“I asked Anne Hathaway about the Judy Garland biopic (based on Gerald Clarke’s 2000 biography “Get Happy“) that she and the Weinstein Co. have been developing for…what, three or four years? In 2010 she told a BBC interviewer that ‘it’s a very sensitive project…we’re really trying to get it right so we’re taking our time with it…very, very slow incremental steps.’ Hathaway told me that last August Harvey Weinstein told President Obama that the film would happen ‘within a couple of years.’ Hathaway is tallish (5′ 8″ but nearly my height with three-inch heels) and Garland, she said, was not quite five feet. So she’ll have to do a Marion Cotillard-in-La Vie In Rose (i.e., acting on large-scale sets with large-scale props).” — from a 12.15.12 post about a Les Miserables party at Spago.
About the video: In his chat with Garland Dick Cavett refers to his ABC daytime show (from which this clip is taken) coming to an end fairly soon. His website says the show ran from 3.4.68 to 1.24.69 so this interview probably happened in late December ’68 or early January ’69. Garland died about six months later (6.22.69) of an accidental barbituate overdose. She was 47.