Writer Lorna Luft talks about her mom Judy Garland, who starred as Dorothy in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz." Judy Garland died in 1969. Lorna Luft is also a half sister to Liza Minneli. This originally aired 4/29/98.
Lorna Luft new memoir is : "Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir." (Pocket Books). Luft talks with Terry about growing up as the youngest daughter to film legend Judy Garland. And as half sister to Liza Minneli. Luft made her Broadway debut in 1971 in "Promises, Promises." She toured nationally in the Broadway production of "They're Playing Our Song" in 1981-1982.
Stephen Harvey, associate curator in the Department of Film of The Museum of Modern Art. The museum is currently showing a retrospective of the films of director Vincente Minnelli, including "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "An American in Paris." Harvey has written the companion book to the retrospective.
Critic Ken Tucker reviews a new home video release of the 1946 movie "The Harvey Girls." It stars Judy Garland and Ray Bolger and features dazzling musical numbers such as "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe."
Gene London is known to Philadelphians as the host of the long-running children's program "Cartoon Corners General Store." London is also an expert on animation and the only person authorized to speak on behalf of Disney animation. His current passion is costume collecting and costume design. He focuses particularly on Hollywood costumes which is the focus of a lecture and film series London is hosting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He joins the show to share some of the stories related about the film "The Wizard of Oz" at the latest lecture in the series.