Judy @ 100
6 Films on Screen
Over the last one hundred years, no one has symbolized the art and craft of cinema more than Judy Garland. Many of the lasting, iconic images we have of classic Hollywood feature Judy Garland, who appeared in over thirty feature films, a handful of shorts, and several television programs (including her own). Last year, The Dryden Theatre screened some of her best-known color musicals. To celebrate the centennial of her birth in 1922, we’ll be featuring more of Judy’s musical and dramatic roles in May and June. It all kicks off with Michael Lasser speaking about her first teaming with Gene Kelly in For Me and My Gal and leads up to her last teaming with him as we celebrate her 100th birthday on June 10 in Summer Stock. With six films over five weeks, it’s a great time to catch up with “America’s Sweetheart” in this important year.
May 18: For Me and My Gal (Busby Berkeley, 1942)
May 21: Judgment at Nuremberg (Stanley Kramer, 1961)
May 25: Girl Crazy ((Norman Taurog, 1943)
June 9: The Clock (Vincente Minnelli, 1945)
June 10: Summer Stock (Charles Walters, 1950)
June 16: Presenting Lily Mars (Norman Taurog, 1943)
Events in this Series
[email protected] Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are together again in this MGM production featuring melodies by George and Ira Gershwin. The film features splendid choreography by Charles Walters and Busby Berkeley, as well as a musical highlight with Rooney himself playing the piano alongside the Tommy Dorsey band.
Judy @ 100 Small-town soldier Joe Allen (Robert Walker) meets Alice Mayberry (Judy Garland) on a 48-hour leave in crowded Penn Station when she trips over his foot, breaking the heel off one of her shoes. The Clock serves as Garland’s first dramatic role, breaking her away from the string of MGM musicals she had done previously.
Presenting Lily Mars Judy Garland is Lily Mars, a small-town Indiana ingenue who comes from a large family and dreams of performing on the stage. When Broadway producer John Thornaway (Van Heflin) comes to town, he dismisses Lily out of hand, which leads to Lily concocting harebrained schemes to secure an audition.