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Presenting Lily Mars (1943) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Joe Pasternak.

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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

By Lindsey on Apr 20, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Judy Garland looks absolutely stunning in this publicity still for Presenting Lily Mars, a film in which she gives an equally stunning performance. (image via doctormacro.com) Judy Garland stars as Lily Mars, a role originally intended as a star vehicle for Lana Turner before she found out that she ... Read full article


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 11, 1946 with Van Heflin reprising his film role.
Garland filmed her performance in the ensemble musical Thousands Cheer during a break in shooting this movie.
The MGM studio executives decided to re-film the finale after a preview showing had many negative comments. In March 1943, Roy Del Ruth directed the re-shoot, which dropped many songs from the original finale, and added others: "Paging Mr. Greenback" (1943) Music by Sammy Fain Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg;"St. Louis Blues" (1914) Music and Lyrics by W.C. Handy; "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" (1912) Music and Lyrics by Jack Judge and Harry Williams;"In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" (1905) Music by Egbert Van Alstyne Lyrics by Harry Williams;"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (1942) Music and Lyrics by Charles Tobias, Lew Brown & Sam H. Stept. Several actors in the original finale had parts which were cut from the film, including Six Hits and a Miss, Judy Carol (Singer in the "St. Louis Blues" number),
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