JUDY GARLAND TV SPECIAL CARICATURE (1962) Photo$150.00
[New York: CBS Television, 1962]. Vintage original 7 x 9″ (17 x 22 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin print photo. Creases at bottom right corner and along the top of the photo as well as a tiny edge tear at top. Near fine.
Judy Garland was on a huge resurgence. Told she should not work again after a health scare in 1959, she rallied and spent five years at the top of her game with 5 movies, concerts in Europe, numerous record albums, nightclubs and Vegas, and the grand Carnegie Hall concert and tour of 32 cities which led to interest from TV networks.
Two specials led to her having her own TV series. The first was this, which was filmed before a live audience in Burbank, CA. The first half of the show featured Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra as her guests; the second half was a mini version of her Carnegie Hall concert. Presented by CBS, it was a huge success.
Caricatures such as this appeared in TV magazines and newspapers. Two original CBS paper blurbs are attached.