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Judy Garland

  • Film

    December 11, 2013
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    September 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Judy Garland Rehearsal Footage--No Makeup!

    This is an astounding clip that alternates between Judy Garland singing "What The World Needs Now" on the TV show show Hollywood Palace in 1966 and her rehearsal footage of the same song, done without makeup, costume, or smiles. Show biz is amazing--and so was Judy.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    My Favorite Child Stars Of All Time

    Before you chime in with "But you forgot...": No, I didn't. These are my personal favorites. Feel free to tell me yours.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    The Five Funniest Scenes On Broadway This Season

    There was a lot of hilarious stuff this year--mostly intentional--but the following were easily the funniest "straight play" scenes of all. (5) In the farcical Don't Dress For Dinner (above), the French cook (Spencer Kayden) had to be turned into a soignee dinner guest, for reasons too silly to me ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 20, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    All-Star Night of 1000 Judys Is Coming!

    And I'm in it! It's a Judy Garland-obsessed show that benefits the Ali Forney Center. And guess who's going to be there, preaching at the shrine of Judyism?

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    22-Year-Old Theater Guy Insists: Young People DO Like Judy Garland!

    Twenty-two-year-old theater performer Jason Wise wasn't thrilled to read the New York Times piece lamenting the fact that Judy's greatness is lost on young gays (in the context of a discussion about End of the Rainbow, the Broadway play covering Judy's messy time in London towards the end of her lif ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 11, 2012

    End of the Rainbow: See Judy Crawl

    Why dwell on a great artist’s last desperate days?

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012

    TRASH TRIBUTE

    The Meeting is called to order

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    The Song "Some People" Through The Years

    Surely you know the song "Some People" from the musical Gypsy. Oh, you're straight and under 50?

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Two Christmas Songs I Really Hate!

    ​I know "hate" and "Christmas" probably shouldn't be in the same sentence, so how about "despise"? Anyway, I absolutely loathe "The Little Drummer Boy". I find it slow and tedious and pretentious and annoying. Hearing it over and over again is the equivalent of putting hot pokers under my n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Pick Your Triumphs, Not Just Your Battles

    ​The expression "Pick your battles" is a solid bit of advice that I've often ignored, sometimes wasting my time by going after unworthy enemies that leave me winning a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent. But I've always felt that people should choose their triumphs too!

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    Advocate Names Me #1

    EJ Camp​My new book made the top of the Advocate's Hot Sheet, which consists of 10 sizzling treats for your cultural enjoyment. This is my first number one--and I even beat Judy Garland! Thank you, Brandon Voss.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Who's The Greatest Drag King Ever In Movies?

    Barbra Streisand, 'Yentl'​I gave the guys their turn at drag validation. Now let's go for the guys who happen to gals. Which of these screen ladies convinced you, intrigued you, and really grabbed you in their macho getups? By the way, in the above photo, Barbra's the one on the right.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    'Night Of 1000 Judys' Is Tonight! They'll Sing 'Em All!

    ​No, not Judi Dench. Anyway, tonight's attractions: Jackie Hoffman will sing "Swanee." Tony winner Daisy Eagan will do "The Trolley Song." Emily Bergl (Desperate Housewives) will croon "Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart" And there will be more. They'll sing 'em all and they'll stay all n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2011

    Buy Marilyn Monroe's "Subway Dress" For Only $2 Million

    ​Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch is on sale for the low, low price of $2 million. It's the halter dress she wears while standing over the subway grate, trying to keep the skirt down. Actress Debbie Reynolds, 79, who is Carrie Fisher's mother, is also a movie memorabili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Beyonce, Streisand, and Willow Smith Bring Back The Movie Musical

    ​Last year, Burlesque was the only musical to hit the screen (unlike you count Camp Rock 2 and Scott Pilgrim), but somehow that was enough to make the genre catch fire again. No fewer than three major divas are going ahead with large-scale movie musicals. And interestingly, every one of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Camp Flashback: Valley of the Dolls Casting Weirdness

    ​The 1967 campfest Valley of the Dolls is the ultimate glossy film about three show biz glamour girls who fall into a big bottle of pills. (They should remake it with Britney, Paris, and Lindsay.) Interestingly, the book's author, Jackie Susann, wanted Liza Minnelli to play the part of risin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010
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    July 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    See The Restored Star Is Born This Sunday!

    ​No, not the Streisand version. The only way to restore that would be to shred it to pieces and sprinkle it all over Malibu. I'm talking about the 1954 Cukor-directed gem with Judy Garland at her most tremulously vulnerable and James Mason as her noble husband who marches into the ocean as s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    I Sang With Judy Garland

    ​Tommy Femia is the finest Judy Garland impersonator there is, so when he asked me to do a cameo in his show at Don't Tell Mama the other night, I DID tell mama. I was thrilled. The problem is, I have no act. I used to read Susanne Somers' poetry aloud at events like this, but that never got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    When Did You Know You Were Gay?

    ​If indeed you are gay, that is. If you're not, then when did you know you were straight, bi, or bicurious? Was it your reaction to your first Judy Garland song? Vin Diesel movie? Weekend in Palm Springs? I'll tell you how I knew. As a 12-year-old, I felt vaguely sexual and kept looking at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Best Movie Musical Of All Time

    ​This is exceedingly difficult to narrow down, seeing as I'm gay, but my top 10 would no doubt have to include: Two heart wrenching Judy Garland films that turn people gay (The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me In St. Louis) Two flashy Kander and Ebb adaptations with bright makeup and dark underpinni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Judy Garland TV Outtakes!

    Judy Garland's 1960's TV variety show often seemed to consist solely of outtakes. Judy appeared to be on the verge of semi collapse at times, though that usually made her rally and belt out a song brighter than ever, her trouper's invulnerability conquering all the physical and emotional realities ... More >>

  • Dance

    June 10, 2009
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    May 1, 2009

    Are You Ready For Stonewall's 40th Anniversary?

    "Join the Rainbow Pilgrimage" is the advertising slogan behind the attempt to make New York City into a lavender tourist destination this June when Gay Pride intersects with the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. "And what is Stonewall?" I hear anyone under a certain age (i.e., 90) asking. Well, it's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    The Ruby Slippers Are Missing!

    No one cares about Judy Garland anymore because Beyonce weirded up her memory with just 10-seconds' worth of "Over The Rainbow" at the Oscars. But one pair of the ruby slippers worn by Judy as she pranced to the Emerald City are gone, and attention must be paid! Thankfully, someone in Minnesota ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008

    GENDER- BENDER

    An evening with boylesque babe La JohnJoseph

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    July 2, 2008
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    June 29, 2008
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    June 10, 2008
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    March 28, 2006
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    April 26, 2005
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    November 9, 2004

    Closet Case

    Searching for queer clues and a tv producer who can pick them up

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    November 4, 2003
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    October 21, 2003
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    September 16, 2003
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    July 1, 2003

    Behind the Musicals

    The Need for Freed

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    February 4, 2003

    The Color of Paradise

    Turn Back the Clock

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    July 2, 2002
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    May 8, 2001
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    May 1, 2001
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    May 23, 2000
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    July 13, 1999

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    November 3, 1998
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