might look obsessive - but it didn't start that way...
collection originally was a modest one, comprised mostly
of Judy's recordings, which are my main passion when
it comes to collecting Judy Garland memorabilia.
the advent of the home entertainment "revolution"
in the 1980's, along with the 50th (and now 60th) anniversary
of The Wizard Of Oz, so much of Judy's work became
available to the public for the first time in years -
creating new fans and generating re-releases of her huge
body of work. In the last ten years or so, historians
and film buffs alike have re-discovered the magic of Judy's
genius and art.
the years, The Judy Room has just grown into an entity
of it's own. Its been a labor of love, and is my personal
tribute to the lady whom I (and many others) consider
to be the "Greatest Talent Of The 20th Century."
the internet took off, many friends and family members
suggested that I put The Judy Room on the web. At first,
I didn't really think anyone would care about my crazy
collection. But then, once I decided to put The Judy Room
on the web, I realized that I not only had a creative
outlet for myself; but I had a way to share my knowledge
of Judy Garland and my collection with other fans around
the world. It also gave me the opportunity to finally
organize my timeline information into something more than
just "sheets of paper."
more I learned about building web sites, the more information
began to appear on these pages. And the more the site
grew, the more I've learned from other knowledgeable
film buffs and Garland "aficionados" around
of this ended up creating the site you see now. Which
is more that just the two pages showcasing the actual
room. Now, the site has grown into a fun and informative
online resource. The real cornerstone pages now are
the Timeline Pages. Constantly being updated
and corrected - thanks to all of the imput I receive
from people around the world - the Timeline Pages chronicle
Judy's life and career in an easy to read chronological
format. With pictures and links to help the reader along.
following are some of the main pages/sections of the Judy
- Hear Judy sing. Rare and familiar songs in MP3 format.
- Tons of photos. More photos are generously located
throughout all of the pages.
- "The Essential" products for Garland fans
and newbies alike. Including "Collector's items."
- Send Judy Garland email greetings to anyone with
an email address!
you'll see the Judy Room email address - I welcome any
and all imput regarding crucial dates in her career.
Judy Room is not intended to be a "complete" record
of Judy's life and career. Instead, The Judy Room is a celebration
of the legacy of Judy Garland, and a fun and informative
addendum to the many books and web sites which help to document
Judy's long and varied career.
there is some information about Judy Garland or products
that you are looking for and can't find, please feel free
and I'll do my best to get the information for you!
Likewise, if you find incorrect information, especially
in the TIMELINES,
feel free to email
with the correct information . And, please email
if you have information about specific dates and
events that ARE NOT listed in the timelines. Any and all
input is welcome!
A special thanks to Kim Loeffler for providing so many
images from her private collection - THANK YOU KIM!!! --
SEE KIM'S COLLECTION IN THE Another special thanks to Jim Johnson and his JUDY
Jim has graciously allowed me to provide links back to pages
on his masterful site. THANKS JIM!!!
I would like to extend a note of thanks and appreciation
to all of the Judy Garland web sites out there for honoring
Judy's memory so well - everyone has added their own special
talents & style in documenting the legacy of Judy Garland,
and ensuring that legacy lives on for future generations.