Irving Berlin, L.B. Mayer and Judy Garland. (1948)
Irving Berlin came out to California to visit the company and spent much of his time at Judy’s voice rehearsals and recording sessions. He adored her and was openly in awe of her talent, but he could not resist suggesting , once in a while, how one of his songs should be phrased. Judy poked a finger into his stomach, one day, and pushed her face a few inches from his: "Listen, buster," she hissed, "You write ‘em. I sing ‘em." Berlin was delighted.