Back in 1995, our producer was asked to research the songs that the Gumm family had sung. Soon a list of 10 songs became 100!
This information was printed in a short phamphlet called "Musical Memories" still available at the Judy Garland
Birthplace (see Links).
In June of 1997, "An Afternoon with the Gumm Family in 1925" (living history
program) was presented in the actual home where the Gumms had lived in Grand Rapids, Minnesota with some of these songs.
Attendees included Judy's husband, Sid Luft, and her son, Joe Luft, as well as The Munchkins, Gumm cousins and many, many
Over time, it seemed like it would be a good idea to record some of these wonderful songs for posterity.
Thus was born our vaudevillian CD.
An Afternoon with the Gumm Family, 1925
(1997) Alycia Perroto, Carissa Farina, Michelle Russell and Michelle Risse as
Jimmie, Baby, Ethel and Janey Gumm
IN SEPTEMBER OF 2001, a trip was taken to Frank Gumm's hometown, Murfreesboro,
Tennessee. Check our historic sites page for photos.
IN THE WORKS: An amazing biography of
the Gumm Family with information never before revealed and personal family photos. This amazing saga promises
to be a best-seller, so be on the look-out for it sometime in 2006!
VISIT the JUDY GARLAND BIRTHPLACE
via this site.