Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Some Ricardo Trivia

Address: The Mertzes converted brownstone at 623 East 68th street, wasn't even a real address, but plots out somewhere in New York's East River. As a native New Yorker, I can tell you that 68th street stops at just about 600.

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.