THE JUDY MONOLOGUES
Conceived and edited by Darren Stewart-Jones
Published by Darren Stewart-Jones at Smashwords
Copyright 2013 Smashwords
(Cover photo of Garland in Till The Clouds Roll By is in the Public Domain.)
In the mid-1960s, with her career and finances fading, the legendary Judy Garland was encouraged by literary agent Irving “Swifty” Lazar to record voice tapes for an autobiography that would never be written. Garland seems to have used these recordings not just as biographical notes but rather as sessions with a non-existent psychiatrist. The recordings were at one point released to the general public on CD format and are now floating around out there in cyberspace. The Judy Monologues, a one-act play, is based entirely upon these rare voice recordings.