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Friday, November 30, 2012

What Was the Name of That Movie With Judy Garland?

This past month, movie questions have been popular at the Newton Falls Public Library.  Our patron told our staff member, “I want to know the name of a movie that starred Judy Garland. There was something about a fair, maybe the title was State Fair?  I remember she wore a beautiful red dress.”

When searching for the answers to movie and television questions, Internet MovieDatabase is a wonderful resource.  Looking at the filmography for Judy Garland, the title Meet Me in St. Louis sounded like the one for which she was looking. The plot description included “Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transferred to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.”

Out of curiosity, we also searched online for images using the descriptive words “Judy Garland red dress.”  Multiple websites show Garland waltzing around a Christmas tree in a beautiful red dress.  This was final confirmation for our patron that we had found the correct movie title for her.

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