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The Other Side of the Rainbow by Mel Tormé

Contributed by Brian Dove on Jul 18th, 2022. Artwork published in .
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Source: The Bookworm. License: All Rights Reserved.

The bold weight of Ed Benguiat’s Discotheque in use on the jacket of The Other Side of the Rainbow: With Judy Garland on the Dawn Patrol, a biography of Judy Garland, known for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, by author Mel Tormé. It seems the first and second editions of the book used this design.

From the publisher’s notes:

“That winter of The Judy Garland Show will never be forgotten by anyone who shared in the unbelievable confusion, excitement, humor, sadness, and frustration of it all. It is a story that has never been told, a profile in some depth of a frenetic nine-month period in Judy’s life. It is a book for the many thousands who were deeply saddened by her death and wonder why her world went to pieces.” Steve Allen wrote, “Mel Tormé sensitively reflects the reality that was Judy Garland. Perhaps only another entertainer could so clearly suggest the puzzling mixture of ego and self-destructive insecurity that tortures so many prominent performers.”

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Source: Odds & Ends Books (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.


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3 Comments on “The Other Side of the Rainbow by Mel Tormé”

  1. The Y/É combo 😙🤌

  2. U.N.Owen says:
    Jan 17th, 2023 11:42 am

    It’s kind of humourous, and a bit.. pathetic that the author of this book, who you identify simply as 'author Mel Torme' is left at just that.

    In fact, Mel Torme was a very well-known singer (nicknamed 'the velvet fog', I always referred to him as the velvet frog…), who’s output was comparable to Ms Garland.

    Mr Torme was foremost a singer, and this book – other than perhaps an autobiography (I don’t know if he wrote one) would be the sum total of his writing output.

  3. is left at just that

    For what it’s worth, the post is primarily concerned with the font in use. Also, it includes a link to the Wikipedia page where one can learn more about Mel Tormé.

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