Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lucy and her Hats

One of the MANY things I love about I LOVE LUCY is that it points out the culteral differances between the 1950's and now. Those times were so much nice. The etiquette was better, people were kinder, ladies never left the house without their "good" clothes on, they wore hats and gloves and always looked lovely. I even like the ideal of "house dresses". Why not have a pretty dress to do your housework in or a nice apron to throw on over your jeans. It just seems more gentile. Anyway, the hats were a big thing for Lucy, so here a few of her favorites!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I Love Lucy Show Emmy Awards

Just in case you ever want to mess around with your friends or are playing trivial pursuit, here's some information for:

I Love Lucy Emmys

Best Situation Comedy - 1952,1953

Best Comedienne - Lucille Ball - 1952

Best Series Supporting ActressVivian Vance - 1953

Best Actress, Continuing Performance Lucille Ball - 1955

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Love Lucy Theme Song

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! "

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


It's hard to think of our girl ever being "down" or even felling under the weather, what with all that energy and remember how physical she was with her comedy. But as a young girl, Lucy had a terrible health scare and there was talk of her never walking again.

As a 17 year old girl wanting more than anything to become an actress, Lucille Ball went to New York City with the intention of doing just that! Lucy worked hard, and did not find success easily. She struggled through theater school, worked as a chorus line girl, as a model and caught a break when she began working for Hattie Carnegie's famous dress shop as a model. Lucy then found herself in a world of rich society women and glamorous movie stars.

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.

After being examined by an orthopedic specialist, the doctor asked for permission to try a new experimental treatment. In her biography, Lucy described this as "some kind of horse serum", but still, she agreed. After a couple of weeks of this treatment, nothing much seemed to change. Lucy's spirits were low, the pain wast still intense and her money was running out so she decided to return to her mother and Grandfather's home Jamestown, New York. There, Lucy tried to take better care of herself and her mother massaged her legs at night. Months passed by, and Lucy was still in such pain that she described the time that passed as a blur. The horse serum injections were continued. It was a highly experimental treatment, last ditch effort and Lucy felt like a guinea pig but gradually the pain grew less and less and finally one day she was able to stand up. After months of inactivity, Lucy's left leg was now shorter than her right leg and it pulled sideways. To correct this she had to wear a 20 pound weight in one of her black orthopedic shoes. Though Lucy had some pain she was able to take a part offered her with the Jamestown Players, and then later returned to New York City in search of her dreams.

Just goes to show with determination and strength of mind, as Lucy had, you can overcome pretty much anything you set your mind to. Lucille Ball. A courageous and determined woman.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Desi Factoid...

We all know how much Lucy loved Desi, and of course, we loved him too, but not many peope relized that Desi Arnaz was much more than Lucille Ball’s husband and co-star. He was also an innovative entertainment industry genius who created the multi-camera technique, which . simply put is having more than one camera....usualy three but sometimes more, shooting the same scene at the same time, but from different angels. The idea was a brainstorm of genius in the 1950's and was completely revolutionary. Even today in our amazing age of technology, it still remains a standard in the entertainment industry.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lucy-Desi Costar passes on

With sadness, I must report the passing of Edie Adams, the widow of Ernie Kovaks who both guest starred on the finale episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. Edie was a actress, singer and dancer. She was 81 years old when she died. Our love and sympathy to her family and loved ones.
She shared a special part in history in this very last episode. It was the last time the Ricardo's appeared together on television and it marked the end of Lucy and Desi's real-life marriage as well. Their divorce was finalized shortly after this last episode.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center has secured a limited number of the Platinum Edition Ethel Mertz “I Love Lucy” Santa Doll and will be offered Tomorrow, October 15th, 4:30 to 5:30 PM EST. Unlike the other “I Love Lucy” dolls in the Mattel series, this doll is part of Mattel’s “Platinum Label." Just 999 of these special dolls were created worldwide! Each doll includes a numbered certificate of authenticity that is inserted inside the doll box.

For further details please visit the following page of our web site, <>

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lucy's Films

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]