Lunch Break Video: Down memory lane with Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney who have new DVD out today
Around the time she was Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz but before she was Liza Minnelli’s mom, Judy Garland teamed with Mickey Rooney for a series of hit films – some of which have been released in a DVD package today.
Four films, Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Girl Crazy and Strike Up the Band are available for just $19.99 if you go to TCM.com.
Their first film together was 1937′s Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry and 1948′s Words and Music was their last.
During an interview in the documentary film, When the Lion Roars, Rooney describes their friendship: “Judy and I were so close we could’ve come from the same womb. We weren’t like brothers or sisters but there was no love affair there; there was more than a love affair. It’s very, very difficult to explain the depths of our love for each other. It was so special. It was a forever love. Judy, as we speak, has not passed away. She’s always with me in every heartbeat of my body.