It’s been an excellent few months for fans of the film noir genre. Several noir films were screened at the 3rd Annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood back in April. There’s the new Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III DVD collection filled with hidden gems. Also the Noir City Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood just wrapped up its fantastic run on May 6th. In March, the much anticpated book Film Noir: The Directors,edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini was released.
I have never considered myself a huge Judy Garland fan, but that’s not to say I don’t like her. I adore her. I respect her. I hold her in the highest regard. I suppose I never considered myself a fan because I do not feel worthy of that title. Honestly, like those who abused and exploited her, I have taken her for granted. She’s more than Dorothy, you know.