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How Liza became Liza documentary

The director Bruce David Klein’s documentary, premiering at the Tribeca Festival, includes old footage found in Minnelli’s closet.

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by Anonymousreply 144June 18, 2024 11:57 PM

Klein did the Merrily We Roll Along Doc [italic]The Best Worst Thing That Ever Happened[/italic], so I have some faith in this.

by Anonymousreply 1June 6, 2024 9:12 AM

Born with a spotlight on her life, Liza’s story has never been told absolutely or truly. From the speculation that her beloved godmother Kay Thompson’s “Eloise” series was about her to the gossip rags that hounded her for decades, many were searching for insight into the talented and charismatic performer, but few got it right. This equal parts eye-opening, thoughtful and hilarious documentary is here to correct that, with Liza getting to tell her story in her own words.

Rich with archival gems and Liza Minnelli’s own point of view, Bruce David Klein's luminous documentary celebrates a young entertainer full of boundless raw talent and the deep, creative relationships with her mentors and influences.

by Anonymousreply 2June 6, 2024 9:16 AM

Cast Mia Farrow, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, John Kander, Lorna Luft, Joel Grey.

by Anonymousreply 3June 6, 2024 1:46 PM

[quote]old footage found in Minnelli’s closet

Film of Mama playing charades with Lorna and Joey.

by Anonymousreply 4June 6, 2024 2:56 PM

Must've been a huge closet to accommodate the found footage and a lifetime's worth of exes, empty pill bottles, and Halston and Bob Mackie castoffs.

by Anonymousreply 5June 6, 2024 3:04 PM

R5, Hush. She deserves better.

by Anonymousreply 6June 6, 2024 3:11 PM

Liza herself is said to be attending the screening.

by Anonymousreply 7June 6, 2024 6:29 PM

R6, I love Liza and will eagerly watch the documentary. But I'd love a peek around her closets and medicine cabinets.

by Anonymousreply 8June 6, 2024 6:33 PM

Liza is NOT traveling from California to attend the film fest.

by Anonymousreply 9June 6, 2024 7:19 PM

She's Zooming in.

by Anonymousreply 10June 6, 2024 7:23 PM

Liza Minnelli is a national treasure.

by Anonymousreply 11June 6, 2024 7:26 PM

If you're on or near Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the documentary is being shown at the Provincetown Film Festival this weekend (June 14th and 16th, 2024).

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by Anonymousreply 12June 6, 2024 7:40 PM

It’s high time we welcome Liza into our homes in a sparkling streaming sitcom wherein she portrays a wacky young single Mom who is also the most in demand hoofer on the Great White Way!

by Anonymousreply 13June 6, 2024 11:37 PM

Minnelli’s closet is also where her husbands were kept.

by Anonymousreply 14June 6, 2024 11:45 PM

A related podcast with director Bruce David Klein

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by Anonymousreply 15June 6, 2024 11:52 PM

The rag that gets you red tagged if you mention it, had an article today saying that Liza won't attend the premier because of ill health. How did anyone think she'd be able to make it. If they had the premier in LA, her appearance would still be iffy.

by Anonymousreply 16June 7, 2024 12:00 AM

R16, will the best prime minister attend the first showing of the documentary?

by Anonymousreply 17June 7, 2024 12:08 AM

YOU KNEW Liza. YOU KNEW!

by Anonymousreply 18June 7, 2024 12:10 AM

I hope this isn't another one where she says, "I got my drive from my mother and my dreams from my father..." FFS!

by Anonymousreply 19June 7, 2024 12:19 AM

I got my pillsh from my mother and my queersh from my father!

by Anonymousreply 20June 7, 2024 12:25 AM

[quote]How Liza Became Lizsha!

Schubstanszh abushe, szhillies!

For SCHENTURIES!!!

by Anonymousreply 21June 7, 2024 12:34 AM

I tried to listen to the podcast and if the documentary is as boring and rambling as the director is, Liza is in trouble.

by Anonymousreply 22June 7, 2024 12:39 AM

Aww R19 I was just going to say I hope this doc has someone asking Liza, "Where did you get your drive? Where did you get your dreams?"

