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JIM BAILEY PLAYS VEGAS WITH LIZA: Will Bring Highly acclaimed Judy Show To The Academy - (taken from L.A. Daily News)
Los Angeles - A most memorable and fascinating bit of show business took place late last week at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel when Liza Minnelli did a complete show with impressionist Jim Bailey, with the latter as Lizas late, great momma, Judy Garland. Liza and Jim conducted secret rehearsals all day Saturday, but somehow the word leaked out about the performance and a turnaway crowd showed up that night.
as Judy (complete with wardrobe, makeup, wigs, etc.) introduced the
Riviera Hotel star with a few lines from the song Lisa.
She joined Jim on stage for a rousing medley of oldies that included
Hooray For Love, After Youve Gone, By
Myself Alone, SWonderful and bowing with a rip-roaring
version of Swanee. Jim and Liza bowed with San Francisco.
was a night to remember for Judy Garland fans, and there are many of
them among the Las Vegas Showfollk. At one point, Liza referred to Jim
as Mom, and the audience accepted it without a snicker or