She’d always idolized her own charming father—only to learn, after she’d grown up, that he was a homosexual. She couldn’t accept that in him. And then, she had an even harder time accepting a trace of that in herself. She had an affair with a female singer and, caught up in the guilt, couldn’t accept herself. So she tried to lose herself in a never-never land where reality faded and her dreams drifted, just out of reach. (LOL OKAY SO JUDY DID DRUGS BECAUSE SHE WAS SECRETLY A LESBIAN. I GET IT NOW)
I still think I could have helped Judy, but she kept dodging me. I guess she felt guilty about her addiction. She should have known that being hooked on barbiturates didn’t mean a damn thing to me: after all, I ad been there. I understood what she was feeling. So, in fact, did many of her fans. They, too, would have understood. And they would have been far more loving with her than she was to herself. (300)
- From Mickey Rooney’s autobiography Life is Too Short
I’m not going to reblog all of these I swear, but I thought the Judy fans~ would want to see this one.
I don’t even know what this is.
Wouldn’t you be a lesbian if Mickey tried to “help” you, too? lol
Haha. And this supposed love interest/female singer was who?
Who even knows, Mickey was probably just spewing nonsense. He might have been referring to Kay Thompson, who had a rumored affair with Judy, or Betty Asher, the MGM publicist (not a singer—but worked for MGM so maybe that’s where he’s getting it) who was also a close friend and likely a love relation of Judy’s. Judy broke off her relationship with Betty Asher calling her an MGM spy, and Asher later committed suicide.
Nancy Barr~ lolol
Oh jesus. I don’t want to ever hear Nancy Barr sing. Or do anything. Did you know that she’s going to be at the Judy Festival in L.A.?
hahahaha yes. I wish I could go just so I could watch people throw things at her.
I would go but I have to save up for the Fest this summer. If I did go though, I would definitely go to the grocery store and pick up the most rotten fruit they had to throw at her.
who is this nancy barr person you guys keep talking about *knows little to nothing about judy garland*
She was one of Judy’s manipulative fans who took advantage of her later in life. There were a few of them—Tom Green, Nancy Barr, and Wayne Martin. They gave her money, lent emotional “support,” and the like, and they all ultimately turned out to be just exploiting her for their own personal gain. Wayne Martin recorded long, private telephone conversations with Judy, in which she says some incriminating things, without telling her what he was doing. Nancy Barr was a part of these conversations—Wayne Martin tells Judy that Nancy Barr had been saying mean things about her, but wouldn’t say what. It’s just this tangled web of Judy-exploiting that makes everyone sick.
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