Interview with Ray Rackham – Writer-Director of the new play about Judy Garland, “Through the Mill”

Ray Rackham is a writer-director currently based in London, with a particular focus on musical theatre.  Rackham has directed the U.K. premiere of Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino’s A Catered Affair, Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, Carolyn Scott Jeff’s Fanny: A New MusicHall (recipient of the Birmingham Arts Festival “best show” award), Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Assassins, … Continue reading

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Interview with Randy L. Schmidt, author of “Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters”

Randy L. Schmidt is the author of the critically-acclaimed Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter and compiled and edited the newly updated and expanded Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader.  Schmidt’s book, Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters, was released in September 2014. In 2017, he will provide the foreword for … Continue reading

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The Judy Room’s “2015 Year In Review” is now available!

After a bit of a delay, The Judy Room’s “2015 Year In Review” is now available. 60 lavishly illustrated pages highlight the major Judy Garland events and products of 2015. Enjoy! Download the Print Ready version here! (76 megs) Download the smaller file sized web (mobile device) -friendly version here! (36 megs)    

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Interview with Rick Smith – Owner of the lost “A Star Is Born” Playback Disc – and more!

Rick Smith is a long-time record collector. He has stated about his “Lose That Long Face” lacquer featuring Judy Garland and Monette Moore that “These acetates are the kind made of an aluminum core with a durable black lacquer coating, not the ones made of soft wax or brittle shellac. I’m a longtime collector of … Continue reading

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Interview with Stevie Phillips – Author of “Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me…: A Memoir”

Stevie Phillips‘ new book, Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me…: A Memoir has caused quite a stir in Garfandom and become somewhat controversial.  Here at The Judy Room and Judy Garland News & Events, we like to hear from everyone, including those who’s opinions or viewpoints might not be … Continue reading

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Interview with Darren Stewart-Jones, author of the play “The Judy Monologues”

Darren Stewart-Jones was made in England and exported to Canada at a young age. He is a longtime Judy Garland fan. His original songs, At The Opera, Just Like Judy and The Ballad of Judy Garland are available on iTunes, as are his renditions of Santa Baby and Let It Snow. His one-act play, The … Continue reading

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Tune In March 28th for Radio Interview with John Haley

On March 28, from 9 – 10 p.m. EST (and scheduled for re-airing on Sunday March 29, 6 – 7 p.m. EST), WRMZ Radio interviews Audio Engineer John H. Haley, who performed the restoration work for Judy Garland: Swan Songs, First Flights. In this interview, John discusses the set and his work on it, and selections from the … Continue reading

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