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  1. Home Before Dark, an interesting Jean Simmons starrer, featuring such notables as Mabel Albertson, Joanna Barnes, Eleanor Audley -- and a small, but great dramatic turn from Kathryn Card as the housekeeper.
  2. Celebrity Bowling

    Ah! There's a station on Roku that has about 20 of these, but Lucie's episodes aren't among them.
  3. Last Lucy Item You Bought?

    I found these beauties at a Toronto movie poster store today — and the entire shop was 30% off!
  4. Today at a used bookstore I found a copy of Ilka Chase's book "Past Imperfect" from Keenan Wynn's library. (It has his bookplate inside the front cover) I didn't realize until I got home that inside, used as bookmarks, were two of Evie's receipts from Saks Fifth Avenue. One one, it looks like she bought a "musical toy teddy" and the other a pair of blue pants.

    Carrot Top reports that Marty Allen has gone to Frenchy at the age of 95 — but I don’t see any news sources yet. Hmm...
  6. Desilu Studios is Back?

    Sorcery indeed. How can this be legitimate? This group of individuals certainly sounds eclectic.

    Psycho actor John Gavin has died at 86: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-gavin-dead-psycho-imitation-life-actor-990198
  8. Lucy's "shocking feud" with Patty Duke is among this week's Closer cover stories -- to coincide with the release of her new posthumous memoir.

    Very sad news indeed -- although for some reason I thought he had passed the 80 mark a year or two ago. R.I.P. Marty
  10. As announced today, along with the Ribbon cutting. Personally, I find Berman's material far more interesting than Lenny Bruce... but that's just me. The National Comedy Center is proud to announce the acquisition of the archive of ground-breaking comedian Shelley Berman, who passed away in September 2017 at the age of 92. The donation was formally announced during a tribute attended by Larry David, Dr. Demento, Cheryl Hines, Laraine Newman, Howard Storm, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, and Alan Zweibel, hosted by Lewis Black and presented by the National Comedy Center on Tuesday, January 30th at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California. The Berman archive is the latest acquisition for the National Comedy Center, the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy, which already houses a number of archival pieces including the 25,000-piece George Carlin collection, donated in 2017. In production now in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, New York, the National Comedy Center fulfills Ball's vision to establish a center that celebrates comedy in all of its forms, educating and engaging visitors with the story of the art form and its artists. The National Comedy Center is slated to host its ribbon cutting August 1-4, 2018 during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. "No longer the step child to the arts, comedy and those who make us laugh are about to have their own place in the world. When I found myself surrounded by all of Shelley's writings, I wondered what to do with all of it. Do I give it to some museum where they let it gather dust before they throw it away? Along came the National Comedy Center, driven by people who have the vision to know that this material and the material of other comedians has a value. They are dedicated to preserving all for their archives and for future generations who may want to know about those who gave us the gift of laughter. I feel confident that all of Shelley's fine work will be in good hands," said Sarah Berman, Shelley's wife of more than 70 years. The archive was carefully collected and stored in Berman's home office for seven decades, and spans from the 1940s to the 2010s. It includes hundreds of photographs, contracts, scripts, calendars, scrapbooks, correspondences and rare footage and audio chronicling his wide-ranging career in stand-up, improv, television, film, theater, and comedy writing. Included in the gift are Berman's consecutive Gold Records for his two landmark 1959 albums Inside Shelley Berman and Outside Shelley Berman, the first of which was the comedy album first to win a Grammy. Also included is the trademark stool on which he performed his classic routines during live engagements across the country. Berman's unique brand of anxiety-ridden observational humor helped to redefine stand-up comedy in the late 1950s and '60s. He continued to be a favorite with audiences in his later years for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Larry David's father, Nat, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. "Berman had changed the face of stand-up comedy. What I feel helped inform me as a comic, was the precision in his language. You had someone who was this terrific actor doing comedy, and that's rare," said event host Lewis Black. Fred Willard echoed Black's sentiment. "Shelley Berman came along with that whole new wave of comedy. It forever changed the way we look at stand-up comedy." Kelly Carlin further added, "My father looked up to Shelley Berman. He appreciated Shelley's use of words and his gift for story-telling. And I can tell you, my dad would be thrilled to know that Shelley's papers will be sitting next to his in Jamestown." Executive Director of the National Comedy Center, Journey Gunderson, concluded the event by saying, "Shelley Berman was there at the very beginning of what we call modern day stand-up comedy. We are so honored that Sarah has chosen the National Comedy Center as the institution to house Shelley's archive, and has trusted us to preserve and celebrate his legacy."
  11. Ooooh! I can’t wait for this special. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/natalie-wood-death-robert-wagner-person-of-interest-says-investigator/ Scandal!

    Rick McKay, who directed the invaluable documentary, Broadway: The Golden Age, has died at 57. He leaves behind two unfinished docs: Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age and Broadway: The Next Generation.
  13. I'm curious as to how Eddie Albert was your very first Here's Lucy experience. Was this on PAX? What did seven-year-old you make of it?