|Author:||Illus. with photos,Gerald Clarke|
|Title:||get happy: the life of judy garland|
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|Category:||Arts and Literature|
|Publisher:||Random House; 1st edition (2000)|
Clarke, Gerald, 1937-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Get happy : the life of Judy Garland, Gerald Clarke.
Clarke also wrote Get Happy, a biography of Judy Garland. Like Capote, Get Happy also became an immediate New York Times best-seller. crafted a work every bit as fascinating as its subject. Louis Weisberg, Chicago Free Press, June 21, 2000. The awesome strangeness of life, in which extraordinary achievement was matched by an equally extraordinary despair, makes for a story so dramatic it seems woundingly fresh every time it's told.
Judy garland was born not only without an even keel but without a keel of any sort. She wrote the book on how not to be famous. Your Britneys and Lindsays are following bravely in her rubyslippered footsteps but she had to do it all without the help of the 74 different varieties of space dust you can now score on any downtown street corner and the obligatory leaked home movie sextape.
Gerald Clarke is a wonderful writer who does the next-to-impossible: he tells all without making us hate Judy. It's not that he excuses her or blames everyone else, but he reveals her heart & vulnerability, he tells "her side of it," making us always understand Judy's motivations even when they are so entirely wrong-headed or delusional. Born Frances Ethel Gumm and nicknamed Baby, Judy began singing in vaudeville acts with her two sisters by the age of three. Ten years later would find her with her first movie contract, and ten years after that in danger of becoming irrelevant, another child star grown up.
Judy Garland died over thirty years ag. From her tumultuous early years as a child performer to her tragic last days, Gerald Clarke reveals the authentic Judy in a biography rich in new detail and unprecedented revelations. Based on hundreds of interviews and drawing on her own unfinished - and unpublished - autobiography, Get Happy presents the real Judy Garland in all her flawed glory . Prime Video Direct Video Distribution Made Easy. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
Like his renowned Capote, Clarkes Get Happy is an addictively readable bio of an addict genius. We learn that it wasnt just the Hollywood moguls who mangled Judy Garlands soul. Yes, MGMs Louis B. Mayer did paw her teenage breasts, exacerbate her insecurity by calling her my little hunchback, feed her uppers and downers (bolts and jolts), and repel the . drug czars personal attempt to get her into rehab
As an avid reader of biographies, this book seemed tempting and fulfilled its promise. Not only did I devour it in two sittings, I found Clarke's telling of Judy Garland's life compelling, rich in detail, and extremely fair. I found myself following along in the notes to see who Clarke had interviewed, and was amazed at the roster of people he talked to. I have read other Garland biographies, and felt that this book captured her life in all its ups and downs most eloquently.
Gerald Clarke, author of Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, revealed in his biography of Garland (via The Seattle Times) that the star was subjected to sexual harassment at the studio. Studio head Louis B. Mayer complimented her voice by placing his hand on her left breast under the guise of touching her heart, where he said she sang from. In an interview with Herbert Kretzmer, quoted in the book Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters (via Parade), Garland expressed her frustration that she was viewed "as a neurotic kid, full of fits and depressions. Why do people insist on seeing an aura of tragedy around me always?" she asked.
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland is a biography of entertainer Judy Garland. Published in 2000, Get Happy is author Gerald Clarke's follow-up to his 1988 biography of Truman Capote. Clarke conducted some 500 interviews, including some with subjects who had not previously spoken about Garland, and also drew upon tape recordings that Garland had made in the 1960s for an autobiography. He found Garland's unpublished 68-page manuscript in the Random House archives.