It makes sense that Judy's death is the start point, but Liza had plenty of career before that without Judy's help: Best Foot Forward and the Tony for Flora, albums on Capitol, apprenticing and headlining in stock shows and packages, variety shows and television specials. It's not like she was Deana Martin doing little things here and there.

by Anonymousreply 23June 7, 2024 12:46 AM

R3 - and Michael Feinstein.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 7, 2024 9:15 AM

R23, additionally, Liza was all over television variety in the late 1960s - Carol Burnett, Sullivan etc. I actually preferred her BEFORE Cabaret.

by Anonymousreply 25June 7, 2024 10:31 AM

One of the reveals in the film is that Liza is working on The Sterile Cuckoo 2: Pookie Boogie. Now living in a retirement home Pookie looks back on the career in showbusiness she attempted after graduating from college.

by Anonymousreply 26June 7, 2024 10:38 AM

Looksh faschinating.

by Anonymousreply 27June 7, 2024 11:04 AM

Can't wait to see it!

by Anonymousreply 28June 7, 2024 11:16 AM

No Joey? That makes me feel blue.

by Anonymousreply 29June 7, 2024 12:21 PM

Liza on Ed Sullivan

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by Anonymousreply 30June 7, 2024 12:28 PM

I wonder if Lorna will reveal any secrets about her life?

by Anonymousreply 31June 7, 2024 1:28 PM

^ Awesome. Before Cabaret turned her into something else.

by Anonymousreply 32June 7, 2024 1:29 PM

My turn:

How Lorna Remained Lorna.

Spoiler hint - I was m******d.

by Anonymousreply 33June 7, 2024 2:03 PM

Give it a rest Lorna. You loved it.

by Anonymousreply 34June 7, 2024 3:05 PM

Goldie & Liza Together (TV Special 1980)

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by Anonymousreply 35June 8, 2024 1:32 AM

I wish that choreography for All That Jazz was a bit busier, R35. All they do is stand there.

by Anonymousreply 36June 8, 2024 12:23 PM

R35, they were hoping that the special would be the pilot for the proposed Chicago movie. It obviously wasn't but Liza's rendition of Bad Girls, where the concept becomes "STAR" is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 37June 8, 2024 4:18 PM

I wonder if Goldie and Liza are still friends? I mean Liza is showbiz friends with everyone, but I wonder if they're really friends.

by Anonymousreply 38June 10, 2024 5:30 PM

I don't think Liza is really friends with anyone these days. She has caregivers.

by Anonymousreply 39June 10, 2024 5:36 PM

Yes, show biz friends, R38. That means they giggle and embrace when they run into each other every 25 years.

by Anonymousreply 40June 10, 2024 5:37 PM

R35 - looks like an SCTV sketch.

by Anonymousreply 41June 10, 2024 6:11 PM

Good Lord, those eyelashes look like spider legs.

by Anonymousreply 42June 10, 2024 6:43 PM

Goldie Hawn? Why she'sh my besht friend ever!

by Anonymousreply 43June 10, 2024 6:52 PM

I don't believe Liza has left LA for years now. She's in a wheelchair full-time and stays close to home, going out to dinner ocassionally and that's about it.

I think most of her time is spent watching TCM while smoking cigs.

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by Anonymousreply 44June 10, 2024 8:39 PM

Liza last month

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by Anonymousreply 45June 10, 2024 8:40 PM

^ Are those Peretti cuffs?

by Anonymousreply 46June 10, 2024 8:54 PM

She looks totally stoned in the OP picture.

by Anonymousreply 47June 10, 2024 9:10 PM

It's a shame we didn't get the Goldie/Liza film version of Chicago. But I guess film musicals weren't big at the time. Had they been, I think I would much rather see those two than what we got with RZ and CZJ.

by Anonymousreply 48June 10, 2024 9:56 PM

The reason we got the movie version, r48, is because of the revival.

by Anonymousreply 49June 10, 2024 10:10 PM

[quote] includes old footage found in Minnelli’s closet.

