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  2. You're welcome! My pleasure. Have a GREAT time!! Oh! and let me know if you'd like any breakfast place recommendations, as I have a couple of favorites where the food and the service is WUNDAFUL *AND* star/celebrity sightings are pretty common!
  3. Lucie on The Jim Masters Show. https://youtu.be/uIb840mH0EI
  4. This is great. Thanks so much, @JoeySanJoaquin!
  5. Except that from what I've read and seen (only clips so far, not the entire film), TEOTF is miles and away a much better -- and perhaps more accurate -- depiction of the lives of Bakkers especially as compared to the Dreck invented and propogated by Sorkin regarding the Arnaz legacy. Ugh!
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  7. It’s interesting to consider the parallels this film has to The Eyes of Tammy Faye: - Both are based on the lives of a famous TV couple, with the emphasis on the women - Both couples we previously the subject of TV movies in the ‘90s of which their respective children disapproved - Both sets of children were at least partially involved with the making of these films and have expressed more support, but are critical of certain decisions made - Both films have been critiqued for their scripts and the historical license taken - Both starred major actresses who won awards for their respective portrayals (Kidman the Golden Globe, Chastain the Oscar) Hollywood sure loves its formulas!
  8. Cool you're going to make it to LA for the first time! The first time (as with so many things 😉) is always extra special! I moved away (kicking and screaming, believe me! -- Thanks, Covid! Grrrrr..) over a year ago so I'm not up on the "latest and greatest", but I can tell you the old Roxbury manse -- which has been totally rebuilt/remodeled, to it looks little like it did back in the Desilu heyday -- is easily accessible as it's right on the corner of Lexington & (1000) N. Roxbury Drive, not far from the "major artery" that is Sunset Blvd. Her earlier home in Hollywood is still there (albeit significantly remodeled as well) at 1344 N. Ogden Drive, near Fountain Avenue and DeLongpre, just blocks from nearby Sunset Blvd. As for restaurants and "watering holes", the Brown Derby has been closed/gone for decades, as is Chasen's but Matteo's on Westwood Blvd. survives BUT I would call ahead just to make sure it's open as so many places have limited hours if they're even open (thanks again, Covid) and I'm not up on the current LA-area rules and restrictions. Wolfgang Puck's Spago is still around (Beverly Hills) but I doubt it looks anything like it did back when the Mortons frequented it (but an iconic venue and surely worth checking out). I might suggest checking out the currently popular, upscale eatery Craig's on Melrose in West Hollywood and while I don't think it was around "back in the day", you just might cross paths with current day patron Miss Carole Cook (and hubby Tom Troupe) Miss Ball's protege, at last report still alive and kicking and a "regular" at this establishment! Although I'm pretty sure neither has any studio tours like many of the majors, if you're curious where "the magic" of filming the various "Lucy" shows took place, you can at least drive by and see the exteriors of what is now named "Red Studios" (846 N Cahuenga Blvd.), Desilu Cahuenga back in the day and where the bulk of "I Love Lucy" and the later Comedy Hours were shot; just blocks away is what was General Services Studios (1040 N. Las Palmas) now known as Sunset Las Palmas Studios, where a nice plaque is housed that notes it was the "home" of "I Love Lucy" for the first two seasons (not sure if it's accessible to the general public now). The site of Lucy's last effort ("Life With Lucy") is nearby, on Santa Monica Boulevard near Formosa (check out iconic neighbor Formosa Cafe nearby); Warner Hollywood in 1986 but now known as The Lot. One studio that (last I heard) does do tours is Paramount, where "The Lucy Show" was filmed when it was still part of Desilu: 780 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, off Melrose. Couple of sites which may help in finding "touristy" things to do -- I'm sure there are hundreds more but I find these some of the more helpful ones -- as well as calendar of events like film premieres, filming locations, Stars on Hollywood Boulevard events, etc. etc.: https://www.iamnotastalker.com/ http://www.iamnotastalker.com/my-los-angeles-must-stalk-list-4/ https://www.seeing-stars.com/ https://www.seeing-stars.com/Calendar/index.shtml Good luck and have a great time! Hooray for Hollywood!!!
  9. Oh, just wait ‘til Mickey Richardson hears about this!
  10. I don’t know, but somewhere along the line, Shrinking Violet got sanforized.
  11. Hey guys! I'm finally making it out to Los Angeles for the first time, in August. I really would love to hit a few "Lucy" spots. Any ideas? For instance, anyone know if you can easily drive past Lucy's old house in Roxbury Drive, if any of the restaurants Lucy used to frequent are still open, where Lucy and/or Desi's stars on the Hall of Fame are located, etc. Just looking for some ideas like that. I definitely won't be able to hit everything (hubby is coming with me!) but thought I'd start here for some ideas and see if anyone has ever planned an LA trip with Lucy tourism in mind.
  12. I think the biggest controversy about the book was how soon after Lucy’s death it was released.
  13. I recall Lucie Arnaz answered a question about it on her old website (still viewable via the Wayback Machine) by saying it was full of historical inaccuracies.
  14. Hope you'll elaborate; never understood why he and his book were always dismissed. I remember something about he lied about how close he and Lucy actually were or that they weren't as friendly as he made it out to be or something...? I forget if people felt the same about Lee Tannen..?
  15. I noticed Jim Brochu was interviewed---isn't he not liked in the Lucy world or something?
  16. I just finished this. It was perfect. Between Lucy and Desi A Home Movie, Lucy and Desi documentary and the countless books, the podcast still manages to get into the nooks and crannies of this story we know backwards and forwards. Engaging, hard to peel away just a joy (and heartbreaking) to listen to.
  17. Fred…for your information, May the 3rd is OUR wedding anniversary!
  18. Another one that keeps buzzing around in my head: Would you like a piece of Rock Mr. Candy?
  19. That's fantastic! Thanks for the info. I love Golden Books but there hasn't been a subject that moved me to buy. Till now!
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