Hollywood: The New New Garland

It was a time, if ever there was one, for the tic. It was time for all the attractively nervous and neurotic gestures, twitches and gloom, that have long characterized the performances of Judy Garland. She came on stage last week in Chicago's great Arie Crown Theater and, after telling the 5,000 people there that she was so happy she just wanted to sing, started out with Hello Bluebird. Bluebird got stuck in her throat. She hacked and coughed and failed to clear it. "The bluebird is in a little trouble," she said...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!