(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You (1938)
Unfamiliar with this week’s song. Hear it here.
1) This version of “You Made Me Love You” is the teenaged Judy Garland’s fan letter to Clark Gable. Tell us about one of your teen crushes. Pretty much any dude in a rock band, especially if he sang or played guitar.
2) Garland sang to this to Gable at a birthday party thrown for him at MGM. Who is the last person you sang “Happy Birthday” to? I don’t know! We haven’t really done it in a while, even when we have celebrated a birthday. Maybe one of my in-laws?
3) Thinking of birthdays … Judy received an engagement ring from the man who would be her first husband, David Rose, for her 18th birthday. Are you wearing a ring, or any jewelry, as you answer these 9 questions? Nope. I just woke up a little bit ago and I’m just hanging out at home today while I have the day off, so no jewelry.
4) It’s said Judy’s favorite dish was steak and kidney pie. If you could have anything at all for dinner tonight, what would you choose? A pasta of any kind.
5) Judy was ambidextrous, writing with her left hand but playing tennis with her right. Are you equally comfortable using your right and left hands? Not at all.
6) To relax between takes of her most famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, Judy read comics in the newspaper. Do you still read a printed newspaper? Not printed, but I do have a digital subscription to my local paper. And I know we’ve all gotten accustomed to getting those kinds of things for free, but please consider paid subscriptions to publications you like! If you value it, a paid subscription will help keep it alive.
7) She could also knit. Judy was known to make blankets and caps for the children of crew members on her films. Do you knit? No.
8) In 1938, when this record was popular, the March of Dimes was founded. Do you have any dimes in your wallet (or pocket) right now? There are probably a couple in my wallet.
9) Random question: Catsup puddle next to your fries, or a drizzle of catsup on your fries? Puddle!