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Golden Years

Title:
THE GOLDEN YEARS AT MGM
Category:
Home Video
Label:
MGM/UA Home Video
Catalog Number:
ML104869
Release Date:
1994
Type:
Laser Disc
Discs:
5
Length:
Not given
Availability:
Out Of Print

Judy Room Spotlight on Ziegfled Girl Section



ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
Back of the box

This out of print laser disc boxed set is still, in my opinion, the best Garland home video collection ever produced. The recent DVD "signature" collection may have more films, but it does not contain the hours of Judy's MGM prerecordings as this does.

The video portion of his set features the restored versions of The Harvey Girls (1946), The Pirate (1948), and Summer Stock (1950).

Also featured are the following performances and/or short subjects:
"That's The Good Old Sunny South" (The Big Revue - Vitaphone 1929)
"La Cucharacha" (La Fiesta de Santa Barbara - MGM 1935)
"My Intuition" (Outtake from The Harvey Girls - MGM 1946)
"March Of The Doagies" (Outtake from The Harvey Girls - MGM 1946)
"March Of The Doagies" Reprise (Outtake from The Harvey Girls - MGM 1946)
"Silent Night" (1937 MGM Exhibitor's Christmas Trailer)
"If I Forget You" (Circa 1940 short)
Excerpt from We Must Have Music (1941 MGM "Romance of Celluloid" short)
"Over The Rainbow" ("Command Performance, U.S.A.," short circa 1942)
"Last Night When We Were Young" (Outtake from In The Good Old Summertime - MGM 1949)
Every Sunday (Short - MGM 1936)
Bubbles (Short - Vitaphone 1930)
"God's Country"/"My Day"/"Good Morning" (Deleted sequence from Babes In Arms - MGM 1939)
"The Joint Is Really Jumpin'" (Thousands Cheer - MGM 1943)

Insert Plus all of the existing trailers to Judy's films except Pigskin Parade (20th Century-Fox 1936), A Star Is Born (Warner Bros. 1954), Pepe (Columbia 1960), and Gay Purr-ee (Warner Bros. 1962) are featured in chronological order.

And finally, the video portion of the set closes with the following two segments:

1) "The Judy Garland Stereo Scrapbook" - A special program of the following Garland film performances presented with true stereo audio for the first time:
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"/"For Me And My Gal" (For Me And My Gal - MGM 1942)
"Where There's Music"/"Three O'Clock In The Morning"/"Broadway Rhythm" (Presenting Lily Mars - MGM 1943)
"On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (The Harvey Girls - MGM 1946)
"Mack The Black" (The Pirate - MGM 1948)

2) "There'll Always Be An Encore":
"FDR Jones" (Babes On Broadway - MGM 1941)
"Look For The Silver Lining" (Till The Clouds Roll By - MGM 1946)

This laser set is still the only source for the bulk of prerecordings included. Rhino Records has released many of these prerecordings in their series of restored CD soundtracks of MGM's musicals but even those mostly include only the final versions as presented in the films, and not the multiple takes.

Images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.

Album cover restoration provided by "Alex in Belgium" - thank you Alex!



AUDIO PROGRAM TRACK LISTING

All performances recorded at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Culver City, California
except the first 4 performances on Side 1, and the last 7 performances on Side 9.
All films released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer except where noted.

* indiates the song was remixed from origial multi-channel recordings to stereo

† indicates the song was deleted from the release print of the film

^ indicates an alternate or partial alternate take

‡ indicated that the recording is an alternate take and/or includes
additional material that was not used in the release print of the film.

