In July 1951, a Hollywood legend made her appearance on the Hippodrome stage. The film star, Judy Garland, appeared on a variety bill that also saw the appearance of another act featured on the giant playbill: Professor Duncan’s Collies! Her performance was tumultuously applauded by the audiences who flocked to see her every performance. She appeared nervous on stage, giggling with the audience and mopping her brow but her performance was reported as a ‘technical triumph’. During the week she performed at the Hippodrome, Judy, who had not seen her five-year-old daughter in three months, was reunited with Liza.