Garland's career encompassed every type of entertainment
medium of the 20th Century. Beginning in Vaudeville,
she went on to radio, films, records, television,
and the concert stage. She was so effective in
every venue that during her lifetime she was referred
to as a " living legend". No other performer
of the 20th Century could wear the title "Miss
Show Business" and/or "The World's Greatest
Entertainer" better than Judy Garland.
Judy was awarded an Academy Award, a Tony, a Grammy,
a Golden Globe, and countless others. In the years
after her death, she was still making news. Her
presence in the That's Entertainment
series of films helped to make them box office
hits. Both the soundtrack to A Star Is Born
(Warner Bros. 1954) and her 1961 concert album
"Judy At Carnegie Hall" have never been
out of print. Among other post-life
acheivements, in 1997 she was posthumously awarded
a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by
the Recording Industry Association of America.
In 2001 her recording of "Over The Rainbow"
was voted as the number one "Song of the
Century" in a poll conducted by the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry
Association of America. And as recently as 2004
her version of "Over The Rainbow" was
voted the Number One Movie Song by the American
Film Institute (out of a pool of 300 great performances).
Aside from all of the awards and accolades, what
Judy Garland has left behind is an incredible
legacy of performances. Whether it be on records,
in films, on radio "air checks", or
on TV, Judy Garland was almost always being recorded,
from the age of 7 through a few weeks before her
death at 47 in 1969. The happy result of this
is the unbelievably vast wealth of riches in her
many, many performances which - thanks to 20th
(and 21st) century technology - has been preserved
for future generations.
The pages here are not meant to be complete lists
of Judy Garland DVDs, CDs, Books, etc. Instead,
these pages feature what I consider to be the
"best" of Judy's DVD's, CDs, Books,
and more. The "more" being special collector's
editions, boxed sets, rare items, a few oddities,
and anything else that may be of interest to both
the serious collector and the "casual fan".