Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Start from the top. The most distinct thing about Lucille Ball was her hair. She was a bright redhead, a colore called "apricot" when it was originally died that color at the movie studio years before. The hairstyle she was known for was called the poodle cut. There are wigs that come in this style, but you don't need red hair to get the look, or a pood cut, just sweep your own hair into an updo of some sort, making sure it's neat. Use a little spray if you need to.
Pay close attention to your makeup. Lucy was fairly pale, but she didn't try to hide that behind make-up. She actually emphasized her fair skin with powder foundation. She also was known for her signature red lips and thin shaped eyebrows. Don't alter your natural arch but shape your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil.
Use false eyelashes. Lucy had beautiful big blue eyes and was known for these. You can get her look by applying false eyelashes and a coat of mascara. If you want to use your own lashes, be sure to curl them with an eyelash curler and use a really good thickening and lengthening mascara. Allow the lashes to dry for 20 to 30 seconds between each coat.
Wear a shirtdress. A shirtdress is a dress that buttons like a shirt and is usually belted at the waist. They are as close to those housedress we talked about earlier as we can get today. Below the waistline, it flares outward into what looks similar to a poodle skirt. In the 1950s, the narrow waist and camouflaged hip was considered very flattering.
The most popular shoe that the women of the 1950s wore was the simple pump. The pump is a high-heeled dress shoe, with a heel around 2 or 3 inches high. The toe of the shoe usually formed a point.
Posted by Kathie at 7:50 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Posted by Kathie at 9:47 PM
Friday, November 7, 2008
Another quote from Lucy. This sure sounds like her.
"Id rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done!"
I think Lucy really believed that, and that's why she did so much in her life and did it with gusto! Lucky for us.
Posted by Kathie at 9:32 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
As a young girl, Lucy modeled at Hattie Carnegies, at 49th street in New York City. Hattie's was a popular place and catered to movie stars and rich clientelle and Lucy was a popular model. Lucy was accustomed to sending a good portion of her earnings back home to her mother and grandpa Fred (whom she referred to as her father since her own father died so young and her grandpa helped to raise her). So, to earn more money, Lucy found out that posing in the evenings after work at Hatties and on weekends for commercial illustrators brought in some nice extra cash. On Hattie's suggesstion one night, a painter by the name of Ratterman painted an oil of Lucy in a chiffon dress that she borrowed from one of her modeling jobs. He sold the painting to Chesterfield cigarettes. Lucy became an overnight sensation with her face plastered on billboards all over New York and Times Square!
Posted by Kathie at 11:18 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Friday, October 24, 2008
Just in case you ever want to mess around with your friends or are playing trivial pursuit, here's some information for:
Best Situation Comedy - 1952,1953
Best Series Supporting ActressVivian Vance - 1953
Posted by Kathie at 8:17 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
ok, so even though I Love Lucy is playing somewhere in the world every 10 minutes or so, there really are some people who don't know the lyrics of the song, so, here they are....enjoy!
I Love Lucy Theme Song
"I Love Lucy" by Harold Adamson and Eliot Daniel
"I love Lucy and she loves me We're as happy as two can be
Sometimes we quarrel but then
How we love making up again
Lucy kisses like no one can She's my Mrs. and I'm her man
And life is heaven you see
'Cause I love Lucy Yes I love Lucy And Lucy loves me! "
Posted by Kathie at 7:56 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
One day while standing for a very long fitting, Lucy felt horrible pain in both her legs, as if they were on fire. Several days before this, Lucy had a fever and a bout with pneumonia. Worried, Hattie sent Lucy around the corner to her doctor and the doctor told Lucy that the pains were possibly rheumatoid arthritis. He explained to Lucy that rheumatoid arthritis was an incurable disease that becomes progressively worse until the sufferer ends up in a wheelchair.
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Saturday, October 18, 2008
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Friday, October 17, 2008
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Posted by Kathie at 6:53 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This page is a listing of Lucy's many films, from 1985 to 1933. In many of her films from the 1930s, Lucy only had small cameo appearences and she had blonde hair.
