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Judy Garland : A Biography

By: Edwards, Anne

1589797876 / 9781589797871
Paperback / softback
791.43028092
16/04/2013
Stock expected by 14/12/2019
United States
141 x 216 mm, 494 grams 382 pages, 74 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
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Praised as "undoubtedly the best of the many books on Judy Garland" by no less a critic than John Lahr (the son of Bert Lahr, the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz), Anne Edwards's biography attempts to present a complete picture of the late actress, and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman that is central to lesser biographies.

From Edwards's account we learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results.

A student of great poets-Shelley, Keats, and Browning in particular-she often tried her own hand at verse; surviving poems are reproduced here.

Above all Judy Garland sought to please, whether it was an audience or a studio head, and therein lies her powerful and heartbreaking story.

BIC:

APB Individual actors & performers, BGF Biography: arts & entertainment

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