Song Title
Performed with...
Date Recorded
Side 1
A Holiday In Storyland
(First National/Vitaphone - 1929)
Holiday In Storyland  
November 1929
When The Butterflies Kiss the Buttercups Goodbye (as The Three Kute Kiddies [The Gumm Sisters])  
November 1929
Blue Butterfly (Baby Gumm's [Judy Garland's] first on screen solo)  
November 1929
The Wedding Of Jack And Jill
(First National/Vitaphone - 1929)
Hang On To A Rainbow  
November 1929
Your Broadway And My Broadway (Take 7) The MGM Studio Chorus
03-14-1937
Your Broadway And My Broadway (Take 8) The MGM Studio Chorus
03-14-1937
Yours And Mine (Take 9) The St. Brendan's Boys Choir and Eloise Rawitzer 04-16-1937
Yours And Mine (Take 11) The St. Brendan's Boys Choir and Eloise Rawitzer
04-16-1937
Everybody Sing, Part 1 (Take 6) ^  
03-05-1937
Everybody Sing, Part 1 (Take 7) ^  
03-05-1937
Everybody Sing, Part 1 (Take 8) ^  
03-05-1937
Everybody Sing, Part 2 (Take 4) Sophie Tucker, Barnett Parker, J.D. Jewkes and Chorus
03-05-1937
Everybody Sing, Part 2 (Take 6 ) Sophie Tucker, Barnett Parker, J.D. Jewkes and Chorus
03-05-1937
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You ^  
05-07-1937
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You
(Tag Only, Take 1)
^
 
05-07-1937
(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You
(Tag Only, Take 2)
^
 
05-07-1937
Got A Pair Of New Shoes (Complete Version)  
09-20-1937
Got A Pair Of New Shoes (Short Version, Take 6)  
09-20-1937
Main Title Music (Take 1) Mickey Rooney & Ronald Sinclair
10-24-1937
Got A Pair Of New Shoes (Finale Version) ^ Mickey Rooney & Ronald Sinclair
10-24-1937
Got A Pair Of New Shoes (Finale Version, Alternate Take) ^ Mickey Rooney & Ronald Sinclair
10-24-1937
Swing Mr. Mendelssohn (Complete Version) The St. Brendan's Boys Choir
08-26-1937
Swing Mr. Mendelssohn (Part 1, Alternate Take) The St. Brendan's Boys Choir
08-26-1937
Melody Farm (Complete Version)  
10-04-1937
Side 2
Everybody Sing (1938) (continued)
Melody Farm (Part 1, Alternate Take)  
10-04-1937
Melody Farm (Part 2, Takes 4 - 6)  
10-04-1937
Melody Farm (Part 4, Takes 2 & 3)  
10-04-1937
Melody Farm (Parts 3 & 4, Take 2)  
10-04-1937
In-Between ‡ *  
06-24-1938
Meet The Beet Of My Heart ‡ *  
06-24-1938
All I Do Is Dream Of You † *  
05-10-1940
Buds won't Bud (Only Part 1 of this song survives)  
03-14-1940
Alone ^  
05-10-1940
Alone (Reprise) ^  
05-10-1940
I'm Nobody's Baby ^ *  
03-14-1940
The Curse Of The Aching Heart (deleted from the show-within-a-show, "Gay 90's" parody, Nell Of New Rochelle)  
04-23-1940
Danny Boy (Take 6)  
09-10-1940
Danny Boy (Take 7) ^  
09-10-1940
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow (Parts 1 & 2) ^  
09-10-1940 &
09-09-1940
Singin' In The Rain ^  
09-09-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Comedy Version, Take 3)
^
 
11-13-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Comedy Version, Take 4)
^
 
11-13-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Ballad Version, Take 4)
^
 
11-13-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Ballad Version, Takes 5 & 6) ^
 
11-13-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Ballad Version, Take 7) ^
 
11-13-1940
We Must Have Music/Special Material/You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Original Finale) † ^ Tony Martin, Six Hits and a Miss, and Chorus
12-22-1940
Special Material/I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Deleted Finale Reprise)
† ^
Tony Martin
12-22-1940
Side 3
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) (continued)
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Deleted Finale Reprise)
† ^
 
12-22-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Deleted Finale Reprise, Take 3)
† ^ *
 
12-22-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Deleted Finale Reprise, Take 4)
† ^ *
 
12-22-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Deleted Finale Reprise, Take 5)
† ^ *
 
12-22-1940
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(Deleted Finale Reprise, Take 6)
† ^ *
 
