l b mayer

I heard this kid and I couldn’t get over her…. I went out to the lobby, found a telephone, called the head of the music department at MGM…. L. B. Mayer, the head of the studio, was brought in and he said, I want every producer, every director, every writer to hear this kid. Well, it turned out to be Judy Garland.
—  In honor of Judy Garland’s birthday today, we share a few words from popular songwriter Burton Lane about how he met the former Frances Gumm, Ms. Judy Garland.