Judy Garland performing The Joint is Really Jumpin’ Down at Carnegie Hall in Thousands Cheer, 1943
Must the roles I play be tragic, full of Oscar-winning magic, should I drink the cup of drama to its dregs? Or do you think it is permissable to be for once quite kissable and give them a peep of my leg?
The Wizard of Oz
Judy Garland (ca. 1945)
Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969)
Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight
Here one day
Gone one night
Another scene, which was removed before final script approval and never filmed, was a concluding scene back in Kansas after Dorothy’s return. Hunk (the Kansan counterpart to the Scarecrow) is leaving for agricultural college and extracts a promise from Dorothy to write to him. The implication of the scene is that romance will eventually develop between the two, which also may have been intended as an explanation for Dorothy’s partiality for the Scarecrow over her other two companions. This plot idea was never totally dropped, however; it is especially noticeable in the final script when Dorothy, just before she is to leave Oz, tells the Scarecrow, “I think I’ll miss you most of all.”
Judy Garland (June 10,1922 -
June 22, 1969∞)
"When Dorothy Gale entered the Land of Oz, Judy Garland entered the realm of immortality. Every child knows Dorothy, but there’s far more to Judy Garland than the girl in the gingham dress. Across four decades she was perhaps the most dazzling star of all. Who else knew as instinctively what music was for?"
Judy Garland and Jackie Cooper