Stone Pillow (1985; CBS-TV) [Florabelle]
Mame (1974; Warner Bros.) [Mame Dennis]
Yours,Mine and Ours (1968; United Artists) [Helen North Beardsley]
A Guide for the Married Man (1967; 20th Century-Fox) [Technical Advisor; Cameo]
Critic's Choice (1963; Warner Bros.) [Angela Ballantine]
The Facts of Life (1960; United Artists) [Kitty Weaver]
Forever Darling (1956; MGM) [Susan Vega]
The Long, Long Trailer (1954; MGM) [Tracy Collini]
The Magic Carpet (1951; Columbia) [Narah]
A Woman of Distinction (1950; Columbia) [Herself; Cameo]
Fancy Pants (1950; Paramount) [Agatha Floud]
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950; Columbia) [Sally Elliot]
Easy Living (1949; RKO) [Anne]
Miss Grant takes Richmond [Grant]
Sorrowful Jones (1949; Paramount) [Gladys O'Neill]
Her Husband's Affairs (1947; Columbia) [Margaret Weldon]
Lured (1947; United Artists) [Sandra Carpenter]
Two Smart People (1946; MGM) [Ricki Woodner]
Ziegfield Follies (1946; MGM) [Specialty]
Lover Come Back (1946; Universal) [Kay Williams]
The Dark Corner (1946; 20th Century-Fox) [Kathleen]
Easy to Wed (1946; MGM) [Gladys Benton]
Abbbot & Costello in Hollywood (1945; MGM) [Herself; Cameo]
Without Love (1945; MGM) [Kitty Trimble]
Meet the People (1944; MGM) [Julie Hampton]
Best Foot Forward (1943; MGM) [Lucille]
Du Barry was a Lady (1943; MGM) [May Daly/Madame Du Barry]
Thousands Cheer (1943; MGM) [Herself; Cameo]
The Big Street (1942; RKO) [Gloria]
Seven Days' Leave (1942; RKO) [Terry]
Valley of the Sun (1942; RKO) [Christine Larson]
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941; RKO) [Dot Duncan]
Look Who's Laughing (1941; RKO) [Julie Patterson]
Too Many Girls (1940; RKO) [Connie Casey]
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940; RKO) [Carla Hinklin/Mercedes Vasquez]
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940; RKO) [Bubbles/Tiger Lily White]
The Marines Fly High (1940; RKO) [Joan Grant]
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939; RKO) [Paula Sanders]
Beauty for the Asking (1939; RKO) [Jean Russell]
Five Came Back (1939; RKO) [Peggy]
Panama Lady (1939; RKO) [Lucy]
That's Right You're Wrong (1939; RKO) [Sandra Sand]
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938; RKO) [Annabel Allison]
Room Service (1938; RKO) [Christine Marlowe]
The Affairs of Annbel (1938; RKO) [Annabel Allison]
Having Wonderful Time (1938; RKO) [Miriam]
Go Chase Yourself (1938; RKO) [Carol Meely]
Joy of Living (1938; RKO) [Salina]
Next Time I Marry (1938; RKO) [Nancy Crocker Fleming]
Hitting a New High (1937; RKO) [?]
Stage Door (1937; RKO) [Judy Canfield]
Don't Tell the Wife (1937; RKO) [Ann Howell]
Follow the Fleet (1936; RKO) [Kitty Collins]
Bunker Bean (1936; RKO) [Miss Kelly]
Dummy Ache (1936; RKO) [Actress]
The Farmer in the Dell (1936; RKO) [Gloria]
That Girl From Paris (1936; RKO) [Claire Williams]
Winterset (1936; RKO) [A Girl]
Top Hat (1935; RKO) [Flower Clerk]
I'll Love You Always (1935; RKO) [Lucille]
Roberta (1935; RKO) [Fashion Model; uncredited]
Carnival (1935; RKO) [Nurse]
His Old Flame (1935; RKO) [?]
I Dream Too Much (1935; RKO) [Gwendolyn Dilley]
The Three Musketeers (1935; RKO) [Bit Part; uncredited]
The Whole Town's Talking (1935; Columbia) [Girl; uncredited]
Three Little Pigskins (1934; Columbia) [Daisy Simms]
Broadway Bill (1934; Columbia) [Blonde telephone operator; uncredited]
The Affairs of Cellini (1934; United Artists) [Lady-in-Waiting; uncredited]
Bottoms Up (1934; Fox) [Girl]
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934; United Artists) [Girl]
Fugitive Lady (1934; Columbia) [Beauty Operator]
Hold That Girl (1934; Fox) [Girl]
Jealousy (1934; Columbia) [Girl]
Kid Millions (1934; United Artists) [Goldwyn Girl]
Men of the Night (1934; Columbia) [Peggy]
Moulin Rouge (1934; United Artists) [Chorus Girl]
Nana (1934; United Artists) [Chorus Girl; uncredited]
Blood Money (1933; United Artists) [Bit Part; uncredited]
The Bowery (1933; United Artists) [Bit Part; uncredited]
Broadway Through a Keyhole (1933; United Artists) [Bit Part; uncredited]
Roman Scandals (1933; United Artists) [Slave Girl; uncredited]
Posted by Kathie at 8:37 PM
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wow! Word is really getting around! I was just getting around to booking my family's reservations in Jamestown,NY for the annual Lucy-Desi weekend. It is an amazing event that fills the whole town with the most amazing Lucy fans you'll ever meet! There are scavenger hunts, contests, prizes, seminars, slide shows, films, presentations, auctions, and so much more brought to you by fans, colleagues, people that worked on the I Love Lucy Show, Some of Lucy's relatives and other well-known celebrities. This year, the celebration is May 22 - 24. Most the the hotels in downtown Jamestown are already booked up so you might find yourself staying 10-20 miles out of town but it's worth it. If you are anywhere within driving distance, this festival is well worth the trip! Rest assured, I will be reporting back with everything that happened. Also, keep in mind, there's also a huge celebration in town for Lucy's birthday in August and hotels are mostly booked up for then too so start thinking about that now and make your arrangements now!
