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  1. September 28 William S. Paley, head of CBS - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ employer; pays tribute to Lucille and Desi, Museum of Television & Radio, in NY, CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years, 1976; and charter inductee, with Lucille Ball and others, in The Television Academy Hall of Fame, 1984, is born this date in 1901. Ed Sullivan, of Sunday night television fame, CBS’ The Ed Sullivan Show “Toast of the Town,†and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz long-time friend, each appearing many times; Sullivan supportive of Lucille during the “communist accusation periodâ€, on the occasion of the start of the fourth year of (“I Love Lucyâ€), dedicated his hour-long program to the four main actors, is born this date in 1901. Doris Singleton, Lucille Ball long-time friend, and veteran supporting cast member, My Favorite Husband; (“I Love Lucyâ€) six episodes,1953, 1954â€; 2 episodes, 1955; 1957; guest co-star, Desilu Productions’, Angel, 1960; The Lucy Show, 1966, 1967; (â€Here’s Lucyâ€), 1968, 1972, 1973, 1974; and E! True Hollywood Story (“I Love Lucyâ€), 2005, is born this date in 1919. William Windom, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960; Guestward Ho!, 1960; Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1962; Desilu Productions’, Star Trek, 1967, Mission: Impossible 2 episodes, 1967, Mannix, 1968; as well as guest co-star, Automan, with Desi Arnaz IV, 1983, is born this date in 1923. Arnold Stang, Lucille Ball early-film career co-star, Seven Days’ Leave, 1942; Desilu Productions’, December Bride 3 episodes, 1956, Here’s Hollywood, 1960, and You Don't Say, 1963, is born this date in 1925. William Frawley appears in Paramount Pictures' The Lemon Drop Kid, as William Dunhill, co-starring Lee Tracy and Ann Sheridan, uncredited, among many others, released on this date in 1934. Too Many Girls, starring Desi Arnaz, opens on New Haven, Connecticut Stage, this date in 1939. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #4, which is filmed this date in 1951. Variety: “The Arnazes are entering into a two-picture deal with MGM, after success of The Long, Long Trailer, which was the seventeenth-highest grossing film of 1954,†published this date in 1955. Variety, “Martin Leeds Exits Desilu,†published this date in 1960. Lucille Ball begins rehearsals for Wildcat in NYC and, by all accounts, was the hardest-working person (and beloved by all) in the cast and crew, this date in 1960. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for sponsors Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created for the shows this date in 1964. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy and the Plumber†– Milt Josefsberg, Bob O’Brien, writers - Jack Benny and Bob Hope guest co-starring, and which episode, the first not featuring Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz), airs this date in 1964. Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball’s friend and early movie co-star, appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops, 1994; dies this date in 1964. Lucille Ball appears on NBC's A Bob Hope Special, Bob’s typical superstar-studded variety show, airing this date in 1966. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Sammy Davis, Jr.,†who injures himself in an elevator and Lucy follows him to assist in his care, and during the filming of which episode, Desi Arnaz visits the set while he is filming The Men From Shiloh, airing this date in 1970. Mabel Albertson, sister of Jack Albertson, Desi Arnaz guest co-star, Those Whiting Girls, 1955, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz, Forever Darling, co-star, 1956; The Lucy Show, guest co-star, 1964, dies this date in 1982. Lucille Ball appears on NBC, Bob Hope Special: Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars, Hilarious - featuring outtakes from various Hope’s TV specials, and Lucille’s appearance is just prior to filming ten episodes - two weeks worth - of NBC Body Builders, another game show, which Lucille loves, and excels at in this outing because it involves acting out without speaking, this date in 1984. September 29 Greer Garson, Lucille Ball’s early film-career friend of many years; Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, and she wrote a song while on Hollywood Cavalcade bond tour, calling it ‘The Rooney-Pidgeon-Skelton Blues;’ performed it in the Ziegfeld Follies,†1943; with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954; as well as with Lucille at Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart, 1978; appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops, 1994; is born this date in 1904. Lizabeth Scott, Lucille Ball early-career co-star, Easy Living 1949, is born this date in 1922. Steve Forrest stars, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1958; as well as guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961; is born this date in 1924. LA Evening Herald Express, Strolling Along Hollywood’s Gossipy Corners with Jimmy Starr: “George Raft gave himself a birthday dinner in the Brown Derby, treating Lucille Ball and others . . .†published this date in 1934. Hollywood Citizen News, “RKO-Radio has given Lucille Ball the feminine lead in Pacific Liner,†published this date in 1938. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Sight of the week: Desi Arnaz teaching the Conga to Pueblo Indians at party thrown for RKO’s Valley of the Sun troupe, Taos, New Mexico, while visiting Lucille Ball. He later put on a Conga, as only he can do it. The dance caught the fancy of the Indians and under Desi’s tutelage, they soon gave an expert demonstration of their own,†published this date in 1941. Madeline Kahn, Lucille Ball nearly-chosen ‘Gooch’, guest co-star, Mame, 1974, star of Saturday Night Live, is born this date in 1942. Phil Vandervort, Lucille Ball’s former son-in-law and guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1967, 1968; (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1970, 3 episodes, 1972, is born this date in 1945. Donovan Scott, cast member “Leonardâ€, Life With Lucy 1986, is born this date in 1946. Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1949. Desi Arnaz, as Ricardo, The Orchestra Leader, and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, perform at CBS-TV General Service Studios (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Anniversary Present,†the first episode filmed the previous spring - held back for fall airing, which revolves around Ricky buying pearls for Lucy and his eleventh wedding anniversary, guest co-star, Gloria Blondell and veteran supporting cast member, Herb Vigran, airing this date in 1952. Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1952. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Ricky Sells The Car†- wherein Ricky buys train tickets for NY, forgetting to include the Mertzes, which is filmed this date in 1952. Desilu-filmed Make Room For Daddy, starring Danny Thomas; Angela Cartwright, Rusty Hamer, Sherrie Jackson, and Marjorie Lord; with Lucy 'veterans': Bill Asher, Director, 4 episodes, 1953; Sheldon Leonard, Director, 60 episodes 1953-63, also producing 12 episodes 1957-61; Jay Sandrich, Assistant Director, 2 episodes, 1960; W. Argyle Nelson, 15 episodes 1953-60; Dann Cahn, editorial supervisor, 11 episodes, 1953-58; Mel Shavelson, story consultant/script consultant, 7 episodes 1953-55; Writer, 3 episodes, 1957, 1958; Bob O'Brien; and Claudio Guzman, art direction, 2 episodes 1957, 1958, premieres this date in 1953. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are in attendance, personally “predicting Academy Awards for Garland, Mason and Cukor,†at A Star is Born, the world’s first televised World Premiere for NBC-TV, on this date in 1954. Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, Rory Calhoun, Producer, Desilu Productions’ The Texan, “Law of the Gun†starring Rory Calhoun, as Bill Longley; Neville Brand, John Larch; W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes, as Production Supervisor, 31 episodes, 1958-1960, and James A. Paisley, Production Manager, 23 episodes, 1958-59; Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor, premieres this date in 1958. The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show: “Milton Berle Hides out at the Ricardos,†Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer and Director; Jay Sandrich, Assistant Director; Bert Granet, Producer; -Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley (The Mertzes), Keith Thibodeaux, as Little Ricky; guest star, Milton Berle; co-starring Elvia Allman and Sid Melton; Lucy wants Milton for a PTA show, and offers their home as a refuge to write his book, while keeping his presence and Ricky’s identity a secret; with Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, Writers; Madelyn Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., Script Consultants; W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor; James A. Paisley, Production Manager (sixth of eight episodes, 1958-59); Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor; Wilbur Hatch, original music; Eliot Daniel, Composer, Theme Music; Hal King, Makeup Artist and Irma Kusely, Hair Stylist; as well as Costumer for twelve episodes, Della Fox, airing this date in 1959. Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) stars on Desilu Productions’ Guestward Ho! “The Hoofens Buy A Ranchâ€, co-starring with Joanne Dru, Flip Mark, and J. Carrol Naish, released this date in 1960. Desilu-filmed ABC My Three Sons, “Chip Off The Old Blockâ€, William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) co-stars with Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don Grady, Stanley Livingston, and Patricia Barry; with James A. Paisley, Production Manager/Supervisor, 36 episodes, 1960-61, premieres this date in 1960. TV Guide: Lucille Ball, jumping in the air for Photographer Philippe Halsman [cover for this week, published in 1962. Journal-American TV Magazine: “Ball of Fire Blazes Way for CBS†- Lucille Ball graces the cover for the week ending October 5, published in 1963. Desilu-filmed My Favorite Martian, [all 1963; 1 episode in 1964] - a comedy about a Martian on earth, living as 'uncle' of 'earth human', trying to solve problems caused by his presence, starring Bill Bixby and Ray Walston, with Lucy 'veterans' and 'guests', during 1963; plus one episode in 1964: J. Pat O'Malley, Herb Rudley, and Simon Oakland, among many others, premiere, directed by Sheldon Leonard, “My Favorite Martianâ€, airs this date in 1963. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy Goes to the Air Force Academy, Part II†the second of a four-parter opening for this season, airing this date in 1969. Edward Everett Horton, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend and guest co-star, dies this date in 1970. Lucille Ball and John Wayne, co-host the ABC, General Electric’s All-Star Anniversary, nominated for a Primetime Emmy, trying to keep variety TV shows alive in the public’s image, airing this date in 1978. The Lucy Lounge Forum Website – 'luvsbway1' - “He Loves Desi – Actor-singer, Greg Purnhagen, developed Babalu-cy! now playing at The Actors' Temple. Purnhagen, Cuban by birth, was adopted and grew up among Italian-Americans in Long Island, and Desi was his template of a 'true Cuban'. Also a fan of (“I Love Lucyâ€), Purnhagen debuted his cabaret show at the Metropolitan Room last year; now, the performance includes a Lucy character, as well, at The Actors Temple Theatre, NYC, through October 12th,“ posted this date in 2009. September 30 Ralph Forbes, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, The Three Musketeers 1935; Stage Door 1937; and Annabel Takes A Tour 1938, is born this date in 1896. Dorothy Konrad, veteran supporting cast member The Lucy Show 2 episodes, 1963, 1964, 2 episodes. 1966, is born this date in 1912. Buddy Rich, Lucille Ball co-star, DuBarry Was A Lady 1943; guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), as himself, 1970l as well as with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992, is born this date in 1917. Deborah Kerr, guest panelist 2/21/54 “What’s My Lineâ€, - Lucille Ball is mystery guest; as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball [via archival footage] Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997, is born this date in 1921. William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz), appears in Zion Meyers Productions', Something to Sing About, as Hank Meyers, co-starring James Cagney, Gene Lockhart, among many others, released on this date in 1937. Lucille Ball stars with the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Harpo and Chico, in RKO Radio film Room Service, released this date in 1938. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “The change of schedule in Lucille Ball’s personal appearance tour with Dance, Girls, Dance, threw Desi Arnaz’ courtship out of kilter. Five boxes of chocolates and 36 letters missed Lucille en route and had to be forwarded. She also had to pay $2.86 for postage due,†published this date in 1940. Times - Dance, Girls, Dance: “It is Miss Ball who brings an occasional zest to the film,†published this date in 1940. NY Times, Frank Nugent Annabel Takes A Tour review: “Lucille Ball is becoming one of the country’s brightest comediennes,†this date in 1940. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball couldn’t be more amazed. She, Greer Garson and Judy Garland wrote comedy lyrics on the Hollywood Cavalcade Bond Tour, which they named “The Rooney-Pidgeon-Skelton Blues.†An MGM official heard the words and promptly ordered them set to music. The song will be used in Ziegfeld Follies,†published this date in 1943. Bob Weitman, in a telegram to General Artists Corporation, declares “Desi Arnaz a smash hit at Paramount Theater,†this date in 1947. William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz), appears in Red Light, co-starring Chuck Hamilton, character actor/stuntman, among many others, released on this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband, episode #56, with veteran supporting cast members, Elvia Allman, Frank Nelson and Hans Conried, airs this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband, episode #99, with veteran supporting cast member, Frank Nelson, airs this date in 1950. Desilu Productions’ Shower of Stars, co-starring many top stars; winner of Primetime Emmy; additional six nominations, with William Lundigan, Host, 12 episodes 1954-1957; Jack Benny, -13 episodes, 1955-58; and Art Gilmore, Announcer, 6 episodes, 1954, 57; and Lucy veterans, Ralph Levy, Producer (4 episodes), Director (5 episodes) 1954-57; Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor - this issue: “Premiere Showâ€, co-starring Robert Carson, Betty Grable, Harry James, Mario Lanza, and Hayden Rorke, among others, premieres this date in 1954. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #105, which is filmed this date in 1954. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on CBS’ Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town, with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gisele McKenzie, airing this date in 1956. Jack Gargan, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1935, 1937, 1939; Desi Arnaz co-star, 1941, 1942; co-star, Lucille, Thousands Cheer 1943; as well as co-star William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950; dies this date in 1958. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy Plays Cleopatra†- Lucy and Viv both wanting the lead, and compromise with Viv as Marc Antony, veteran guest co-starring Hans Conreid, planned in color, but continue in black and white, from this episode onward, airing this date in 1963. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy Visits Jack Benny†Ray Singer, writer - an excellent episode with Lucy and family [Lucie and Desi Arnaz IV], on vacation at Benny’s desert mansion, with a surprise visit from Jackie Gleason, guest co-starring, airing this date in 1968. Lucille Ball makes a guest appearance on ABC’s Donny & Marie (Osmond) Show, one of Lucille’s best late-career variety appearances, airing this date in 1977. Edgar Bergen, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1941, guest, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1954, 1955; Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961; as well as with Lucille, via archival footage, Legends of Comedy 1992; dies this date in 1978. Fehmer (Chick) Chandler, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Blood Money 1933; supporting cast, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1955; Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America 1956; December Bride 1957; The Ann Sothern 1960; and Glynis 1963; dies this date in 1988.
