The Wizard of Oz (1939)


I was wearing a red skirt, a black jacket and a little Scottish hat with a red plume. At the very end of the number, all I had to do was turn and do a sort of lovely look at Peter. Suddenly, everyone yelled ‘Cut!’; I thought ‘What have I done?’ Well, it turned out the dye off the red feather ran all over my face and the back of my jacket; it looked like there was just blood everywhere. So then they had to reset and get more rain. And they couldn’t figure out what to do with this bloody feather - so they put Vaseline on it.

-Judy Garland


Easter Parade (1948)

We’re off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 
You’ll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was…


There’s a number in that picture, “Friendly Star,” which I think is one of the best things she ever did . We were moving in for a giant close-up. Judy looked up with those great liquid eyes of hers and it was the most fantastic shot in the world. “Cut,” I yelled. “Will someone please hand me a towel, I’ve just come!” Now that might be thought indelicate, but Judy loved that kind of foolishness . You always had to keep her spirits high.

-Charles Walters

The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
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