About book: I never knew that Judy Garland had children besides Liza Minnelli. She had two children with Sid Luft, Lorna and Joe. This is the first book written about Judy Garland by one of her family members, and as such, it is worth reading. Lorna gives a loving but honest telling of her mother's family background, her (Lorna's) own family situation, and then her adult years as a singer and actress in her own right after the death of her mother. So all in all, MGM seemed to have handled things as well as they could. The tragic parts of this book involve Lorna as a 12 to 15 year old taking care of Judy Garland when she was drugged or manic. the husband was divorced, the staff could not be paid so they left, and the friends became tired.
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows is a 2001 American two-part, four-hour biographical television miniseries based on the 1998 book Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir written by Lorna Luft, the daughter of legendary singer-actress Judy Garland. The miniseries was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and originally broadcast in two parts on ABC on February 25 and 26, 2001.
The question follows Lorna Luft to this day: What's it like to be Dorothy's daughter? Although by appearances glamorous and truly thrilling. A wonderful book telling the stories of Judy Garland, her life, husbands,children, and career. All by her daughter Lorna who lived through it all. The book was better than I expected. The story of Lorna making it in show business, the romances were all interesting. Her early one with the fascinating Barry Manilow was great to me. They also have stayed friends always. He even co -produced her 2007 CD Songs My Mother Taught Me. Fans of Judy Garland, Liza Minelli, and of course Lorna Luft will like this the most.
Me and My Shadows' provides an intimate portrait of Judy through the eyes of one of her children. As such, the early years of Judy's life are explored in less depth compared to her later years. Where the book really excels is in providing a harrowing insight into what it is like living as a child of a parent who is suffering with addiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was a family biography about Judy Garland, written by her daughter Lorna Luft. I have always been a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz, so obtaining this book was a cult-classic-type action for me to take. The first half of the book detailed Lorna's childhood and her responsibilities as far as dealing with and taking care of her mother. The book really shed light and put to rest rumors around Judy Garland's addictions, behavior, and personality.
Topics Luft, Lorna, Luft, Lorna, Garland, Judy, Singers, Autobiographie, Tochter. Publisher New York : Pocket Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. The daughter of Judy Garland describes how it felt growing up on the shadows of her famous mother and half-sister, Liza Minnelli. Camera Canon 5D. City New York Donor ry. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on September 7, 2010.
What a beautiful, painfully honest and revealing memoir this is, by Judy Garland’s younger daughter and Liza Minnelli’s half sister, Lorna Luft. back to her mother’s childhood and chronicles her entire life, including the very innocent start of her mother’s prescription drug use in the 1930s when it was quite common, long before we knew of the devastating effects. Overall this is a beautiful and poignant book and a must have for every Judy Garland fan.
Me and My Shadows : A Family Memoir. The question follows Lorna Luft to this day: "What's it like to be Dorothy's daughter?" Although by appearances glamorous and truly thrilling, growing up as the daughter of Judy Garland was anything but a journey over the rainbow.
Lorna Luft notes on her mother's performance in another interview: "There's one song that truly belongs only to my mother. Garland became the song she sang and sadly enough was unable to see herself climbing the parable of the rainbow. She had often said that she couldn't believe in the "rainbow" but friends and family recapped later that she was too busy living i. .and they always will. The book was adapted into an Emmy Award-winning ABC miniseries, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, which aired February 25 and 26, 2001 and later released on DVD. It starred Tammy Blanchard as the teenage Judy and Judy Davis as the adult Judy. Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir at Simon & Schuster.