Posted by Kathie at 11:15 AM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Posted by Kathie at 11:41 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Jamestown, NY - Jamestown, New York, area resident Patrick Malley surprised the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center when he donated a one-of-a-kind plaque that was presented to his father in 1947 by DesiArnaz. After having the award at his home for years, the Falconer, New York,resident decided to retire it to the archives at the Lucy-Desi Center.
The exciting news is that the opening of the new Lucy-Desi Museum in downtown Jamestown, Lucille Ball's hometown, has provided the opportunity to allow this terrific artifact to be seen by the public. Patrick's father, Thomas Malley, was a successful jockey who won theBelmont Stakes riding Faireno in 1932. Desi Arnaz was an avid horseracing fan; at one time he raised horses on his California ranch. The plaque reads "Presented by Desi Arnaz to Thomas Malley, Winning Jockey on Lighthouse, Tavistock Purse 8-26-47."
In sharing the news of the gift, the Lucy-Desi Center's Ric Wyman noted, "Being able to share this artifact with our visitors is a greatway to show Desi's love for horses and horse racing. We are grateful to Patrick for his generous donation."
For more information about the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, call or visit the Lucy-Desi Center Gift Shop, 300 North Main Street,Jamestown, NY 14701, (716) 484-0800 (toll-free: 1-877-LUCY-FAN) orvisit online at www.lucy-desi.com. The Lucy-Desi Museum at 10 W. ThirdStreet, the Desilu Playhouse at 2 W. Third Street, and the Gift Shopare open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. onSundays.
Posted by Kathie at 12:00 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Posted by Kathie at 3:45 PM
"Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead."
Posted by Kathie at 4:40 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Little Ricky: Little Ricky Ricardo was born January 19,1953 - the same time as Lucy and Desi's real baby, Desi Jr came into the world. More people watched this episode than watched President Eisenhower be inaugurated the very next day. Approximately 45 million viewers to be exact!
Club Memberships: Lucy and Ethel were faithful members of the "Wednesday afternoon Fine Arts League (which, by the way, never really met on Wednesdays!) and even shared the presidency at one time. They also tried to become members of the Society Matron's League but turned that chance down when Lucy decided the ladies were being rude about "show people" while they were being looked over. Oh well, the Ricardos and the Mertzes all got to chow down on some great home-made bread and butter after they left!
Apartment: Ricky and Lucy originally lived in apartment 4A (and Mrs Trumble lived above them because she was banging on the ceiling wanting the baby to stop crying) so the Mertzes building must have had 5 floors. Wow! No wonder Fred was always so worried about heating that place! Then after the baby was born they moved across the hall from the Mertzes to apartment 3D.
Posted by Kathie at 9:42 PM
Monday, September 8, 2008
"I LOVE LUCY" only ran for six short seasons, from 1951 thru 1957. That's relatively short for today when shoes like Seinfeld, Cops, Americas Most Wanted and The Simpsons can go on for decades!
Our favorite show was created by Jess Oppenheimer, Bob Carrol jr and Madelyn Pugh who were also the show's writers that brought our favorite strories about the Ricardos and the Mertzes to life for us.
LUCY RICARDO born LUCILLE ESMERALDA McGILLICUDDY
Lucille was born in upstate NY and married a Cuban band-leader who was just starting to make a name for himself in show biz.
RICKY RICARDO born RICARDO FERNANDO ALBERTO RICARDO Y DE ACHA III
Ricky worked had at his show business career and was a good provider. He loved his quirky wife and wanted to make her happy.
FRED & ETHEL MERTZ born FREDERICK HOBART MERTZ
Posted by Kathie at 11:22 PM
I am so excited to be starting this new blog! I have been a fan of Lucy and this show since I was about 4 years old. By then it was already in re-runs for about ten years but it was still the mid-sixties and we only got those re-runs once a week! We weren't lucky enough to have TV-LAND or nick-at-nite!
Nearly everyday there is something that happens in my life that I can relate to an episode of "I Love Lucy". Most people would call me crazy, I call that a skill! Call it what you will but I have managed to pass on a love of this show to future generations. All of my children (4 of them ranging in age from 14 to 25) are fans and wonder of wonders, one of my sons married a girl who rivals even me in Lucy trivia. Now with two grandchildren, I've got a whole new generation to convert. This blog will help me do that. It will give me a place to get all the information down in a fun way to share with other Lucy fans.
We can talk about trips to Jamestown and the Lucy/Desi Museum, our Lucy collections, our favorite episodes and whatever else you want. I would love to have input from all of you. I would love to hear from you about your own personal trips and experiences. Its the nostalgic feeling this show brings to us all that makes it so wonderful. Let's share!
Posted by Kathie at 2:39 AM