An All-Time Classic Series, An All-Time Great Star, A Superb Episode!
If you love (or even like) Judy Garland at all, you will like/love this episode and the entire short-lived Judy Garland Show series. This is an incredibly well done, well staged and a very cool show to see.
Those of us who were not alive at the time of the original airings of this wonderful variety show really missed out. I thank the creators/producers of this DVD series for making these programs available to the public for the first time in over 40 years.
A mere 26 weeks on the air, Judy and her wonderful guest stars really shine in the presentations of the programs. The original Video Tape has obviously been well preserved in a vault somewhere since 1963-1964, because the picture and sound are among some of the best quality I have ever seen from programs of this era!
A super sharp clear picture and audio that is remastered to Dolby 5.1. stereo--It may look and sound better than when it first aired!
Now, onto episode 10: Guests : Ray Bolger, Jane Powell and series regular Jerry Van Dyke.
Highlights: 1. Ray and Judy reunite and reminisce about their work in 1939's 'The Wizard Of Oz' and sing a couple of the tunes from the film. Then, Jane Powell, Judy and Ray and the shows' dancers perform 'The Jitterbug', a tune cut from 'The Wizard Of Oz' in 1939.
2. Judy Judy and more Judy belting out the great standards, like 'Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart', 'A Lot Of Living To Do', and so many more.
3. Ray Bolger's dancing! He was 59 years old when they taped this episode in November, 1963, and he was in AMAZING shape as a dancer, doing kicks as high as his head like when he was 30 years younger!
Overall, A dynamic episode, highly recommended!
If you love classic TV shows of the great variety show era, This series is for you! And.... you can buy individual DVD's with two to three shows per disc!
There are a few extras included in the form of show outtakes.
I have seen 5 episodes so far, and I really do highly recommend this short-lived, fabulously wonderful, superbly cool series!
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