All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922 in Minnesota, U.S. as the third daughter of Vaudevillians.
Garland began her career at the age of two, together with her sisters, in the Vaudeville circuit. At the age of thirteen, she signed a contract with MGM. Her father, with whom she was very close, died of meningitis just as she was making one of her first radio appearances.
She made her first screen appearance in 1936, but her real break didn’t come until 1939, when she was cast as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She continued to perform mainly in screen musicals and became one of the biggest stars at a young age.
Garland was seen as the ugly duckling by the studio bosses and was constantly put on a diet. Because of the workload, Garland was given amphetamines and bedtime barbiturates. These eventually became an addiction.
In 1948, she cracked under the pressures of work and her failing marriage and suffered a mental breakdown. She made her first suicide attempt and spent two weeks in treatment at a psychiatric hospital. After this, the studio continued to put too much pressure on her, which caused Judy to miss shooting days. In 1950, her contract with MGM ended.
Successful careers followed in radio, as a concert singer, recording artist and on TV. She also made several successful films, and even earned her two Oscar nominations during these years. Furthermore, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her performances in her own tv show in 1962 and 1964.
After a turbulent life, in which she worked too hard for too long, she died in 1969. At the age of 47, previous hardships and her addiction to barbiturates ended her life too soon.