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Judy Garland

Judy Garland Sisterhood: Three Actresses To Have Portrayed Gay Icon Unite

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- It is late on a Wednesday night, after the final bows have been delivered on Broadway. The applause has died down and the last audience me...

How Much For Judy Garland's 'Wizard Of Oz' Ruby Slippers?

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

On the season premiere of "Hollywood Treasure" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy) auctioneer Joe Maddalena got his hands on a legendary piece of Hollywood his...

Diva Worship And Gay Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

With the passing of Whitney Houston and now Donna Summer, I've been thinking about why divas are so important to the gay community. Although not every gay boy or man worships divas, a good many do. Why is that? There are many theories.

Judy Garland Music Director Dies At 89

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Mort Lindsey, a composer and jazz pianist who was a music director for Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, has died. He was 89. Lindsey...

Judy Garland: Gone, But Still On The Comeback Trail

Liz Smith | Posted 07.01.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

"End of the Rainbow" is a troubling experience in Broadway's new musical theater, being both thrilling and depressing. I suppose the dichotomy of it all goes to the heart of those of us who remember the real, live Judy Garland and others, to whom her early tragic death and unending genius, remain mysterious.

The Death Of Judyism And What It Means For Gay Men

Carlos Fernandez | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Carlos Fernandez

Regardless of how difficult each of us gay men had it growing up, we all had a sense that we were "different." We listen and identify with icons like Judy because through their voices we can silence the one we hear inside ourselves that tells us we're wrong for being who we are.

LISTEN: Re-Live Judy Garland's Carnegie Hall Performance, 51 Years Later

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

It was called "the greatest night in showbiz history," and remains an inspiration for dozens of present-day pop performers. Exactly 51 years ago on Ap...

Stage Door: One Man, Two Guvnors, End of the Rainbow

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One Man, Two Guvnors is simply the funniest play on Broadway. From its stupendously silly one-liners to its outrageously silly plot, the show is a triumph of slapstick and satire. End of the Rainbowis also a tour de force.

How To Wear Florals Like Judy Garland

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of Judy Garland in a studio portrait circa 1945...

The New York Times: Judy Garland, Gay Icon Then And 'Over The Rainbow' Now

Robert Leleux | The New York Times | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices

LAST Saturday I invited my friend Brodie, a 30ish gay man like myself, to a preview performance of “End of the Rainbow,” Peter Quilter’s play ab...

Theater: There's Nothing at the End of the Rainbow for Judy

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This look at the legendary Judy Garland during her final comeback tour in London is made with all the affection and love in the world. That doesn't prevent it from being the worst sort of bio-musical.

Tracie Bennett: The Pot of Gold at Rainbow's End

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Do not miss Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. The petite frame, boyish chestnut do, twitchy gesture, agile thrashing, lusty bravado, pouting tantrums, and powerhouse voice, Tracie Bennett has the "Over the Rainbow" girl down.

A Stunning Portrayal Of Judy Garland's Final Days

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- History says Judy Garland accidentally died of a drug overdose in 1969. Don't believe it. The star of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Judgment at...

Judy Garland Lives on at West Hollywood's French Market

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

With 2012 marking the 90th birthday of Judy Garland, there's a special way to celebrate, at West Hollywood's French Market Showroom with acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac as a triumphant 1960s-era Judy Garland.

Before There Was Whitney, There Was Judy

Shelley Ross | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Shelley Ross

It is March 19, 2012 and the Belasco Theater in New York is debuting the preview of End of the Rainbow, the story of the last brilliant weeks in the life of Judy Garland

Liza Minnelli Talks Outliving Her Famous Friends On 'The Rosie Show'

Posted 05.12.2012 | TV

There is a notable photograph of four very close Hollywood friends from many years ago. In it and smiling back are Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mi...

Marta Eggerth, Operetta Superstar, Turning 100

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Sigman

There's no denying either the sheer beauty of Eggerth's singing or the overwhelming accomplishments of a (so far) 90-year career.

There's A Wizard Of Oz Silent Film?!

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

We've all seen Judy Garland follow the yellow brick road in the 1939's classic film, "The Wizard Of Oz," and hopefully most of us have seen Diana Ross...

Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...

Curtis M. Wong

Liza Looks Back: Minnelli Shares Intimate Details About Her Upcoming Show, 'Hot In Cleveland' And Judy Garland | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2012 | Gay Voices

She's captivated standing-room-only audiences across the globe, nabbed an Oscar for her role in a celebrated Hollywood musical and held court amongst ...

Maria Cooper Janis

Howard Kissel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

A dozen years ago Maria wrote about her father in Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers. The book had extensive photographs of the Coopers' private life. She keeps the voluminous photographs her mother saved in huge portfolios under a plush sofa in the living room.

Why The Christmas-Song Canon Has A Baby-Boomer Bias | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

Titled simply "Tradition," the popular web comic xkcd recently offered a theory about Christmas pop songs-specifically, the ones that never seem to go...

Why Judy Garland Is So Beloved

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

She is an empath. That is, she is someone who can not only feel others' pain but make the pain go away. I believe this quality is what makes Judy Ga...

Confessions Of A Judy Garland Impersonator

New York Times | Dan Barry | Posted 01.12.2012 | Gay Voices

DOWN some dark stairs, past cases of empty beer bottles, in the brick warren beneath the Off Off Broadway cabaret called Don't Tell Mama, a middle-age...

Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers Expected To Go For How Much?

The Cut | By: | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The most famous objet d'sparkle of our time is going up for auction! A pair of the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz, of which four ...