  2. September 25 Lucille Ball’s father, Henry “Had†Durrell Ball, is born this date in 1887. Aldo Ray, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’, guest co-star, Desilu Playhouse, 1958; as well as guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1962, is born this date in 1926. Lucille Ball’s paternal grandmother, Nellie Ball, was baptized in the Busti Baptist (now Busti Federated Church), a southern Village just on the southern outskirts of Jamestown, NY, this date in 1892. LA Examiner, Hollywood Parade, Ella Wickersham: “Lucille Ball is giving her acting ‘all’ to The Rains Came, was the charade enacted following the gustatory barbecue which friends of Lucille Ball tossed at their Encino home. Many stars were in attendance, as was Lucille,†published this date in 1939. LA Daily News, Raves and Raps, Harry Mines: You’re Right, They’re Wrong, being filmed during a 'heat wave' in LA! Stars wore icepacks atop their domes when not in a scene and fought off the envious,†published this date in 1939. Lucille Ball appears on Picture Show (England) Magazine cover with Red Skelton, on this date in 1943. Lucille Ball co-stars with Don Ameche on CBS Radio’s Lux Radio Theater “Lucky Partners,†this date in 1944. Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1950. The CBS’ Sunday Lucy Show: 30 minutes black & white: This is a collection of (“I Love Lucyâ€) programs, beginning April 3 until October 30 - this week’s episode #44. Because so many home viewers requested to see the early episodes, as they did not have television sets when they originally aired, CBS and the Arnazes re-ran these shows in the late afternoon on Sundays, this date in 1955. Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, “A Bed of Rosesâ€, co-starring, among others, Kathryn Card, airs on this date in 1956. The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show #11: “Milton Berle Hides Out At the Ricardos,†co-starring veteran supporting cast members, Elvia Allman, Larry Keating, Sid Melton, Frank Mitchell, Walter Pietila, Herman Snyder, and Keith Thibodeaux, as Little Ricky, airs this date in 1959. CBS, which now owns the 179 (“I Love Lucyâ€) films outright, re-titles the last thirteen episodes Lucy in Connecticut and beams it every Sunday night in prime time for the duration of the summer, airing this date in 1960. Lucille Ball appears on CBS, The Garry Moore Show, to plug Wildcat, airing this date in 1960. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) – 30-minutes, black & white – For four weeks, CBS airs re-runs of this series to fill a scheduling gap. This is the last prime-time airing of the series in a regular time slot, this date in 1961. Desilu Productions’, Glynis, created by Jess Oppenheimer, starring Glynis Johnson and Keith Andes, Lucille Ball co-star in Wildcat, airs for the first time on this date in 1963. Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance, appear with many other CBS stars and others, on CBS: 'The Stars' Address' airing this date in 1963. Desilu-filmed, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., starring Jim Nabors, as Gomer Pyle, “Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Courseâ€, co-starring Frank Sutton, premieres this date in 1964. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY -TV Preview: Hollywood (AP) by Vernon Scott: “Banker on ‘Lucy’ Series Leads Desert Rat Life Off The Screen – Gale Gordon, the imperious banker of the Lucy series, and every Lucille Ball TV show, is a Desert rat off-screen. Impeccably tailored on the show, the quiet, thoughtful actor spends his time attired in old work clothes, tinkering, fixing and puttering around in his home at Borrego Springs, a Desert community 170 miles from Hollywood, 38 miles from the Salton Sea. He and his wife have lived in the home, which is built of earth and cement, for nine years and there is no real kitchen. He drives to and from the desert in a speedy sports car. When hauling supplies, he uses his station wagon,†published this date in 1965. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy and the French Movie Starâ€, guest co-starring Jacques Bergerac, as a romantic interest, airing this date in 1967. Desi Arnaz is appointed to a two-year term, as Member of the Advisory Council for Minority Enterprise, by President Richard M. Nixon, this date in 1970. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Harrison Carter, Male Nurseâ€, with veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Vanda Barra - in the young people’s absence, Harry is put in charge of Lucy’s convalescence after hospitalization, and he must perform the 24-hour-a-day duty, airing this date in 1972. Drama-Logue: Lucille Ball – “I was never out of work. That’s the astonishing thing. I always had a very well-paid apprenticeship,†this date in 1986. Henna Hooper’s Hollywood . . . News from the Wonderful World of Lucy - The Museum of Television and Radio, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of (“I Love Lucyâ€), presents a month-long screening series of many of the show’s most classic episodes with the original commercials and animated opening sequence, entitled “Lots of Lucyâ€, this date in 2001. The Lucy Lounge Forum Website – 'luvsbway1' - “BABALU-CY! - The Art of Desi Arnaz, created by and starring Greg Purnhagen, an actor-singer believes that Desi Arnaz had never gotten the credit he deservedwho conveys the Cuban-born entertainer's stunned joy at his enormous success in America; performances at The Actors Temple Theatre, NYC, commencing this and through October 12th,†posted this date in 2009. September 26 George Raft, Lucille Ball early film-career friend and co-star, United Artists, The Bowery, 1933, assisted her financially when she bought her first small bungalow in California, enabling her mother, brother, cousin, Cleo, and maternal grandfather to live with her there; as well as guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1961, appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops, 1994; is born this date in 1895. Jack LaLane, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1969, is born this date in 1914. LA Examiner, Cavalcade Home Again: “Bondstorming through 15 cities for the third war loan, Hollywood Cavalcade will arrive home after selling an estimated $1.1 billion worth of bonds, Treasury Department and others welcomed them home. Lucille Ball and other stars on the tour detrained to thousands of fans,†published this date in 1943. LA Examiner: “Lucille Ball is back from Las Vegas, where she went immediately after she parted from Desi Arnaz,†published this date in 1944. “Lucy Changes Her Mind†(“I Love Lucyâ€), wherein Ethel mentions the furniture has been re-arranged in the Ricardos’ living room, which is filmed this date in 1952. Variety: “The most significant Desilu departure - creator/writer, Jess Oppenheimer, announcing that he would leave (“I Love Lucyâ€) 'having signed a five-year contract with NBC; ‘create shows which he will produce’ and have ‘a percentage ownership of the properties,’ whose departure occurred not on the announced ‘date’; but, at the end of the Lucy season, originally to have occurred,†this date in 1955. Jess Oppenheimer, creator, (“I Love Lucyâ€), produced Desilu Productions’, 30-minute, Here’s Hollywood, where Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes, from 1960-1962, Hosted, at times by Jack Linkletter, Helen O’Connell, Dean Miller, and Joanne Jordan, The First Host, 10 episodes, from this date until 1/26/61, and which airs for the first time on this date in 1960. Lucille Ball and Gary Morton appear on CBS Password, Lucille’s first Password appearance and Gary and her first together as a married couple, and after which Lucille invites friends to her home to play the game, airing this date in 1963. Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with veteran supporting cast (Lucy) member, Hans Conried, Host, [who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests] co-starring this segment, Roddy McDowall and Stan Laurel [via archival footage] which airs on this date in 1963. Ida Moore, Lucille Ball co-star, 1950; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1951; as well as cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1953; as well as Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, 1956, dies this date in 1964. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy, the Bean Queen†Bob O’Brien, writer, guest co-starring Ed Begley, with veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Bennett Green - involves returning cases of beans for double their money, airing this date in 1966. Photoplay, Leslie Valentine: “Lucy Today: Her Life of Love, Luck & Loneliness,†published in 1973. Lucie Arnaz, guest stars in ABC's, Death Scream, as Judy, co-starring Raul Julia; Ed Asner, Diahann Carroll, Kate Jackson, Cloris Leachman and Tina Louise; as well as Art Carney, airing this date in 1975. US News and World Report: “Comedienne Lucille Ball on the Mess in Television Land,†published this date in 1977. Desi Arnaz IV stars, as Detective Clint Morgan, in 905 Corporation’s Hungarian TV Fake-Out, also starring Phil Ford, Mimi Hines, Telly Savalas, Pia Zadora, released this date in 1982. Ray Kellogg, guest Desilu-filmed, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1955-1960; co-star with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Desilu-filmed, The Red Skelton Show, 1958, and 6 other episodes, 1957-1959, guest, Desilu Productions’, The Californians, 1957, The Walter Winchell File, 1958, 1959, The Gun of Zangara, 1960, The Untouchables, 1960, Desilu-filmed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1962-63, The Bill Dana Show, 1963, Desilu Productions’, Glynis, 1963; veteran supporting cast member, The Lucy Show, 1964; co-starring with Lucie Arnaz 1966; Desilu Productions’, Vacation Playhouse, 1966; The Lucy Show, co-starring with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1967; and guest again in 1968, dies this date in 1981. Edith Meiser, supporting cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952, dies this date in 1993. Austin American Statesman (Texas), Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin: “Claiming Our History,†published this date in 2001. The Lucy Lounge Forum Website – “Jenny Lewis, cast member, Becky MacGibbon, Life With Lucy, 1986, interview: “. . . pout to work by mother, as a child-actress in Hollywood, aged four, worked alongside Lucille Ball; I wouldn't change it for the world. But, when you're a kid supporting your family, you're forced to keep your eye on the prize. I have a great work ethic, from watching Lucille, not necessarily my own family," posted this date in 2008. The Latest From Everything Lucy Blogspot – Jenny Lewis of ‘Life With Lucy’ Digs into Her Past – “A former child star from a broken home, Jenny Lewis is the voice of Rilo Kiley, who had a cult hit with the Watson Twins. Her new solo album sees her dig ever deeper into the dark side of her past. The Independent’s, Nick Hasted, meets her in LA. Jenny, who played Becky McGibbon with Lucille Ball in ‘Life With Lucy’ when she was young provided an inside look into her life in an interview,†posted this date in 2008. The Post-Journal – by Kristen Johnson – Branding Study Work Ongoing – “An effort to create a brand name, slogan and logo for the City of Jamestown is still underway, though it's behind schedule. The Jamestown Attractor's Group includes, among others, the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum. The Group is looking for ways to promote Jamestown as a tourist destination, and the efforts of the Group continue,†published on this day in 2009. September 27 John Mylong, veteran supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 2 episodes, 1956, and Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse,1959, is born this date in 1892. Frank Gerstle, co-stars, in an uncredited role, with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), The Blue Veil, 1951; supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1953, 956; Arnaz’ film The Long, Long Trailer, 1953; guest co-star, Desilu Productions’, Cavalcade of America,1956; The Californians, 1957; U.S. Marshal, 1959; The Untouchables, 1959, 1960; Glynis, 1963; as well as film with Desi Arnaz IV, Murderers’ Row, 1966, is born this date in 1915. Jayne Meadows, actress wife of Steve Allen, many-year friends of the Arnazes; Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1960, as well as guest co-star in (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1970, is born this date in 1920. Roger C. Carmel, cast member, Desilu-filmed, My Living Doll, 2 episodes, 1964-65; starring cast member, Desilu Productions’, Star Trek 2 episodes, 1966, as well as The Mothers-in-Law, 18 episodes between 1967-68, is born this date in 1932. Kathleen Nolan, star, Desilu-filmed, The Real McCoys, as Kate McCoy, 138 episodes, 1957-1962; Desilu Productions’, Here's Hollywood, 1962, is born this date in 1933. Greg Morris, co-star, Desilu Productions', Mission: Impossible, as Barney Collier, 168 episodes, 1966-1973; co-star, Mission Impossible Versus the Mob, 1968; with Lucille Ball, Swing Out, Sweet Land, 1970; as well as Desilu Productions', You Don't Say, 1975, is born this date in 1933. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball is out of Trailer Romance for days because of all things, she was kicked in the leg by a calf,†published this date in 1938. LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “When Desi Arnaz, that Latin from Manhattan, breezed in from Broadway to Hollywood for filming of Too Many Girls, he met and fell immediately in love with Lucille Ball, and she fell in love with him. RKO, realizing great exploitation in genuine romance in a movie, plans to pick up Desi’s option for another co-starring Lucille Ball. She has invited Desi, in the east on tour, to take her to the preview of the film next week. He’s flying out for the event,†published this date in 1940. Look Magazine: Lucille Ball appears, this date in 1949. Family Circle: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz – “Lucy and Desi Make a Movieâ€, published in 1953. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Deep Sea Fishing†- wherein the Ricardos and Mertzes, male vs. female, try to outdo each other fishing, and which is filmed this date in 1956. Desi Arnaz, in full costume, during rehearsal intermission of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Tallulah Bankhead guest “Celebrity Next Doorâ€, went to the telephone in his office and paid $6 million for purchase of RKO from General Tire, this date in 1957. TV Radio Life cover: Lucille Ball appears, this week in 1958. Look: Lucille Ball appears on cover with Robert Stack (The Untouchables, a Desilu Production) - “How The Untouchables Hyped TV’s Crime Wave,†was published this date in 1960. Lucille Ball appears on The Garry Moore Show, with Eydie Gorme and Alan King, airing this date in 1960. Lucille Ball receives Laurel Award, 2nd Place, for The Facts of Life (1960) this date in 1961. Desilu-filmed, My Living Doll, starring Julie Newmar, as Rhoda Miller, 20 episodes, 1964-65, and co-starring Robert Cummings, as Dr. Robert McDonald, 18 episodes, 1964-65; an exceptionally attractive woman (robot) living with an Air Force shrink, later, Peter Robinson, played by Jack Mulaney, who moves in to take care of Rhoda; also co-starring, Roger C. Carmel and Herb Rudley, of The Mothers-in-Law fame, premieres this date in 1964. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy in the Music World†– Bob O’Brien, writer - a show-within-a-show, with guest co-stars Mel Torme, one of two performances, airing this date in 1965. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - 60 minutes – black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run yet again as a summer replacement series this date in 1965. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Harry’s Italian Bombshellâ€, with guest co-star, Kaye Ballard, as Harry’s long-lost Italian love, and veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Vanna Barra, and airing this date in 1971. Lloyd Nolan, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1939; Desi Arnaz co-star, 1944, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1946, 1949, co-star, Frawley, 1951; and Desilu Playhouse, 1959, dies this date in 1985. Life With Lucy “Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter†- John Ritter, as himself, written by Madelyn Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., guest co-starring Ruth Buzzi, is a customer in the hardware store, with resultant hilarious physical comedy as only the two of them can perform it, airing this date in 1986. Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum - Review: “Ball and Chain Lucy, the Outragious Queen of Comedy. Unfortunately Tethers to Mannered, Ladylike Patter in Love, Lucy,†published this date in 1996. Donald O’Connor, Lucille Ball’s friend; guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1961; Lucille's co-star Lucy Moves to NBC, 1980, as well as archivally, with Lucille, 1985, dies this date in 2003.
  3. What I'm thinking is this: is it possible for 'someone with entry capabilities' (I can't get on anymore, and I think Brock said the same thing) to go over 'there' and copy your old 'topic' entries, etc., it seems tragic to 'lose' the vintage pictures; the artwork, etc.,and that would mean that all the 'frequent' posters, administrators, etc., would have to go over there; log on; and start copying; then, bring their own entries of importance over 'here'....sounds like a lot of work; it is; but, it may be the only way. Anyone think of another solution?
  4. Sorry, Claude....brain dead; didn't realize what date I ENDED with last week.... hoping all is well with you and yours....Love, JK
  5. September 22 James Kern, wrote lyrics of song The Little Red Fox in Lucille Ball early film-career RKO Radio’s That’s Right, You’re Wrong 1939 and Screenwriter, RKO Radio’s Look Who’s Laughing 1941, Director, (“I Love Lucyâ€) Christmas Show 1956, as well as 39 episodes between 1955-1957; is born this date in 1909. Allan Lane, Lucille Ball’s friend and early film-career co-star, RKO;s Having a Wonderful Time 1938, Twelve Crowded Hours, Panama Lady, and Second Shot 1939; later years, the voice of TV “Mr. Edâ€, is born this date in 1909. Martha Scott, Desilu Studios’ CBS’ New Comedy Showcase, 1960; Desilu Productions’ The Greatest Show on Earth, 1963; is born this date in 1912. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures', High, Wide and Handsome, as Mac, co-starring Ben Blue, Charles Bickford, Irene Dunn, Alan Hale, Dorothy Lamour and Randolph Scott, among others, released on this date in 1937. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation's Stop, Look and Love, as Joe Haller, among many other stars, released on this date in 1939. Lucille Ball appears on Sunday News: New York’s Picture Newspaper cover on this date in 1946. Film Daily: Columbia – Miss Grant Takes Richmond: “Comedy construction constantly on the build, from mild titters to guffaws to howling belly laughs, well-rounded entertainment blending hokum with familiar plot slants, with Lucille Ball who, given broad high spots of comedy and romance, gets them off in fine style,†published this date in 1949. Desi Arnaz, as Ricardo, The Orchestra Leader, and Orchestra, perform at CBS-TV General Service Studios (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Saxophone†- Lucy pulls out her saxophone to join Ricky on a tour, with veteran supporting cast member, Herb Vigran, airing this date in 1952. Larry Anderson, cast member, Ted McGibbon, Life With Lucy, 13 episodes, 1986; as Percy, Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter 1991; with Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz IV, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Lucy's The Mertzes), the four via archival footages, The Desilu Story 2003, is born this date in 1952. NY Journal-American, Westbrook Pegler, As Pegler Sees It: “The Case of Lucille Ball and How to Treat Reds,†published this date in 1953. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #130, which is filmed this date in 1955. Desilu Productions' Star Trek, Herbert F. Solow, executive in charge of production; Gene Roddenberry, creator/producer, “Where No Man Has Gone Beforeâ€, starring Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner; co-starring, Paul Fix, Sally Kellerman, Gary Lockwood, among others, and James A. Paisley, Production Supervisor, airs this date in 1966. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy Goes to the Air Force Academy, Part I†- Lucy, Harry, and children, head for Colorado to return a vehicle to its owners, stopping at the Air Force Academy, the first of a four-part story, airing this date in 1969. CBS’ The Lucy Show - While each of Lucille Ball’s series has always gone on summer hiatus, selected re-runs of the show are aired in prime time instead of a summer replacement series, commencing March 24. The remaining weeks are re-runs for the first time in color from the series’ last three seasons (1965-68) on this date in 1969. Desi Arnaz IV stars in NBC Universal TV, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, “A Death In The Familyâ€, also co-starring, among others, Imogene Coca, E. G. Marshall and Vincent Price, airing this date in 1971. NY Times - Review: “Lucille Ball Returns in ABC Comedy Series,†published this date in 1986. US News & World Report: Lucy Has Grown Up a Lot – Talking about how TV has evolved, Lucille Ball says women run things and take charge; answer and respond differently than on shows in the past; not just in television; but books, magazines, every medium; but are becoming too vulgar, article published this date in 1986. Dan Rowan, half the comedy team, Rowan and Martin, Laugh-In fame until 1973; Desilu Productions’ The Walter Winchell Show, 1956; appears with Lucille Toast of the Town 1961; Lucille guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1966, 1967, appears with Lucille The Dean Martin Show 1966, appears with Lucille Swing Out, Sweet Land, with many other stars, 1970; co-star, Desi Arnaz IV, The Love Boat 1978, and guest ‘roaster’ The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball 1975; dies this date in 1987. George C. Scott, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1962; with Lucille Ball, Happy Birthday, Bob 1978, as well as with Lucille Ball, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992; dies this date in 1999. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 23 Ralph Brooks, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) One Night in the Tropics 1940, Blondie in Society, 1941, and The Bride Came C.O.D., 1941; early film-career co-star, Lucille Ball, A Girl, A Guy, and a Gob 1941; with Frawley, Give Out, Sisters, 1942; with Lucille, Without Love, 1945; with Frawley, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man and Rhubarb, 1951; with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, Forever Darling 1956; as well as Desilu Productions' The Scarface Mob, uncredited, as reporter, 1959, is born this date in 1915. Mickey Rooney, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), MGM, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1939; Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1960, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, as himself, 1966; with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing! 1985; appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994; as well as May LucyFest Headliner, 2001, Jamestown NY, is born this date in 1920. John Ericson, star, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, 1956; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960; as well as with Desi Arnaz IV Automan, 1982, is born this date in 1926. Lucille Ball appears in Look Magazine this date in 1942. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband, episode #55, with veteran supporting cast member, Hans Conried, airs this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband, episode #98, with veteran supporting cast member, Frank Nelson, a plug for Lucille Ball’s current film, The Fuller Brush Girl, airs this date in 1950. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #104, which is filmed this date in 1954. Jimmy Garrett, featured in Desilu pilot, The Victor Borge Comedy Theater 1962 - first segment of three sketches, “Suzuki Beaneâ€, then, later that year, is cast as Lucille Ball’s youngest child, Jerry Carmichael, The Lucy Show; later cast in Desilu pilot, The Carol Channing Show, which did not sell; his last acting job; later, ran an agency for child actors, with his wife. Jimmy was one of the guest Headliners in Jamestown, Lucille Ball Birthday Bash, 2003; as well as GAB Entertainment's You Know The Face, Lucille appearing via archival footage, 2009, is born this date in 1954. Jan Shepard, co-stars, as Susanna Temple, in Desilu Productions' The Californians “Dishonor for Matt Wayne†also starring Art Fleming, many-year game show host, Stacy Keach, Jr., among others, on this date in 1958. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ Opening Night, in a series of sketches and skits featuring some of CBS’ top stars, kicking off the 1963 season, with ‘personal recall’ of the stars fantasizing life if not in their present shows - Lucille trying to get Phil Silvers to tape his show at Desilu Studios for the upcoming season, airing this date in 1963. Desilu Productions', Jerry Thorpe, Producer, Maggie Brown, starring Ethel Merman, as Maggie Brown, and Lucy veteran cast member, Roy Roberts - an unsold pilot for a sitcom about a widow raising a daughter and running a night club which sits next to a Marine Corps base, premieres this date in 1963. (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1951, is mentioned in NYC,The Big Parade of Comedy, broadcast this date in 1964. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Hollywood (AP) – Miss Ball’s Name Still Goldaper – Comedienne Lucille Ball must remain Mrs. Lucille Goldaper unless she asks to become Mrs. Lucille Morton - the gist of a ruling Tuesday by Superior Court Commissioner Natoll, who approving a request by comedian Gary Morton, Miss Ball’s husband, to change his name from Goldaper to Morton, also asking that Miss Ball’s legal married name be changed; but, Natoll said she must file her own petition,†published this date in 1965. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Mod, Mod Lucy,â€â€“ Ray Singer, writer - Lucille Ball’s third weekly series starring Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz IV, playing Lucy’s onscreen children [an immediate hit, running six seasons], Lucy has to take Kim’s (Lucie Arnaz) part when Harry (Gale Gordon) needs Craig’s (Desi IV) band, and a girl singer, and Kim gets laryngitis, debuts this date in 1968. Lucie Arnaz, appears as Kim Carter, in forty-six episodes, between 1968-1974, in (“Here's Lucyâ€), her first episode, “Mod, Mod Lucyâ€, airing this date in 1968. Desi Arnaz IV, appears as Craig Carter, in thirty-three episodes, between 1968-1972, in (“Here's Lucyâ€), his first episode, “Mod, Mod Lucyâ€, airing this date in 1968. Lucille Ball convinced Gary Morton to Executive Produce her new series, instead of his plans to develop a 12-acre portion of San Fernando Valley into a golf course in 1968. Desi Arnaz appears in an episode of NBC/Universal Television’s The Virginian (The Men From Shiloh) “The Best Man,†airing this date in 1970. Cliff Arquette, guest co-stars, a regular, as Charley Weaver, The Hollywood Squares, with: Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), one-week of appearances, 1966; Desi Arnaz IV, 1970; Lucie Arnaz, 3 appearances, 1971; as well as twice with Desi Arnaz, 1972; dies this date in 1974. Jimmy Wakely, appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1941; as well as Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood 1961, dies this date in 1982. Bob Hope, Lucille Ball’s long-time friend, frequent co-star, and guest co-star, salutes Lucille Ball, who appears via film clip, on NBC’s Bob Hope’s Love Affair With Lucy, showing moments from their many appearances together, airing this date in 1989. Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal: Dan Herrera: “List of Sources of Pride for Hispanics and Americans,†published this date in 2001. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others, Cruise On aboard the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 24 James Burke, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Blood Money and The Bowery, 1933; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) The Lemon Drop Kid, 1934, Welcome Home 1935, High, Wide, and Handsome 1937; with Lucille Joy of Living and The Affairs of Annabel 1938; Frawley, Opened By Mistake, 1940; It Happened in Flatbush, 1942; The Virginian, 1946; Down to Earth, 1947, and Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven,1948; supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1954; as well as Desilu-filmed The Red Skelton Show, as Clancy, the Cop, 1958, and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1958, is born this date in 1886. Don Porter, Desi Arnaz’ co-star in Cuban Pete 1946; Ann Sothern’s co-star in Private Secretary [Desilu series] and The Ann Sothern Show (1953-61); friend and Lucille Ball’s co-star in Mame and guest co-star, Here’s Lucy, 1974; is born this date in 1912. Sheila MacRae, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnazes many-year friend and guest co-star, (“I Love Lucyâ€), as herself, is born this date in 1924. William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) stars in Merry, Merry Vanderbilt Theater, for 176 performances, as J. Horatio Diggs, his first legitimate stage play success, through March 13, 1926, beginning this date in 1925. LA Daily News, Eleanor Barnes: “Lucille Ball has won a contract at Columbia Studios after working her way upward starting as a mannequin in New York and graduating to stage roles. Miss Ball, who is a perfect blue-eyed, blonde type, received her education at Jamestown New York and Chautauqua Musical Institute. She will play her first part for Columbia in The Ciminal Within,†published this date in 1934. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Parmount Pictures', Three Married Men, as Bill Mullins, released on this date in 1936. LA Evening Herald Express, Affairs of Annabel, an RKO-Radio picture with Lucille Ball, as a dizzy Hollywood actress,†published this date in 1938. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “San Antonio newspapers reports the ‘stork will visit’ Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, because Lucille stopped on Hollywood Bond Cavalcade, in Texas; bought some baby clothes and shipped them back to Mrs. Lucille Ball, in Hollywood. Fred Ball, Lucille’s brother, is also married to a woman named Lucille and they are the ones expecting,†published this date in 1943. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband, episode #10, with veteran supporting cast members, Hans Conried and John Hiestand, airing this date in 1948. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Equal Rights†- wherein Lucy and Ethel don’t have any money, and wash dishes to ‘pay their bill,’ which is filmed this date in 1953. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on Picture Post (England) Magazine cover with Van Johnson,this date in 1955. Desilu Productions’ The Californians, “The Vigilantes Beginâ€, starring Sean McClory, as Jack McGivern, with veteran cast members, Howard Caine and Herb Rudley, among others, premieres on this date in 1957. Sam McDaniel, veteran, 210+ films; uncredited co-star, Lucille Ball, 1933, and uncredited, 1934; uncredited co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1934, uncredited, 1945, uncredited, 1947, uncredited 1948, guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1955; as well as guest, Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1957; dies this date in 1962. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TVsitcom this date in 1962. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ Opening Night, in a series of sketches and skits featuring some of CBS’ top stars, kicking off the 1962 season, with ‘personal recall’ of the stars detailing what they were doing twenty years prior - and ending with ‘tongue-in-cheek’ dramatic readings, airing this date in 1962. Lucille Ball, Gary Morton, Peter Lawford (who starred with Lucille in the 1940’s) and Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) appear on CBS' Password, airing this date in 1964. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Peacemakerâ€, guest co-starring Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme - having domestic problems, Steve hires Lucy for his Caesar’s Palace act, using every opportunity to plug her film Mame, using material edited out, but saved for an Eddie Albert episode due to time constraints of this episode, airing this date in 1973. Lucie Arnaz appears in a Friar's Club Tony Roberts Tribute, New York City, NY, Tony having received the Thespian Award, on this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008.
