Judy Garland was among the most active film performers on radio during World War II. The war happened to coincide with the height of Garland’s early film success, but she was also an enthusiastic participant in the war effort.
On this episode, you’ll hear Judy play Esther Blodgett, twelve years before her crowning achievement as star of the musical film version of A Star Is Born. You’ll also hear a high-spirited episode of Mail Call, a popular variety show intended to build military morale.
- “A Star Is Born” Lux Radio Theater, December 28 1942
- Mail Call, April 11, 1945
Next time, Judy in the post-war years.