Can you explain the initial attraction between Minnelli and Judy Garland?


…Well, I have a theory that runs contrary to the one developed in the biographies — and there are, like, 50 books about Judy as you may know — and it is that Judy always wanted to look beautiful. It sounds very simple, but that’s one of the reasons. If you look at Meet Me in St. Louis, she has never been more beautiful than Minnelli made her look, and Judy was very, very sensitive about her looks. Plus she was attracted to older men, but not for sex. She has a complicated history too, you know…

via The Real Vincente Minnelli |


    • It’s a real cognitive shift to realize that one day all our lives will be speculative history… That came out pretty damn pompous! I mean, unless the author of that article had first hand knowledge, he was just doing his best sort out his sources and come up with something plausible. Better?

      • Luanne

        No, I understand what you mean (I think). I write a family history blog and am trying to reconstruct (over time) a certain small area of the town my family lived in. Sometimes I feel like I’m butting into the lives of the people who lived there, although they are long gone.

      • Oh, now you’ve got me thinking… I wonder how family lore changes as it moves through time. Luanne, that is fascinating. Do you have a link to that blog on your site?

      • Luanne

        I have discovered some amazing things. And I am proving and disproving some family stories. One of my favorite discoveries is in this post:
        I do have a link to the blog on Writer Site. Maybe at the top of the page?
        The more I study this stuff the more fascinated I get with family (mine and that of other people) and with local history–topics I thought dull and embarrassing when I was younger.

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