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