HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCES ETHEL GUMM or JUDY GARLAND | June 10th,1922 - forever
“Nobody ever says how intelligent she was, or how witty. Stories about her are frozen in a pattern, as if she had no life after ‘Over the Rainbow.’ She was the best raconteur, the funniest woman I’ve ever seen. The depth and perception she brought to A Star is Born were extraordinary… I marvel at her sensitivity.” — George Cukor on Judy Garland
Ed Ward on Arctic Records’ breakout hit and star:
Barbara Mason had had one mild hit on Arctic by the time “Yes I’m Ready” came out in March, 1965. Backed by the Tiffanys and three guys, Weldon McDougal, Kenny Gamble and Herb Johnson, Mason’s untutored, straightforward delivery sold the song, which she says she’d written in imitation of Curtis Mayfield. It went top ten on both the R&B and pop charts and established both Mason and Arctic as forces to be reckoned with.
audio via soulmetmayonaise:
Happy Birthday to Judy Garland, June 10, 1922–∞
King of Friendzone!
Haha this shit is hilarious, I feel it basically sums up all of tumblr last night, except we’re obviously crazier.
#spoileralert #GPOY #GoT
if there’s only one way to tell you
all that i wanted to say
(if there is only one lifetime
we won’t share that way)
in the darkness
in the bedroom
in the midday
(if there’s only one way to tell you
all that i wanted to say)
if there is only one lifetime
we won’t share that way
in all darkness
in our bedrooms
in all middays
i beg you
keep your ear to the ground
and i’ll speak up
until there’s nothing left
or until i have no voice
or at least til your heart is as full
as the stories we might have told our children
Prince’s four fascinating women. And nope, I ain’t talking about Vanity, Mayte, Apollonia, or Sheila either!
“Tobias Fünke” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Have a happy Arrested Development binge-viewing everyone.