Singers: Two Old Pros

At 41, Judy Garland may have gone over the rainbow for the last time.

She arrived in Australia patting her stomach to show how thin she was and vowing that her drinking days were over. Sydney loved her. Then on to Melbourne and a sellout audience of 7,000 for a one-night stand at Festival Hall. They waited exactly an hour and seven minutes past curtain time for her to appear, and this was one time Judy was not worth waiting for.

Allergy in Melbourne. She stumbled onstage in her street clothes and went...

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