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Title Judy and I : my life with Judy Garland / Sid Luft ; with a foreword and additional material by Randy L. Schmidt.
Author Luft, Sid.
Publication Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2017.
[Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Copyright date ℗2017
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 43 min., 10 sec.)) : digital.
Time 144310
Description digital rda
audio file rda
Call # eAUDIO
Summary The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy's meteoric comeback after she was unceremoniously booted off the MGM lot: he produced her iconic, Oscar-nominated vehicle A Star Is Born and expertly shaped her concert career.Previously unpublished, Sid Luft's intimate autobiography tells his and Judy's story in hard-boiled yet elegant prose. It begins on a fateful night in New York City when the not quite divorced Judy Garland and the not quite divorced Sid Luft meet at Billy Reed's Little Club and fall for each other.The romance lasted Judy's lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft's management, Judy came back bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivaled Sinatra's. However, her drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on the relationship.Sid did not complete his memoir; it ended in 1960 after Judy hired David Begelman and Freddie Fields to manage her career. But Randy L. Schmidt, acclaimed editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland and author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, seamlessly pieced together the final section of the book from extensive interviews with Sid, most previously unpublished.Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death at age forty-seven in 1969. Sid served as chief conservator of the Garland legacy until his death at the age of eighty-nine in 2005. This is his testament to the love of his life.
Performer Read by Joe Barrett.
Note Includes index.
Hard copy version record.
Subject Luft, Sid.
Garland, Judy.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Entertainers' spouses -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Genre Biographies.
Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Subject Garland, Judy. (OCoLC)fst00004685
Luft, Sid. (OCoLC)fst01915017
Actors. (OCoLC)fst00796296
Entertainers' spouses. (OCoLC)fst00912684
Motion picture producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01027225
Singers. (OCoLC)fst01119301
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Addl. Author Barrett, Joe, 1950-
Schmidt, Randy (Randy L.)
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Source record: Luft, Sid. Judy and I. [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2017] 9781538430330 (OCoLC)979561134
ISBN 9781538430392 (electronic audio bk.)
1538430398 (electronic audio bk.)

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