❝If you’ve never experienced the really dark and deep lows of love, then you can never really experience the real highs of love. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Just to know that I am capable of feeling that strongly about another person… that knocks me out.❞
I think there is an imprint on each others lives that will never leave. Till death do them part, as the words say. Their intensity still reflects burning embers of love, dancing on shards of broken mirror, refusing to die before they hit the ground.
1. Crying In The Night (Nicks) 2. Stephanie (Buckingham) 3. Without A Leg To Stand On (Buckingham) 4. Crystal (Nicks) 5. Long Distance Winner (Nicks) 6. Don’…
HOW DID I NEVER FIND THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
'When you have lived the life I've lived, when you've loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad — well, that's when you realize you'll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you'd rather die first.'-Judy Garland
"Some place where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get by a boat or a train. It’s far, far away… behind the moon… beyond the rain…" -Judy Garland
'[MGM] had us working days and nights on end. They'd give us pep-up pills to keep us on our feet long after we were exhausted. Then they'd take us to the studio hospital and knock us cold with sleeping pills … Then after four hours they'd wake us up and give us the pep-up pills again so we could work another 72 hours in a row. I started to feel like a wind-up toy from FAO Schwarz.'-Judy Garland
'I wanted to believe and I tried my damndest to believe in the rainbow that I tried to get over and couldn't. So what? Lots of people can't…'-Judy Garland
'As for my feelings toward “Over the Rainbow”, it's become part of my life. It is so symbolic of all my dreams and wishes that I'm sure that's why people sometimes get tears in their eyes when they hear it.'-Judy Garland
'If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?'-Judy Garland
'I'm a woman who wants to reach out and take 40 million people in her arms'.-Judy Garland
'From the time I was thirteen, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me - whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood'.-Judy Garland
'Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.'-Judy Garland
'Whenever we'd do that little dance up the Yellow Brick Road, I was supposed to be with them - and they'd shut me out! They would close in, the three of them, and I would be in back of them, dancing. So director Victor Fleming - who was a darling man, always up on a boom - would say, 'Hold it! You three dirty hams! Let that little girl in there! Let her in there!'-Judy Garland
'You think you can make me sing? Do you think you can? You can get me there, sure, but can you make me sing? I sing for myself. I sing when I want to, whenever I want to, just for me. I sing for my own pleasure, whenever I want. Do you understand that?'-Judy Garland
'[on the 27 takes over 3 days that it took to film 'The Man That Got Away'] I would try to make the electricians and the cameramen and the others react to the song. Only when they had shown the emotion [it] was supposed to evoke did I feel I had reached them.'-Judy Garland
“Math was Judy’s weakest subject, as it was Mickey’s. They had much in common. Returning to memories of their days together at Mrs. Lawlor’s, Mickey says: “at Ma Lawlor’s, during math lessons, Judy and I swapped mash notes. The notes said such bright and original things as “I love you” and “I’ll always love you” and “You look beautiful this morning”. The passion was counterfeit and we both knew it. Only our love of fun was real.”” Judy and Mick by Anne Edwards
“Anita Loos was supposed to write The Pirate; she did some work, and one Sunday morning, we all trooped over to Cole’s house to hear Anita read her screenplay […] And in Anita’s version, Gene was José or Gomez or someone - and he wasn’t even a pirate; he was a fisherman! So Anita was reading along, and she came to the part where Gomez and Manuela meet. And she said “When Gomez sees Manuela, he drops his nuts - uh, NETS!” Well, I thought I would die; I was in hysterics. But I looked around, and everyone else was terribly serious. They hadn’t heard a thing.”
- Judy Garland
"She was now less amused or exhilarated by the kind of immature ribbing Rooney gave her on the set. It no longer seemed funny when Rooney would would mug out of sight of the director - like a tic-ravaged chimpanzee - trying to make Judy ruin a take. Nor could she get into the spirit for practical jokes, such as one Rooney played, when she was taking a nap between takes, by planting a smoke pot at her door, screaming "Fire!", and dashing a glass of cold water in her face". - Girl Crazy set
"He had a real love for Judy Garland and he thought she was the sexiest woman in Hollywood. He thought she was the quickest study, just a brilliant woman, she could look at anything and absorb it. (…) There’s something between them that is just really magic and probably not to be seen again."
