Here are the first chapters of The Judy Garland Wars: Preface – by Lawrence Schulman Introduction Chapter One – My Early Years Chapter Two – Getting Online Stay tuned for more…
CHAPTER TWO – GETTING ONLINE I went to 35 years of age without being exposed to the bizarre underbelly of Judy Garland fandom (the Garfreaks). That fact didn’t make my enjoyment or her performances (whether on video, record, TV…) any worse. I had one best friend, Andy, who was as big a fan as I … Continue reading
CHAPTER ONE – MY EARLY YEARS It’s always best to start at the beginning. – Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Wise words from the always wise Glinda. I’ll take her advice. The beginning of this series starts at the beginning of my awareness and idolatry of Judy Garland. I was first introduced to Judy … Continue reading
INTRODUCTION Judy Garland fans are hardcore. I should know, I’m one of them. Garfans (as I call them) are divided into two groups: the fans and the freaks. Call them Garfans and Garfreaks, if you will. Garfreaks constitute one of the most hardcore celebrity fan bases out there. They define the term “fan” in the … Continue reading
THE JUDY GARLAND WARS – PREFACE by Lawrence Schulman It first started, I suppose, in 1967 in the lobby of The Palace, where it was Judy Garland’s opening night. My discovery of Garland dated from the 1950s when I saw The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born on television, and watched her very … Continue reading
Truth is stranger than fiction, and that’s the truth! It’s the wacky, wild, mad-mad-mad-mad world of Judy Garland fandom. It’s all here! The drama, the comedy, the love, the hate, the excesses – and so much more. The Judy Garland Wars © -or- “How I survived the wacky world of Judy Garland Fandom” will lay … Continue reading
It’s here! The Judy Room’s 2014 Year in Review. Click on the image and link go to The Judy Room’s Year in Review page and download the print-ready and web-friendly versions. Enjoy!