Was it next to daddy Vincente?

by Anonymousreply 50June 10, 2024 10:44 PM

R44 - that's Andrea Martin as Lorna Minnelli.

by Anonymousreply 51June 11, 2024 3:26 AM

Hi Georgia! You're my mentor too!

by Anonymousreply 52June 11, 2024 3:32 AM

Liza was perfect in Cabaret and deserved her Oscar. Saw it on the big screen when it came out and the small screen doesn't do it justice.

by Anonymousreply 53June 11, 2024 4:04 AM

It will focus all the diversity she had to overcome I'm sure!

by Anonymousreply 54June 11, 2024 4:04 AM

What will we do when she's gone?

by Anonymousreply 55June 11, 2024 4:40 AM

I have no fucking idea why this awful bitch is famous (aside from a famous mother who died more than half a century ago) and aside from Sally Bowles.

by Anonymousreply 56June 11, 2024 7:32 AM

Based on her weight loss and diminished appearance, it looks like she may be gone soon, R55.

by Anonymousreply 57June 11, 2024 1:02 PM

I'm so lucky I got to see Liza live pre- Victor/Victoria. She was electrifying and unlike anything I've seen before or since.

by Anonymousreply 58June 11, 2024 1:47 PM

My big regrets are I missed out on

Barbara Cook

Elaine Stritch

Liza Minnelli

And Marin Mazie

*I was lucky to see*

Barbra Streisand

Bette Midler

Bernadette Peters

Betty Buckley

Patti LuPone

Chita Rivera

Christine Ebersole

Sutton Foster

Audra McDonald

and Idina Menzel

by Anonymousreply 59June 11, 2024 1:56 PM

R46, good eye. Yes they are, the gold ones. Say what you want about Liza but she has great taste. Those are $25,000 a piece, more like $50,000 to $75,000 because they belong to LIZA.

by Anonymousreply 60June 11, 2024 4:13 PM

You think SHE picks out her own jewelry?

by Anonymousreply 61June 11, 2024 4:37 PM

She just started working with clay.

by Anonymousreply 62June 11, 2024 4:57 PM

As with the Grand Canyon, time has been eating her out for decades.

by Anonymousreply 63June 11, 2024 5:00 PM

^^Well, none of her husbands did.

by Anonymousreply 64June 11, 2024 5:34 PM

I thought Mark Gero was straight.

by Anonymousreply 65June 11, 2024 8:59 PM

All signs point to drugs and drug connections, R65, so it really doesn’t matter.

by Anonymousreply 66June 11, 2024 10:15 PM

I have an idea...

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by Anonymousreply 67June 11, 2024 10:25 PM

Yes, R47 agreed. For a long while Liza was using something or other that caused her eyes to get a glazed look, no matter how wide she opened them or how big the lashes were.

When she's healthy and all there, her eyes look more alive.

by Anonymousreply 68June 12, 2024 1:26 AM

Her Stepping Out show at Radio City (1990, I think) was an amazing experience. So glad it was captured on film and CD).

by Anonymousreply 69June 12, 2024 2:55 AM

R59 I've seen everyone on your list except Barbara Cook. Great list!

by Anonymousreply 70June 12, 2024 3:03 AM

Shtepping Out

by Anonymousreply 71June 12, 2024 3:04 AM

Halshton wash my closhesht and dearesht friend. He made me shparkle. And by shparkle he held the shpoon up to my noshe while I shnorted up Brazshil.

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by Anonymousreply 72June 12, 2024 3:18 AM

Liza (via an assistant) posted on Instagram that she's off to Paris to work on a special project. She and Lorna decided to skip the screening of the documentary tonite because it's too Sunset Boulevard-ish. Good for her!

by Anonymousreply 73June 12, 2024 10:58 PM

She couldn't make it to NY for Allan Lazare’s Funeral. Three months later and she's heading to Paris. Bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 74June 12, 2024 11:11 PM

It was on FB and here is Liza's post:

