Monday Muse: Judy Garland

This week's Monday Muse features one of my all time favorite icons: Judy Garland. I feel that her star power is best captured in movement, so I am featuring all of my favorite Judy Gifs today!

You might remember me mentioning my childhood obsession with "The Wizard of Oz" in a previous Monday Muse, so it should come as no surprise to you that there eventually would be one featuring Judy!

 Who me?

Who me?

My mother has always loved Miss Judy, so naturally I have been a fan since birth. I have some distinct childhood memories of singing along to Judy: Live at Carnegie Hall and attempting to imitate her iconic voice and acting style. 

 I'm still working on perfecting this move.

I'm still working on perfecting this move.

My favorite Judy film is Meet Me In St. Louis! When I was 8 years-old I played the little girl Tootie in a production of it at SIU's McLeod Theater, but I was incredibly disappointed that I didn't get the part of Esther. I didn't realize that I was nowhere near old enough to play her and I dreamed of bursting out onto the stage during The Trolly Song and stealing the show!

 The Trolly Song is my jam!

The Trolly Song is my jam!

In high school I performed "You Made Me Love You" and attempted an impersonation of her. I haven't been doing any Judy style singing in public lately (and I don't think I ever will again), but you can still catch me trying to imitate her sometimes while I'm driving in the car. For our first Christmas as a married couple, my husband gave me a copy of Judy: Live at Carnegie Hall on vinyl! He knows me very well.

 Troy, you're the best! Judy agrees!

Troy, you're the best! Judy agrees!

And here's maybe my favorite Judy Gif in this weird little number "I Don't Care" from the film "In The Good Old Summertime" which pretty well sums up how I've been feeling lately.

 Sing the song of my soul, Judy!

Sing the song of my soul, Judy!

So now you know about my little Judy obsession. She'll forever be my favorite star!

 Iconic!

Iconic!

Do you have a favorite Hollywood icon? Do you also sing "The Trolly Song" when you're alone in the car? How about "Get Happy"? Tell me in the comments!

xoxo

Anna

PS- If you don't own Judy: Live at Carnegie Hall, do yourself a favor and buy yourself a copy! You won't regret it!