**Not to be mistaken with bibliography**
(These are just in the order that I happened to come across them, I rate all of them a 10/10)
Gave me a basic understanding of who Judy Garland was, and what she stood for. I learnt about how she felt about her predominantly gay following, as well as one possibility on what could have happened if she hadn’t died in 1969. I also didn’t realize how humorous Judy was.
I learnt that, from an extremely young age, Judy’s mother stuffed pills down her throat. She would stop for nothing, until her baby was famous. Amphetamines, pep pills, and sleeping pills were the norm, for a preteen. From a very young age, she was addicted to the pills that would eventually kill her.
Taught me about Judy’s final film with the MGM productions corporation, Easter Parade. I was reading her schedule for filming, and noticed just how much she was working. During this film, she missed many days due to her plummeting health conditions.
These two sites, were mainly for my speech, giving me some important details pertaining to the history of Dorothy’s red slippers. I did my speech, from their perspective. They are great sites, that are extremely informative on her shoes.
Judy’s most well known film, is the Wizard of Oz. This website was really helpful, and taught me a lot about the, “Behind the scenes,” of filming the iconic movie. I learnt about how her cast members treated her, the disastrous filming process, as well as how they filmed each scene.
Made me realize who Judy was competing against. From the very beginning, Judy wasn’t a star, like Shirley Temple. Shirley didn’t have the natural ability that Judy had though, referring to her acting and singing. After the Wizard of Oz, Judy’s ability started to be appreciated.
This article was more of an overview of Judy’s life. It was a good research tool, because it helped me zoom in on the sad parts of her life. I always like having two sides to every story, and this was definitely one of those sides.
Was really helpful for my speech. It zoomed in to the, “not-so-pretty,” parts of the Wizard of Oz filming. It had many little known facts, and after looking them up on several other websites, they were all true. A lot of the facts are vague versions of the real thing.
Although partially outdated, this website took a better look at the exploitation of Judy Garland during the filming of the Wizard of Oz. This is a definite must-read article, for people looking to find a second side to Judy’s perfect life.
This is a Judy Garland fan’s blog page, so it glazes over the sad parts of her life, but I read a few of his entries, to learn more about the types of fans she had. It was really interesting to hear his view on her different kinds of fans. You can also read a few of his other entries, links are in his blog!
Although it’s not directly related to Judy, it was good to research with. I learnt more about why she might have been drawn to marry gay men, and why she never realized they were homosexual.
I used this website near the end of my project, to compare how I thought Judy felt about certain objects and people in her life, versus what she stated in her quotes. I agreed with all of the quotes, but I think it’d be better to read them in the beginning of the project.
This website had some great trivia questions, to refresh my memory near the end of the project. Seeing as, after presenting my speech, I didn’t do very much research. It would also be a great starting point if you want to learn about Judy Garland, for whatever reason.
Here is the link, just in case the movie doesn’t show on your screen: )
This is a movie based off of Lorna Luft’s, (Judy’s daughter) book. It’s a great source, that was really interesting, and more fun to watch, then just reading pages of words. I 100% recommend! (You can also find part two and three of the movie on youtube… I watched them as well.)
I read more of this book, because I picked it up, and just couldn’t put it back down. It is a biography, but its entertaining. It feels more like a story, because its not straight facts. My favourite part was near the beginning, when it talked about her parents life before Judy. This is a great read for those of you looking for an interesting biography.
I didn’t read much of this book, due to time restrictions; but the parts that I did read were extremely informative, and interesting. Honestly though, over the course of Eminent, I’ve come to love anything about Judy, as you will.
Hope this helps! Feel free to leave a comment for any clarification, I’d be happy to help! 😀