  6. September 19 Elvia Allman, Lucille Ball veteran supporting cast member – (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952, 1954, 1955; Desilu Productions’ Our Miss Brooks, 1953; December Bride, 1954, 2 episodes, 1957, and 1958; The Ann Sothern Show, 1958; The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1957, 1959; as well as The Lucy Show, 1966, 1967, is born this date in 1904. Jack Perkins, guest, Desilu Productions' Yancy Derringer, 1957, Whirlybirds, 1958, Angel, 1961; co-star, uncredited, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Race 1965; Lucille Ball guest The Lucy Show, 1966, as well as co-star, Desi Arnaz IV, Automan, 1983; is born this date in 1921. Adam West, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960; as well as Desilu Productions’ Guestward Ho! 1961, is born this date in 1928. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Yes, it’s been hot this week. Lucille Ball, working on Ventura Blvd, with the Trailer Romance company, took hold of a metal fixture on a car and burned blisters in the palm of her hand. She required first aid treatment,†published this date in 1938. LA Daily News, Harry Mines: “RKO-Radio The Obliging Young Woman, it’s a wisecracking romance and seems more than likely a possibility for Lucille Ball, who’s receiving most of the big breaks at the studio these days,†published this date in 1940. Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1949. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Black Eye†wherein Lucy reads a murder mystery out loud and the Mertzes get the wrong idea, is filmed this date in 1952. “The Ricardos†appear on TV Guide cover this week in 1953. Desilu-filmed The Barbara Stanwyck Show, starring Barbara Stanwyck, through July 1961, first episode, “The Mink Coatâ€, Barbara, as Syd Channing, with Stephen McNally, premieres this date in 1960. Gary Morton, Lucille Ball’s husband/comedian, plays The Sands Hotel this date in 1962. Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with veteran supporting cast (Lucy) member, Hans Conried, Host, [who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests] co-starring this segment, Sebastian Cabot, which airs on this date in 1963. Desi Arnaz IV appears on CBS’ Toast of the Town: The Ed Sullivan Show, his first color telecast, Lucille Ball in the audience to watch son, Desi IV, performance with Dino, Desi & Billy, also appearing: Polly Bergen, Eddie Fisher, and Red Skelton, on this date in 1965. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy and the Submarine†Bob O’Brien, writer, Lucy follows Mooney to his reserve duty station, and doesn’t get off the submarine in time, airing this date in 1966. Washington Post, “Lucy Coming to Life: At 75 TV’s Definitive Star is Back at the Grind,†published this date in 1986. Henna Hooper’s Hollywood . . . News From the Wonderful World of Lucy: Join the Celebration as Lucy Moves to TV Land: TV Land will celebrate the addition of the most-celebrated sitcom in TV history, (“I Love Lucyâ€) by presenting the series as it hasn’t been seen since its original run – on this, the Golden Anniversary, with restored elements not seen since the original broadcast – will run 50 Episodes in a Week-long Marathon Salute to Shows’ “50 Greatest Laughs,†which will kick off October 15th, 9 p.m., announced this date in 2001. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 20 Walter Kingsford, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Double or Nothing 1937; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), as Sir Clive Richardson, 1956, is born this date in 1881. Chautauqua County Community Directory - January 2009, published by The Post-Journal – “Celoron Amusement Company, later the Celoron Park, a wonderland for Lucille Ball in her very early years, until age 15, this swampland was purchased by philanthopist family Broadhead, with the intention of creating an amusement park at the southern-most ending of Chautauqua Lake; a perfect ‘landing for steamships’; at the ending of the 19th century, Village of Celoron NY, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua County, also extended the shoreline with electric trolley rails, and was soon known as the ‘Coney Island of Western New York, in 1893. Hollywood Citizen News, Robbin Coons: “Lucille Ball, as Annabel, the Movie Queen, won’t be idle either. With her press agent, she is already involved in further, laughable adventures – but when . . . her contract expires, she may have to get a new P.A. Those things can’t be predicted,†published this date in 1938. Richard Dix, Lucille Ball’s friend and early film-career co-star, dies this date in 1949. Lucille Ball stars in Columbia film Miss Grant Takes Richmond, released this date in 1949. NY Times, Jack Gould: “The Case of Lucille Ball,†published this date in 1953. Ricci Martin, Desi Arnaz IV, friend and 'band'mate; original member of Dino (brother of Dino; son of Dean Martin), Desi & Billy, now Ricci, Desi & Billy - appears with Desi Arnaz IV, as Dino, Desi & Billy, performer: Murderers' Row 1966; as well as guest Headliner, Lucille's Birthday, Jamestown NY, 2001, is born this date in 1953. Desilu Productions’ films A Letter to Loretta, starring Loretta Young, premieres this date in 1953. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Visitor From Italy†wherein the Ricardos receive an unexpected Venice visitor, looking for his brother, is filmed this date in 1956. Olin Howland, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1939, 1946; cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1955, as well as Desilu Productions’ The Californians 1959, dies this date in 1959. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy and the Golden Greek†Lucy ‘fixes up’ with a short-man blind date [guest co-star, Howard Morris] by new neighbor, veteran supporting cast member, Mary Jane Croft [Mary Jane Lewis], airs this date in 1965. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - 60 minutes – black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run yet again as a summer replacement series this date in 1965. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ The Ed Sullivan Show: “The Georgies,†an award given out by AGVA, the American Guild of Variety Artists, with Carol Burnett as a recipient of the Award for 1970, presented by Lucille, a skit ensuing, airing this date in 1970. Edward Everett Horton, Lucille Ball early-film career co-star, 1935, 1939, 1947, and (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1952, guest, Desilu Productions’ Shower of Stars 1955, December Bride 1957; Here’s Hollywood “ 1961; as well as guest host, Desilu-filmed Fractured Flickers, 1963, dies this date in 1970. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Mountain Climberâ€, Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, Tony Randall, as Mooney’s new boss, is in favor of getting rid of ‘dead wood,’ airing this date in 1971. Lucie Arnaz appears, as guest star, on NBC / Carson Productions' The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, airing this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears on HBO’s The Magic of the Stars, with ‘Uncle Miltie,’ Milton Berle, and guest stars doing magic tricks, airing this date in 1981. Life With Lucy “One Good Grandparent Deserves Anotherâ€, created and written by Madelyn Davis and Bob Carrroll, Jr.; Irma Kusely, hairstyling; theme song by Eydie Gorme; a half-hour sitcom [taken off the air after only six weeks] starring Lucille Ball, as Lucy Barker, and co-starring Gale Gordon, as Curtis MacGibbon, with supporting cast: Philip J. Amelio II, Larry Anderson, Ann Dusenberry, Jenny Lewis, and Donovan Scott - a recently-widowed woman moves in with her children and grandchildren; trouble ensues; and which premieres this date in 1986. Lucille Ball receives the Women’s International Center Living Legend Award, posthumously, this date in 1990. Dick Patterson, supporting cast member The Lucy Show and (“Here’s Lucyâ€) , 1971, 1972, and 1973, dies this date in 1999. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY – Information Center – In Years Past: “The abundant amount of positive response to Jamestown’s Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum has exceeded expectations – the response from people is extraordinary – people love it – they love it – having nearly 9,000 visitors in three months is amazing, they’re still coming,†published this date in 2006. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 21 Desiree [DeDe] Hunt [ball/Peterson], Lucille Ball’s mother [encouraged Lucille’s ambitions] and guested in (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1969; was the much-recognized ‘voice’ of laughter, and “Uh-ohâ€, in (“I Love Lucyâ€) laugh tracks, an invention of Charles Douglas, is born this date in 1892. Larry Hagman, appears with Desi Arnaz IV Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II 1972; with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) Getting Away From It All 1972; as well as with Lucie Arnaz Night of 100 Stars 1982, and CBS at 75, 2003, is born this date in 1931. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #3, which is filmed this date in 1951. Desilu Productions’ Sheriff of Cochise “The Turkey Farmersâ€, John Bromfield, as Sheriff Frank Morgan, with David Janssen, among others, premieres this date in 1956. Don Garner, cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1954, dies this date in 1958. Desilu Productions’ Fair Exchange “The Exchangeâ€Doris Packer, as Mrs. Stone, with Eddie Foy, Jr., Lynn Loring, and Flip Mark , among others, premieres this date in 1962. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for sponsors Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created for the shows this date in 1964. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy, The Good Skate†- in effort to spend more time with her daughter, Lucy goes roller skating, airing this date in 1964. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Skydiver†- to dissuade her children from skydiving and skindiving, Lucy announces she will also begin skydiving, airing this date in 1970. Walter Brennan, of The Real McCoys fame; Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1956, Desilu-filmed The Real McCoys 156 episodes, 1957-1963; as well as The Guns of Will Sonnett, 16 episodes 1967, dies this date in 1974. Lee Millar, veteran supporting cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1951, 1953, 1954, and 1955, dies this date in 1980. The Merv Griffin Show, 90 minutes, syndicated: A salute to Broadway great Ethel Merman, a very good friend of Lucille Ball, for many years, one of Ethel’s last public appearances before ill health forced her to retire, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball surprised Ethel with a visit on this program, airing this month in 1982. Bill Williams, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Yancy Derringer 1958; The Scarface Mob 1959; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse The Untouchables Parts 1 & 2 1959; as well as Here’s Hollywood 1960; dies this date in 1992. Modern Maturity, Molly Haskel: “Why We Love Lucy: Wild and Crazy or Proto-feminist? Fifty Years After the Debut of I Love Lucy, the Wacky Redhead Is Still Red Hot,†published in 2001. Costume designer, Edward Stevenson worked with Lucille Ball from 1936 until 1967, a year before his death in 1968. He designed costumes Lucille wore on (“I Love Lucyâ€) and “The Lucy Showâ€, as well as many of Lucille’s early film-career costumes and gowns; and won his only Academy Award for “Black and White Costume Design†for the 1960 Lucille Ball, Bob Hope film, The Facts of Life. After his death, his family donated over 200 of Edward’s sketches to Idaho State University. The University’s website currently showcases many of these sketches. Sketch number 26 is of special interest. The costume from which this sketch was created is in storage in the Lucy-Desi Center archives, courtesy of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr., reported this date in 2006. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008.
