Description: Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New York, he gets to know her better and his opinion of her changes for the better. Then, when the leading lady of the play walks out, Lily gets her big break on Broadway. This film was originally purchased by MGM as a dramatic vehicle for Lana Turner. After Turner dropped out due to a scheduling conflict, the film was retooled as a screwball comedy/musical for Judy Garland. In the elaborate musical finale, Judy Garland is dancing with an uncredited Charles Walters, who would eventually become one of MGM's top directors and direct Judy herself in both "Easter Parade" and "Summer Stock." Judy Garland's naturally dark hair was lightened to a dark blond as a key part of her glamorous image change and transition into adult roles. In the theatrical trailer, Judy Garland is seen in brief clips from some of her previous films: Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), The Wizard of Oz (1939) (in a rare alternate take of "Over the Rainbow"), Babes in Arms (1939), and Ziegfeld Girl (1941). Please ask specific questions on details, condition, and shipping prior to bidding, ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, and the bidder will be responsible for payment. We box and ship what we can to keep costs low, and use USPS and UPS. Large items, extremely fragile, and high value items will be packed by UPS. Quotes available on request
Condition: Very Good Condition
Dimensions: 8" x 10.25"