Ruby slipper-wearing Judy Garland was one of the most beloved actresses of Hollywood's golden era. While her sudden passing was unfortunate, her exuberant voice lives on in a legacy of classics and musicals still enjoyed by many today. Find out more on this edition of Fast Facts.
Born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on June 10, 1922
Started singing with her two sisters, Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia, as part of the Gumm Sisters
Starred in the classic “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and was paid $500 for the project
Originally sang “Over The Rainbow” from the aforementioned film, which claimed the #1 spot in The American Film Institute’s list of “The 100 Years of The Greatest Songs”
Was considered an icon in the gay community in the 1950s and 1960s
Married five times and had three children, including singer-actress Liza Minnelli
Suffered from nervous breakdowns, attempted suicide and developed alcohol problems
Bounced back in 1954, starring in the musical remake of “A Star Is Born” wherein she was paid $100,000 plus 50% of profits for the film
Aired one season of “The Judy Garland Show" in 1963
Passed away on June 22, 1969 from a barbiturate overdose during her concert in Chelsea, London. She was 47.
“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”
“I wanted to believe and I tried my damndest to believe in the rainbow that I tried to get over and couldn’t. So what? Lots of people can’t…”
“When you have lived the life I’ve lived, when you’ve loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad — well, that’s when you realize you’ll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you’d rather die first.”
Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.
In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.
These glossy pages do not just boast of the world’s finest pictures. They are a blueprint of what it means to have photography in the world. Musée de l'Elysée has unzipped its vast archive to showcase these precious pages to the public.
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Lomography NYC is celebrating Film Photography Day for the third consecutive year. We are inviting all lomographers and analog enthusiasts to mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 11. To commemorate this day, we have organized an exciting line-up of events including live music and drinks!