  7. September 16 Allen Funt, many-year famous host of Candid Camera; Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€) 1971, is born this date in 1914. Lawrence Dobkin, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1953, 2 episodes, 1956; The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, 1959; and Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables 2 episodes 1959, 1960; and Mission: Impossible, 1971 is born this date in 1919. Janis Paige, guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; Desilu Productions' The Ann Sothern Show, 1960, You Don't Say, June 5, 1967; as well as with Lucille Ball, via archival footage, Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972, 1980; as well as with Lucille, Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny, 1982, is born this date in 1922. Peter Falk, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Race, 1965; appears with Desi Arnaz The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972; appears with Lucille Ball, Sinatra: The First 40 Years 1980; with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992; with Lucille, via archival footage, TV Guide's 40th Anniversary; 1998, is born this date in 1927. Jack Kelly, of Maverick fame; guest co-star Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America, 1955, and Here’s Hollywood, 1961, as well as The Lucy Show, 1964, is born this date in 1927. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS' Radio 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband, episode #54, airs this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS' Radio 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband, episode #97, airs this date in 1950. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball stars in Stage Door showing at the Wintergarden Theater, is published this date in 1953. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #103, which is filmed this date in 1954. NBC Colgate Theater and Desilu Productions', Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, win a ‘special’ Peabody Award for a half-hour pilot anthology TV series, with host and director, Orson Wells, who wrote the plot - [with many long-time Lucy employees and guest supporting players] - ultimately not picked up as a series, this date in 1958. NBC Desilu Productions', Colgate Theater, Fountain of Youth, Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer; W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes, as Production Manager; Orson Welles, Host/Narrator, Writer, Director, with Madge Blake, as Journalist; Rick Jason, as Alan Brody, Nancy Kulp, as Stella Morgan, and Joi Lansing as Carolyn Coates, among many others, airs this date in 1958. Desi Arnaz appears as host for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “Six Guns for Doneganâ€, on this date in 1958. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. Desilu Productions’ Mannix, starring Mike Connors, premieres this date in 1967. Lucille Ball appears on NBC’s The Flip Wilson Show, guest co-starring Ed Sullivan and The Osmond Brothers, and the skits, written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, Flip Wilson and others, are hilarious, this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears on NBC, Steve and Eydie . . . On Stage, taped at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, this date in 1973. Lucille Ball is recipient of the Golden Apple Award “Female Star of the Year†this date in 1973. Rolfe Sedan, veteran of more than 275 films, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1934, 1935, 2 films 1937, and 1940; guest, Desilu Productions' December Bride 1954, 1955, 1958; Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956; appears with Lucille, Jack Benny's Birthday Special 1969; dies this date in 1982. The Star: Lucille Ball appears as “Star of the Century,†published this date in 1986. Gene Nelson, appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1947; appears with Lucille Ball That's Dancing 1985; Actor/Choreographer and Choreography, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1954, 1955; as well as Star Trek 1968, dies this date in 1996. The Chimp Channel TBS Superstation, an all-ape network, will parody classic television series and, yes, (“I Love Lucyâ€) Job Switching, will be the episode, for their purposes “Stolen Memories: TCC Anniversary Show, the monkey treatment to air this date in 1999. James Gregory, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables 1961, and Mission: Impossible, 1972, dies this date in 2002. Robert Carroll, Jr., writer for Lucille Ball 1940’s Radio Program, My Favorite Husband, all episodes (“I Love Lucyâ€), many episodes re-written from the radio program; and most all Lucy Shows; and Lucille’s 1968 film, Yours, Mine & Ours, was remembered in tribute segment of Hollywood notables who’ve crossed over recently, during the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 17 Lucille Ball’s mother, Desiree Ball, age 26, after three years of widowhood, marries Ed Peterson, age 31, a handsome sheet-metal worker she had met at work, in April 1917, this date in 1918. Roddy McDowall, appears with Lucille Ball [via archival footage] The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993; Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers 1963, is born on this date in 1928. Pat Crowley, appears in Desilu Productions' The Scarface Mob 1959; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; Desilu Productions' Vacation Playhouse, an unsold pilot proposed for CBS, 1966, 1967, is born this date in 1933. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures', Double or Nothing, as John Pederson, co-starring Bing Crosby, Andy DeVine, Martha Raye, John Gallaudet; and Dennis O'Keefe [uncredited], among many others, released on this date in 1937. Film Daily, Look Who’s Laughing, RKO-Radio: “ . . a neat comedy with strong pulling power via name players; surefire for all audiences. Alluring Lucille Ball will top off the stellar richness of this film. In summation, this RKO Radio offering is a ‘magnetic attraction’. Set it down as such on the old booking schedule,†published this date in 1941. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have moved in with Susan Peters and Richard Quine, Malibu,†published this date in 1945. John Ritter, with whom Lucille Ball co-hosts, The Best of Three’s Company 1982; and whose comedy Lucille greatly admired, appears at All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984; and as Lucille Ball guest co-star, Life With Lucy, 1986, is born this date in 1948. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband, an untitled episode making friends with General Timberlake, episode #9, with veteran supporting cast members, John Hiestand, Hans Conried and writers Pugh and Carroll, Jr., airs this date in 1950. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #69, which is filmed this date in 1953. Look: “Fall TV Forecast,†published this date in 1957. Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and Keith Thibodeaux, (Little Ricky), appear on Look Magazine cover collage this date in 1957. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show, with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits, reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TVsitcom this date in 1962. Desilu Productions’ (1966-1968) / Desilu-Filmed (1966), Mission: Impossible, and is soon television’s most compelling suspense series, creator/writer: Bruce Geller, 168 episodes, 1966-1973; Marc Daniels, Director 2 episodes, 1966, 1967; Wilbur Hatch, Music Consultant, 28 episodes, 1966, 1967; James A. Paisley, Production Supervisor; and starring Greg Morris, 168 episodes, 1966-1973; Peter Lupus, 158 episodes, 1966-1973; Peter Graves, 143 episodes, 1967-1973; Barbara Bain, 77 episodes, 1966-1969; Martin Landau, 76 episodes, 1966-1969; as well as Leonard Nimoy, 49 episodes, 1969-1971, “Pilotâ€; co-starring Wally Cox, among many others, premieres this date in 1966. Lucie Arnaz appears, as guest, on NBC's The Hollywood Squares, among several other stars having appeared at various times with her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as well as other guest stars, airing this date in 1971. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “The Big Game†- Harry, as President of the Chamber of Commerce, gets O.J. Simpson to appear as guest speaker for a luncheon, with hilarious results, airing this date in 1973. Lucille Ball appears on NBC’s Bob Hope Buys NBC - Hope stages a telethon to buy NBC, airing this date in 1985. Lucille Ball wins an Emmy, posthumously, at the Annual Emmy Awards, Pasadena California Civic Auditorium - the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, this date in 1989. Entertainment Tonight Director Ron deMoraes, is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in Informational Programming for Fox Network’s The Lucille Ball Memorial, broadcast 7/24/89, announced at the Annual Emmy Awards, broadcast this date in 1989. James Griffith, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) 1951; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Rhubarb 1952; Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1953; Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1957; Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise 1957, Official Detective 1958, The Walter Winchell File 1959; The Texan 1959, U.S. Marshal, 17 episodes, 1959-60; Desilu-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1961; Desilu Productions' The Untouchables 1963, Slattery's People 1964; as well as Mission: Impossible 1967, dies this date in 1993. Red Skelton, renown comedian, Lucille Ball friend and co-star, Having Wonderful Time 1938, with Lucille, DuBarry Was a Lady, 1943, Ziegfeld Follies 1946, Fuller Brush Girl 1950, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1955; 1956; guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1959; appears with Desi IV, as Dino, Desi & Billy perform on Toast of the Town, Lucille is in the audience, 1965; with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing! 1985;' with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992, as well as appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994; dies this date in 1997. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. Lucy Lounge Forum – The Back Stage Bistro Award-winning Babalu-cy! - The Art of Desi Arnaz, conceived and written by Greg Purnhagen, began previews August 23, 3:00 p.m. at the Actors Temple Theatre. Purnhagen also stars in the production, which features direction by Gene Castle and musical direction and arrangements by David Cook. Opening performance occurs this date, at 3:00 p.m. The production also boasts a seven-piece Latin band led by music director Cook. Michael and Barbara Ross produce. Babalu-cy!, according to press notes, ‘takes a look at Arnaz' career from his tremendous success as a bandleader/singer to his relationship with America's favorite red-head, Lucille Ball’. Babalu-cy! debuted at the Metropolitan Room in July 2007, winning a 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award for Best Theme Showâ€, posted in. 2008. The Latest From Everything Lucy Blog – Doris Singleton, from (“I Love Lucyâ€) fame on the Shokus Internet Radio Veteran character actress, Doris Singleton, known to fans everywhere as Lucy Ricardo's arch rival Caroline Appleby, will be Stu Shostak's in-studio guest live this date at 4:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. EDT on "Stu's Show", the signature programâ€, posted on this date in 2008. September 18 Eddie “Rochester†Anderson, infamous as Jack Benny's 'sidekick', Rochester; appears with Lucille Ball Show Business at War 1943; with Lucille, Desi, Vivian Vance, William Frawley (Lucy's The Mertzes) Stars in the Eye 1952; guest star, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1955, 1958; guest star, Desilu-filmed, The Red Skelton Show, 1957; with Lucille Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special 1970; archivally, with Lucille Entertaining the Troops 1994; guest, with Lucille and Desi, each via archival footage, TV in Black "The First Fifty Years†2004; is born this date in 1905. Greta Garbo, Lucille Ball’s early film-career friend; appears with Lucille and many other famous ‘faces’, in George Bungarda, color oil painting Hollywood Drive-In; [Karl ‘Papa’ Freund, legendary Oscar-winner television mentor of Lucille’s, photographed three Greta MGM films] is born this date in 1905. June Foray, cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1957; as well as guest co-star, Desilu-filmed Fractured Flickers, 1963-64, Is born this date 1917. Jack Warden stars in Desilu Productions’, The Untouchables 1959; 3 episodes, 1960; guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961; as well as Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960, is born this date in 1920. Jack Mullaney, co-star, Desilu Productions' The Ann Sothern Show 1959; Desilu-filmed The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1960 , as well as star, My Living Doll 6 episodes, as Peter Robinson 1964-65, is born this date in 1929. Robert Blake, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Meet The People 1945, is born this date in 1933. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures', Sons of the Legion, as Uncle Willie Lee, co-starring Tim Holt, Evelyn Keyes, Donald O'Connor, Elizabeth Patterson, among many others, released on this date in 1938. Frankie Avalon, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, as Mr Cheever’s nephew, Tommy, 1967, and (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1973, as himself, is born this date in 1939. Lucille Ball appears on Hollywood [italy] Magazine cover this date in 1948. Frank Morgan, Lucille Ball early-film-career co-star, 1934, dies this date in 1949. TV Guide: “Situation Comedies Galore!†noted the sub-head: “Funny Families Replace Fast-Patter Comedians†- #1 funny family, of course, “The Ricardos†(“I Love Lucyâ€): “Almost entirely responsible for the tremendous surge toward laughs arising from situations instead of gags is, of course, the fantastically successful (“I Love Lucyâ€). Since its debut in 1951, Lucille Ball has run up increasingly astonishing ratings, and there’s no end in sight. The marital misadventures of Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo, as portrayed by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, provide no end of joy to television fans, and as a result, the TV comedy scene has been entirely reshaped,†published for this week in 1953. Desilu Productions’ drama, Willy, (“I Love Lucyâ€) director, William Asher – “Willa Dodger opens a law practice in Renfrew, NH, after graduating from law school but business is slow so she left her boyfriend Charlie Bush, in Renfrew, went to NYC and began representing a vaudeville group headed by Perry Bannisterâ€, starring June Havoc, and co-starring over the series’ run, many Lucy supporting cast members – premiere episode airs this date in 1954. CBS’ Sunday Lucy Show: 30 minutes black & white: This is a collection of (“I Love Lucyâ€) programs, [beginning April 3 until October 30] - this week’s episode #43. Because so many home viewers requested to see the early episodes, as they did not have television sets when they originally aired, CBS and the Arnazes re-ran these shows in the late afternoon on Sundays, this date in 1955. Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, “Monument to a Young Manâ€, airs on this date in 1956. CBS, which now owns the 179 (“I Love Lucyâ€) films outright, re-titles the last thirteen episodes Lucy in Connecticut and beams it every Sunday night in prime time for the duration of the summer, airing this date in 1960. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) – 30-minutes, black & white – For four weeks, CBS airs re-runs of this series to fill a scheduling gap. This is the last prime-time airing of the series in a regular time slot, this date in 1961. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy Gets Trapped†Bob O’Brien, Ray Singer, writers, - absent again from work, Lucy goes to a department store and is publicized as the 10 millionth customer, airing this date in 1967. Franchot Tone, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934, 1947, and Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958, dies this date in 1968. Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears on The Joan Rivers Show, airing this date in 1969. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Eva Gabor Are Hospital Roomies†- Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, Eva Gabor: - self-explanatory, with hilarious results, episode airing this date in 1972. Harvey Parry, co-star, Lucille Ball early film-career, 1937; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1943; guest, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise 1957; guest, Desilu-filmed Yancy Derringer 1958; co-star,Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) 1965; Lucille's guest, (The Lucy Show) 1966, 1967; Desilu Productions' Mannix 1967, dies this date in 1985. Norman Van Vlack, Lucille Ball’s childhood friend, Marion Strong VanVlack’s (often mentioned on Lucy shows) husband of 45 years, who passed in April 1996, long-time Jamestown NY resident, dies this date in 2004. John Bromfield, star, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, as Sheriff Frank Morgan, and U.S. Marshal, as Marshal Frank Morgan; as well as co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959; dies this date in 2005. LA Daily News, by Greg Hernandez, Staff Writer – Back to the future: “As 'I Love Lucy' celebrates its 55th anniversary, the show is more popular than ever. DVD has teamed with Paramount Home Video to release each of the show's six seasons in boxed sets that include unedited episodes, and loaded with extras: trivia, commentary and the show's original opening title sequence, different from the one familiar from decades of syndication. The one-hour shows will be released as seasons 7, 8 and 9, and were originally titled "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show" on CBS; then syndicated as "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" and "We Love Lucy,†published this date in 2006. Jamestown, NY – The renowned Christie’s Auction House has their Magnificent Jewels sale next month, some from the estate of Lucille Ball, after a public exhibition of the ten lots of jewelry, which belonged to The Queen of Comedy, announced this date in 2007. Lucie Arnaz appears on the Betty Comden Tribute and pays special tribute to lyricist, Betty Comden, New York City, on this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. Lucy-Fan Website: At Lucy-Desi Center, Jamestown NY - In a September 13 article in The Post-Journal, Patrick Fanelli reported: "Carrying a large box filled with his belongings, Ric Wyman - who until now was at the heart of the Lucille Ball community in Jamestown - left his office Friday afternoon and stepped out into the rain. Only a few minutes before, a police officer was stationed in the corridor outside Wyman's office as the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center executive director gathered up his things. He loaded them into the trunk of his car and drove off without comment. Wyman was fired Friday, as was his assistant, Pat Brininger. According to Chuck Ludwig, a board member: “ . . . terminations were carried out by Ed Fagan, a local attorney and the center's board chairman. Ludwig also said Fagan assumed the title of acting executive director several months ago at the behest of the late Lucille Ball's family. One year ago, Center board members Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr., Wanda Clark (Lucille Ball's personal secretary), and Mary Rapaport (a huge supporter and donator to the Center with her husband, Bill) resigned. Soap star Melody Thomas Scott resigned the board in July. So far, nothing about the change appears on the Center's website,†posted this date in 2008.
  8. September 16 Allen Funt, many-year famous host of Candid Camera; Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Candid Camera†1971, is born this date in 1914. Lawrence Dobkin, (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans†and “Equal Rights†1953; “Paris At Last†1956; The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, “Two Counts of Murder†1959; and Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables “Vincent’ Mad Dog’ Coll†and “The Dutch Schultz Story†1959, “Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond†1960; and Mission: Impossible “Kitara†1971 is born this date in 1919. Janis Paige, guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “Chez Rouge†1959; Desilu Productions' The Ann Sothern Show “The Girls†1960, You Don't Say, June 5, 1967; as well as with Lucille Ball, via archival footage, Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972, 1980; as well as with Lucille, Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny, 1982, is born this date in 1922. Peter Falk, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Race, 1965; appears with Desi Arnaz The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972; appears with Lucille Ball, Sinatra: The First 40 Years 1980; with Lucille,via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992; with Lucille, via archival footage, TV Guide's 40th Anniversary; 1998, is born this date in 1927. Jack Kelly, of Maverick fame; guest co-star Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America “Sunrise on a Dirty Face†1955, and Here’s Hollywood, 1961, as well as The Lucy Show “Lucy Makes a Pinch†1964, is born this date in 1927. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS' Radio 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “Baseball,†episode #54, airs this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS' Radio 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “Movies,†episode #97, airs this date in 1950. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball stars in Stage Door showing at the Wintergarden Theater, is published this date in 1953. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #103, which is filmed this date in 1954. NBC Colgate Theater and Desilu Productions', Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, win a ‘special’ Peabody Award for a half-hour pilot anthology TV series, with host and director, Orson Wells, who wrote the plot - [with many long-time Lucy employees and guest supporting players] - ultimately not picked up as a series, this date in 1958. NBC Desilu Productions', Colgate Theater, Fountain of Youth, Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer; W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes, as Production Manager; Orson Welles, Host/Narrator, Writer, Director, with Madge Blake, as Journalist; Rick Jason, as Alan Brody, Nancy Kulp, as Stella Morgan, and Joi Lansing as Carolyn Coates, among many others, airs this date in 1958. Desi Arnaz appears as host for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “Six Guns for Doneganâ€, on this date in 1958. