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              Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland

              Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland (Hardback)

              By Luft, Sidney; Schmidt, Randy L.

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              The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy's meteoric comeback after she was unceremoniously booted off the MGM lot: he produced her iconic, Oscar-nominated vehicle A Star ...Is Born and expertly shaped her concert career. Previously unpublished, Sid Luft's intimate autobiography tells his and Judy's story in hard-boiled yet elegant prose. It begins on a fateful night in New York City when the not quite divorced Judy Garland and the not quite divorced Sid Luft meet at Billy Reed's Little Club and fall for each other. The romance lasted Judy's lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft's management, Judy came back bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivalled Sinatra's. However, her drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on the relationship. Sid did not complete his memoir; it ended in 1960 after Judy hired David Begelman and Freddie Fields to manage her career. But Randy L. Schmidt, acclaimed editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland and author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, seamlessly pieced together the final section of the book from extensive interviews with Sid, most previously unpublished. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death at age forty-seven in 1969. Sid served as chief conservator of the Garland legacy until his death at the age of eighty-nine in 2005. This is his testament to the love of his life.
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              ISBN 9781785586095
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2017
              Publisher Omnibus Press
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              Yesterday Once More: the Carpenters Reader
               

              Yesterday Once More: the Carpenters Reader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schmidt, Randy L.

              • RRP: $48.50
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              • Internationally sourced

              Articles, interviews, essays, and reviews originally published 1971-2000.

              ISBN 9781613744147
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Judy and I
               

              Judy and I (Hardback)

              By Sid, Luft; Foreword by Schmidt, Randy L.

              • RRP: $76.99
              • $76.99
              • Internationally sourced

              The third of Judy Garland s five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy s meteoric career, producing her iconic, Oscar-nominated performance in A Star Is Born and expertly shaping her concert career. P...reviously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft s intimate autobiography tells their story. Their romance lasts Judy s lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft s management, Judy Garland comes back, bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivals Sinatra s. However, Judy s drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on their relationship. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death.
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              ISBN 9781613735831
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2017
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Little Girl Blue: the Life of Karen Carpenter

              Little Girl Blue: the Life of Karen Carpenter (Hardback)

              By Schmidt, Randy L.

              • RRP: $78.99
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              Featuring an intimate profile of one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, this full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details various aspects of her life, from her modest Connecticut upbringing and her rise to stardom in southern California to the real stor...y of her tragic, untimely death.
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              ISBN 9781556529764
              Released NZ 1 May 2010
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
                

              Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schmidt, Randy L.; Foreword by Warwick, Dionne

              • RRP: $40.99
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              Original publication and copyright date: 2010.

              ISBN 9781569768181
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2011
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Judy and I
               

              Judy and I (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sid, Luft; Foreword by Schmidt, Randy L.

              • RRP: $40.99
              • $40.99
              • Internationally sourced

              The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy's meteoric career, producing her iconic, Oscar-nominated performance in A Star Is Born and expertly shaping her concert career. P...reviously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft's intimate autobiography tells their story. Their romance lasted Judy's lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft's management, Judy Garland came back, bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivaled Sinatra's. However, Judy's drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on their relationship. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death.
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              ISBN 9780912777702
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2018
              Publisher Zephyr Press
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              Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography
               

              Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography (Hardback)

              By Schmidt, Randy L.

              • RRP: $84.99
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              With more than 100 million records sold worldwide, the Carpenters are among the most beloved and enduring musical acts of the last 50 years. Randy L. Schmidt, author of the acclaimed bestselling biography Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter has assembled a team of comme...ntators journalists, authors, musicians, and other entertainment industry figures for a series of in-depth, insightful, and opinionated conversations on every release. Beautifully presented with more than 200 images, many never before seen, the result is a must-have for pop music lovers.
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              ISBN 9781643073217
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Mascot Books
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