Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Judy Garland's clothes star in Newbridge Silverware

If you're an old-time movies buff, then a new exhibition at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons will be like honey to a bear, writes Brian Byrne.

It's all about personal items, clothing and costumes once owned and worn by Judy Garland, who died when she was just 47 but left a wonderful silver screen legacy.

Her big child role was 'Dorothy' in the Wizard of Oz, but she is also remembered for stellar performances in Life Begins for Andy Hardy, Meet me in St Louis, Crazy Girl, and A Star is Born.

Clothing worn in some of those movies feature in the exhibition which runs until the end of September. The highlight exhibit for many will be the wedding dress she wore when she married her fourth husband Mark Heron in 1964.

Following the Newbridge exhibition, the collection is scheduled to be sold off by Julien Auctions in Los Angeles.

Our pictures show the actress at her wedding to Mark Heron, and as Betsy Booth in Life Begins for Andy Hardy.