Does it seem that Judy is treated like an also-ran in this article?
You really cannot claim any bias on the writer's part, since he/she treats both events with scornful detachment. He lumps the two together, calls the whole shebang " Hollywood's latest romantic box score," then counts up the ex-husbands caught in their wake. The reporter is totally not a fan, since - unlike most of the other papers - not one line is wasted on what colors Durbin wore to her 2nd wedding - fans would eat it up!
For your perusal, I give you the San Jose Evening News, June 14, 1945. "Durbin Weds Producer; Judy Marries Tomorrow." [Who is this Tomorrow fellow Judy's marrying? Minnelli might get mad. (rim shot)]
Update July 16, 2012:
Judy Garland biographer, John Fricke, has read this blog post and says in the Judy Garland Message Board the following about Java's Journey in general and this post in particular :
Many thanks for the historical clipping, Willow -- not to mention the hysterical blog that shared it. That's one of the most bizarre "interpretative" postings I've yet come across where Judy is concerned -- and given fandom at large, that's saying something
To quote my father: What a hot dog!
Or, if one prefers a less personal, more universal (not to say Warner Bros.; badda-bing!) approach:
To quote Bugs Bunny: What a maroon!
Again, the clipping was great fun; thank you!