The Garland Century

Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! This week marks the 100th birthday anniversary of Judy Garland, who was born on June 10, 1922. In celebration of this seminal American icon, I’m offering for subscribers — who comment below to alert me of their private, non-commercial interest — access to good copies of all 26 episodes of the great performer’s single-season musical variety series, The Judy Garland Show (1963-1964, CBS), along with specials from 1955, 1956, 1962, 1963, and 1964 (the last with daughter Liza Minnelli).

Here’s a clip from the episode of her series that first aired on December 29, 1963, where Garland sings two of her staples — Noël Coward’s “If Love Were All” (from Bitter Sweet) and “Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart” (from Thumbs Up!). Enjoy!



Come back next week for a new Wildcard! And stay tuned Tuesday for more sitcom fun!

32 thoughts on “The Garland Century

  1. Hi Jackson
    i love to see those programs. Judy was a singer who expressed joy, sadness, fun and always an entertainer who gave her all. I only saw her movies on TV but never in person.
    Thanks so much.

  2. I grew up listening to Judy Garland singing on radio station XMHA in Shanghai. My dad was the dj and he’d play songs from all the American singers of the day, including Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby. Thank you for your generous offer of Judy’s classic TV shows.

  3. I love the JG Show but it’s so hard to find it all! I have the DVD’s, well worn by now.

    • Hi, David! Thanks for reading and commenting — and subscribing.

      I have emailed you at your gmail address.

  4. WOW!! Would love this- I had the old Image Entertainment DVDs from about 29 years ago but have no idea where they are and would love a digitized collection (which doesn’t seem to be available anywhere I’ve looked). Even more so, I don’t think I’ve seen any of those specials. Thanks so much in advance (and belated thanks for the Music Man audiorecording last month).

  5. I bought the DVD box sets and single release of all the specials I guess its been over 10 years by now. So would like to have more portable versions of all these. Am jealous of those that will be seeing all these for the first time! Had to wait decades to see any of them since I wasnt around for the original airings!

  6. What a fortunate thing tfor all of us that this show was produced. Not only was it a terrific showcase for the legendary star but for a host of other mid-century greats as well–along with a production design sense that’s stylish and totally unlike anything in today’s variety show equivalents. I’d love to see whatever you so generously share, Jackson.

  7. Oh, Jackson. I have loved Judy Garland all my life. I am now 67 and remember the sad day when she died. I would love to have a set of her TV shows for my private use. Thank you for your kindness.

  8. Would absolutely love to see these again. Judy is an entertainer who can truly be called incomparable.

    • Hi, Brandon! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Please subscribe to this blog using your preferred email address and I will send a link your way!

  9. My lifetime favorite performer! I remember seeing the series when I was 11 years old! Please send the episodes and specials for my private collection. Thank you for all you do, Jackson!

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