Judy Garland

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Judy Garland, a luminous star whose legacy continues to shine brightly in the world of entertainment. Born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, Judy Garland's life and career were marked by extraordinary talent, incredible achievements, and an enduring influence on the realms of music and film.


BearManor Media, to commemorate the centennial in 2022 of Judy Garland’s birth, is proud to announce the publication of the 2-volume book, Garland – That’s Beyond Entertainment – Reflections on Judy Garland, by award-winning music producer, critic, and translator Lawrence Schulman.


High Definition Tape Transfers, as part of its bundle of new Judy Garland releases celebrating the centennial of her birth, is proud to announce its latest release in her honor, Judy Garland – The Lost Vegas Show – New Frontier Hotel – July 16, 1956, a previously unissued performance taped on her opening night, which was also her nightclub debut.

BearManor Media is proud to announce that, to commemorate the centennial this year of Judy Garland’s birth, it will publish two new books on her in 2023.

The first will be Judy Garland: Splendor and Downfall of a Legend by Bertrand Tessier. A French biography of the famed American film star and singer first published by Archipel (Paris) in 2019, it has been translated by Garland scholar Lawrence Schulman, who has also provided a Foreword.


Frank Sinatra walks into a bar...

Well, Frank called it a “bistro,” and Jilly’s on 52nd Street even had matchbooks that when opened read, “My favorite bistro — Frank Sinatra.” Jilly’s also featured Frank’s “favorite saloon singer,” Bobby Cole, who held court there for many years. His other gigs around New York landed him a recording contract with Columbia, but the 1960 release from the Bobby Cole Trio, while well reviewed, failed to gain traction. It featured no original material from Cole, and was essentially a recorded version of his Jilly’s act — one hard to capture on LP.

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