By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 9 out of 10
A little over a week ago the film community celebrated what would have been the legendary Judy Garland’s 90th birthday. Turner Classic Movies celebrated by playing some of Garland’s greatest films all day long, and you know I was parked on my couch for its entirety. I fancy myself a Judy Garland fan, and always have. She was the first actress to lead me into the world of classic film. Her fragility, comedic timing, relatable characters, and mind-blowing talent impressed me even as a kid. Though The Wizard of Oz remains in my top five favorite movies of all time, it is not my favorite Judy Garland film. Meet Me in St. Louis features a “teenage” Judy Garland at the top of her game. Though rumored to have not wanted to make the film, Judy did, and she later admitted it became one of her favorites.