Words and Music

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1948. Vintage still photograph from the set of the 1948 film. Featuring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland laughing together in conversation, while then-toddler Liza Minnelli tugs on her mother's hand in the foreground. Mimeograph snipe and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer rubber stamp to the verso.

A highly fictionalized (and especially glamorous) account of the creative partnership between Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. The star-studded film, billed as "the biggest musical in Technicolor," was a hit at the box office, though still barely able to recoup its heavy production costs. Rooney and Garland's final on-screen appearance together.

The film was criticized for having sanitized the mental health problems and self-destructive behavior Hart suffered from that ultimately led to the break-up of the partnership, as well as for omitting any mention of his homosexuality, instead fabricating a fictional romantic attachment to a "Peggy McNeil."

Set in New York City and Los Angeles.

8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine.

Hirschhorn, 25, 299.


[Book #140123]

Price: $750.00