On This Day In Judy Garland’s Life And Career – June 3

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“Much of the appeal that … Judy retains is in nostalgia.” –  Uncredited, 1963



June 3, 1939:  Babes In Arms filming continued, this time on MGM’s Backlot #2, on the “Exterior Bus Terminal” (the Small Town Square section of the backlot) and the “Exterior Patsy’s Home” (the New England – later known as Andy Hardy – Street).  Time called: 9 a.m.; lunch: 12:35-1:35 p.m.; dismissed: 5:55 p.m.

The pages above are from the “Garlands For Judy” webzine’s special edition, “Judy on the Backlot.”



Judy Garland on the set of "Strike Up The Band"

June 3, 1940:  Filming on Strike Up The Band continued with filming on the “Interior Holden Home” and “Interior Willy’s Bedroom” sets.  Judy reported to makeup at 7:37 a.m.  She was due on the set at 9 a.m. and was on time.  Dismissed: 4:37 p.m.

Jimmy Fidler's column about Judy Garland June 3, 1940

Also on June 3, 1940:  Did you know that Judy Garland’s grandfather was a train engineer who once met stage legend, Lillian Russell?  According to Jimmy Fidler, it’s true.



Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy in "For me And My Gal" 1943

June 3, 1942:  Judy dubbing work on For Me And My Gal.  time called: 1 p.m.; dismissed: 5 p.m.

Check out The Judy Room’s Filmography Pages on For Me And My Gal here.

Judy Garland on the set of "For Me And My Gal"

Also on June 3, 1942:  Paul Harrison’s column tells the story of his visiting Judy on the set of For Me And My Gal when she heard that husband David Rose was in a train wreck.  That is a wreck of his fully functioning miniature trains on their property.



Judy Garland at the Robin Hood Dell in Phladelphia

June 3, 1943:  Here’s an early notice announcing Judy’s upcoming concert at the Robin Hood Dell in Philadelphia, July 1st.  The concert was Judy’s first time “in concert” as an adult and was a preview, of sorts, of her legendary “concert years” that began in 1951.



Judy Garland & Bing Crosby - Mail Call June 3, 1944

June 3, 1944:  Judy, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Hope recorded “Command Performance #122” aired.  Discs of the recording were sent out to military facilities around the world for airing over the Armed Forces Radio Services network.  The show was also broadcast on June 25, 1944.

This episode was hosted by Bing Crosby and Judy, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Hope were the guests. Judy performed “The Dixieland Band” and duetted with Bing on “Something To Remember You By.”

You can listen to, and download, the entire show here.

The show was released on CD in 1992Download that CD here.

Judy’s performance of “Dixieland Band” has been remastered and was featured on the 2010 4-CD set from JSP Records, “Lost Tracks.”



June 3, 1947:  Filming on The Pirate continued with scenes shot on the “Exterior Gallows” set.  time called: 10:15 a.m.; dismissed: 5:50 p.m.

Check out The Judy Room’s Filmography Pages on The Pirate here.



September 16, 1963, Judy Garland with Carolyn Jones, June Allyson, Pam Powell (June's daughter), and Liza Minnelli, having a press conference protesting the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four young girls and injured over 20 people. 

June 3, 1963:  Judy took June Allyson, Aaron Spelling, and Aaron’s wife, Carolyn Jones, from LaScala’s restaurant in Beverly Hills, to Sid Luft’s office down the street to watch Liza appear on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show,” guest hosted by Arthur Godfrey.  Liza was on last, at 12:45 a.m.

I have no photos of the event or of Liza’s appearance, but here’s a photo from September 16, 1963, of Judy with Carolyn Jones, June Allyson, Pam Powell (June’s daughter), and Liza Minnelli, having a press conference protesting the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four young girls and injured over 20 people.



Judy Garland has fame but her story is tragic

June 3, 1964:  This rather odd article appeared in the Oneonta Star newspaper out of Oneonta, New York.  No author is credited.  Judy was indeed in Hong Kong at this time, convalescing after her near-death experience.




 

 

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