Everyone knows who Judy Garland is.

With a multitude of things written and reported about her, the following print & media excerpts are a sampling of those that have resonated in particular to STAY ALL NIGHT:

In 2006, noted musician David Was comments, from his NPR broadcast "A Lot to Learn from 'Judy At Carnegie Hall':

"Judy Garland was keeping it real long before Kurt Cobain assumed a parallel role for his followers. There was an unmistakable fragility to both of them that seem more proximate to an audience than singers with more technical expertise and polish. They seemed human."


As writer/director Doug McGrath wrote in a NY Times essay on the concert's 40th anniversary:

"What becomes clear is that this is no ordinary concert, where a big star performs a list of hits for her fans. It is instead a series of musical monologues, performed with the deepest conviction by an actress who soon has us picturing places and people."


Here, eight years after Carnegie, is the NY Times reporting on her 1969 funeral:

They arrived before dawn at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home and stood for hours behind police barricades - thousands of elderly women, weeping young men, teen-aged girls, housewives, nuns, priests, beggars, cripples and hippies. There were large numbers of Negro women, too, young and middle-aged.

"Judy gave love and you got the feeling there wasn't an ounce of hate in her," whispered Mrs. Helen McClean Jaafer, a Manhattan housewife. "There's so much hatred now, so much meanness, and I think Judy Garland was just too kind for this kind of world."