Here we have Ray Bolger and Judy Garland singing a couple songs from The Wizard of Oz. Big deal, I hear you cry. We've seen that countless times. But no, I'm not talking about them in the 1939 movie -- this is the two together 25 years later, in 1964, when he appears as a guest on her TV show. They reminisce a bit interspersed with them performing those two numbers.
It's quite a treat. It's clearly all planned, but also cleary not rehearsed much...if at all, so there's a sense of spontaneity to it.
I was never a fan of her TV series. As a little kid, I was always sort of creeped out by how nervous she came across to me. And some of those comes through here, but mostly she appears very affectionate towards Bolger, which seems to bring out a comforting, happy sensibility.
And so, we're off to see...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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