“[Judy] loved kids so much in the first place. I remember the first time she met my daughter, Kate, who was then about three or four years old. Judy saw some drawings that Kate had done of the characters from The Wizard of Oz, and she loved them; she started to cry: ‘I’ve got to see her.’ I said, ‘She’s asleep’, so we went in quietly, and Judy sat down on Kate’s bed. Kate rolled over and opened one eye, and Judy said, ‘Kate. It’s Dorothy.’ And Kate said, ‘What?!’ And we all just laughed and laughed.” — Bill Colleran.
"The rest of us will be forgotten, never Judy." -Frank Sinatra
'While filming Easter Parade Fred Astaire’s daughter Ava, and Judy Garland’s daughter Liza met. Ava pointed to her father and told the other girl “That’s my daddy, he dances” to which Liza replied, “That’s my mama, she knits”
"I don’t think I’ve ever loved anybody very much, not even my children, except myself and a good night with the audience.”
"I don’t know what it is that I can’t perspire, I just sweat. So unladylike.”
I was wearing a red skirt, a black jacket and a little Scottish hat with a red plume. At the very end of the number, all I had to do was turn and do a sort of lovely look at Peter. Suddenly, everyone yelled ‘Cut!’; I thought ‘What have I done?’ Well, it turned out the dye off the red feather ran all over my face and the back of my jacket; it looked like there was just blood everywhere. So then they had to reset and get more rain. And they couldn’t figure out what to do with this bloody feather - so they put Vaseline on it.
"Judy was wonderful to work with. She was like a big sister. I remember that just before filming started, I lost my two front teeth, and the dentist put in false ones. During the cake walk scene I was singing, and those two teeth popped out and flew across the room and hit Vincente Minnelli in the head. Well, everyone began to roar with laughter, and it embarrassed me, and I began to cry. Judy took me in her arms and comforted me, explaining that they were not laughing at me. I appreciated that. I think that was a happy time for Judy. It was during ["Meet Me In St. Louis"] that she fell in love with Vincente Minnelli." -Margaret O’Brien on Judy Garland
"The greatest entertainer that ever lived”
Fred Astaire on Judy Garland
"I thought that she was the most adorable creature that was ever put on this earth; and so right for the part of Dorothy. She was just like a little girl from Kansas."-Ray Bolger
“Judy and I were so close we could’ve come from the same womb. We weren’t like brothers or sisters but there was no love affair there; there was more than a love affair. It’s very, very difficult to explain the depths of our love for each other. It was so special. It was a forever love. Judy, as we speak, has not passed away. She’s always with me in every heartbeat of my body.”
"When you’d sit and talk with her, you felt that nobody else existed. Nobody was funnier. Nobody was wiser. No one could ever love you more, and you never could ever love anybody more."
"The laughter. Wherever she went, there was laughter."
"Judy always sang about the rainbow with such yearning, not realising that she was indeed the rainbow. That little strip of colour in an often black and white world."
Happy 92nd birthday to the one and only Judy Garland. x
Ugh Johnny why you gotta be so cute!
At the chateau in France during the recording of Mirage in 1981:
"Stevie still had to deal with Lindsey and those old feelings- just like Christine did. John never got over it.. he never got over it. He’d have a drink, and start buzzing around Christine, driving her crazy. And Lindsey would be doing the same thing. And so Stevie kind of said I don’t need this anymore. She hung in there, but we cut Mirage short." Ken Caillat, Looking Glass Documentary, 2012
When you come back to your hotel, and you’ve been in front of fifteen thousand people…I would like to sit down in the audience and talk to them about what’s happened. Bring like a podium up and ask questions and have everybody tell me what they think. It’s very hard to just walk away from them. You certainly don’t go to sleep; you can’t. It’s like falling in love with somebody and having yourself turn into a pumpkin and you’re back mopping the floor. That’s the hardest thing-all that energy around you and walking away from it. You have much less than they do because you come back to a motel, they go home. If I could go home after every concert and have my puppies and my cats and my friends, whoever, it wouldn’t be so difficult. To go back by myself to a hotel room is a real downer. - Stevie Nicks, High Times, 1982
"I know you heard my footfalls on the stair
I know you heard my call
But you never ever looked up
No, you never looked at all
Hey, I can be your lover
And I can be your friend
I just can’t stay forever
But i’ll be there in the end"
A poem entitled Angel by Stevie Nicks, for Joe Walsh (via dreams-and-chains)