October 30, 2007

"I’ve always said you were our leading actress.... I am getting fat and pregnant and mean...."

Judy Garland writes to Katharine Hepburn.

6 comments:

B said...

Thank you for posting that article, Ann.

It also mentions Charlton Heston. I was able to see both Hepburn and Heston on stage at the Ahmanson in LA during the '76-77 season while in college (the student ticket price then, in advance: $11.00). Hepburn recreated her Broadway role in A Matter of Gravity, and Heston starred with Deborah Kerr and Andrew Prine in A Long Day's Journey into Night.

The other two plays that season: Maggie Smith and Brian Bedford in The Guardsman, and Richard Thomas in Merton of the Movies.

Always hated the phrase "those were the good old days", but . . . . .

(heavy sigh) . . . . .

ricpic said...

I never will forget Janet MacDonald,
To think of here it gives my heart a pang,
I never will forget, how that brave Janet,
Just stood there in the ruins and sang,
And sa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ang...

SAN FRANCISCO, open your Golden Gate.......

ricpic said...

To think of her. Dang.

Christy said...

A tender hearted girl who wouldn't kill an actor. Love it.

Let's order in pizza and do a Katherine Hepburn movie marathon! Chronological you think? Or box office?

Ron said...

I'd do a Hepburn festival if we could include Seabiscuit and Horse Feathers just to be able to see something a little less horsey faced then Her Imperious Majesty!

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Just wanted to hip you to this cool group on Yahoo called The Judy Garland Experience. They have all sorts of great, and constantly changing, ultra rare and unreleased files of Judy and lots of other musicians (Joe Turner, Aretha, Sinatra, Peggy Lee, JImmy Scott, Anita O'Day, Ruth Brown, Chet Baker etc). I mean the files are really great, if you are a music lover you have to join, I'm serious.
The group is pretty tite and has Judy's family members, other celebrities, fans, authors and lots more as members.
There is always some kind of an interesting discussion going on.
They also have mad pics, contests, polls,blah, blah, blah, you know what I mean, it's all good, check it out!
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/thejudygarlandexperience/