Interview: Judy Garland
dressing room was filled with flowers and people - managers,
publicists, a secretary, two agents, a hairdresser, a makeup
person, and a hotel waiter taking orders for coffee or drinks.
In the middle of all this was tiny Judy Garland. She was barefoot
and wrapped in a large bath sheet, which covered her tiny figure
like an oversize evening gown.
hair was wet and straggly. Judy did not look good, even though
she knew that I would be taking pictures. I think that she was
actually enjoying the commotion and, of course, the attention.
The sad part was that she was drinking liebfraumilch from one
of two opened bottles that stood on her makeup table along with
many prescription drugs. She would drink the wine like it was
water and every now and then, she would pop a pill. Her attendants
did not seem to react to this behavior, or perhaps they chose
not to notice. However, at one point Judy grabbed a bottle of
rubbing alcohol and one of those around her quickly took it
from her, saying, "No, Judy dear!"
displayed such angst and fear. I felt for her, but most of the
people in the room seemed used to it. I felt that she was miserable
and was crying out for help, and yet, she seemed to be enjoying