12-22-1940
America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) Chorus
05-19-1941
Easy To Love † *  
06-04-1941 &
06-25-1941
Easy To Love (Alternate Take) † *  
06-04-1941 &
06-25-1941
Abide With Me † *  
06-04-1941
The Rosary † *  
06-04-1941 &
06-23-1941
For Me And My Gal * Gene Kelly
03-21-1942
For Me And My Gal (2 Tags) Gene Kelly
03-21-1941
The Doll Shop/Oh, You Beautiful Doll * Lucille Norman, George Murphy & Chorus
03-20-1942
The Doll Shop/Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Part 2) * Lucille Norman, George Murphy & Chorus
03-20-1942
Don't Leave Me Daddy (The Doll Shop) *  
03-20-1942
Don't Leave Me Daddy (The Doll Shop) (Alternate) *  
03-20-1942
The Doll Shop (Tag) *  
03-20-1942
By The Beautiful Sea * George Murphy, Ben Blue & Chorus
03-20-1942
When You Wore A Tulip * Gene Kelly
05-26-1942
After You've Gone *  
03-24-1942
Till We Meet Again * Lucille Norman, The King's Men & Chorus
03-27-1942
Ballin' The Jack * Gene Kelly
03-21-1942
How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? * Chorus
03-27-1942
Where Do We Go From Here * The King's Men & Chorus
03-27-1942

Y.M.C.A. Montage: *
  It's A Long Way To Tipperary
  Goodbye Broadway! Hello, France!
  Smiles

  Oh, Frenchy
  Pack Up Your Troubles

Gene Kelly, Ben Blue & Chorus
05-26-1942
Smiles ‡ *  
06-25-1942
Don't Bit The Hand That's Feeding You † * Abe Dinovitch & Maude Erickson
05-26-1942
Three Cheers For The Yanks † * Six Hits and a Miss, Chorus
05-27-1942
Side 4
For Me And My Gal (1942) (continued)
Three Cheers For The Yanks (Orchestra Cover Track)
(Judy is not a participant in this)
† *
 
05-27-1942
For Me And My Gal (Deleted Finale) † * George Murphy, Gene Kelly & Chorus
03-27-1942
For Me And My Gal (Deleted Finale, Tag) † * George Murphy, Gene Kelly & Chorus
03-27-1942
When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Finale, Part 1) *  
06-25-1942
For Me And My Gal (Revised Finale, Part 2) * Gene Kelly & Chorus
06-25-1942
Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son  
07-28-1942
Ev'ry Little Movement * Mary kent (Dubbing for Connie Gilchrist)
07-28-1942
When I Look At You * Bob Crosby& His Orchestra
09-18-1942
Caro Mona (When I Look At You, Comedy Version) * Bob Crosby & His Orchestra
09-18-1942
Presenting Lily Mars/Paging Mr. Greenback † * Chorus
10-16-1942
Where There's Music (Finale, Part 1) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943
Where There's Music (Finale, Part 2) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943
Where There's Music (Finale, Part 3) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943
Where There's Music (Finale, Part 4) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943
Where There's Music (Finale, Part 5) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943
Where There's Music (Finale, Part 5) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943
Where There's Music (Finale, Pick-Up) ‡ * Chorus
03-05-1943

Where There's Music
(Finale, Complete Edited Version)
‡ *
  St. Louis Blues
  It's A Long Way to Tipperary
  In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
  Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
  Three O'Clock In The Morning
  Broadway Rhythm

