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