Introducing a brand new Judy Room Spotlight:
Judy Garland on the MGM Backlot.
Have you ever wondered where the famous “bloopface” scene from Easter Parade (1948) was filmed? Or how about the brilliant “On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe” number in The Harvey Girls (1945)? Now you can find out!
This new spotlight section expands on the article published in the 2013 Garlands for Judy Holiday Edition. Since that time, more research has brought to light interesting new details and clarification. The spotlight also provides more in-depth information, many more photos, and some fun facts. Some that might surprise you!
Additionally, there are interactive photos and maps showing the exact spots on the backlots where some of Judy’s most famous (and not so famous) scenes were filmed.
The spotlight section is split into two pages. Part One focuses on Lot One (not a backlot, but where all the soundstages and other buildings were) and Lot Two (with the famous New York Streets and “Andy Hardy” Street). Part Two focuses on Lot Three (where the iconic St. Louis Street was) and “Unknown Locations” which are just that, locations of scenes that we’ve been unable to verify just where they were filmed.
I hope everyone enjoys this virtual tour of the now gone MGM backlots, I know I enjoyed putting it all together!