"Judy: A Legendary Film Career," Lavish Book About Late Icon, Published Aug. 23

News   "Judy: A Legendary Film Career," Lavish Book About Late Icon, Published Aug. 23
The indelible screen performances of entertainment icon Judy Garland are celebrated in the new book "Judy: A Legendary Film Career" by John Fricke, which is due out Aug. 23 from Running Press.

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Cover art for "Judy: A Legendary Film Career"

The 352-page hardcover, coffee table-sized book hits stores during the 75th anniversary year of Garland's screen debut in the 1936 film "Pigskin Parade." Hundreds of photos — many behind-the-scenes of her most iconic films — are featured for the first time. It retails for $30.

"Judy: A Legendary Film Career" offers new insight, synopsis, song listings, production credits, review highlights and quotes from Garland's contemporaries as it explores every screen appearance she made through her acclaimed final performance in the 1963 film "I Could Go On Singing."

Featured are numerous costume photos of Garland in preparation for the film of "Annie Get Your Gun," in which she was famously replaced by Betty Hutton. Fricke has also assembled back-stories and interviews about other Garland films that got away, including "Valley of the Dolls," "Royal Wedding" and "The Barkleys of Broadway."

"Judy: A Legendary Film Career" also provides a biography of Garland's life, from her early years, to her stage, concert and television work, through her untimely death at the age of 47.

Fricke is also the author of "The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Movie Classic." He also co-curated the Film Society of Lincoln Center's "All Singin', All Dancin', All Judy" retrospective earlier this summer.

Garland with Mickey Rooney in "Babes on Broadway"
Garland with Mickey Rooney in "Babes on Broadway"
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