"My [singing] style really has no style, because I try to sing each number differently. I’ve always believed that if style takes precedent over the words and music, the audience get’s cheated. It’s like when people see a fine play or movie. They imagine themselves in the leading role. I want them to imagine that they’re singing - not just listening to someone else." - Judy Garland

Judy Garland by Douglas Kirkland, 1961.

"There is a time to talk and there is a time to be quiet and respectful." - Douglas Kirkland on this image.

I’ve learned that you can’t run away from your problems. If that sounds corny, I apologize, but it takes a lot of learning just to get that far. I no longer expect things around me to be perfect or ever to be perfectly satisfied with myself. I used to have absurd pictures of what my life ought to be like - and when it didn’t go along that way, I’d go to pieces. But I’ve discovered that part of the wonderful richness of the world is in it’s imperfections.

- Judy Garland

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Happy Birthday Judy Garland!
(June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969)

She was the most loyal person and the greatest entertainer in the world. And the first thing you think of is the great warmth of Judy, the great, giving, little person that she was. Her heart was bigger than all of her put together. She was just one big heart.

-June Allyson

Judy Garland (June 10,1922 - June 22, 1969 ∞)

"When Dorothy Gale entered the Land of Oz, Judy Garland entered the realm of immortality. Every child knows Dorothy, but there’s far more to Judy Garland than the girl in the gingham dress. Across four decades she was perhaps the most dazzling star of all. Who else knew as instinctively what music was for?"

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