At The Lenox, we have a special affinity for Judy Garland, where the star often stayed for over 35 years and even lived for a short period of time. In her honor, we created a beautiful suite which pays homage to the musical icon and channels the opulence of old Hollywood glamour with a lavishly designed apartment-style setup.
Judy first fell in love with The Lenox in 1939 while on a promotional tour for MGM, and the legendary singer would return to the same suite throughout her life – including stays in 1961 when she appeared at the Boston Garden in front of a sell-out audience, in 1965 when she called the suite “home” for over three months, in 1967 when she gave a memorable live performance on The Boston Common heard by over 100,000 people, and shortly before her death in 1969.
It’s admittedly pretty early to start making Oscar predictions for 2020, but if you feel so inclined, Renée Zellweger is looking solidly like a Best Actress contender for her performance in the biopic “Judy”, which is scheduled to be released today (September 27th).
The movie chronicles the final year in the tumultuous life of Judy Garland, and the film will depict Garland’s struggles with addiction, depression, and stage fright, as well as her relationship with her fifth husband Mickey Deans. Check out the trailer here.