Bonjour Paris… Hiya Kids, I’ve often said the day I was born I popped outta Momma and the press took a picture. They’ve been taking them ever since. Sadly, when some sleaze balls don’t know the truth, they just make up junk. Tonight, words, images, music from my life will be on display because of my forever friends at the Tribeca Film Festival, where “Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story” shows up on screen. As for moi? I’m packing treasures designed by my friend Elsa Peretti, for a jaunt to Paris, working on a very special project. And yes, I will be visiting my bijoutierère, Tiffany & Co. My beloved sister Lorna Luft, who makes an all too brief appearance, and I decided we couldn’t, shouldn’t, wouldn’t sit in the audience to watch a tribute to me, about me. Shades of Sunset Boulevard? Yikes! This film from @atlasmediacorp, Bruce David Klein and a gaggle of producers is my gift to you. I hope you love it. If you don’t, keep it to yourself…Ha! It shows my history and my life today and is only the beginning of renewing this phase of new ways to create at the ripe old age of 78! I don’t feel a day over… who the hell knows. Some trashy rags lie and say I’m too “fragile” to travel. How dumb is that? Honey, sitting in a Gulf Stream is smoother and more luxurious than any damn wheel chair. Which yes, I use sometimes. Babies, I still travel. Still love living on my terms with a tight circle of people I adore. I’m finally free to have fun… “my heart has wings”. If you’re at @Tribeca, write me here and let me know what you think. I’ll get back to as many of you as I can. And remember it’s the Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story. Meet Nadar Sarkhosh, our pilot whose Eyes in the Skies, keep us safe and comfy. Thank you Michael and Terrence for sharing your plane. P.S. Happy #Pride Everyone!

by Anonymousreply 75June 12, 2024 11:55 PM

[quote]I wonder if Goldie and Liza are still friends? I mean Liza is showbiz friends with everyone, but I wonder if they're really friends.

At the time of that 1980 special, they were both pushing hard to do a film adaptation of Chicago with Bob Fosse directing. They went to the oscars together, along with both appearing on a people magazine cover with a story about the TV special.

The movie never panned out, and Goldie tried getting it made again in the 90's with Madonna co-starring, but nothing came of it.

Both ideas would have been much superior to the trainwreck that eventually made it to the screen.

by Anonymousreply 76June 13, 2024 12:02 AM

Hence why All that Jazz is in their special, along with a new, dramatic number called "The other woman" written by Chicago lyricists Kander and Ebb. It was basically an hour-long audition tape.

Ken Russell also wanted Liza for his version of Evita around this time. Co-starring Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow.

by Anonymousreply 77June 13, 2024 12:04 AM

Liza and Goldie in the film version of Chicago would've been fantastic. A shame it never happened.

by Anonymousreply 78June 13, 2024 1:15 AM

Liza sings Donna Sumnmer's Bad Girls.

It's funny she never did a disco album in the late 70s. She was so much a part of that whole scene.

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by Anonymousreply 79June 13, 2024 1:16 AM

Liza and LORNA in Chicago would've been TERRIFIC!!!

by Anonymousreply 80June 13, 2024 2:42 AM

Liza and JOEY in The Moon is Blue would've been even BETTER!!!

by Anonymousreply 81June 13, 2024 4:07 AM

Her handwriting has always been so poor. Her “s” always looks like a “z”. Do you think she was a drug baby and as a result, can’t write her name properly?

by Anonymousreply 82June 13, 2024 7:31 AM

Liza is an ass baby, create by two gay fellows, Vincent & Judy.

Woman, born of man...

by Anonymousreply 83June 13, 2024 7:38 AM

R46, Liza mentions at R75 that she’s packing up some Peretti designs to take to Paris. Maybe she’s showing, or probably selling, some custom pieces. She’s been liquidating assets for the past few years, probably in expectation of the inevitable.

by Anonymousreply 84June 13, 2024 6:47 PM

"Longtime admirers might be disappointed by the omission of any talk of her non-musical roles, most notably The Sterile Cuckoo, Arthur or her priceless appearances as Lucille #2 on Arrested Development. And given that her photo should appear next to encyclopedia entries for “Gay Icon,” the failure to address the queer community’s centrality to her fandom seems an oversight.

But these are minor quibbles with a film that deploys a wealth of great archival material plus intimate access to the subject and those closest to her to build a gorgeous portrait of a legendary showbiz survivor, warmly celebratory but also unquestionably authentic."

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by Anonymousreply 85June 13, 2024 6:49 PM

I’m glad that the doc is getting good reviews. Liza has had some many ups and downs you just have to root for her. I’m glad that she’s seeing some well-deserved attention now towards the end of her life.

by Anonymousreply 86June 13, 2024 6:55 PM

She was on hallucinogenic drugs around that time, wasn't she?