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. Desilu Productions’ Mannix, starring Mike Connors, premieres this date in 1967. Lucille Ball appears on NBC’s The Flip Wilson Show, guest co-starring Ed Sullivan and The Osmond Brothers, and the skits, written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, Flip Wilson and others, are hilarious, this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears on NBC, Steve and Eydie . . . On Stage, taped at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, this date in 1973. Lucille Ball is recipient of the Golden Apple Award “Female Star of the Year†this date in 1973. Rolfe Sedan, veteran of more than 275 films, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1934, 1935, 2 films 1937, and 1940; guest, Desilu Productions' December Bride 1954, 1955, 1958; Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956; appears with Lucille, Jack Benny's Birthday Special 1969; dies this date in 1982. The Star: Lucille Ball appears as “Star of the Century,†published this date in 1986. Gene Nelson, appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1947; appears with Lucille Ball That's Dancing 1985; Actor/Choreographer and Choreography, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1954, 1955; as well as Star Trek 1968, dies this date in 1996. The Chimp Channel TBS Superstation, an all-ape network, will parody classic television series and, yes, (“I Love Lucyâ€) Job Switching, will be the episode, for their purposes “Stolen Memories: TCC Anniversary Show, the monkey treatment to air this date in 1999. James Gregory, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables 1961, and Mission: Impossible, 1972, dies this date in 2002. Robert Carroll, Jr., writer for Lucille Ball 1940’s Radio Program, My Favorite Husband, all episodes (“I Love Lucyâ€), many episodes re-written from the radio program; and most all Lucy Shows; and Lucille’s 1968 film, Yours, Mine & Ours, was remembered in tribute segment of Hollywood notables who’ve crossed over recently, during the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 17 Lucille Ball’s mother, Desiree Ball, age 26, after three years of widowhood, marries Ed Peterson, age 31, a handsome sheet-metal worker she had met at work, in April 1917, this date in 1918. Roddy McDowall, appears with Lucille Ball [via archival footage] The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993; Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers 1963, is born on this date in 1928. Pat Crowley, appears in Desilu Productions' The Scarface Mob 1959; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “The Untouchables, Parts 1 and 2†1959; Desilu Productions' Vacation Playhouse “The Two of Usâ€, an unsold pilot proposed for CBS, 1966; and Desilu Productions' Vacation Playhouse, “You're Only Young Twice†1967, is born this date in 1933. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures', Double or Nothing, as John Pederson, co-starring Bing Crosby, Andy DeVine, Martha Raye, John Gallaudet; and Dennis O'Keefe [uncredited], among many others, released on this date in 1937. Film Daily, Look Who’s Laughing, RKO-Radio: “ . . a neat comedy with strong pulling power via name players; surefire for all audiences. Alluring Lucille Ball will top off the stellar richness of this film. In summation, this RKO Radio offering is a ‘magnetic attraction’. Set it down as such on the old booking schedule,†published this date in 1941. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have moved in with Susan Peters and Richard Quine, Malibu,†published this date in 1945. John Ritter, with whom Lucille Ball co-hosts, The Best of Three’s Company 1982; and whose comedy Lucille greatly admired, appears at All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984; and as Lucille Ball guest co-star, Life With Lucy “Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter†1986, is born this date in 1948. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS' Radio 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband, an untitled episode making friends with General Timberlake, “Liz and the Generalâ€, episode #9, with veteran supporting cast members, John Hiestand, Hans Conried and writers Pugh and Carroll, Jr., airs this date in 1950. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #69, which is filmed this date in 1953. Look: “Fall TV Forecast,†published this date in 1957. Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and Keith Thibodeaux, (Little Ricky), appear on Look Magazine cover collage this date in 1957. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show, with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits, reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TVsitcom this date in 1962. Desilu Productions’ (1966-1968) / Desilu-Filmed (1966), Mission: Impossible, and is soon television’s most compelling suspense series, creator/writer: Bruce Geller, 168 episodes, 1966-1973; Marc Daniels, Director 2 episodes, 1966, 1967; Wilbur Hatch, Music Consultant, 28 episodes, 1966, 1967; James A. Paisley, Production Supervisor; and starring Greg Morris, 168 episodes, 1966-1973; Peter Lupus, 158 episodes, 1966-1973; Peter Graves, 143 episodes, 1967-1973; Barbara Bain, 77 episodes, 1966-1969; Martin Landau, 76 episodes, 1966-1969; as well as Leonard Nimoy, 49 episodes, 1969-1971, “Pilotâ€; co-starring Wally Cox, among many others, premieres this date in 1966. Lucie Arnaz appears, as guest, on NBC's The Hollywood Squares, among several other stars having appeared at various times with her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as well as other guest stars, airing this date in 1971. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “The Big Game†- Harry, as President of the Chamber of Commerce, gets O.J. Simpson to appear as guest speaker for a luncheon, with hilarious results, airing this date in 1973. Lucille Ball appears on NBC’s Bob Hope Buys NBC - Hope stages a telethon to buy NBC, airing this date in 1985. Lucille Ball wins an Emmy, posthumously, at the Annual Emmy Awards, Pasadena California Civic Auditorium - the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, this date in 1989. Entertainment Tonight Director Ron deMoraes, is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in Informational Programming for Fox Network’s The Lucille Ball Memorial, broadcast 7/24/89, announced at the Annual Emmy Awards, broadcast this date in 1989. James Griffith, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) 1951; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Rhubarb 1952; Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1953; Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1957; Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise 1957, Official Detective 1958, The Walter Winchell File 1959; The Texan 1959, U.S. Marshal, 17 episodes, 1959-60; Desilu-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1961; Desilu Productions' The Untouchables 1963, Slattery's People 1964; as well as Mission: Impossible 1967, dies this date in 1993. Red Skelton, renown comedian, Lucille Ball friend and co-star, Having Wonderful Time 1938, with Lucille I Dood It and DuBarry Was a Lady 1943, Ziegfeld Follies 1946, Fuller Brush Girl 1950, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1955; 1956; guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1959; appears with Desi IV, as Dino, Desi & Billy perform on Toast of the Town, Lucille is in the audience, 1965; with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing! 1985;' with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992, as well as appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994; dies this date in 1997. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. Lucy Lounge Forum – The Back Stage Bistro Award-winning Babalu-cy! - The Art of Desi Arnaz, conceived and written by Greg Purnhagen, began previews August 23, 3:00 p.m. at the Actors Temple Theatre. Purnhagen also stars in the production, which features direction by Gene Castle and musical direction and arrangements by David Cook. Opening performance occurs this date, at 3:00 p.m. The production also boasts a seven-piece Latin band led by music director Cook. Michael and Barbara Ross produce. Babalu-cy!, according to press notes, ‘takes a look at Arnaz' career from his tremendous success as a bandleader/singer to his relationship with America's favorite red-head, Lucille Ball’. Babalu-cy! debuted at the Metropolitan Room in July 2007, winning a 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award for Best Theme Showâ€, posted in. 2008. The Latest From Everything Lucy Blog – Doris Singleton, from (“I Love Lucyâ€) fame on the Shokus Internet Radio Veteran character actress, Doris Singleton, known to fans everywhere as Lucy Ricardo's arch rival Caroline Appleby, will be Stu Shostak's in-studio guest live this date at 4:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. EDT on "Stu's Show", the signature programâ€, posted on this date in 2008. September 18 Eddie “Rochester†Anderson, infamous as Jack Benny's 'sidekick', Rochester; appears with Lucille Ball Show Business at War 1943; with Lucille, Desi, Vivian Vance, William Frawley (Lucy's The Mertzes) Stars in the Eye 1952/; guest star, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars “Gold Records†1955 and “Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday†1958; Desilu-filmed The Jack Benny Show 48 episodes, 1956-1960; guest star, Desilu-filmed The Red Skelton Show “Freddie Finds a Headlight†1957; with Lucille Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special 1970; archivally, with Lucille Entertaining the Troops 1994; guest, with Lucille and Desi, each via archival footage, TV in Black 'The First Fifty Years†2004; is born this date in 1905. Greta Garbo, Lucille Ball’s early film-career friend; appears with Lucille and many other famous ‘faces’, in George Bungarda, color oil painting Hollywood Drive-In; [Karl ‘Papa’ Freund, legendary Oscar-winner television mentor of Lucille’s, photographed three Greta MGM films] is born this date in 1905. June Foray, cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Little Ricky Gets a Dog†1957; as well as guest co-star, Desilu-filmed Fractured Flickers, 1963-64, Is born this date 1917. Jack Warden stars in Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables “The George ‘Bugs’ Moran Story†1959; “Head of Fire: Feet of Clayâ€and “The Otto Frick Story†1960; guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961; as well as Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse,â€Meeting At Appalachia†1960, is born this date in 1920. Jack Mullaney, co-star, Desilu Productions' The Ann Sothern Show “The Lucy Story†1959; Desilu-filmed The Barbara Stanwyck Show “House in Order†1960 , as well as star, My Living Doll 6 episodes, as Peter Robinson 1964-65, is born this date in 1929. Robert Blake, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Meet The People 1945, is born this date in 1933. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures', Sons of the Legion, as Uncle Willie Lee, co-starring Tim Holt, Evelyn Keyes, Donald O'Connor, Elizabeth Patterson, among many others, released on this date in 1938. Frankie Avalon, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show “Lucy, The Starmaker†as Mr Cheever’s nephew, Tommy, 1967, and (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “The Carters Meet Frankie Avalon†1973, as himself, is born this date in 1939. Lucille Ball appears on Hollywood [italy] Magazine cover this date in 1948. Frank Morgan, Lucille Ball early-film-career co-star, 1934, dies this date in 1949. TV Guide: “Situation Comedies Galore!†noted the sub-head: “Funny Families Replace Fast-Patter Comedians†- #1 funny family, of course, “The Ricardos†(“I Love Lucyâ€): “Almost entirely responsible for the tremendous surge toward laughs arising from situations instead of gags is, of course, the fantastically successful (“I Love Lucyâ€). Since its debut in 1951, Lucille Ball has run up increasingly astonishing ratings, and there’s no end in sight. The marital misadventures of Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo, as portrayed by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, provide no end of joy to television fans, and as a result, the TV comedy scene has been entirely reshaped,†published for this week in 1953. Desilu Productions’ drama, Willy, (“I Love Lucyâ€) director, William Asher – “Willa Dodger opens a law practice in Renfrew, NH, after graduating from law school but business is slow so she left her boyfriend Charlie Bush, in Renfrew, went to NYC and began representing a vaudeville group headed by Perry Bannisterâ€, starring June Havoc, and co-starring over the series’ run, many Lucy supporting cast members – premiere episode airs this date in 1954. CBS’ Sunday Lucy Show: 30 minutes black & white: This is a collection of (“I Love Lucyâ€) programs, [beginning April 3 until October 30] - this week’s episode #43. Because so many home viewers requested to see the early episodes, as they did not have television sets when they originally aired, CBS and the Arnazes re-ran these shows in the late afternoon on Sundays, this date in 1955. Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, “Monument to a Young Manâ€, airs on this date in 1956. CBS, which now owns the 179 (“I Love Lucyâ€) films outright, re-titles the last thirteen episodes Lucy in Connecticut and beams it every Sunday night in prime time for the duration of the summer, airing this date in 1960. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) – 30-minutes, black & white – For four weeks, CBS airs re-runs of this series to fill a scheduling gap. This is the last prime-time airing of the series in a regular time slot, this date in 1961. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy Gets Trapped†Bob O’Brien, Ray Singer, writers, - absent again from work, Lucy goes to a department store and is publicized as the 10 millionth customer, airing this date in 1967. Franchot Tone, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934, 1947, and Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958, dies this date in 1968. Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears on The Joan Rivers Show, airing this date in 1969. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Eva Gabor Are Hospital Roomies†- Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, Eva Gabor: - self-explanatory, with hilarious results, episode airing this date in 1972. Harvey Parry, co-star, Lucille Ball early film-career, 1937; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1943; guest, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise 1957; guest, Desilu-filmed Yancy Derringer 1958; co-star,Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) 1965; Lucille's guest, (The Lucy Show) 1966, 1967; Desilu Productions' Mannix 1967, dies this date in 1985. Norman Van Vlack, Lucille Ball’s childhood friend, Marion Strong VanVlack’s (often mentioned on Lucy shows) husband of 45 years, who passed in April 1996, long-time Jamestown NY resident, dies this date in 2004. John Bromfield, star, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, as Sheriff Frank Morgan, and U.S. Marshal, as Marshal Frank Morgan; as well as co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959; dies this date in 2005. LA Daily News, by Greg Hernandez, Staff Writer – Back to the future: “As 'I Love Lucy' celebrates its 55th anniversary, the show is more popular than ever. DVD has teamed with Paramount Home Video to release each of the show's six seasons in boxed sets that include unedited episodes, and loaded with extras: trivia, commentary and the show's original opening title sequence, different from the one familiar from decades of syndication. The one-hour shows will be released as seasons 7, 8 and 9, and were originally titled "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show" on CBS; then syndicated as "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" and "We Love Lucy,†published this date in 2006. Jamestown, NY – The renowned Christie’s Auction House has their Magnificent Jewels sale next month, some from the estate of Lucille Ball, after a public exhibition of the ten lots of jewelry, which belonged to The Queen of Comedy, announced this date in 2007. Lucie Arnaz appears on the Betty Comden Tribute and pays special tribute to lyricist, Betty Comden, New York City, on this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. Lucy-Fan Website: At Lucy-Desi Center, Jamestown NY - In a September 13 article in The Post-Journal, Patrick Fanelli reported: "Carrying a large box filled with his belongings, Ric Wyman - who until now was at the heart of the Lucille Ball community in Jamestown - left his office Friday afternoon and stepped out into the rain. Only a few minutes before, a police officer was stationed in the corridor outside Wyman's office as the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center executive director gathered up his things. He loaded them into the trunk of his car and drove off without comment. Wyman was fired Friday, as was his assistant, Pat Brininger. According to Chuck Ludwig, a board member: “ . . . terminations were carried out by Ed Fagan, a local attorney and the center's board chairman. Ludwig also said Fagan assumed the title of acting executive director several months ago at the behest of the late Lucille Ball's family. One year ago, Center board members Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr., Wanda Clark (Lucille Ball's personal secretary), and Mary Rapaport (a huge supporter and donator to the Center with her husband, Bill) resigned. Soap star Melody Thomas Scott resigned the board in July. So far, nothing about the change appears on the Center's website,†posted this date in 2008. September 19 Elvia Allman, Lucille Ball veteran supporting cast member – (“I Love Lucyâ€), “Job Switching†1952; “Fan Magazine†1954; “The Homecoming†1955; Desilu Productions’ Our Miss Brooks “The Festival†1953; December Bride “Lily is Bored†1954, “The HomecomingShow†and “Kissing Booth†1957, and “Wedding Float†1958; The Ann Sothern Show “The Bridal Suite†1958; The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour “The Celebrity Next Door†1957 and “Milton Berle Hides at the Ricardos†1959; as well as The Lucy Show, “Lucy Bags a Bargain†1966 and “Lucy the Babysitter, 1967, is born this date in 1904. Jack Perkins, guest, Desilu Productions' Yancy Derringer “Ticket to Natchezâ€, and Whirlybirds “The Killer†1958, Angel “Goodbye, Young Lovers, 1961; co-star, uncredited, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Race 1965; Lucille Ball guest The Lucy Show “Lucy Meets Mickey Rooney†1966, as well as co-star, Desi Arnaz IV, Automan “Staying Alive While Running a High Flashdance Fever†1983; is born this date in 1921. Adam West, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “Murder Is A Private Affair, 1960; as well as Desilu Productions’ Guestward Ho! “Bill, the Fireman†1961, is born this date in 1928. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Yes, it’s been hot this week. Lucille Ball, working on Ventura Blvd, with the Trailer Romance company, took hold of a metal fixture on a car and burned blisters in the palm of her hand. She required first aid treatment,†published this date in 1938. LA Daily News, Harry Mines: “RKO-Radio The Obliging Young Woman, it’s a wisecracking romance and seems more than likely a possibility for Lucille Ball, who’s receiving most of the big breaks at the studio these days,†published this date in 1940. Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1949. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Black Eye†wherein Lucy reads a murder mystery out loud and the Mertzes get the wrong idea, is filmed this date in 1952. “The Ricardos†appear on TV Guide cover this week in 1953. Desilu-filmed The Barbara Stanwyck Show, starring Barbara Stanwyck, through July 1961, first episode, “The Mink Coatâ€, Barbara, as Syd Channing, with Stephen McNally, premieres this date in 1960. Gary Morton, Lucille Ball’s husband/comedian, plays The Sands Hotel this date in 1962. Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with veteran supporting cast (Lucy) member, Hans Conried, Host, [who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests] co-starring this segment, Sebastian Cabot, which airs on this date in 1963. Desi Arnaz IV appears on CBS’ Toast of the Town: The Ed Sullivan Show, his first color telecast, Lucille Ball in the audience to watch son, Desi IV, performance with Dino, Desi & Billy, also appearing: Polly Bergen, Eddie Fisher, and Red Skelton, on this date in 1965. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy and the Submarine†Bob O’Brien, writer, Lucy follows Mooney to his reserve duty station, and doesn’t get off the submarine in time, airing this date in 1966. Washington Post, “Lucy Coming to Life: At 75 TV’s Definitive Star is Back at the Grind,†published this date in 1986. Henna Hooper’s Hollywood . . . News From the Wonderful World of Lucy: Join the Celebration as Lucy Moves to TV Land: TV Land will celebrate the addition of the most-celebrated sitcom in TV history, (“I Love Lucyâ€) by presenting the series as it hasn’t been seen since its original run – on this, the Golden Anniversary, with restored elements not seen since the original broadcast – will run 50 Episodes in a Week-long Marathon Salute to Shows’ “50 Greatest Laughs,†which will kick off October 15th, 9 p.m., announced this date in 2001. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 20 Walter Kingsford, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Double or Nothing 1937; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Fox Huntâ€, as Sir Clive Richardson, 1956; is born this date in 1881. Chautauqua County Community Directory - January 2009, published by The Post-Journal – “Celoron Amusement Company, later the Celoron Park, a wonderland for Lucille Ball in her very early years, until age 15, this swampland was purchased by philanthopist family Broadhead, with the intention of creating an amusement park at the southern-most ending of Chautauqua Lake; a perfect ‘landing for steamships’; at the ending of the 19th century, Village of Celoron NY, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua County, also extended the shoreline with electric trolley rails, and was soon known as the ‘Coney Island of Western New York, in 1893. Hollywood Citizen News, Robbin Coons: “Lucille Ball, as Annabel, the Movie Queen, won’t be idle either. With her press agent, she is already involved in further, laughable adventures – but when . . . her contract expires, she may have to get a new P.A. Those things can’t be predicted,†published this date in 1938. Richard Dix, Lucille Ball’s friend and early film-career co-star, dies this date in 1949. Lucille Ball stars in Columbia film Miss Grant Takes Richmond, released this date in 1949. New York Times, Jack Gould: “The Case of Lucille Ball,†published this date in 1953. Ricci Martin, Desi Arnaz IV, friend and 'band'mate; original member of Dino (brother of Dino; son of Dean Martin), Desi & Billy, now Ricci, Desi & Billy - appears with Desi Arnaz IV, as Dino, Desi & Billy, performer: Murderers' Row 1966; as well as guest Headliner, Lucille's Birthday, Jamestown NY, 2001, is born this date in 1953. Desilu Productions’ films A Letter to Loretta, starring Loretta Young, premieres this date in 1953. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Visitor From Italy†wherein the Ricardos receive an unexpected Venice visitor, looking for his brother, is filmed this date in 1956. Olin Howland, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1939, 1946; cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1955, as well as Desilu Productions’ The Californians 1959, dies this date in 1959. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy and the Golden Greek†Lucy ‘fixes up’ with a short-man blind date [guest co-star, Howard Morris] by new neighbor, veteran supporting cast member, Mary Jane Croft [Mary Jane Lewis], airs this date in 1965. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - 60 minutes – black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run yet again as a summer replacement series this date in 1965. