When Legends Gather #535


Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland

4 comments:

vibrocount said...

So very unposed and natural... I'm certain they spent hours off camera doing just this.

estiv said...

There's a story that after Durbin left show biz and got married, one night Garland, after a triumphant performance in London, phoned her old friend and excitedly told her all about it. She gushed for several minutes while Durbin was silent. When Garland finally stopped, Durbin said, "Are you still in that asshole business?" Garland died at forty-six; Durbin is still alive at eighty-seven.

Kreisler said...

How old are they in this photo do you reckon?

estiv said...

How old are they in this photo do you reckon?

Well...this is probably a studio publicity shot. Garland looks younger than she did in The Wizard of Oz, which was 1939. According to Wikipedia, they made a movie together in 1936. So if not 1936, then very close to it. They both would have been about fourteen or fifteen.