Lucille Ball made several iconic appearances on I Love Lucy, and one of the most famous of those was in the episode Lucy Does a TV Commercial, which many people think of as the Vitameatavegamin episode. In a nutshell, Lucy connives her way onto a TV show that Ricky will be hosting as the lady making the commercial … Selling a health potion called vitameatavegamin, which contains vitamins, meat, vegetables and minerals—and alcohol! As Lucy does multiple practice sessions as “your Vitameatavegamin girl,” becoming more and more intoxicated with each take.(more…)
Get the costume from the classic Candy Factory episode of I Love Lucy (with Lucy and Ethel working side-by-side in a candy factory, as the conveyor belt keeps getting faster as the supervisor decides they can do more, shouting Speed it up a little!
Pay tribute to the golden age of television this Halloween with the Lucy Candy Factory adult’s costume. Re-live the famous chocolate factory scene as Lucille Ball herself with this bright pink ensemble straight out of the 1940s. Serve up the laughs with this comedy legend homage. Whether you choose to be the life of the party, or do a clever bit where you haphazardly hand out chocolates from the comfort of your own home, the Lucy Candy Factory outfit is sure to connect with an audience as unique as your brand of comedic prowess.
In the I Love Lucy television series, Lucille Ball wore many outrageous costumes, and not the least of them was the rumba costume (I always think of it as the Carmen Miranda dress) from the first season episode Be A Pal, where Lucy is trying to rekindle the romance in her marriage by reminding Ricky of his childhood in Cuba.(more…)
Lucille Ball Specials: Lucy Moves to NBC
Editorial review of Lucy Moves to NBC, courtesy of Amazon.com
After three decades of starring in a quartet of top-rated comedy series hits (I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Here s Lucy) on CBS-TV, Emmy awarded comedienne Lucille Ball comes out of retirement and teams with NBC. She s greeted by the network s biggest stars such as her old friend Bob Hope, The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, Quincy star Jack Klugman and Diff’rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman, who portrays the network president. Film great Gene Kelly and Lucy s longtime TV boss Gale Gordon round out the cast.
Dancing legend Donald O Connor and actress Gloria DeHaven are seen in the special s final segment, a separate musical-comedy presentation intended as a TV series pilot. Fans will also enjoy appearances by longtime Lucy friends and colleagues Robert Alda, Ruta Lee and Doris Singleton.
Editorial review of Love, Lucy courtesy of Amazon.com
Although Lucille Ball died in 1989, this autobiography written prior to 1964 has only recently been discovered among her papers. She describes a childhood deeply affected by her father’s death and her mother’s withdrawal from her life. Raised by her grandparents, Ball craved attention and developed a tempestuous, vivacious, fiery, and yet insecure personality that would later lead her to comic stardom. It took years of working from the bottom of show business before she became a television hit, with the help of her husband, co-star, and business partner, former Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz. Ball abandoned the book for fear of hurting Arnaz, although she gives him credit for the tremendous success she enjoyed with I Love Lucy.
Product Description of Lucy Vitameatavegamin Animated Doll plus DVD
This doll measures approximately 10 inches wide and 14 inches tall. Lucy re-enacts her commericial for Vitameatavegamin from I Love Lucy Episode 30. Her head, arm, and body move to animate this classic scene. DVD of episode 30 and the classic scene are included. Requires 120V AC adapter or 4 AA batteries (not included)
Product description of Lucy & Desi: The Real Life Scrapbook of America’s Favorite TV Couple
During their marriage, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz filled over 100 scrapbooks with all manner of memorabilia. Now fans can take a rare peek at the details of the famous TV couple’s lives with this fantastic replica composite. Lucy & Desi, our exclusive, real-life scrapbook of the couple’s lives, contains 25 interactive, three-dimensional paper-engineered replicas of actual items – from Desi’s report card to important telegrams – which have never been published before. Vintage snapshots of happy family moments, touching love letters, passports, and other precious minutiae, with more than 150 photographs, both black-and-white and color, fill this wonderful, engrossing look back at the golden years of television comedy, when Lucy and Desi charmed America with humor and song. This official scrapbook is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans.
Editorial review of Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America’s Leading Lady of Comedy courtesy of Amazon.com
Lucille Ball‘s comic genius made them famous, but many of the unforgettable plot lines for I Love Lucy came from the life of their writer, Madelyn Pugh Davis. In Laughing with Lucy, Davis and her long-time writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., recount her rise in television and her many years working on the set and behind the scenes with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lighthearted and witty, this book offers a trip back in time to the tumultuous early days of television.(more…)