Sun. Jul 14th, 2024
Judy Garland's life was tragic, with multiple failed marriages.

Judy Garland by Eric Carpenter for en:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Public domain

S22E20: Judy Garland (Trashy Divorces Classics)

In celebration of Pride month, Alicia brings out of the Trashy Divorces Classics the tale of the Queen of the Gays – Judy Garland! Her story is heartbreaking, with five marriages and four divorces that were probably a predictable outcome of the horrifying ways she was mistreated as a child.

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Alicia’s Receipts


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

Judy and Mickey: The long, fruitful, and tortured relationships between Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and MGM, Slate, October 30, 2015

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

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