The only people to follow Divas are BIGGER divas!
Judy Garland - I am a huge Judy Garland from way back. I've seen all her movies. So so many choices to go with.
Over the Rainbow
In the above shot, they've taped down her breasts to make her appear younger than she was - Shirley Temple was supposed to have this role but moved film companies in a trade related to Gone With The Wind. And they had her on broth and diet pills to make her lose weight and uppers and downers to help her sleep and get up and work. Such a poignant song with such a clear, beautiful voice and the beginnings of the screwing up of a person.
The Trolley Song! from the movie Meet Me in St Louis
clang ,clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings as we started for Huntington Dell.
Chug, chug, chug went the motor
How can you resist those big soulful eyes?
Get Happy (Summer Stock) - 1950
I can't find anything right now to back this up, but I remember reading that this costume - tuxedo jacket, black fedora, and black nylons - was very risque for the time, a woman sexing up what is a very traditionally masculine appearance and that this was the first time a woman did so in an mainstream film.
It's become iconic in any case.
Liza Minelli - it seems hard to separate these two larger than life, big voices.
Mein Herr - costuming is very reminiscent of Garland's Get Happy
All that Jazz (1981)
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