






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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:16 PM

2. Thanks for the great pix from the Kennedy Library.

Do you get to see The Judy Garland Show? One of those networks that specializes in old TV shows had been showing that in rerun. Some of the lineups were unbelievable.

This was recorded on December 6, 1963:



I'll see your clip from The Harvey Girls and raise you one. They sure don't make 'em like that anymore.



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Judy Garland in Harvey Girls.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:28 PM

3. My pleasure!

I remember watching the Judy Garland Show when I was a kid, and I have watched the reruns recently too. The Christmas show is my favorite- thanks!

OTAT&TSF is such an earworm I'll be humming it in my head the rest of the day!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:32 PM

5. The Santa Fe Railway thanks you. (Okay, it's part of BNSF now.)

The title of the clip is wrong. It was the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, not Railroad.

Having the right link helps. Sorry about the wide screen format.



Here it is in 4:3:

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:46 PM

6. "...theirs is a glorious achievement." Thanks!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:48 PM

7. We don't make propaganda like that anymore, either. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:56 PM

8. Yeah... mixed feelings about that, LOL!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:30 PM

4. Great singer, dancer, actress. Thanks for posting.

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:23 PM

9. So glad to see she's still appreciated...love her! Look how tiny she was in the WH photo!❤

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