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Judy Garland : the other side of the rainbow

Author: Michael Freedland
Publisher: London : JR Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stripped bare, without the hype, this is a unique biography of the superstar born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It reveals how she was shunned by local people when she made her only visit back to her birthplace by people who considered her a Jezebel, how her father was run out of town because he was gay, and how overworked she was while making The Wizard of Oz. The man who established the first Judy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Judy Garland; Judy Garland; Judy Garland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Freedland
ISBN: 9781907532092 1907532099
OCLC Number: 651077372
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 259 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a girl, a woman, and a rainbow --
Grand Rapids --
Lancaster --
Out and about --
MGM --
The wizard of Oz --
The Hollywood years --
Troubles and triumphs ahead --
A star is reborn --
The roller-coaster years --
More triumphs, more troubles --
The falling sixties --
The car wreck --
Television and all that --
Around the world --
desperately --
They saw it coming --
The wrong side of the rainbow.
Responsibility: Michael Freedland.

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This biography of the superstar born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is based on talks with people who actually knew her - from the woman who used to babysit the star to the producers,  Read more...

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'Offers a fresh insight into the life of one of the world's greatest entertainers. In it, individuals who knew the singer speak openly about her for the first time' Daily Express 20101124

 
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