Press Kit: A Judy Garland Concert
A Judy Garland Concert
Hosted by Joey Luft
Written and Directed by
Joey Luft, John Kimble, and Philip Sandhaus
A John Kimble and Philip Sandhaus Production.
Through Panasonic DS Digital Cinema and remastered Dolby sound, the incomparable
performer Judy Garland returns to the screen. In color for the first time on the big screen,
experience Judy's dynamic life in song as she performs her greatest hits, including "Stormy
Weather," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "After You've Gone," and "By Myself." Joey Luft
shares stories of his mother's personal life and career, and John Kimble, a longtime
associate of Judy's former husband and manager Sid Luft, recounts his memories of the
Legendary Garland gave her greatest performances on television when she was at the top
of her game. This stellar collection of her most requested songs are chosen from "The Judy
Garland Show," which aired 1963-1964. Enjoy the exhibit of rare, never-before-seen photos
from Judy's life and career.
Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Minnesota on June 10,
1922. Judy made over 30 movies for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, including "The
Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis," and "For Me and My Gal." Thanks to
her former husband and manager Sid Luft, Judy had a historic comeback:
sold-out concerts at the London Palladium, a record-breaking 19 weeks
at Broadway's Palace Theatre, Academy Award nominations for "A Star is
Born," and for "Judgment at Nuremberg," and Emmy-nominated television
specials. She won multiple Grammy Awards for "Judy at Carnegie Hall" in
1962 and starred in CBS' "The Judy Garland Show," which aired 1963-1964.
Judy had three children: Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft.
Joey Luft was born on March 29, 19S5, in Los Angeles. His family includes
mom Judy Garland, father Sid Luft, sister Lorna Luft, and half-sister Liza
Minnelli. Joey is an avid photographer and had a knack for the drums in
his youth. He appeared on the Christmas special of "The Judy Garland
Show" and sang with his mom and performed solo. Joey is working on his
autobiography about being the only son of the world's greatest entertainer.
For 20 years, John Kimble was the business partner of Sid Luft, Judy
Garland's former husband and manager, and John has been a lifelong friend
of Joey Luft, Sid and Judy's son. John currently manages the extensive
list of assets of Royal Rainbow Productions, LLC. He is responsible for utilizing these
assets for projects that are marketed through live stage shows, broadcast
television, satellite, cable, Internet, DVDs, and digital distribution. In the
late 1980s and early 1990s, John spent his career in the music business as
an artist, performer, and musical producer with firsthand experience in the
challenges of talent development.
Philip has been an artist manager, record label executive, brand marketer,
and theatre and film producer. He has held management positions at
both Columbia Records and Capitol Records, where he oversaw "The
Beatles Anthology" project. Phil was the creative manager for David
Bowie for music, film, and theatre; manager for The Rolling Stones; and
executive producer for "M. Butterfly," the feature film version of the Tony
Award-winning Broadway play. He has worked with companies such as
McDonald's, Hasbro, and Victoria's Secret. Sandhaus is vice chairman of the
board of Tim Robbins' theatre company, The Actors' Gang. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University.
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