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Informative and Interesting,
This review is from: Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland (Paperback)Gerald Clarke has obviously taken great lengths to research the back-story behind one of the 20th Century's great legends, and it certainly pays off in this wonderfully constructed biography.
The story tells Garland's life beautifully, but also disturbingly, as he reveals the jubilant highs and the monsterous lows, and how throughout her life there was triumph but also misery.
Sometimes a little bit too disturbing for a younger reader, going into much detail about her drug-taking and personal life, so this isn't the book if you want a glossed over version of what happened between 1922 and 1969.
Overall a great, interesting read but I also highly reccommend John Fricke's 'A Portrait in Art and Anecdote' which has many rare photographs from personal archives, and features interviews with some of Judy's closest friends and relations.