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This Haunting Judy Garland Performance Was Cut In 1964 For Being Too Dark

by EDITORS March 13, 2016

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Judy Garland’s personal demons were never very secret, but the singing legend also didn’t shy away from translating her raw emotion through her art.

We’re reminded of this captivating quality of hers thanks to this recently recirculated, unaired clip from her variety show, The Judy Garland Show.

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The show only lasted one season, and this rendition of “By Myself” was slated to be the last episode’s final number before the show was canceled in 1964.

Producers are rumored to have nixed the song because they felt it was too dark.

Here it is, 52 years after Judy delivered the goods:

h/t: SunnySkyz




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