Judy Garland – the tragic arc of the child star.

My grandmother, Mitzi Cummings, interviews a very young Judy Garland, who in this photo looks like she may be promoting her first movie, musical short Every Sunday, which included fellow child actor, Deanna Durbin. Date unknown, however the location is most likely an MGM set. Like any starry-eyed teenager, the young singer was ready to … Continue reading Judy Garland – the tragic arc of the child star.

Charles Bickford: Acquitted of attempted murder at nine, nearly killed by a lion, and three times Oscar nominee

"It's appropriate that I should have come in on the wings of a blizzard. I've been blowing up a storm ever since." Charlie Bickford This fantastic publicity photo of actor Charles Bickford isn’t dated, but I am fairly sure that it's pre-1935 when he was still contracted to MGM and causing hell for my great … Continue reading Charles Bickford: Acquitted of attempted murder at nine, nearly killed by a lion, and three times Oscar nominee