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ The Ed Sullivan Show: “The Georgies,†an award given out by AGVA, the American Guild of Variety Artists, with Carol Burnett as a recipient of the Award for 1970, presented by Lucille, a skit ensuing, airing this date in 1970. Edward Everett Horton, Lucille Ball early-film career co-star, 1935, 1939, 1947, and (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1952, guest, Desilu Productions’ Shower of Stars 1955, December Bride 1957; Here’s Hollywood “ 1961; as well as guest host, Desilu-filmed Fractured Flickers, 1963, dies this date in 1970. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Mountain Climberâ€, Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, Tony Randall, as Mooney’s new boss, is in favor of getting rid of ‘dead wood,’ airing this date in 1971. Lucie Arnaz appears, as guest star, on NBC / Carson Productions' The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, airing this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears on HBO’s The Magic of the Stars, with ‘Uncle Miltie,’ Milton Berle, and guest stars doing magic tricks, airing this date in 1981. Life With Lucy “One Good Grandparent Deserves Anotherâ€, created and written by Madelyn Davis and Bob Carrroll, Jr.; Irma Kusely, hairstyling; theme song by Eydie Gorme; a half-hour sitcom [taken off the air after only six weeks] starring Lucille Ball, as Lucy Barker, and co-starring Gale Gordon, as Curtis MacGibbon, with supporting cast: Philip J. Amelio II, Larry Anderson, Ann Dusenberry, Jenny Lewis, and Donovan Scott - a recently-widowed woman moves in with her children and grandchildren; trouble ensues; and which premieres this date in 1986. Lucille Ball receives the Women’s International Center Living Legend Award, posthumously, this date in 1990. Dick Patterson, supporting cast member The Lucy Show and (“Here’s Lucyâ€) , 1971, 1972, and 1973, dies this date in 1999. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY – Information Center – In Years Past: “The abundant amount of positive response to Jamestown’s Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum has exceeded expectations – the response from people is extraordinary – people love it – they love it – having nearly 9,000 visitors in three months is amazing, they’re still coming,†published this date in 2006. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 21 Desiree [DeDe] Hunt [ball/Peterson], Lucille Ball’s mother [encouraged Lucille’s ambitions] and guested in (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Johnny Carsonâ€, 1969; was the much-recognized ‘voice’ of laughter, and “Uh-ohâ€, in (“I Love Lucyâ€) laugh tracks, an invention of Charles Douglas, is born this date in 1892. Larry Hagman, appears with Desi Arnaz IV Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II 1972; with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) Getting Away From It All 1972; as well as with Lucie Arnaz Night of 100 Stars 1982, and CBS at 75 2003, is born this date in 1931. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #3, which is filmed this date in 1951. Desilu Productions’ Sheriff of Cochise “The Turkey Farmersâ€, John Bromfield, as Sheriff Frank Morgan, with David Janssen, among others, premieres this date in 1956. Don Garner, cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1954, dies this date in 1958. Desilu Productions’ Fair Exchange “The Exchangeâ€Doris Packer, as Mrs. Stone, with Eddie Foy, Jr., Lynn Loring, and Flip Mark , among others, premieres this date in 1962. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for sponsors Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created for the shows this date in 1964. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy, The Good Skate†- in effort to spend more time with her daughter, Lucy goes roller skating, airing this date in 1964. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Skydiver†- to dissuade her children from skydiving and skindiving, Lucy announces she will also begin skydiving, airing this date in 1970. Walter Brennan, of The Real McCoys fame; Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1956, Desilu-filmed The Real McCoys 156 episodes, 1957-1963; as well as The Guns of Will Sonnett, 16 episodes 1967, dies this date in 1974. Lee Millar, veteran supporting cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1951, 1953, 1954, and 1955, dies this date in 1980. The Merv Griffin Show, 90 minutes, syndicated: A salute to Broadway great Ethel Merman, a very good friend of Lucille Ball, for many years, one of Ethel’s last public appearances before ill health forced her to retire, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball surprised Ethel with a visit on this program, airing this month in 1982. Bill Williams, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Yancy Derringer 1958; The Scarface Mob 1959; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse The Untouchables Parts 1 & 2 1959; as well as Here’s Hollywood 1960; dies this date in 1992. Modern Maturity, Molly Haskel: “Why We Love Lucy: Wild and Crazy or Proto-feminist? Fifty Years After the Debut of I Love Lucy, the Wacky Redhead Is Still Red Hot,†published in 2001. Costume designer, Edward Stevenson worked with Lucille Ball from 1936 until 1967, a year before his death in 1968. He designed costumes Lucille wore on (“I Love Lucyâ€) and “The Lucy Showâ€, as well as many of Lucille’s early film-career costumes and gowns; and won his only Academy Award for “Black and White Costume Design†for the 1960 Lucille Ball, Bob Hope film, The Facts of Life. After his death, his family donated over 200 of Edward’s sketches to Idaho State University. The University’s website currently showcases many of these sketches. Sketch number 26 is of special interest. The costume from which this sketch was created is in storage in the Lucy-Desi Center archives, courtesy of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr., reported this date in 2006. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 22 James Kern, wrote lyrics of song The Little Red Fox in Lucille Ball early film-career RKO Radio’s That’s Right, You’re Wrong 1939 and Screenwriter, RKO Radio’s Look Who’s Laughing 1941, Director, (“I Love Lucyâ€) Christmas Show 1956, as well as 39 episodes between 1955-1957; is born this date in 1909. Allan Lane, Lucille Ball’s friend and early film-career co-star, RKO;s Having a Wonderful Time 1938, Twelve Crowded Hours, Panama Lady, and Second Shot 1939; later years, the voice of TV “Mr. Edâ€, is born this date in 1909. Martha Scott, Desilu Studios’ CBS’ New Comedy Showcase “You’re Only Young Twice†1960; Desilu Productions’ The Greatest Show on Earth “No Middle Ground for Harry Kyle†1963; is born this date in 1912. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures', High, Wide and Handsome, as Mac, co-starring Ben Blue, Charles Bickford, Irene Dunn, Alan Hale, Dorothy Lamour and Randolph Scott, among others, released on this date in 1937. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation's Stop, Look and Love, as Joe Haller, among many other stars, released on this date in 1939. Lucille Ball appears on Sunday News: New York’s Picture Newspaper cover on this date in 1946. Film Daily: Columbia – Miss Grant Takes Richmond: “Comedy construction constantly on the build, from mild titters to guffaws to howling belly laughs, well-rounded entertainment blending hokum with familiar plot slants, with Lucille Ball who, given broad high spots of comedy and romance, gets them off in fine style,†published this date in 1949. Desi Arnaz, as Ricardo, The Orchestra Leader, and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, perform at CBS-TV General Service Studios (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Saxophone†- Lucy pulls out her saxophone to join Ricky on a tour, with veteran supporting cast member, Herb Vigran, airing this date in 1952. Larry Anderson, cast member, Ted McGibbon, Life With Lucy, 13 episodes, 1986; as Percy, Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter 1991; with Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz IV, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Lucy's The Mertzes), the four via archival footages, The Desilu Story 2003, is born this date in 1952. NY Journal-American, Westbrook Pegler, As Pegler Sees It: “The Case of Lucille Ball and How to Treat Reds,†published this date in 1953. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #130, which is filmed this date in 1955. Desilu Productions' Star Trek, Herbert F. Solow, executive in charge of production; Gene Roddenberry, creator/producer, “Where No Man Has Gone Beforeâ€, starring Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner; co-starring, Paul Fix, Sally Kellerman, Gary Lockwood, among others, and James A. Paisley, Production Supervisor, airs this date in 1966. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy Goes to the Air Force Academy, Part I†- Lucy, Harry, and children, head for Colorado to return a vehicle to its owners, stopping at the Air Force Academy, the first of a four-part story, airing this date in 1969. CBS’ The Lucy Show - While each of Lucille Ball’s series has always gone on summer hiatus, selected re-runs of the show are aired in prime time instead of a summer replacement series, commencing March 24. The remaining weeks are re-runs for the first time in color from the series’ last three seasons (1965-68) on this date in 1969. Desi Arnaz IV stars in NBC Universal TV, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, “A Death In The Familyâ€, also co-starring, among others, Imogene Coca, E. G. Marshall and Vincent Price, airing this date in 1971. NY Times - Review: “Lucille Ball Returns in ABC Comedy Series,†published this date in 1986. US News & World Report: Lucy Has Grown Up a Lot – Talking about how TV has evolved, Lucille Ball says women run things and take charge; answer and respond differently than on shows in the past; not just in television; but books, magazines, every medium; but are becoming too vulgar, article published this date in 1986. Dan Rowan, half the comedy team, Rowan and Martin, Laugh-In fame until 1973; Desilu Productions’ The Walter Winchell Show, 1956; appears with Lucille Toast of the Town 1961; Lucille guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1966, 1967, appears with Lucille The Dean Martin Show 1966, appears with Lucille Swing Out, Sweet Land, with many other stars, 1970; co-star, Desi Arnaz IV, The Love Boat 1978, and guest ‘roaster’ The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball 1975; dies this date in 1987. George C. Scott, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1962; with Lucille Ball, Happy Birthday, Bob 1978, as well as with Lucille Ball, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992; dies this date in 1999. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 23 Ralph Brooks, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) One Night in the Tropics 1940, Blondie in Society, 1941, and The Bride Came C.O.D., 1941; early film-career co-star, Lucille Ball, A Girl, A Guy, and a Gob 1941; with Frawley, Give Out, Sisters, 1942; with Lucille, Without Love, 1945; with Frawley, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man and Rhubarb, 1951; with Lucille and Desi Arnaz, Forever Darling 1956; as well as Desilu Productions' The Scarface Mob, uncredited, as reporter, 1959, is born this date in 1915. Mickey Rooney, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1939; Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1960, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, “Lucy Meets Meets Mickey Rooneyâ€, as himself, 1966; with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing! 1985; appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994; as well as May LucyFest Headliner, 2001, Jamestown NY, is born this date in 1920. John Ericson, star, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America “A Life to Live By†1956; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “Night Panic†1960; as well as with Desi Arnaz IV Automan “Death by Design†1982, is born this date in 1926. Lucille Ball appears in Look Magazine this date in 1942. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “The Attic,†episode #55, with veteran supporting cast member, Hans Conried, airs this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “Fuller Brush Show,†episode #98, with veteran supporting cast member, Frank Nelson, a plug for Lucille Ball’s current film, The Fuller Brush Girl, airs this date in 1950. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV(“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #104, which is filmed this date in 1954. Jimmy Garrett, featured in Desilu pilot, The Victor Borge Comedy Theater 1962 - first segment of three sketches, “Suzuki Beaneâ€, then, later that year, is cast as Lucille Ball’s youngest child, Jerry Carmichael, The Lucy Show; later cast in Desilu pilot, The Carol Channing Show, which did not sell; his last acting job; later, ran an agency for child actors, with his wife. Jimmy was one of the guest Headliners in Jamestown, Lucille Ball Birthday Bash, 2003; as well as GAB Entertainment's You Know The Face, Lucille appearing via archival footage, 2009, is born this date in 1954. Jan Shepard, co-stars, as Susanna Temple, in Desilu Productions' The Californians “Dishonor for Matt Wayne†also starring Art Fleming, many-year game show host, Stacy Keach, Jr., among others, on this date in 1958. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ Opening Night, in a series of sketches and skits featuring some of CBS’ top stars, kicking off the 1963 season, with ‘personal recall’ of the stars fantasizing life if not in their present shows - Lucille trying to get Phil Silvers to tape his show at Desilu Studios for the upcoming season, airing this date in 1963. Desilu Productions', Jerry Thorpe, Producer, Maggie Brown, starring Ethel Merman, as Maggie Brown, and Lucy veteran cast member, Roy Roberts - an unsold pilot for a sitcom about a widow raising a daughter and running a night club which sits next to a Marine Corps base, premieres this date in 1963. (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1951, is mentioned in NYC,The Big Parade of Comedy, broadcast this date in 1964. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Hollywood (AP) – Miss Ball’s Name Still Goldaper – Comedienne Lucille Ball must remain Mrs. Lucille Goldaper unless she asks to become Mrs. Lucille Morton - the gist of a ruling Tuesday by Superior Court Commissioner Natoll, who approving a request by comedian Gary Morton, Miss Ball’s husband, to change his name from Goldaper to Morton, also asking that Miss Ball’s legal married name be changed; but, Natoll said she must file her own petition,†published this date in 1965. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Mod, Mod Lucy,â€â€“ Ray Singer, writer - Lucille Ball’s third weekly series starring Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz IV, playing Lucy’s onscreen children [an immediate hit, running six seasons], Lucy has to take Kim’s (Lucie Arnaz) part when Harry (Gale Gordon) needs Craig’s (Desi IV) band, and a girl singer, and Kim gets laryngitis, debuts this date in 1968. Lucie Arnaz, appears as Kim Carter, in forty-six episodes, between 1968-1974, in (“Here's Lucyâ€), her first episode, “Mod, Mod Lucyâ€, airing this date in 1968. Desi Arnaz IV, appears as Craig Carter, in thirty-three episodes, between 1968-1972, in (“Here's Lucyâ€), his first episode, “Mod, Mod Lucyâ€, airing this date in 1968. Lucille Ball convinced Gary Morton to Executive Produce her new series, instead of his plans to develop a 12-acre portion of San Fernando Valley into a golf course in 1968. Desi Arnaz appears in an episode of NBC/Universal Television’s The Virginian (The Men From Shiloh) “The Best Man,†airing this date in 1970. Cliff Arquette, guest co-stars, a regular, as Charley Weaver, The Hollywood Squares, with: Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), one-week of appearances, 1966; Desi Arnaz IV, 1970; Lucie Arnaz, 3 appearances, 1971; as well as twice with Desi Arnaz, 1972; dies this date in 1974. Jimmy Wakely, appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1941; as well as Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood 1961, dies this date in 1982. Bob Hope, Lucille Ball’s long-time friend, frequent co-star, and guest co-star, salutes Lucille Ball, who appears via film clip, on NBC’s Bob Hope’s Love Affair With Lucy, showing moments from their many appearances together, airing this date in 1989. Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal: Dan Herrera: “List of Sources of Pride for Hispanics and Americans,†published this date in 2001. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others, Cruise On aboard the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 24 James Burke, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Blood Money and The Bowery, 1933; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) The Lemon Drop Kid, 1934, Welcome Home 1935, High, Wide, and Handsome 1937; with Lucille Joy of Living and The Affairs of Annabel 1938; Frawley, Opened By Mistake, 1940; It Happened in Flatbush, 1942; The Virginian, 1946; Down to Earth, 1947, and Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven,1948; supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Diner†1954; as well as Desilu-filmed The Red Skelton Show, as Clancy, the Cop, “Episode 8.8â€, 1958, and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour “Lucy Wins a Race Horse†1958, is born this date in 1886. Don Porter, Desi Arnaz’ co-star in Cuban Pete 1946; Ann Sothern’s co-star in Private Secretary [Desilu series] and The Ann Sothern Show (1953-61); friend and Lucille Ball’s co-star in Mame and guest co-star, Here’s Lucy “Meanwhile, Back At The Office†1974; is born this date in 1912. Sheila MacRae, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnazes many-year friend and guest co-star, (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Fashion Showâ€, as herself, is born this date in 1924. William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) stars in Merry, Merry Vanderbilt Theater, for 176 performances, as J. Horatio Diggs, his first legitimate stage play success, through March 13, 1926, beginning this date in 1925. LA Daily News, Eleanor Barnes: “Lucille Ball has won a contract at Columbia Studios after working her way upward starting as a mannequin in New York and graduating to stage roles. Miss Ball, who is a perfect blue-eyed, blonde type, received her education at Jamestown New York and Chautauqua Musical Institute. She will play her first part for Columbia in The Ciminal Within,†published this date in 1934. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Parmount Pictures', Three Married Men, as Bill Mullins, released on this date in 1936. LA Evening Herald Express, Affairs of Annabel, an RKO-Radio picture with Lucille Ball, as a dizzy Hollywood actress,†published this date in 1938. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “San Antonio newspapers reports the ‘stork will visit’ Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, because Lucille stopped on Hollywood Bond Cavalcade, in Texas; bought some baby clothes and shipped them back to Mrs. Lucille Ball, in Hollywood. Fred Ball, Lucille’s brother, is also married to a woman named Lucille and they are the ones expecting,†published this date in 1943. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS' Radio 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “The Boys Think Liz is Pregnantâ€, episode #10, with veteran supporting cast members, Hans Conried and John Hiestand, airing this date in 1948. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Equal Rights†- wherein Lucy and Ethel don’t have any money, and wash dishes to ‘pay their bill,’ which is filmed this date in 1953. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on Picture Post (England) Magazine cover with Van Johnson,this date in 1955. Desilu Productions’ The Californians, “The Vigilantes Beginâ€, starring Sean McClory, as Jack McGivern, with veteran cast members, Howard Caine and Herb Rudley, among others, premieres on this date in 1957. Sam McDaniel, veteran, 210+ films; uncredited co-star, Lucille Ball, 1933, and uncredited, 1934; uncredited co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1934, uncredited, 1945, uncredited, 1947, uncredited 1948, guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1955; as well as guest, Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1957; dies this date in 1962. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TVsitcom this date in 1962. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ Opening Night, in a series of sketches and skits featuring some of CBS’ top stars, kicking off the 1962 season, with ‘personal recall’ of the stars detailing what they were doing twenty years prior - and ending with ‘tongue-in-cheek’ dramatic readings, airing this date in 1962. Lucille Ball, Gary Morton, Peter Lawford (who starred with Lucille in the 1940’s) and Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) appear on CBS' Password, airing this date in 1964. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy, the Peacemakerâ€, guest co-starring Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme - having domestic problems, Steve hires Lucy for his Caesar’s Palace act, using every opportunity to plug her film Mame, using material edited out, but saved for an Eddie Albert episode due to time constraints of this episode, airing this date in 1973. Lucie Arnaz appears in a Friar's Club Tony Roberts Tribute, New York City, NY, Tony having received the Thespian Award, on this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008.
  9. How do we SALVAGE????? I can no longer even log on to the archives in THIS forum.... Suggestions, please. It would be TRAGIC, to the 'nth degree if we lost all that important information, pictures, sites, etc., from the old forum....
  10. Your guess is as good as mine, Brock; even those of us who live here are confused and 'in the dark' as to what is going on behind the scenes....[shades of the same 'sort of thin' from years ago under another regime]. I believe, though, that EVERYONE who worked for arrdubya and company are no longer with the Center. There is a small amount of gossip about the 'search' for a new executive director; when I hear anything definite, I shall bring it to this Forum..... I would say, though, that memberships and renewals of memberships; would be VERY IMPORTANT to the future of the Center. Revenues and SALES are what keep it afloat, after all.......JK :rolleyes:
  11. leenorman, on 22 August 2010 - 05:18 PM, said: Until I find out how my chronology will be presented over here; if it WILL be, I'll add what I was going to add the day the LOUNGE FORUM 'ended'....may it rest in peace....joyce kellogg Sorry if I worded that wrongly; I was just confused myself when we 'crashed' on the other site; and whether or not to print the chronology; so, I added my comment to this 'subject' matter, since I am from the Jamestown area. To save adding another topic, I'll add to this one. For those you who are familiar with the last of the 'old school' employees of the Museum et all, Libby Nord, has now gone on to another 'job'; that of running her ballet school. We wish her well. I have no details about her departure; so, if anyone else wants to expand on this topic, I'd be really interested to learn about this mysterious 'leaving'....
  12. September 15 Fay Wray, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, The Bowery 1933 and Affairs of Cellini 1934, as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball [via archival footage] Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997, is born this date in 1907. Phil Arnold, cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 2 episodes, 1953, is born this date in 1909. Joseph Pevney, director, Desilu Productions' Mission: Impossible, 1967, and Star Trek, 14 episodes 1967-68, director, Lucie Arnaz' TV movie, Who Is The Black Dahlia 1975, is born this date in 1911. Nipsey Russell, Lucille Ball friend, ‘roaster’ of Lucille in 1975’s A Dean Martin Roast: Lucille Ball, is born this date in 1918. Jackie Cooper, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, The Bowery 1933, and Desi Arnaz’ co-star, The Navy Comes Through 1942; with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992, is born this day in 1922. Desi Arnaz’ Columbia recordings: “South American Wayâ€, “La Conga en Neuva Yorkâ€, are released this date in 1939. LA Examiner, Louella O. Parsons: “Lucille Ball has gone to Las Vegas but not for the hurried divorce, as reported. She’ll get her freedom there,†published this date in 1944. Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1947. Lucille Ball stars in RKO Radio film The Fuller Brush Girl, co-starring Chuck Hamilton, character actor/stuntman, among others, released this date in 1950. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #2, which is filmed this date in 1951. Desi Arnaz captained the ‘Arnaz Flying Saucers’, a Charity baseball team, with Gene Barry, Eddie Bracken, Nat King Cole, The Great Gildersleeve, Freddy Martin, Mickey Rooney, and Robert Stack, with ‘bat girls’ Betty Garrett, Dorothy Malone, Helene Stanley and Shelley Winters, held at Gilmore Ball Park. It was the 6th Annual ‘Out of This World’ Baseball Game, sponsored by the Hollywood JuniorChamber of Commerce. Tony Curtis was captain of the opposing team, ‘The Curtis Jets’, including Jeff Chandler, Vince Edwards, Johnny Grant, Al Jarvis, Gordon MacRae, Hugh O’Brian and Danny Thomas, with ‘bat girls’ Polly Bergen, Janet Leigh, Sheila MacRae and Marilyn Monroe, the game taking place on this date in 1952. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Job Switching†(the infamous ‘chocolate factory’ episode) comes about with the men staying home, housekeeping, and the girls finding a job in a candy factory, taken in part, from Bewitched, “Samantha’s Power Failure,†and My Favorite Husband “Women’s Rights, Part Two,†judged a fan favorite, largely depending on Lucille-instincts in the scene when the timid candy-wrapper hired for the part, was slapped really hard by Lucille, who knew it would get an immediate reaction of a hard return slap, and did, thus improving the scene and nearly knocking Lucille off her stool, veteran supporting cast member, Elvia Allman, as Candy Factory Foreman, as well as Alvin Hurwitz and Amanda Milligan W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes, as Production Manager, 135 episodes between 1952-1957, as well as James A. Paisley, Assistant Director, 31 episodes between 1952-53, airng this date in 1952. Jack Gould, reviewing “Job Switchingâ€: “(‘I Love Lucy’) . . . back in fine fettle – the top program of last season†– [the premiere of the second season]: “ . . . a triumph of familiar nonsense, beautifully-timed. Miss Ball’s comic artistry can easily be missed because she has a way of making it appear deceptively easy . . . Desi Arnaz, who is Miss Ball’s husband both on and off the stage, has improved remarkably as a performer since the series’ premiere a year ago. One thing more: The film production is much the best to come out of Hollywood. As an act of simple charity toward the long-suffering home viewer, Miss Ball and Mr. Arnaz should tell the other TV producers how they do it,†published this date in 1952. New York Journal-American: “Fans Love Lucy and Coming Baby,†published this date in 1952. Desi Arnaz travels to New York to explore the possibility of getting a steamship company to help underwrite added expenses of set construction for the ‘transatlantic voyage’ the Ricardos and Mertzes will be taking. In return, the steamship would be mentioned on the episode. The American Export Lines (AEL) and Allison S. Graham, Publicity Director, AEL, kept a ‘diary’ of meetings subsequently held revolving around the ‘deal’, in 1955. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy and John Wayne†with guest co-star, John Wayne and the Mayer twins, as Little Ricky, is filmed this date in 1955. Lucille Ball was a long-time fan of Tallulah Bankhead, her idol, who agreed to fly in from the East to begin rehearsals (for a planned episode “Celebrity Next Door,†originally guest co-starring Bette Davis, who suffered two physically-damaging accidents close together, and had to be replaced), on this date in 1957. CBS’ The Lucy Show - While each of Lucille Ball’s series has always gone on summer hiatus, selected re-runs of the show are aired in prime time instead of a summer replacement series, commencing March 24. The remaining weeks are re-runs for the first time in color from the series’ last three seasons (1965-68) on this date in 1969. Desi Arnaz IV stars in Universal Pictures’, Red Sky At Morning, winner of a Golden Globe, co-starring Claire Bloom, Richard Crenna, Harry Guardino, and Strother Martin, among others, airing this date in 1971. John Hoyt, guest, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1955; Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz co-star, Forever, Darling 1956; guest, Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1957; guest, Desilu-filmed The Red Skelton Show 1959; archivally, The Scarface Mob, as Capone's Lawyer, 1959; Desilu-filmed The Red Skelton Show 1960; guest, Desilu Productions' Alcatraz Express, uncredited, as Capone's attorney, 1960; archivally, as Capone's Lawyer, The Untouchables 1960; as Capone's Lawyer, The Untouchables 1961; arhivally: Star Trek 1966, dies this date in 1991. Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball early-career co-star 1942, dies this date in 1994. USA Today Magazine: “('I Love Lucy') Turns 50,†published in 2001. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 16 Allen Funt, many-year famous host of Candid Camera; Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1971, is born this date in 1914. Lawrence Dobkin, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 2 episodes, 1953; 1956; The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, 1959; and Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 3 episodes, 1959, 1960; and Mission: Impossible, 1971, is born this date in 1919. Janis Paige, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; Desilu Productions', The Ann Sothern Show, 1960, is born this date in 1922. Peter Falk, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Race, 1965; appears with Desi Arnaz The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972; appears with Lucille Ball, Sinatra: The First 40 Years 1980; with Lucille,via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992; with Lucille, via archival footage, TV Guide's 40th Anniversary; 1998, is born this date in 1927. Jack Kelly, of Maverick fame; guest co-star Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America, 1955, and Here’s Hollywood, 1961, as well as The Lucy Show, 1964, is born this date in 1927. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “Baseball,†episode #54, airs this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “Movies,†episode #97, airs this date in 1950. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball stars in Stage Door showing at the Wintergarden Theater, is published this date in 1953. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #103, which is filmed this date in 1954. NBC Colgate Theater and Desilu Productions', Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, win a ‘special’ Peabody Award for a half-hour pilot anthology TV series, with host and director, Orson Wells, who wrote the plot - [with many long-time Lucy employees and guest supporting players] - ultimately not picked up as a series, this date in 1958. NBC Desilu Productions', Colgate Theater, Fountain of Youth, Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer; W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes, as Production Manager; Orson Welles, Host/Narrator, Writer, Director, with Madge Blake, as Journalist; Rick Jason, as Alan Brody, Nancy Kulp, as Stella Morgan, and Joi Lansing as Carolyn Coates, among many others, airs this date in 1958. Desi Arnaz appears as host for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “Six Guns for Doneganâ€, on this date in 1958. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. Desilu Productions’ Mannix, starring Mike Connors, premieres this date in 1967. Lucille Ball appears on NBC’s The Flip Wilson Show, guest co-starring Ed Sullivan and The Osmond Brothers, and the skits, written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, Flip Wilson and others, are hilarious, this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears on NBC, Steve and Eydie . . . On Stage, taped at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, this date in 1973. Lucille Ball is recipient of the Golden Apple Award “Female Star of the Year†this date in 1973. Rolfe Sedan, veteran of more than 275 films, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1934, 1935, 2 films 1937, and 1940; guest, Desilu Productions' December Bride 1954, 1955, 1958; Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956; guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956; appears with Lucille, Jack Benny's Birthday Special 1969; dies this date in 1982. The Star: Lucille Ball appears as “Star of the Century,†published this date in 1986. Gene Nelson, appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1947; appears with Lucille Ball That's Dancing 1985; Actor/Choreographer and Choreography, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1954, 1955; as well as Star Trek 1968, dies this date in 1996. The Chimp Channel TBS Superstation, an all-ape network, will parody classic television series and, yes, (“I Love Lucyâ€) Job Switching, will be the episode, for their purposes “Stolen Memories: TCC Anniversary Show, the monkey treatment to air this date in 1999. James Gregory, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables 1961, and Mission: Impossible, 1972, dies this date in 2002. Robert Carroll, Jr., writer for Lucille Ball 1940’s Radio Program, My Favorite Husband, all episodes (“I Love Lucyâ€), many episodes re-written from the radio program; and most all Lucy Shows; and Lucille’s 1968 film, Yours, Mine & Ours, was remembered in tribute segment of Hollywood notables who’ve crossed over recently, during the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008.
  13. September 12 Maurice Chevalier, appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz [all via archival footage(s)] Toast of the Town 1948; guest co-star, Lucille, Desi, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley (The Mertzes), The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, 1958, as well as, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001, all via archival footage(s), is born this date in 1888. Ben Blue, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Thousands Cheer 1943 and Easy to Wed 1946; Desilu Productions’ Harrigan and Son, 1961, as well as Lucille Ball co-star, A Guide for the Married Man 1967, is born this date in 1901. Local newspaper account: Lucille Ball’s father: “Henry Ball was honored at a corn roast last week, with twenty in attendance, saying farewell to Henry, who had returned from his job move to Ohio,†[a job of short duration, as was the family pattern of the time] published this date in 1903. LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “Lucille Ball and Virginia Pine were seen at Joe Louis/Max Baer fight,†published this date in 1935. Hollywood Citizen News, “Lucille Ball has a busy program mapped out for her at RKO-Radio Pictures, having to change her personality four times before she wins a cinema break; has three pictures lined up for her immediate future - Trailer Romance, Pacific Liner, and Annabel and Her Press Agent†published this date in 1938. Lucille Ball appears on NBC Blue Radio’s Duffy’s Tavern, airing this date in 1943. LA Examiner, Hollywood Cavalcade Spurs War Bond Sales in New York – 9/11 – “Sellout audience, paying admissions ranging from $25 to $2 million, attend the show at Pennsylvania Station to spur the sale of war bonds in the nation’s ‘Back the Attack’ third war loan campaign,†published this date in 1943. Amy Arnaz, wife of Desi Arnaz Jr., talented ballerina, businesswoman, is born this date in 1951. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€, Episode #47, which is filmed this date in 1952. Lucille Ball and Milton Berle appear on TV Guide cover this week in 1952. LA Times: Bill Henry, a neighbor of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz conducted the interview at the Arnaz’ home - poolside at Chatsworth - regarding the Communist charges. The day before this press conference, the headline read: “Lucille Ball Not Red, Rep. Jackson Declares,†and the headline the day after the press conference was: “Everybody Still Loves Lucyâ€, this date in 1953. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - “Lucille Ball Clear of Red Charge –Grandfather’s Request Led to Registration, She Says†– Hollywood (AP), published this date in 1953. New York Journal-American: “Probers Give Her Clean Slate: Lucille Ball Denies She Ever Was Red,†published this date in 1953. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - ‘Only Thing Red About Lucy Her Hair’ Desi Tells Audience - Hollywood (AP) - “It was the most hectic day of her life for Lucille Ball but as TV’s Lucy, she was never funnier,†published this date in 1953. Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with veteran supporting cast (Lucy) member, Hans Conried, Host, [who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests] co-starring this segment, Paula Prentiss and Douglas Fairbanks [via archival footage], which airs on this date in 1963. “Lucy and George Burns†(The Lucy Show) Bob O’Brien, writer, - after visiting the bank, George is so taken with Lucy, he hires her for his nightclub act - the fifth season opener - this episode is well-received, airing this date in 1966. Desi Arnaz IV stars in ABC Circle Films’ TV, She Lives, co-starring, among many others, many-time Desilu & Lucy cast member, Eddie Quillan, airing this date in 1973. Lucille Ball appears on Body Language, a CBS’ TV game show, with Charles Nelson Reilly and Tom Kennedy, airing this day in 1984. Scholastic Math Magazine: “Bring Lucy Up-to-Date†cover by Shelley Daniels, features a Claymation-type sculpted Lucy Ricardo atop TV set, juggling numbers and math symbols, advertisement for (“I Love Lucyâ€) - a game assisting students in adding and subtracting, issue published this day in 1986. Frank Nelson, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend; veteran of 38 years radio experience, mostly along side Lucille Ball, and supporting cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€) eleven episodes; guest co-star, one episode, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1957; guest, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1958; Lucille guest co-star, with Desi Arnaz IV, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show, 1963; as well as guest Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversay Special 1970, dies this date in 1986. Raymond Burr, of Perry Mason and Ironside television fame, Lucille Ball co-star, The Magic Carpet 1951, as well as with Desi Arnaz, guest star, Ironside 1974; dies this date in 1993. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears, via archival footage, in Blue Water Entertainment's Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina, a documentary, revolving around William Wrigley's acquisition of the Santa Catalina Island Company, 1919; the history of the island explored, via archival footage; involving many other resident, historian, and celebrity interviews, airing on this date in 2003. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. September 13 Ruth McDevitt, Lucille Ball guest co-star, Here’s Lucy 1970, and cameo role in Mame 1974, is born this date in 1895. Claudette Colbert, Lucille Ball long-time early-career friend; starred in film version of Skylark same time as Desi Arnaz was on stage with Too Many Girls; co-star of Vivian Vance (“I Love Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) The Secret Fury, 1950 - second of two Vance films before her television fame, is born this date in 1903. Reta Shaw, co-starred with Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) in It Takes Two, Biltmore Theater 1947, directed and produced by George Abbott; Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show “Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiereâ€, “Lucy Misplaces $2,000â€, with Vivian Vance, “My Fair Lucy†1962; (“Here’s Lucyâ€), co-starring Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz IV 1968, one episode, co-starring Lucie Arnaz, 1972, as well as one episode, 1973, is born this date in 1912. John Crawford, co-star, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, 1956, The Untouchables, 1961; Desilu-filmed Star Trek, 1967; Desilu Productions' Mannix, 1967; Desilu-filmed The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1969, Hogan's Heroes, 1965, 2 episodes, Sale†1966; as well as Desilu Productions' Mission: Impossible, 1967; is born this date in 1920. Mel Torme, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 2 episodes, 1967, is born this date in 1925. Barbara Bain, co-star, Desilu Productions' The Greatest Show on Earth, 1954; Mission: Impossible, as Cinnamon Carter, 77 episodes, 1966-69; as well as Mission: Impossible, 1968, is born this date in 1931. The Boston Traveler wrote about the show, in an article titled, “Rehearsals Under Way for Too Many Girls, co-starring Desi Arnaz, the musical numbers including several of the Latin-American type; but Mr. Abbott has not revealed how the rumba and conga found their way to Pottawatomie, though has assigned Diosa Costello and Desi Arnaz, recently featured at LaConga in New York, to the task of executing these numbers,†published this date in 1939. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “Lucille Ball left last night for Las Vegas, not for the usual reason. She’ll go ahead with her California divorce; denied it was a spur of the moment production,†published this date in 1944. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear on the cover of Quick Magazine this date in 1952. Lucille Ball appears in the Saturday Evening Post this date in 1952. Ann Dusenberry, cast member, Life With Lucy “Margoâ€, 1986, is born this date in 1953. Ed Sullivan, in his Toast of the Town column: “It’s a singularly fortunate thing for Lucille Ballo she’s been a weekly visitor to millions of American living rooms. On those Monday night visits, people have come to know her well. TV cameras being as revealing as they are, so the jury of Public Opinion is an informed jury as it renders its verdict on a silly thing she did seventeen years ago,†this date in 1953. Variety, Harry Ackerman: “People seem to feel this thing is silly, not serious, and they all love Lucy,†this date in 1953. NY Journal-American: “She Didn’t Love the Comrades: Lucy No Red Party Member,†published this date in 1953. An edited print of “Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her†was complete, and everyone was wondering what they had been so in fear of, this date in 1953. The 103rd episode “Ricky’s Movie Offer†went into script read-throughs, the first of many shows incorporating Jess, Bob and Madelyn’s original ideas on the Hollywood Trip concocted the previous February and developed during the summer hiatus, commenced this date in 1954. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Off to Florida†guest co-starring Elsa Lanchester and Strother Martin, wherein Lucy and Ethel share a car ride south with a strange woman they fear is an axe murderer, is filmed this date in 1956. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - 60 minutes – black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series this date in 1965. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ Premiere of The Steve Lawrence Show, his only guest, and Lucille rides an elephant into the theatre; then, shows outtakes from her own TV series; airing this date in 1965. (The Lucy Show) “Lucy at Marineland†- Bob O’Brien, writer - first to air without Vivian Vance [Ethel Mertz]; and the show’s locale moves from Danfield, New York, to Hollywood, California, the first Lucy Show in color, Lucille’s mother, DeDe, and Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz IV, are seen, in uncredited appearances, among the spectators, airing this date in 1965. (“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Flip Go Legit†guest co-starring Flip Wilson, revolving around Lucy talking Flip into appearing in a little theater production of Gone With The Wind, and having her writing team of Davis and Carroll return helped immensely, airing this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears as a presenter on CBS The Thirty-Third Annual Emmy Awards, at the Pasadena, California, Civic Auditorium, airing this date in 1981. Phil Ober, actor and Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) one-time husband and supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1951, 1955; Desilu Productions’ Whirlybirds (unknown year); Desilu-filmed The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1956-63; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959; as well as Lucille Ball film 1960, dies this date in 1982. Lucille Ball appears on Body Language, a CBS TV game show, with Charles Nelson Reilly and Tom Kennedy, this day in 1984. Bergen Record: “Network Celebrates 50 Years of Emmys,†published this date in 1998. Lucy-Desi Center Receives Donations from Oppenheimer Family - Jamestown, NY – The family of Jess Oppenheimer, “I Love Lucy†creator, producer and head writer of 153 episodes, recently made two significant donations to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. When a movie projector was needed as a prop for “Home Moviesâ€, episode 86, airing March 1, 1954, Jess Oppenheimer came to the rescue by bringing his personal projector from home. Estelle Oppenheimer, Jess’ widow, [presented by son Gregg, at “More ‘I Love Lucy’ Behind The Scenes,†a special event during the recent Lucy-Desi Days 2006 Memorial Day Weekend Festival] has donated the historic Bell & Howell film projector to the Center for its permanent collection. At a gala party in his honor, upon retiring in 1956, Jess created a special “Oppy Awardâ€, presented to the cast and staff, and son, Gregg, recently donated an original ‘Oppy’ to the Lucy-Desi Center, announced this date in 2006. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. The Latest From Everything Lucy Blog - Lucy-Desi Center Executive Director and Assistant Fired – “Many Lucy Fans have known for several months a scandal had been brewing over a period of several years at the Lucy-Desi Center. Last Fall, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. left, along with others from the board of the Lucy-Desi Center. This, alone, sparked interest and a lot of questions followed. I first reported their departure on this site last year. Now, yesterday, Friday, Ric Wyman and Pat Brininger have been fired! A lot of speculation and rumors abound of the two ‘terrorists’ who brought nothing but grief and misery to the center. During their reign, no laughter was at the Lucy-Desi Center. Through the mishandling of the center and the loss of major donors and support, enough voices were brought together that a separate site was setup to gather testimonials and support from other Lucy fans who also worked at the Center, the Save Lucy-Desi Center. During this last year, the Center lost two very generous donors to the Center, as well as true Lucy fans, Bill and Mary Rapaport. The number of people who voiced discontent were minor to the number of voices of outrage at how the site was managed. Last fall, even Lucie Arnaz tried to resolve the issues constraining the Center but it was met with resistance and deaf ears. As of this past July, even Melody Thomas Scott left, leaving no Founding Board Members in place for the Lucy-Desi Center. In a small town such as Jamestown, it only takes a few to bind together and cause mischief and mahem but in the end, it was Lucy and Desi that won out. But, unfortunately it isn't over yet, one remaining supporter of the ousted duo, Patricia Smith, is now serving as the interim director responsible for the day-to-day operations. It is only a matter of time before everything catches up and she, too, will be gone. Karma is a funny thing. Hopefully, with this firing will come hope and joy and laughter once again to the Lucy-Desi Center. Be sure to visit the forums for the latest up-to-date news as well as the historical background of the misdeeds that ended the rein of Ric Wymanâ€, posted this date in 2008. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY – ‘You Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do’ – by Patrick Fanelli – “Lucy-Desi Center Executive Director, Assistant Fired†“The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center is the organization that operates all the destinations in the City dedicated to television icon and Jamestown native, the late Lucille Ball,†[Former Executive Director, Ric Wyman, who had been demoted on orders of Lucie Arnaz in recent past months, was fired Friday afternoon and police-escorted out of the Desilu Playhouse, location of Executive Offices of the organization.] “His assistant of some six and a-half years, Patricia Brininger, was also terminated. [One half the ‘hand-picked’ Board of Directors, Charles Ludwig and Carolyn Seymour, disagreed that they should have been fired. Apparently, Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who resigned as President of the Board of Directors, along with Vice President, Desi Arnaz, Jr., in November of 2007, amidst ‘uncontrollable and unsolvable difficulties’ within the internal leadership of the organization. [All founding members of the Board of Directors have as of July 2008, also resigned; and Wyman and Brininger, some say ‘illegally’, placed friends on the ‘new’ board of directors. Since late April of 2003, when the first employee resigned, upwards of 50 employees, volunteers, and board members, have either resigned or left the organization under ‘less than honorable’ circumstances under the ‘umbrella’ leadership of Wyman and Brininger. “Ironically, Wyman was fired from his original employment in Jamestown, nearly 10 years ago, by the Arts Council of Chautauqua County, and Lucie Arnaz hired Wyman to form the Museum from the Council, as a separate entityâ€, published this date in 2008. September 14 Douglas Kennedy, co-starred with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) in several movies 1940, 1941; Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 2 episodes, 1953, The Texan, 2 episodes, 1959, as well as Desilu-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, as Dave Mather, 1959, is born this date in 1915. Zurh C., and Bernice Faulkner, take over the mortgage of the property now known as Lucy Lane (8th Street, Celoron NY), [Lucille's childhood home; possibly as early as her 8th year], after a shooting incident on the property, and maintained ownership until the 1990s, on this date in 1928. Film Daily, Room Service, RKO-Radio: “Sure-fire comedy smash that will delight all strata of pix patrons seeking laughs, with Lucille Ball, as one of the supporting cast, is a stand-out and she deserves a considerable share of the laurels,†published this date in 1938. Lucille Ball appears on NBC, The Bob Hope Show: The Star Spangled Revue, starring Bob Hope (their first television appearance together), Lucille portraying the Lady mayor; Hope, her house-husband, and Lucille’s friend and (“I Love Lucyâ€) veteran supporting cast member, Mary Wickes, airing this date in 1950. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - “Public Still Loves Lucy, Telegrams Show†– Hollywood (AP), published this date in 1953. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucy in Many Moods at Press Conference – Lucille Ball is alternately gay and serious as she tells newsmen how she once registered to vote the Communist Ticket to ‘appease an old man’, her Socialistic grandfather. At her side is her husband and co-star, Desi Arnaz. Photos were taken at their suburban Los Angeles home in Chatsworth - (AP) Wirephotos, published this date in 1953. New York Journal-American: “Fair Play for Lucy,†published this date in 1953. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse,â€A Diamond for Carlaâ€, Season 2, Episode 1, guest co-starring Anna Maria Alberghetti and Frank Puglia, airs this date in 1959. Wayne Morris, guest stars with Desi Arnaz, Screen Snapshots--Hollywood in Uniform 1943; Desilu Productions’ Official Detective 1958, and Desilu Studios’, New Comedy Showcase 1960; as well as with Lucille Ball, Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963, dies this date in 1959. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for sponsors Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created for the shows this date in 1964. (“Here’s Lucyâ€), “Lucy Meets the Burtons†first episode of the series, guest co-starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton; (highest-rated entry of the series), revolving around Burton’s inability to move about publicly, disguises himself as a plumber; Lucy hires him for a job at her home; finds Elizabeth’s large diamond ring in his pocket; Lucy tries it on; hilarity results - episode, the first written by Davis and Carroll since 1964, called the best - based, in part, on a famous bit from (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #30, “The Handcuffsâ€, which in turn, was used previously on My Favorite Husband, also starrring Lucy veteran supporting cast member, Vanna Barra, and airing this date in 1970. Desi Arnaz IV makes a guest appearance on The Hollywood Squares, on this date in 1970. Lucille Ball appears on Body Language, a CBS’ TV game show, with Charles Nelson Reilly and Tom Kennedy, this day in 1984. Bob Carroll, Jr., one of the writers for Lucille Ball’s 1940s radio series, My Favorite Husband; writer for every (“I Love Lucyâ€) episode; The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; and who penned episodes of The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy, among other Lucille Ball ventures (including the film Yours, Mine, & Ours), will be remembered during the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards September 16, during a special segment saluting those Hollywood notables who’ve passed away recently, announced this date in 2007. The Theatre Guild presents it's 36th Cruise, with cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and her husband, Laurence Luckinbill, among others. Cruse On board the Crystal Serenity, sailing from Venice, around Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco these dates: 12th-24th, in 2008. sitcomboy.com – “In 1974, Lucille Ball was getting ready to end her legendary quarter-century run on television. It would be the last season of Here's Lucy. She also was preparing for the release of her first theatrical movie since 1968's hit, Yours, Mine and Ours: Mame. Mamebecame equally legendary in show-business circles, but for the wrong reasons: it was pegged a bomb, and Lucy got some of the worst reviews of her career, putting forth the belief that she just wasn't right for the character of Mame. That said, there's still much for the Lucy fan to enjoy in Mame. After Darkmagazine even gave her its Ruby Award (named for Ruby Keeler) and a cover for Mameâ€, this date in 2008.
