Friday, March 26, 2010

"It should Have Been Lucy"

In 1952, at the Emmy Award Banquet, Red Skelton won the award for Best Comedy Performance. He accepted the award saying, "I don't deserce this. It should go to Lucille Ball."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Desi-lu Ranch

When it was time for Lucille and Desi to pull away from the rumble and roar of Beverly Hills, they went looking for some property to fit the bill. What they found was a beautiful ranch house set on five acres of land at 19700 Devonshire Street, complete with white fence and orange groves. They christened it the "Desi-lu" ranch, and they paid $16,900 for it.

This picture is of Lucy and Desi at the ranch

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An interesting piece of information if they ever come out with an I LOVE LUCY version of Trivial Pursuit, There are two very important and unrelated "LUCY" facts about the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at 7100 Hollywood Blvd. First, this was the hotel in which Desi spent his first night in Hollywood and second, Here's where you'll find Vivian Vance's star. Just look down and smile.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Did you know?

Famous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper lived close by to Lucy's 1000 North Roxbury Drive address in Beverly Hills, California. When Hedda died, she left her beautiful dark blue Rolls Royce to Lucy who always noted that Hedda was (next to Viv Vance) her "best girlfriend ever"

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Check out my new blog!!!

Hi Lucy fans. I hope wherever you are reading this that it feels a little bit like Spring. I'm writing you from Northeast Indiana and it's actually nice here. We are having "Fake" Spring. That's what I call it when the elements trick you into thinking that the bad weather is all gone. It's been 50 degrees here for the last few days and it's forcasted to be the same for the next few. We'll all get used to that and then BAM! More snow! Happens every year and I always fall for it!

Anyway, no Lucy facts for you today. This is just a totally selfish post. I have a new blog and I'd love to get some readers pointed in that direction. You can find it at I'd love it if you would leave a comment over there and tell me what you think of it. If I get enough feed back I'd love to host a contest soon!

Thanks for your indulgence. Back to Lucy next post, I promise!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just a little bit of trivia...

I've always known that Lucy was an amazing women and took the world by storm, but as far as her career was concerned, she did it a little different than most. Most actors will do TV for a while and after making a name for themselves will leave their television shows and try to get a part in a movie. Quite a few of them never make it to the big screen and are forced to back to TV.

Lucy did it backwards, and with results that made her the most famous and most beloved females in television history!

Did you know that Lucy had made more than 70 movies before moving into television! After Lucy and Desi divorced, Lucy became the President of Desi-Lu studios and is responsible for many of our best know TV shows such as Star Trek, and Mission Impossible.

As I said in the title, just a little bit of trivia.