Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Blind Items Revealed

October 26, 2013

To see this woman in the last few years of her life was to see a shadow. A pasty shadow who looked as if she would crumble at any time. I guess in a way she was the original coke mom but her drug of choice was heroin. Introduced to her by some musicians she met at a recording studio they showed her what to do and how to inject it. One of them also became her lover and that would have been a scandal still reverberating if it had been discovered at the time. For her there could be no crossing any racial lines like that. The last year or two of her life the forever A+ lister would wear long sleeves to cover the tracks on her arm. Is it any wonder her kids had such huge addiction problems?

Judy Garland

51 comments:

Bruce Jenner said...

Sad. I love Judy and Liza.

Derek Harvey said...

Dorthy we're not in Kansas anymore

Lord Disick said...

I'm not familiar with the name.

Susan said...

Wow. Is this common knowledge?

LottaColada said...

:(

Bruce Jenner said...

Scott, Judy was in The Wizard of Oz. It was before your time. Kourt used to love it.

Kim Kardashian said...

This makes me so sad. I love her! Kanye and I are thinking of doing a remake of A Star is Born

Marieeee said...

No. No. No. This one breaks my heart.

Derek Harvey said...

@Kim---you would be AMAZING in that

sandybrook said...

@Susan if you can ever youtube videos from Judy in the 60s it was pretty clear she was a complete addict. She was an absolute mess throughout the last 20 years of her life. I think she tried suicide she o 'd and other stuff. I would guess the black guy was Louis Armstrong.

The Real Dragon said...

That sucks.

Bruce Jenner said...

Kim, I like this idea better than Kris trying to do Broadway! Now that is a ludicrous idea!

Kim Kardashian said...

Thanks Derek!! We'll be doing it as a musical. I've been working with Ye's vocal coach to prep for the role

Rob Kardashian said...

Kim, You should hire the same guy mom used when she was passionate for a minute about trying out for Chicago on Broadway. What is his name. He told mom she had perfect pitch.

Bruce Jenner said...

Rob, that guy was a joke! Please don't encourage your mom like that.

JW said...

I think the lover might have been Sammy DAvis Junior.

sandybrook said...

Could be @JW I think Sammy married a white Jewish girl and he converted.

Derek Harvey said...

I think Kim should hire Lindsay Lohan to be in her play. She was FANTASTIC in Mean Girls and really seems to be turning her life around.

Susan said...

I always thought the word on the street was that she was a pill popper.

a non a miss said...

Judy Judy Judy...

Kim Kardashian said...

Yes! We love Lindsay! She's being considered for a role

sandybrook said...

@Susan cover up. Pills have less of a stigma attached to them unlike heroin.

Jeneral said...

Susan, she was a pill popper from a young age, but it seems to be common for opiate users to transition to heroin.

rocky619ca said...

Judy's mom got her started as a kid. She made her take amphetamines to lose weight and perform. Judy and her siblings were the bread winners.

figgy said...

I had heard the rumor that during the filming of Wizard of Oz they have her sleeping pills at night and amphetamines/cocaine in the morning to wake her up. Hence her addiction. Not a surprise, but sad.

Renoblondee said...

Old Hollywood. That's so sad what they did to actresses.

maggs said...

Pic of Judy Garland with Harry Belafonte, Sept. 1962

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt170/stefy56/Judy%20Garland%20in%20the%2060s/JudyHarryHenryataSinatrashowSandsHotelSept62-1

di butler said...

I thought this was an open secret. :( There was a lot of H use in old Hollywood, y'all. And coke. And uppers. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Susan said...

Figured it was a cover up. Would love to read a biography on her.

Princess Nobody said...

Ray Charles was also into the heroin and loved the ladies, I'll throw his name in too.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Tragic.

Angela said...

Louis Armstrong was a pothead who may have used then vice-president Richard Nixon as a drug mule. Nixon adored jazz and Armstrong, and when they were on the same flight, the story goes that Nixon asked if Armstrong needed help with his luggage when they landed on US soil. Armstrong gave him his trumpet case, where he actually stashed his weed, knowing that the Customs wouldn't check Nixon...

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/reefer_man_did_louis_armstrong_turn_richard_nixon_into_his_drug_mule

Willie Nelson was also called a true artist the night his house went on fire, as he went through the fire and came back with his guitar case. That's actually also where he kept his stash of weed...

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

There's another daughter who she gave up. I've seen the woman, looks just like her.

rajahcat said...

this just makes me so sad.......

Tiger Lillyblu said...

The has been reveled. Enty, what's with you re-publishing reveled items? This is the third one today.

Tiger Lillyblu said...

The has been reveled. Enty, what's with you re-publishing reveled items? This is the third one today.

lazyday603 said...

In her autobiography "High Times Hard Times" Anita O'Day wrote about all the times in the 1960's she shot up with Judy Garland. They were junkies-in-arms.

headrot said...

never shoot up. thats my motto.

Northbynorthwest said...

To see her in her last fews years?! By 1951 she had started to look beat, by 54 looked pretty drastically bad vs. her former self.

It's unlikely the man is Belafonte. He wasn't a musician, singer/songwriter but didn't play an instrument, professionally, at least. And if said man introduced her to it, it was earlier in her career since she had been addicted for decades before her death. Belafonte wasn't even on the scene then.

My guess is John Coltrane. Well known for his heroin habit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane#Death_and_funeral

Tru Leigh said...

Anne Hathaway is the reincarnation of Judy Garland.

http://www.iisis.net/index.php?page=kevin-ryerson-walter-semkiw-reincarnation-past-lives-occuoation&hl=en_US

lutefisk said...

sandybrook, Sammy Davis Jr converted to Judaism after a horrible car accident. He was married to Swedish-born actress May Britt. I don't believe he was ever married to anyone Jewish and did not convert for that reason.

Aoife said...

John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis come to mind as known heroin users back in the day. Armstrong was known to love his weed. I never heard anything about Harry Belafonte.

Still this is very sad. I feel sad for anyone who finds themself addicted to heroin or other drugs. I'm not surprised there was a coverup of Judy's heroin use back then but I'm really surprised that it was in Anita O'Day's autobiography and pretty much ignored by the general media. Entertainment reporting was strictly controlled back then though.

Aoife said...

As for female singers how could anyone forget Billie Holiday?

mcmama said...

This makes me sad. I did a biography report on her in high school. *sigh* I just loved Judy. She seemed so tortured and sad. I hate that it ended that way. :(

Epileptic Spudmonkey said...

So none of you liberals are willing to address the major elephant in the room: This is surely an early case of a nigga destroying a white womans life! Pretty common these days....

VictorG said...

This is a complete fabrication. No where in the hundreds of books written about the great Judy Garland does it mention heroin. Pills and booze plenty, but no dope. She was hooked most of her life but not on smack. Are people that dumb that they will believe whatever you write here?

Oh she badbad said...

Of course you don't that whould require you to think

Oh she badbad said...

Please don't ruin a classic

Oh she badbad said...

If your singing is like your acting I'm sure you sound like a cat in heat

Oh she badbad said...

Man U love ratchet ness

goddess. said...

LOVE JUDY! The difference between her and someone like Lindsay is that she never did anything to hurt another person. REST IN PEACE!!!