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by Anonymousreply 87June 13, 2024 8:50 PM

Liza was one of the most talented singers ever. She also had a lot of pain and struggle throughout her life. Despite that, she had a good heart, which is hard to encounter in Hollywood. At a time when gay men were oppressed beyond belief, they identified with her struggles, and she theirs.

by Anonymousreply 88June 13, 2024 9:03 PM

^ Thank you

by Anonymousreply 89June 13, 2024 9:31 PM

R88, it's really true

by Anonymousreply 90June 14, 2024 12:25 AM

Wow I thought the R75 post was a joke but it's real.

by Anonymousreply 91June 14, 2024 12:25 AM

The documentary ends with a tear-jerking recent scene, as Minnelli sits next to the piano with her friend, musician Michael Feinstein, and sings “But the World Goes ‘Round,” her voice still clear and robust and replete with emotion.

During a post-screening Q&A, Klein recalled how even the burliest of crew members broke down in tears as she sang. “We were all crying in the room,” he says. “She just has that power. As soon as she did that, I just knew that was the end of the film.”

by Anonymousreply 92June 14, 2024 12:26 AM

The best rendition of "But the World Goes 'Round" that Liza ever did was at her Carnegie Hall concert in '87.

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by Anonymousreply 93June 14, 2024 1:04 AM

Why is Feinstein up her ass 24/7?

by Anonymousreply 94June 14, 2024 1:44 AM

R94. I dunno. Maybe he likes her? Cares about her? Enjoys her company? All of the above?

by Anonymousreply 95June 14, 2024 1:47 AM

[quote]It's funny she never did a disco album in the late 70s.

Are you kidding? Turn in your gay card!

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by Anonymousreply 96June 14, 2024 2:13 AM

R95 Liza has a lot of gay male friends who like her and enjoy her company.

He even sits in on her interviews.

by Anonymousreply 97June 14, 2024 2:42 AM

Michael shits in on all my interviewsh. He'sh my closhesht and dearesht friend. He'sh jusht marveloush!

by Anonymousreply 98June 14, 2024 2:59 AM

Did you know that a percentage of the proceeds of Liza's auction went to Feinstein's "charity"?

by Anonymousreply 99June 14, 2024 3:31 AM

R88 - She suffered through Diversity with a capital "D".

by Anonymousreply 100June 14, 2024 5:12 AM

Because he’s the only person willing to be around her five days a week. The others are over eager publicity seeking queens. Lorna communicates with her infrequently, and “friends” like Joan Collins call once a year.

by Anonymousreply 101June 14, 2024 12:00 PM

R79 - Do I hear Love for Sale mixed in with Bad Girls?

by Anonymousreply 102June 14, 2024 5:12 PM

[quote]Both ideas would have been much superior to the trainwreck that eventually made it to the screen.

LoL, Chicago was a fine movie adaptation.

by Anonymousreply 103June 14, 2024 5:18 PM

R103 one of the most commercially successful movie musicals of all time, an Oscar winner for Best Picture and critically acclaimed. Yet some DLers will never accept it because of no Fosse and Verdon. Rivera has a cameo and it's a jump scare.

by Anonymousreply 104June 14, 2024 5:25 PM

[quote]Yet some DLers will never accept it because of no Fosse and Verdon.

These are the same DLers who are still waiting for Patti Lupone to fill a 20,000 seat arena.

by Anonymousreply 105June 14, 2024 7:41 PM

How about a large BROADWAY theater of 15,000 seats?

by Anonymousreply 106June 14, 2024 8:56 PM

^ Excuse me 1,500 SEATS.

by Anonymousreply 107June 14, 2024 8:57 PM

Or the Palladium.

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by Anonymousreply 108June 14, 2024 11:15 PM

[quote]Her Stepping Out show at Radio City (1990, I think) was an amazing experience.

It was. I saw it solo while visiting friends. 10th row. The next day, Regis was talking with his wife Joy about them being there the night before. Turns out, I was two rows ahead of them. Close enough to see the sweat sling off her face during some of the dance numbers.

by Anonymousreply 109June 14, 2024 11:24 PM

You shaw the shweat shling off me?

by Anonymousreply 110June 14, 2024 11:27 PM

The movie begins with the 1969 death of her mother, Judy Garland, from an accidental overdose at age 47. Minnelli was only 23 at the time. “It was devastating to me,” she tells Klein. “I didn’t stop crying for eight days, and I had to take on so much.”

She remembers how Fred Ebb once told her to deflect reporters' questions about Garland, who occasionally grew jealous when her daughter got more attention than her. "He would stop me from talking about my mother too much because then they're thinking about her and not me," Minnelli says.

