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248.  Judy Garland (1922-1969).  "The Judy Garland Story". Typescript, New York, March 1961. RBML, Random House Papers

This is Random House's copy of Fred F. Finklehoffe's transcription, made in Mexico City, in February 1961, of the tape-recorded interviews that he had made with Judy Garland in London and elsewhere in 1960, for her proposed, but never written autobiography. Playwright, screenwriter, and producer, Fred Finkelhoffe worked on the screenplays for six of Garland's films, including "Strike Up the Band," "Girl Crazy," and "Meet Me In St. Louis." On page one of the transcript she states that, "Contrary [to] many rumors, I was not born in a trunk, but in a lovely white house with a garden, and until I went back to see it again when I was fifteen, always I thought it was the biggest house I'd ever seen."

Gift of Random House, Inc., 1970

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