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The Cover of Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent

Here is the final cover for Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent, a middle-grade biography about the legendary actress and singer.

Judy Garland Front Cover Final

This is a colorized version of a black-and-white publicity still released by CBS in 1956 — the year it first aired The Wizard of Oz. In fact, that was part of the problem finding a cover photo for this book. The Wizard of Oz is a profitable film 75 years after its release and remains a closely guarded property. Finding a public domain photo wasn’t easy. MGM has copyrighted almost every image from the film, and the few it hasn’t were mostly production stills. Here’s the original CBS promo shot:

Judy Garland CBS promotional still 2

One of the coolest features of the exterior is the back cover. Take a look at this photo:

Judy Garland Back Cover

It’s The Wizard of Oz scene at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studio, with Dorothy and her companions facing the Emerald City.

I’m really impressed by this cover. It pops, and I hope you pick up your copy of Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent soon. It’s published by Atombank Books and will be available through Amazon in print and ebook formats before going into wide release.

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This entry was posted on October 24, 2014 by in Books, Children's Books, Judy Garland, Nonfiction and tagged , , , , .
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