Judy Carol, Ralph Blane, Six Hits and a Miss, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Chorus
03-05-1943
(Broadway Rhythm recorded 03-04-1943)
It's A Great Big World Virginia O'Brien & Marion Doenges (Dubbing for Cyd Charisse)
01-05-1945
It's A Great Big World (Pick-Up) * Virginia O'Brien & Marion Doenges (Dubbing for Cyd Charisse)
01-05-1945
Side 5
The Harvey Girls (1946) (continued)
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(Part 1, Take 4)
*
Cyd Charisse, Virginia O'Brien, Marjorie Main, Ray Bolger, (click here for continuation)
01-08-1945
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(Part 1, Take 5)
*
(same as above)
01-08-1945
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(Part 2)
*
(same as above)
01-08-1945
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(Part 3)
*
(same as above)
01-08-1945
On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(Complete Version)
*
(same as above)
01-08-1945
Training Montage (The Train Must Be Fed) * Edward Earle, Selena Royle, Marjorie Main, Joe Karnes, Elva Kellogg, & The Harvey Girls (Judy was working elsewhere so her solo lines were dubbed in later)
01-13-1945
Training Montage (Alternate Take) * (same as above)
01-13-1945
The Wild, Wild West (with piano) * Virginia O'Brien (solo)
01-29-1945
The Wild, Wild West (Synch with Orchestra Track) * Virginia O'Brien (solo)
01-29-1945
Ray Bolger Dance Sequence
(On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe)
Orchestra Only
02-15-1945
Ray Bolger Dance Sequence
(On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe) (Take 2)
Orchestra Only
02-15-1945
Oh, You Kid * Virginia Reece (Dubbing for Angela Lansbury) (solo)
02-15-1945
Wait And See (Incomplete) * Kenny Baker (solo)
02-15-1945
Wait And See * Kenny Baker & Marion Doenges (Dubbing for Cyd Charisse) (duet)
02-16-1945
My Intuition † * John Hodiak
02-17-1945
In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down) *  
02-16-1945
In The Valley (Choral Reprise) † * Kenny Baker & Chorus (only)
02-17-1945
Side 6
The Harvey Girls (1946) (continued)
March Of The Doagies † * Joe Karnes, Frank Laine, Don Ellis, Eugene Dorian, Ralph Blane, Don Williams, & Chorus
02-17-1945
March Of The Doagies (Reprise) † * Chorus
02-17-1945
Hayride † * Ray Bolger & Chorus
02-19-1945
Hayride (Pick-Up) † *  
02-19-1945
Swing Your Partner Round And Round (Parts 1 & 2) * Marjorie Main, The Harvey Girls, & Chorus
02-19-1945
Swing Your Partner Round And Round (Part 3) * Marjorie Main, The Harvey Girls, & Chorus
02-19-1945
Swing Your Partner Round And Round (Complete) * Marjorie Main, The Harvey Girls, & Chorus
02-19-1945
In The Valley (Reprise) Rehearsal recording with Kay Thompson; Roger Edens on piano
Unknown
The Pirate (1948)
Mack The Black (1st Deleted Version) Chorus
12-28-1946
Mack The Black (2nd Deleted Version) Chorus
12-28-1946
Mack The Black (1st Deleted Version Tag) † * Chorus
12-28-1946
Mack The Black (2nd Deleted Version Tag) Roger Edens on piano
12-28-1946
Love Of My Live (Deleted Version) † *  
12-27-1946
Nina (Demo Recording) Roger Edens solo with piano
Unknown
Be A Clown (Demo Recording) Roger Edens solo with piano
Unknown
Manuela (Demo Recording) Roger Edens solo with piano
Unknown
Voodoo (Demo Recording) Roger Edens solo with piano
Unknown
You Can Do No Wrong (Demo Recording) Roger Edens solo with piano
Unknown
Side 7
The Pirate (1948) (continued)
Papayas/Serafin's March (Demo Recording) Roger Edens & Lennie Hayton at the twin pianos
03-18-1947
Nina * Gene Kelly solo
03-19-1947
Nina (Take 3) * Gene Kelly solo
03-19-1947
Voodoo (Take 1) † * Vocal Chorus only
04-10-1947
Voodoo (Take 3; Short Version) † * Chorus
04-10-1947
Voodoo (Complete Version) † * Chorus
04-10-1947
You Can Do No Wrong *  
05-13-1947
Be A Clown * Gene Kelly and The Nicholas Brothers "duet"
07-07-1947
Be A Clown (Finale) * Gene Kelly
07-14-1947
Mack The Black (Final Version, Part 1) * Chorus
12-15-1947
Mack The Black (Final Version Tag) * Chorus
12-15-1947
Mack The Black (Final Version, Edited) * Chorus
12-15-1947
If You Feel Like Singing, Sing  
10-13-1949
(Howdy Neighbor) Happy Harvest Chorus
10-13-1949
Dig-Dig-Dig For Your Dinner Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, & Chorus (only)
11-04-1949
Mem'ry Island Pete Roberts (Dubbing for Hans Conried) & Gloria De Haven (duet )
11-17-1949
The Portland Fancy Orchestra only
11-05-1949
The Portland Fancy (Tag) Orchestra only
11-05-1949
The Portland Fancy (Tag, Take 2) Orchestra only
11-05-1949
Fall In Love † * Gloria De Haven & Phil Silvers (duet)
11-15-1949
Side 8
Summer Stock (1950) (continued)
You, Wonderful You Gene Kelly
02-03-1950
Friendly Star  
11-27-1949
You, Wonderful You (Newspaper Dance) Orchestra only
03-31-1950
All For You Gene Kelly & Chorus
02-02-1950
You, Wonderful You (Reprise) * Gene Kelly
02-13-1950
Heavenly Music Gene Kelly & Phil Silvers (duet)
03-06-1950
Get Happy Male Sextette
03-15-1950
(Howdy, Neighbor) Happy Harvest (Finale) Gene Kelly & Chorus
02-02-1950
Side 9
Rehearsal, Radio and Personal Appearance Recordings
Feelin' Like A Million
(Rehearsal recording, possibly for a personal appearance or radio show, circa summer 1937)
Roger Edens is the accompanist
Circa 1937
Could You Pass In Love?
("Maxwell House Good News of 1939" NBC Radio Show)
Robert Young, Meredith Wilson, Frank Morgan
09-08-1938
Sweet Sixteen
("Tune-Up Time" CBS Radio Show)
Accompanied by Andre Koselanetz & His Orchestra. Kay Thompson is the choral director for the program. In 1943 Kay went to MGM as a vocal arranger/writer and became one of Judy's closest friends and strongest professional influences.
04-06-1939
Over The Rainbow
(Greek Resistance Benefit)
Accompanied at the piano by composer Harold Arlen, orchestra conducted by David Rose. The Emcee is Gene Buck.
02-25-1941
It's A Great Day For The Irish
(Greek Resistance Benefit)
Orchestra conducted by David Rose
02-25-1941
Over The Rainbow
("Your All-Time Hit Parade" NBC Radio Show
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. This recording also issued as a "V-Disc" for distribution to the Armed Forces.
08-13-1944
"Philco Radio Hall Of Fame" (Introduction)
Leading Into:
The Trolley Song
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Paul Whiteman, His Orchestra and Chorus 12-17-1944

