Judy Garland Show 3
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More music! More stars! More of what millions have come to love about Hollywood's ingénue sweetheart of song, stage and screen is celebrated in the Emmy-nominated variety series The Judy Garland Show. Ending its critically acclaimed CBS-TV run after just one season (1963-64), the show's 26 episodes are revered by many today as the legendary entertainer's finest work. Come along for these delightful episodes featuring legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning songstress Lena Horne; comic actor Terry-Thomas (It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World); masterful, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning crooner Tony Bennett; comedian/singer Dick Shawn; and series regular Jerry Van Dyke. Restored and digitally remastered from the original videotapes and digitally remixed sound in 5.1 surround sound, this dynamic diva will move you like no one else!
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Dancing and singing and laughing, what a wonderful show. Unfortunately, there are only two shows per disk, so the $20 doesn't get you much.
Musical fireworks are ignited when Judy and Lena Horne share two duets. Lena also sings highly individualistic renditions of three Broadway standards-- "I Want To Be Happy" from "No, No, Nanette", "He Loves Me" from "She Loves Me", and "Where Is Love?" from "Oliver" (which Judy's son Joe Luft would also sing five months later on the Christmas episode). Terry Thomas offers some very dry, British humor and chats with Judy. In this segment, Judy relates how a British journalist praised her to her face and insulted her in print. In her newspaper column, the journalist called Judy "fat." Judy corrects the situation by remarking, with charming self-deprecation, "I was obese." Judy also tells this hilarious story, in a slighty different manner, on the historic "Judy At Carnegie Hall" album. From that same album, Judy sings "A Foggy Day In London Town" especially for Terry. Judy, Lena, and Terry join together for a uniquely staged rendition of Noel Coward's "Mad Dogs And Englishmen." Judy closes the show by (hilariously) recalling how she did not win the Academy Award she deserved for her performance in 1954's "A Star Is Born." It has been said that Judy had a divine sense of the absurd. In this segment, she demonstrates her uncanny ability to turn her personal disappointments into an epic joke. After this monologue, she sings an explosive version of "The Man That Got Away", her signature song from "A Star Is Born." This particular performance is often cited as one of the many reasons why Judy still sets the standard for live entertainment. Just watch this, and you will realize that no entertainer alive today ever comes close to Judy.
In the award-winning documentary "Judy Garland: The Concert Years", Tony Bennett praises Judy as "one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th Century." The mutual admiration between Tony and Judy is instantly apparent in the second episode. One only wishes Tony and Judy had performed together again. Judy proves equally at ease when singing the duet "My Buddy" with comedian Dick Shawn. Tony Bennett's solos include "True Blue Lou," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and "Keep Smiling At Trouble." Judy opens this episode with "If Love Were All" from Noel Coward's " Bitter Sweet." Judy concludes this episode with another hilarious story. She recalls when she was performing in concert at an oudoor theatre and a moth flew in her mouth as she sang. Moving effortlessly from humor to heartbreak, Judy sings "Stormy Weather", one of several show-stopping ballads from the "Judy At Carnegie Hall" album.