The movie starts off at the beginning of Judy Garland's life singing when she was two years old. It jumps to when she was 12 and was signed by MGM and later when her father dies. The movie tells about her early struggles with MGM and with the addiction to barbiturates. It then jumps to the marriage to Vincette Minelli and the struggles with that, and leads into the rest of the movie and her marriages to Sid Luft, Mark Herron, and Mickey Deans and ends when she dies in 1969
Dorothy found the end of the rainbow. Judy spent her life looking for it.
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Scenes were manipulated to incorporate small or large orchestras so that original Garland recordings could be utilized whenever possible, with Tammy Blanchard and Judy Davis lip-synching. See more
When Roger Edens and Vincente Minnelli are talking to Judy about being suspended, you can clearly her her daughter, Liza practicing her lines off camera saying "Mama watch me, watch this" See more
It's hard to be a legend's child. She's everywhere I turn like a shadow. It's remarkable, really, how much of our life begins before we're even born. I wonder sometimes what might have happened to us all if mama had just stayed Baby Frances Gumm... but she wasn't allowed to. She became Judy Garland. She became a legend.
The DVD version of the film has a number at the Palace theatre removed from the body of the film, but is retained as an extra feature on the disc. See more
You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Tammy Blanchard (singing dubbed by Judy Garland) See more