Seeing how her mom wrestled with addiction, she told herself that she’d never go down the same path. But, naturally, she’s only human: “Being Judy Garland’s daughter is not a lot of laughs,” Minnelli tells Klein. She tearfully adds that she’s grateful for “all the bad stuff” she went through because “it prepared me for the rest of my life.”

by Anonymousreply 111June 14, 2024 11:30 PM

Liza gets candid about her longtime battle with substance abuse. “I didn’t feel like I had a drug problem,” Minnelli tells Klein. “I’d drink silly drinks like rum and coke.” But whenever she drank, “it turned on me, like it always does.”

Thinking back to the 1970s, Minnelli recalls trying to hide her alcoholism by telling reporters that she couldn't drink, citing stomach problems. “I didn’t want people to know I was under stress. I always wanted to be the hero.”

by Anonymousreply 112June 15, 2024 12:40 AM

Interesting that Liza mentions jealousy that Judy had towards her. Liza has always tried to paint the best picture of Judy possible in public.

Someone on here once said that she was the most screwed up out of all of Judy’s kids because she was around Judy the longest.

by Anonymousreply 113June 15, 2024 1:15 AM

[quote]Someone on here once said that she was the most screwed up out of all of Judy’s kids because she was around Judy the longest.

And that fag father of hers.

by Anonymousreply 114June 15, 2024 1:25 AM

I like screws but not nails.

by Anonymousreply 115June 15, 2024 1:34 AM

Joey, go mop the floor in the laundry room and stop it with the retard talk.

by Anonymousreply 116June 15, 2024 4:15 AM

But does anyone remember that I was molested?

by Anonymousreply 117June 15, 2024 5:11 AM

Ben Platt's dad is trying to push Cynthia because of Wicked.

by Anonymousreply 118June 15, 2024 5:15 AM

This claim that Judy was jealous of Liza rings false. Liza is not the singer who mother was. Liza tried this on in her Donohue interview episode and I didn't buy it then either.

by Anonymousreply 119June 15, 2024 1:43 PM

I believe that Judy in her final years was jealous of Liza's success. Garland was dead to Hollywood after her show was cancelled and she was fired from Valley of the Dolls. Nightclubs in Mexico and guest spots on The Soupy Sales Show were where she landed, with only a few bright spots like her run at The Palace. She was dead broke. Meanwhile Liza had won a Tony, done Charlie Bubbles, and with The Sterile Cuckoo was on her way to her first Oscar nomination.

by Anonymousreply 120June 15, 2024 3:22 PM

R119 Judy wasn’t in her right mind when Liza hit big. The last five years of Garlands life were the worst as she was basically working to score drugs. She chased Joey around with a knife so it’s not inconceivable that she said awful shit to Liza.

by Anonymousreply 121June 15, 2024 3:59 PM

Didn't she try to push Liza off the stage at the Palladium.

by Anonymousreply 122June 15, 2024 4:20 PM

Push.

by Anonymousreply 123June 15, 2024 4:55 PM

The idea that Judy's life was a mess in the last years ignores the fact that she still worked a lot.

After her TV show was over, Judy did concerts in Sydney, and Melbourne (this one was a disaster), and the London Palladium with Liza in 1964.

Was back on TV for On Broadway Tonight, sang at The Academy Awards, The Andy Williams Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Hollywood Palace, and concerts in Toronto, Florida, North Carolina, Chicago, Cincinatti, Las Vegas, New York, California, and Houston in 1965.

She did Kraft Music Hall and the Sammy Davis Jr. Show and The Hollywood Palace for TV and concerts in Hollywood, Denver, New York, Las Vegas, and the ones in Mexico City in 1966.

The Valley of the Dolls disaster was in April, 1967 but she also did concerts in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, The Palace, Maryland, Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Detroit, Indianapolis, Connecticut, and Las Vegas in 1967.

She was on The Tonight Show twice and The Mike Douglas Show and The Dick Cavett Show and The Merv Griffin Show on TV and did concerts in Baltimore (though sick), New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Philadelphia and London in 1968.

She did concerts in Stockholm, Malmo and Copenhagen and her final stage appearance in New York in 1969.

