"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Girl of the Day - Judy Garland

Since I had Liza Minnelli, her daughter, I thought I might as well have Judy Garland as a girl of the day.   Finally.   A funny looking woman (like her daughter), Garland was probably the most extravagantly talented girl ever to come up in Hollywood.   Movies are fake, of course, and Garland had a painful life in many ways in the real world, but film does capture something magical about personalities -- the spark, the bigness of heart, the light behind the eyes.   Whatever "it" is, if you've got "it," film will capture it.   Garland had "it":

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