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…)
Now, you can commemorate one of Lucy’s zaniest ideas with a collectible âI Love Lucyâ Barbie(R) doll. Laugh until your sides split with this fantastic I Love Lucy(R) Barbie(R) doll from Mattel. This collectible Barbie(R) doll is outfitted in a brightly-colored skirt, peasant blouse and costume jewelry – and has a tambourine in her hand!(more…)
Lucy Calls the President (1977) starring Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Mary Jane Croft, Gale Gordon, Ed McMahon
Lucy Calls The President is a one hour special that was originally aired on November 21, 1977 on CBS. It starred Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Mary Jane Croft, Mary Wickes (all from The Lucy Show) along with Ed McMahon, Steve Allen, Lillian Carter (President Jimmy Carter’s mother) and others.(more…)