Her appearance on The Soupy Sales Show in 1966 was a brief walk-on as it was filmed the same time and across the hall from The Sammy Davis Show.

by Anonymousreply 124June 15, 2024 11:21 PM

R109, that is not a good seat.

by Anonymousreply 125June 15, 2024 11:48 PM

[quote]Cincinatti

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 126June 16, 2024 9:14 PM

A comment on two of Minnelli's performances in which she made incredible costume changes. In The Act, she steps off stage and returns a moment later in a different outfit. How they did that, I will never guess. At another time in the show, she stands center stage and something descends and envelops her -- a new gown! It was clever staging. In her in 1987 Carnegie Hall appearance, she sings a few numbers dressed in a long gown and sings some comical songs about attempting classical music. She walks off the stage while the orchestra is playing and while the long gown is still moving, re-enters the stage in one of her Halston outfits. The crowd went wild.

by Anonymousreply 127June 16, 2024 11:48 PM

Does she talk about how much "mama hated those munchkins?"

by Anonymousreply 128June 17, 2024 12:04 AM

R60 Really? I never thought she even had good taste, never mind great. I like her, though.

by Anonymousreply 129June 17, 2024 1:15 AM

R129, she sold a lot of things at an auction five or six years ago and while most of it was ephemera from her family and career along with lots of costumes, there were plenty of personal decor items and clothes and it’s was all beautiful stuff. Her collection of modern art glass I remember being particularly impressed by because at that time that stuff was becoming really hot in the art market.

She also had such a huge collections of Warhol paintings. I know that Andy gave her one of herself but she bought plenty more as he wasn’t known for being generous.

I’m also probably going on the friends she famously had. Sure drugs and being Judy’s daughter helped, but I doubt that a personality like Halston would have been so close to someone with bad, or even pedestrian, tastes.

The Peretti Bine cuffs in that picture are icons of modern jewelry design and were the impetus for silver becoming something that wealthy, fashionable women would wear.

by Anonymousreply 130June 17, 2024 3:04 AM

Liza reminds me of a climbing plant that slowly rises even while seeming laid low by heat and struggle.

by Anonymousreply 131June 17, 2024 3:11 AM

*Peretti Bone Cuffs

by Anonymousreply 132June 17, 2024 3:23 AM

I follow "Liza Outlives" on Twitter.

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by Anonymousreply 133June 18, 2024 2:39 AM

Liza recently revealed that she’s recording a new album.

by Anonymousreply 134June 18, 2024 9:19 AM

While Minnelli was married four times, she never became a mom. The musician was married to Peter Allen, Jack Haley Jr., Mark Gero and David Gest.

Minnelli once told Geraldo Riviera, "I desperately want a family."

The "Maybe This Time" singer had three miscarriages, once during her marriage to Haley Jr. and twice during her marriage to Gero, according to People.

"She would’ve been a great mother," Allan Lazare said in the documentary.

by Anonymousreply 135June 18, 2024 11:49 AM

Somewhere there are children very happy that Liza DIDN’T become a mother.

by Anonymousreply 136June 18, 2024 12:24 PM

I just realized who Jack Haley Jr. is. Dorothy’s daughter married the Tin Man’s son? I always wondered why she wore Ruby slippers for that wedding!

by Anonymousreply 137June 18, 2024 1:12 PM

She was great in her cameo on American Dad

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by Anonymousreply 138June 18, 2024 1:17 PM

Is Billy Stritch not in the documentary?

by Anonymousreply 139June 18, 2024 1:25 PM

Liza was so fucked up on drugs during her child bearing years it's not wonder she couldn't have kids.

by Anonymousreply 140June 18, 2024 2:37 PM

The sheventiesh were shenshashional!

by Anonymousreply 141June 18, 2024 11:09 PM

[quote]She chased Joey around with a knife

For liking blue.

by Anonymousreply 142June 18, 2024 11:14 PM

[quote][R109], that is not a good seat.

Perhaps to you, R125. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. Funny how even the ticket booth commented on it being so good. But, you, an anonymous poster on an anonymous site must know better than anyone.

You must be Gerg.

by Anonymousreply 143June 18, 2024 11:21 PM

[quote] She chased Joey around with a knife

She should’ve threatened to bedazzle his ass!

by Anonymousreply 144June 18, 2024 11:57 PM
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