This last installment has much about the merriment of the munchkins and co-stars. It begins with the interviews of Judy on the Jack Parr Show years later, with insights from her three kids about her gift of gab, saying she was a “raconteur” that related stories and anecdotes in an interesting way.
The Rose Parade of 1939 was the perfect event to advertise the upcoming premier of the movie. Here it shows some of the parade highlights and Oz themed float. At the film’s opening in New York City, Judy and Mickey Rooney performed a number at the end of each showing. The Oscar’s, in 1940, are also featured. Gone with the Wind was the big winner of the year. Judy was awarded the “juvenile” Oscar winner of the year. Oscars for Oz also went to the musical score and song.
I loved Judy and would stay up late on weekends with my Mom and watch old movies. The MGM heyday musicals were our favorites. I remember watching the Jack Parr Show with Judy as guest. These are memories I will always cherish, mom and I on the couch, watching late night television on our little black and white TV. Watching the same movies years later in color also brought back joys of my youth.