There are a few clips I return to in times of darkness or just when things are a little unknown. This is one of them. I love Judy Garland, always fighting- never the tallest or the coolest girl in the class. I think its something to do with the way she was so open about her vulnerabilities - you could hear it in her voice. She manages to break your heart and bring you utter joy in just a few notes. As for Babs, this is a new love affair for me- I'm still in that fresh dizzy part where everything is new. When I first saw this clip I was annoyed because I thought she was overshadowing Judy, but the more I watch it the more I enjoy the fidelity in this duet.
This song is one I like to send my girlfriends to say "I am here". We are in this together.
If you were ever so inclined, I recommend My Judy Garland Life By Susie Boyt. Hands down the best book I have ever read about Judy. This is because Boyt is an unapologetic super-fan and has no problem being open about her total unmitigated LOVE for Judy. I have always been interested in what it means to be a fan. I even made a show about Kate Bush fans which led me to be know as the Crazy Kate Bush Girl for a while. But whats wrong with that? I would rather be remembered for loving something than being a cynic or a pedant. If you click on the pic it takes you to a review.