21. November 2004 · Comments Off on Some Judy Garland trivia. · Categories: General

As I have this slot to fill up after my double post snafu, and I just watched The Wizard of Oz for about the hundredth time, I just thought I’d through some Judy Garland trivia in here. Our regular readers know I consider her the greatest female singer ever recorded. But did you know that, while she was 17 when Oz was released, she was only 16 when she recorded Over The Rainbow. In fact, MGM had actually put her on contract at 13, in 1935. But they were hesitant to put her in a feature film, for fear that no-one would believe her singing voice wasn’t dubbed! For this they were lambasted by the Hollywood Reporter, which called her “the greatest individual talent in Hollywood.”

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