To: Arthur Freed Subject: Illness in Cast --- MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS From: Dave Friedman/Al Jennings Date: 1/12/44
At 11:20 last night Judy Garland phoned Al Jennings, assistant director, and said she was ill, she still had her headache, her eyes were beginning to swell, and that she would be unable to come in at all today.
Mr. Jennings called me, and I notified Mr. Freed. Decision was made to let the crew come in and line, light and rehearse the difficult boom shot we planned for today, going as far as we could with it without Miss Garland.
As a result, company did not shoot today.