A few nights ago, I settled in for yet another journey with dear Vicki Lester and her rise to stardom. While there are many scenes in which her talents are (thankfully!) on full display, there’s one that really crawls under my skin . . . and I know I’m not alone! Every time I watch this scene (and you better believe I rewind endlessly), I’m again flabbergasted that Miss Judy Garland did not win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. All due respect to 1955’s winner, Miss Grace Kelly for The Country Girl, there is absolutely no comparison in my book! The protective wall that surrounds my heart makes it difficult for me to cry, but then suddenly here comes Judy Garland, ready to punch right through that wall! This last time, I didn’t even realize I was crying until the end of the scene . . .
Have a look: