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  1. Desi Jr.: Adult survivor of abuse?

    Thanks so much for tracking that excerpt down. And your above commentary pretty much tracks with what I was thinking. A few additional thoughts/reactions: - I didn't realize that Lucie and Desi, Jr. were so close. So I really enjoyed learning about that. - I also assumed that Lucy was the more violent one. Harriet's supposed story about Lucy hitting Desi over the head, knocking him out cold, and believing he was dead, also comes to mind. I can't recall if there was any act of violence from Desi that prompted that. (I should point out that the story is totally hearsay and probably shouldn't have been reported on. But I note it because it is another story out there about violence within the marriage.) I believe I read somewhere that Lucy and Desi's fights would sometimes get physical. But if it got that bad, wouldn't we have heard more about Lucy coming to the set with physical signs? Given her job, it would be hard to hide. You noted that he'd get physically violent with men but not with women. In my opinion, the "me too" moment that Paula Stewart shared in her book about her first encounter with Desi is pretty darn close. It wasn't anger-induced violence, but lust-induced (and alcohol-fueled). And it was something that shocked me a bit. I previously would've found it hard to believe that he behaved like that with strange women, because we hadn't heard any similar reports. So, with regard to Desi and violence toward Lucy or the kids, it makes me think anything's possible. One additional thought. Maybe Desi, Jr.'s commentary was vague about the type of violence (i.e. violence against objects vs. violence against human beings) because it was an editorial decision. Maybe the editors were trying to sensationalize it and make it fit better with the "adult survivors of abuse" theme. Final thought: will Lucie and/or Desi, Jr. please write a book already? So many unanswered questions in my mind. They both clearly loved their father, so things couldn't have been THAT bad. But who really knows except them.
  2. Just came across this book on Amazon - “Wednesday’s Children: Adult Survivors of Abuse” by Suzanne Somers, featuring Desi Jr.: https://www.amazon.com.au/Wednesdays-Children-Adult-Survivors-Abuse/dp/0515111325 Product description says: “Adult survivors of abuse--including Traci Lords, Gary Crosby, Patti Davis, Angie Dickinson, and Desi Arnaz, Jr.--share their experiences of pain and recovery from physical, emotional, and sexual battering.” I know Desi dealt with drug abuse, but judging from the description, it doesn’t sound like the book addresses that kind of abuse. Seems more like the kind committed against you. Anyone come across this book before or have an idea is what it may discuss with regard to Desi?
  3. The Desi Photo Thread

    I’ve seen the series of photos from this event, but not this particular shot. #captionthis
  4. Lucy & Desi Photo Thread (Vol. 2)

    Quite a hat that Desi has on.
  5. New ‘Closer’ cover featuring L&D

    Earlier in this thread, Lucie is quoted as calling Closer a rag sheet. I guess she feels better about it, since she gave them an interview.
  6. New ‘Closer’ cover featuring L&D

    A new article featuring an interview with Lucie: https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/lucille-ball-and-desi-arnazs-daughter-talks-legacy-of-i-love-lucy/
  7. Lucie and Desi Jr. Photos

    I've always loved this photo:
  8. New ‘Closer’ cover featuring L&D

    Here are two online articles associated with this cover story: https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/lucille-balls-granddaughter-remembers-the-late-i-love-lucy-star/ https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/lucille-balls-first-husband-desi-arnaz-was-the-love-of-her-life/
  9. Desiree Anzalone

    Perhaps comparing her looks to Lucy, especially in the headline, made for better click bait.
  10. Desiree Anzalone

    Yeah, I don’t notice a resemblance to Lucy. It’s strange that this article played it up, IMO. All the offspring tend to favor Desi, and I think you can maybe see it in her, especially in the Instagram post where she is sitting down.
  11. Desiree Anzalone

    New article: https://m.theepochtimes.com/comedy-queen-lucille-balls-great-granddaughter-is-all-grown-up-and-looks-just-like-her_2874017.html
  12. The Desi Photo Thread

    (Never noticed before how much taller Desi Jr. is than his dad.)
  13. Google Doodle

    A beautiful tribute!
  14. Kaye Ballard has passed away

    Lucie’s Instagram post today was quite an honest tribute to Kaye: https://www.instagram.com/luciearnazofficial/p/Bs-yzGElcVQ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=176cuoodabw9p It’s sad to think that Kaye was “more consumed with regret than gratitude.” She seemed so full of life and joy during recent interviews I’ve watched. But you can never know for sure what is going on beneath the surface. Really appreciate Lucie’s candor, though, and her thoughts on the lessons we can take from Kaye’s life.
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