In certain movies in which she appeared in her late teens through her late twenties, Judy Garland portrayed women with feisty natures. Women who worried less about placating their suitors and more about making their points clearly. I like these women.
Lesson 5: Age or gender do not automatically grant wisdom.
“Just because you have a pair of long pants on, you think you know everything.”
Strike Up the Band (1940), Mary Holden to Jimmy Connors
Lesson 6: Humor is a tool in many social circumstances.
“If I didn’t laugh I should be very annoyed”
The Pirate (1948), Manuela Alva to Serafin
© Martha Wade Steketee (November 22, 2009)