People, Apr. 14, 1958

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Her voice cracking, Songstress Judy Garland husked out two songs for her audience at Ben Maksik's huge (2,000 capacity) Town & Country Club in Brooklyn, then said: "I'm sorry, I have terrible laryngitis. But it doesn't matter anyhow because I have just been fired." With that, Judy vanished to her dressing room. Fired or not, both Judy and irate Ben Maksik had had enough. Claiming that he had advanced her $40,000 (not so, said Judy) for her scheduled 3½ week act at $25,000 a week,...

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