People: Happy Days

In Manhattan, the critics, the columnists and the cash customers were all bubbling with delight over a return to the good old days. Two-a-day vaudeville was back at the old Palace Theater, and there was resounding applause for Judy Garland, who had brought it there. For 75 minutes on opening night Judy burned up the boards with "electric excitement," paused occasionally to wipe her brow with a bright scarf ("It isn't very ladylike, but it's very necessary"), and sang such old favorites as Somewhere, over the Rainbow and The Trolley Song. One critic predicted the show would stay a year. Wrote...

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