Continuation of the participants in the recording of "On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe": Benny Carter, The Seckler Group, The Williams Brothers (Andy, Bob, and Don), Alice Ludes, Dorothy McCarthy, Lee Botch, Jud Conlon, Ralph Blane, Loulie Jean Norman, Dorothy Jackson, Judy Matson, Mary Moder, Ruth Clark, Jimmie Garland, Dorothy Wilkerson, Vivian Edwards, Joe Karnes, Kenneth Rundquist, Claude Martin, Arnet Amos, Elva Kellogg, and the MGM Studio Chorus

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CREDITS

Produced for laser disc by George Feltenstein, Allan Fisch and John Fricke

Technical Supervision by Allan Fisch

Still photo research and assembly by Maggie Adams

Opening montage sequence created and edited by David Engel

Supplemental graphics designed by Beth Dorfman

Text Editorial Supervision by Ramona Mills

Digital audio restoration, editing and mixing by Ted Hall, Pacific Ocean Post

DaVinci feature color correction by Rick Greenhead and Byran McMahon, Sunset Post

Program editing by Russell Carrens, Pacific Ocean Post

Special thanks to: Marilee Bradford, Michael Feinstein, Peter Fitzgerald, Brad Flanagan, Bud Friedgen, Richard P. May, Dennis Millay, David Paris, Scott Perry, Brent Phillips, Steve Sanders, Michael Sheridan, Michael Siewert, Rick Skye, Tom Toth...and a very special thank you to Liza Minnelli

The producers wish to extend their most sincere gratitude to Mr. George Sidney for his participation on this laser disc. In addition to The Harvey Girls, Mr. Sidney's other directorial credits include Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate, Anchors Aweigh, Scaramouche, Viva Las Vegas and Annie Get Your Gun.

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