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Judy Garland was regarded as washed up and burned out when she made a spectacular return to the spotlight with a one-woman show at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961. As the liner notes on the album of that show says, the audience that glittering night "witnessed what was to be probably the greatest evening in show business history." Garland, whose pill-popping problems were legend, got herself together and wowed show-goers and critics with leather-lunged renditions of evergreens like her signature song "Over the Rainbow", "The Trolley Song", "The Man That Got Away" and "Come Rain or Come Shine". The album, which became an instant hit, won 5 Grammies. It still sells to this day, long after Garland's premature death at age 47 from an overdose, and probably will forever. This profound and extremely rare Japanese made (though written in English) album sleeve was signed by Garland over the back text. She apparently gifted the album to a friend, writing, "In case you have lost The Wizard of Oz?! Love, Judy Garland." Signature in blue pen is strong and vibrant, a good 8/10 and a great memento of the inimitable Miss Garland.
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