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Judy Garland sings “Over the Rainbow” (music by Harold Arlen, lyric by E. Y. Harburg, 1939) in an episode of “Command Performance—Strictly G.I.” a radio/film series made by the War Department during World War II for servicemen and women. The series featured all the big stars of the time, and the shows were not seen or heard by the general public.

“Over the Rainbow” became Judy Garland’s signature song after the film The Wizard of Oz.

  • 1944
  • PBS Episode(s): 2
  • Performance Type: Movie
  • Performance Venue: Command Performance - Strictly G.I.
related song(s)
Over the Rainbow
related songwriter(s)
Harold Arlen
E.Y. Harburg