Over the Rainbow; The Jitterbug

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Description (Brief)
Judy Garland (1922-1969) began her musical career as a vaudeville performer, touring the country with her two sisters until the early 1930s. Having signed with MGM Studios in 1935, she was cast as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at age sixteen. Garland’s 1939 Decca recording of “Over the Rainbow” is not the version featured in the film. The b-side track "The Jitterbug," was originally intended for the same film, but studio producers cut it before deciding on the final script. The record reached the fifth position on the Billboard charts in 1939, and along with The Wizard of Oz, cemented Garland’s status as a major celebrity.
Location
Currently not on view
Credit Line
Gift of Stanley E. Whiting
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
1939
ID Number
1986.0771.35
accession number
1986.0771
maker number
2672
catalog number
1986.0771.35
recording artist
Garland, Judy
Decca
subject
Music
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
sound recording
Sound Recording