It’s all Judy Garland, all the time! This week, Stacie kicks us off with the mysterious and incredibly brief marriage between actress Renee Zellweger and country star Kenny Chesney. They tied the knot after knowing each other just five months, and when Renee filed to annul the marriage for “fraud” four months later, the media turned an ugly eye to Kenny.
Then, Alicia has the heartbreaking story of Trashy Divorces All-Star Judy Garland, whose five marriages and four divorces were probably a predictable outcome of the horrifying ways she was mistreated as a child.
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Judy: The Films and Career of Judy Garland, by Joe Morella and Edward Epstein
Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters, by Randy L. Schmidt
Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, by Kenneth L. Geist
The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney, by Richard A. Lerzman and William J. Birnes
The Men Who Made the Movies, by Richard Schickel
Vincent Minnelli: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer, by Emanuel Levy
Debbie: My Life, by Debbie Reynolds
Life is Too Short, by Mickey Rooney
Judy Garland Dies in London at 47; Tragedy Haunts Star, LA Times, June 23, 1969
Over the Rainbow, and Then Some! Vanity Fair, May 2011
Judy Garland’s Funeral Draws Her Colleagues, The New York Times, June 28, 1969
Obituaries: Mark Herron, Judy Garland’s Fourth Husband, LA Times, January 19, 1996
Judy Garland’s Five Husbands: How the Men in Her Life Tried to Save Her from Tragedy, People, January 28, 2017
The Real Vincente Minelli, The Advocate, May 2009