‘The Real Judy Garland’ Webinar
In a cultural moment when both Rene Zellweger and Lady Gaga have both won Academy Awards by invoking the icon of singer-actress Judy Garland, it’s time to give you the real thing; from her early years in the hardly-famous “Gumm Sisters” singing trio, to her rise up the ladder of Hollywood stardom with classic movie musicals like The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me in St. Louis, to her triumphant final act before tragically passing away at the age of 47.
Join New York Adventure Club as we uncover the life of showbiz legend Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm), who at barely five feet tall, established herself as a giant of the entertainment industry, and of the larger American culture.
Led by Grammy-nominated Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald , our virtual exploration into the life and legacy of Judy Garland will include:
- The long and winding road of Judy’s career, from her rise to fame, to fall from grace, to remarkable comeback as Vicki Lester in the 1954 movie A Star is Born
- Her personal life, from her ups and downs, follies and foibles, and the men and marriages
- Video clips of Judy’s greatest performances, which showcase her superhuman abilities as a singer and entertainer
- A discussion around why we still celebrate her life, image, sound, and fury, and why she still matters to millions of people — young and old — after her untimely passing in 1969
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Will — any and all questions about Judy Garland are welcomed and encouraged!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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Will Friedwald is a featured arts writer for The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, and the award-winning author of ten books on music and popular culture, including the new Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole, as well as A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.Buy tickets/get more info now