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Lucy Desi

Author: Warren G. Harris
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9781560549369
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A dual biography discusses Lucy's B-movie career, her marriage with Desi, the success of "I Love Lucy," and the strain of Desilu Productions on their already fragile marriage

Meet The Mertzes

Author: Rob Edelman
Publisher: Renaissance Books
ISBN: 1466850469
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Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America's most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. This meticulously researched book contains interviews with Frawley's and Vance's colleagues, friends, and relatives, and explores their personal and professional lives before, during, and after I Love Lucy. With a complete filmography and videography of each, Meet the Mertzes finally sets the record straight on the lives and legacies of these compelling stars who detested one another. You'll learn about: -Vance's successful Broadway career prior to I Love Lucy -Frawley's vaudevillian roots and his passion for baseball -Vance's nervous breakdown after the collapse of her first marriage -Frawley's drinking and carousing -Lucille Ball's caustic relationship with both of her costars -Vance's hatred of being known to the world as Ethel Mertz

Laughs Luck And Lucy

Author: Jess Oppenheimer
Publisher: Gregg Oppenheimer
ISBN: 9780815605843
Size: 45.80 MB
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Reading much like an episode of Lucy itself, Oppenheimer's comic genius shines through page after page. Hollywood aficionados will delight in his entertaining stories of stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Edgar Bergen, Fred Astaire, and, of course, Lucille Ball. Lucy lovers will relish more than fifty rare photos, never-before-published scripts (including the only I Love Lucy script that Lucy or Desi ever refused to perform), and an audio compact disc full of Lucy's previously unreleased radio comedy performances.

A Book

Author: Desi Arnaz
Publisher: Warner Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780446891530
Size: 50.74 MB
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Love Lucy

Author: Lucille Ball
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101667087
Size: 32.93 MB
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The one and only autobiography by the iconic Lucille Ball, hailed by TV Guide as the “#1 Greatest TV Star of All Time.” Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world's best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook and turbulent; intimate memories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton. Here is the lost manuscript that her fans and loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Here’s Lucy... “The comic actress in her own words...intensley moving.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Filled with light and laughter.”—New York Times Book Review

Desilu

Author: Coyne S. Sanders
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688135145
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A dual biography of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball focuses on the star-crossed marriage that sired one of the most powerful production empires in television history but ended in disintegration. Reprint.

Ball Of Fire

Author: Stefan Kanfer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030742491X
Size: 70.89 MB
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As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, “queen of the B-pluses.” But on the small screen she was a superstar–arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy’s genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life. Ball of Fire gives us Lucy in all her contradictions. Here is the beauty who became a master of knock-down slapstick; the control freak whose comic alter ego thrived on chaos, the worshipful TV housewife whose real marriage ended in public disaster. Here, too, is an intimate view of the dawn of television and of the America that embraced it. Charming, informative, touching. and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the book Lucy’s fans have been waiting for. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lucy And Desi

Author: Elizabeth Edwards
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762415724
Size: 34.27 MB
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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.

I Love Lucy

Author: Elisabeth Edwards
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762439836
Size: 11.52 MB
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It broke boundaries, set standards, and generally taught Hollywood how to make a sitcom during television's infancy. Today I Love Lucy continues to draw new generations of fans. This book, a success in hardcover and now available in paperback with a complete redesign, is jam-packed with rare photos, fan letters, inspiring celebrity tales, fun facts, and is a complete, chronological guide to each and every beloved episode of America's all-time favorite sitcom. Whether Lucy is hawking Vitameatavegamin, stuffing chocolates in her mouth, or doing some 'splainin to Ricky for her kooky adventures, she made us literally laugh 'til it hurt, ensuring that the world will always love Lucy.

The Women Who Made Television Funny

Author: David C. Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786429003
Size: 11.70 MB
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"Most talented actresses who made America laugh in the 1950s are off the air today, but their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably changed the face of television comedy. This book pays tribute to 10 prominent television actresses. Appendices offer cast and crew lists, a chronology of comedy feature events, and a biographical sketch of 10 less familiar actresses"--Provided by publisher.