  14. September 9 Cliff Robertson, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 1959, is born this date in 1923. LA Examiner, Louella O. Parsons: “Stage Door uncovers potential stars in even the smallest bits. Lucille Ball, who has been around town for a long time gives an outstanding performance, am told she owes her job to Ginger Rogers, who has plugged her from the beginning,†published this date in 1937. Lucille Ball stars in RKO Radio film Affairs of Annabel, released this date in 1938. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “The Auction,†episode #53, with veteran supporting cast member, Jerry Hausner, closely written with episode #96, “Gossipâ€, the basis for (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Gossip,†airing this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “Gossip,†episode #96, airing this date in 1950. Angela Cartwright, a regular on the Danny Thomas Show; Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour guest co-star, 1958, is born this date in 1952. “Lucy Visits Grauman’s†(“I Love Lucyâ€) writers, Schiller and Weiskopf, two of the three ‘Bobs,’ said: “We worked like the devil on it, and when aired, it sounded as if it were unrehearsed, laughs everywhere, and we were sure everybody would hail us as the new writers; [but, it was not to be, as trade papers, October 3: “hail Lucille as savior for the episode because it is so poorly witten]†wherein, a sightseeing trip discovers John Wayne’s footprints and Lucy takes them as a souvenir, is filmed this date in 1955. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship, this date in 1963. Lucille Ball, in return for his appearance on an episode of The Lucy Show, appears on ABC’s The Milton Berle Show, his first guest co-star upon his return to television after nearly a decade, airing this date in 1966. Desi Arnaz, announces the sale of his thoroughbred breeding stock - places a center spread, two-page ad in show business trade magazine “Desi Arnaz Announces: 100% Sale of Corona Breeding Farm Broodmares, 2-Y-O Yearlings, Sucklings, at Private Treaty†this date in 1968. John McGiver, Lucille Ball guest, The Lucy Show 1962; co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) 1970, dies this date in 1975. Lucie Arnaz guest stars, among many other stars having appeared with her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz over the years, on Universal TV Productions' To Have and Have Not/The Maltese Falcon, airing this date in 1975. Helen O’Connell, guest, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1956; Desilu Productions’ Host, Here’s Hollywood, 17 episodes, 1961-1962, dies this date in 1993. Burgess Meredith, Lucille Ball’s friend and early film co-star, 1936; Desilu Productions’ Mannix 1970, co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1972, as well as Host, Desilu Productions' ABC’s Wide World of Entertainment, 1973. dies this date in 1997. Desi Arnaz, Jr., will introduce the National Equality Award Keynote Speaker and recipient - actress, dancer, singer and friend, Liza Minnelli, during The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Federal Club Inaugural Dinner at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Conference Center on this date in 2006. Herb Rudley, cast member, Desilu-filmed My Living Doll, 2 episodes 1964; star, Desilu Productions The Mothers-in-Law, dies this date in 2006. Jamestown, NY – Plaque presented by Desi Arnaz finds its way to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum - “Jamestown-area resident, Patrick Malley, donated a one-of-a-kind plaque presented by Desi Arnaz in 1947, to his father, Thomas Malley, a successful jockey who won the Belmont Stakes, riding Faireno, in 1932. The plaque reads: ‘Presented by Desi Arnaz to Thomas Malley, Winning Jockey on Lighthouse, Tavistock Purse 8-26-47’â€, posted this date in 2008. September 10 Paul Harvey, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, United Artists’ Kid Millions and The Affairs of Cellini 1934, Columbia pictures Broadway Bill 1934, The Whole Town’s Talking and I’ll Love You Always 1935, RKO Radio’s The Marines Fly High 1940, MGM’s Easy to Wed 1946, and(“I Love Lucyâ€), 1953, is born this date in 1882. Lola Hunt [Lucille Ball’s cousin/‘sister’, Cleo’s mother], Lucille Ball’s mother Desiree’s sister, is born this date in 1897. Edmond O’Brien, Lucille Ball co-star, A Girl, A Guy and a Gob 1941, is born this date in 1915. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “It’s a term agreement for Lucille Ball at Columbia,†published this date in 1934. Lucille Ball signs with the short subject department at Columbia Pictures. Her largest role at the Studio is in The Three Stooges Three Little Pigskins, and which contract is signed this date in 1934. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Universal Pictures' Larceny with Music as Mike Simms, co-starring Kitty Carlisle, Leo Carillo (Pancho to The Cisco Kid in later years); Donna, Louise and Yvonne King, the King Sisters; among many others, released on this date in 1943. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, My Favorite Husband, an untitled episode, the Swami, episode #8, “Liz’ Fortune Told†with veteran supporting cast members, John Hiestand and Hans Conried, as well as writing team of Pugh and Carroll, Jr., airs this date in 1948. Lucille Ball appears on CBS’ The Lux Radio Theatre, “Fancy Pantsâ€, co-starring Bob Hope, on this date in 1951. Desilu Productions’ filming It’s Always Jan, writer, Bob Schiller, starring Janis Paige, Gerald Mohr, and Darren McGavin, premieres this date in 1955. Desi Arnaz’s Western Hills Hotel & Indian Wells Country Club Complex opens for business this date in 1957. NBC Desilu Productions', Colgate Theater, Mr. Tutt, Jerry Thorpe, Director, with Walter Brennan, as Mr. Tutt; Vera Miles, as Judy Gregory, among many others, airs this date in 1958. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show, with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits, reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TV sitcom this date in 1962. Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, Desilu Productions’ The Mothers-in-Law, directs the first episode, “On Again, Off Again, Lohengrinâ€, series created by Madelyn Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., co-starring premieres on this date in 1967. Pier Angeli, guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1958, dies this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears on ABC, A Salute to Television’s 25th Anniversary, one of the first clip-filled salutes to television’s halcyon days, with scenes from 400 other programs. Lucille is presented with a Silver Medallion of Merit, this date in 1972. (“Here’s Lucyâ€), “Lucy and Danny Thomas†- Bob O’Brien, writer - guest co-starring Danny Thomas and Hans Conreid, the last time they will work together - Lucy has taken up oil painting and meets a starving artist, who she tries to help, airs this date in 1973. Lucie Arnaz guest stars on CBS' Tony Orlando and Dawn, as herself, with Art Carney (Lucy), among others, airing this date in 1975. Lucille Ball appears on Body Language, a CBS’ TV game show, with Charles Nelson Reilly and Tom Kennedy, this day in 1984. Jane Wyman, friend of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) 1949, 1950; co-star with Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) 1951, Desilu Productions’ Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1960; as well as guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1962; with Lucille Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963, with Lucille Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982; with Lucille Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987; as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille (via archival footage) Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997, dies this date in 2007. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Concert Review: Performance's songs, comedy a fine salute to Hamlisch, by Jane Vranish - Saturday, June 04, 2005 – “Painted candy-colored signs reading ‘Happy 10th Marvin’ dotted the sidewalks around Heinz Hall prior to ‘They're Playing My Song’, the final Pittsburgh Pops series of the season. Thursday was conductor Marvin Hamlisch's 61st birthday, but that song was nowhere to be found. Instead, the packed audience was treated to a four-tier program, including a symbolic representation of Hamlisch tunes, a comic turn by the breathtakingly talented Robert Klein and a selection of songs by the vivacious Lucie Arnaz. The fourth tier -- the ultimate point of the whole program -- was to bring the original stars of the Broadway musical, "They're Playing Our Song," together with composer Hamlisch for a rapturous celebration of love and friendship. Rarely has the Pops stage been bedecked with such star power. Arnaz and Klein both know how to make an entrance and hold an audience. It was enchanting to watch them slip into their 25-year-old roles, and in their abbreviated version of the Broadway play. Surrounded by his close friends, his ‘favorite orchestra’ and the songs that made him famous, it was obvious that this was what Hamlisch ‘did for love.’†published this date in 2008. September 11 Scott Forbes, guest co-star in Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, 1955, and star, The Adventures of Jim Bowie,, as Jim Bowie, 76 episodes, between 1956-1958, is born this date in 1920. Earl Holliman, star in Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1958; as well as Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961, is born this date in 1928. LA Evening Herald Express, Preview by Jimmy Starr: “Stage Door – Rating: Excellent – “Outstanding smaller roles were excellently portrayed by Lucille Ball and others,†published this date in 1937. Lucille Ball and Milton Berle appear on the cover of TV Guide this date in 1952. LA Times announces that Lucille Ball has been completely cleared of all communist affiliations, published this date in 1953. LA Herald-Express: - After camping outside Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz bedroom window: “Lucille Ball a Red,†published this date in 1953. Times, Hedda Hopper: “Desi says: ‘The only thing red about Lucy is her hair and even that is not legitimate,’†this date in 1953. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Girls Go Into Business,†Episode #68, wherein Lucy buys a dress shop without Ricky’s permission - the first episode filmed at Motion Picture Center, went before the audience this date in 1953. Lucille Ball releases a statement through CBS: “I am very happy to have this opportunity to reply to unfounded rumors and hope very much the Committee will see fit to release a complete transcript of the information I have given before the House on Un-American Activities Committee,†this date in 1953. CBS’ Sunday Lucy Show: 30 minutes black & white: This is a collection of (“I Love Lucyâ€) programs, [beginning April 3 until October 30] - this week’s episode #42. Because so many home viewers requested to see the early episodes, as they did not have television sets when they originally aired, CBS and the Arnazes re-ran these shows in the late afternoon on Sundays, this date in 1955. Paul Douglas, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1952; the Arnazes guest co-star, The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show 1959, the last installment filmed in front of a studio audience, dies this date in 1959. CBS, which now owns the 179 (“I Love Lucyâ€) films outright, re-titles the last thirteen episodes Lucy in Connecticut and beams it every Sunday night in prime time for the duration of the summer, airing this date in 1960. Lucille Ball appears on Springfield News-Sun Parade cover this date in 1960. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) – 30-minutes, black & white – For four weeks, CBS airs re-runs of this series to fill a scheduling gap. This is the last prime-time airing of the series in a regular time slot, this date in 1961. “Lucy Meets the Berles†(The Lucy Show), Bob O’Brien, writer - in which Mooney gives Lucy time off to be secretary to Milton Berle and chaos results, airs this date in 1967. Chester Morris, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, RKO Radio 1939, dies this date in 1970. “Lucy’s Big Break†(Here’s Lucy) - a broken leg, that is, (calling for immediate re-working of scripts) with veteran supporting cast member, Mary Jane Croft, and Lucie Arnaz, now performing the physical stunts, and Madelyn Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., her long-time writers returning part-time, with veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Vanda Barra, airing this date in 1972. Lucille Ball makes a first guest appearance on Dinah’s Place, The Dinah Shore Show, on this date in 1972. Lucille Ball appears on Body Language, a CBS TV game show, with Charles Nelson Reilly and Tom Kennedy, this day in 1984. Lorne Greene, of Bonanza fame, appears in Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1961; appears with Lucille Ball in Swing Out, Sweet Land, with many other stars, 1970; dies this date in 1987. Dane Clark, guest Desilu Productions' Wire Service 1956, 1957; The Untouchables 1962, 1963; as well as with Desi Arnaz IV, Police Story 1976, dies this date in 1993. John Ritter, Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, 1986, dies this date in 2003. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY – Information Center – In Years Past – 100 Years Ago – “In 1908, it was a safe wager the Celoron Amusement Company (later re-named Celoron Park; now Lucille Ball Memorial Park) would not have any more burial or resurrection performances on the Celoron grounds. One experience was enough. After the professional hypnotist had been buried, the Celoron ‘folk’ became frightened and hastily dug him up. General Manager Maltby blistered his hands digging. The good people of Celoron roasted to a turn all connected with the undertaking. One woman gave Chief of Police Johnson a tongue-lashing and Mr. Johnson laid down an ultimatum to the hypnotist. ‘Too much disturbance’, he said, and Mr. Maltby added a good Methodist ‘amen’. All this had been amusing to the hypnotist and his crowd for it was seldom they could work up so realistic a performance as to fool an entire community,†published this date in 2008. Larry Gelbart, screenwriter, Lucille Ball appearance, Opening Night 1962, dies this date in 2009.
  15. September 6 Irving Bacon, Lucille Ball early-career co-star, United Artists’ The Bowery 1933; Columbia’s I’ll Love You Always 1935; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), stars in Paramount Picture's, Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen, 1934; co-star, Frawley, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1939; Lucille co-star, RKO Radio’s You Can’t Fool Your Wife 1940; A Girl, A Guy and a Gob 1941; Look Who’s Laughing 1941; Mr. Willoughby, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1952, 1955; as well as Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, 1956, is born this date in 1893. Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, Lucille Ball co-star, Muss'em Up 1936; guest star, Desilu-filmed The Red Skelton Show, 1958, 1960, as well as guest star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960; is born this date in 1904. Fred Hunt (Lucille Ball's maternal grandfather) sold one-half (deceased wife, Florabelle's half) the property now known as Lucy Lane (8th Street, Celoron NY), to his daughters, Lucille's mother, Deseree (sp.) Hunt Ball Peterson and aunt, Lola Hunt Mandicos (Desiree's sister, and Cleo's – whom Lucille considered her 'sister' – mother), on this date in 1927. Lucille Ball stars, in uncredited role, as flower clerk, RKO Radio film Top Hat, W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes in later years, as Assistant Director; Pandro S. Berman, Producer; starring Fred Astaire, Edward Everett Horton, Ginger Rogers, as well as Gino Corrado and Dennis O'Keefe, in uncredited roles, among others, film released this date in 1935. Hollywood Citizen News, James Francis Crow: “Newcomer, Red Skelton, will star in Having a Wonderful Time with Lucille Ball, who gained much favor among studio executives with her work in Stage Door, which, by the way, will be previewed tomorrow night,†published this date in 1937. NY Times: “Lucille Ball interrupted her personal appearance tour with Maureen O'Hara for a brief visit to the City. She will culminate her stay on Monday, when she will be a guest of honor at the World's Fair, which as been designated as Lucille Ball Dayâ€, published this date in 1940. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Paramount Pictures' Rhythm on the River, as Mr. Westlake, co-starring Bing Crosby, Oscar Levant, Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone, Charles Lane; James Flavin and Janet Waldo, [uncredited], among many others, released on this date in 1940. Hollywood columnist, Louella O. Parsons: “Lucille Ball separated from ‘Staff Sgt. Arnaz, due to a clash of temperaments,’†reported on this date in 1944. Jane Curtin, of Saturday Night Live fame, appears with Desi Arnaz, The Hollywood Squares 1972; with Desi Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, IV, Saturday Night Live 1976, with Desi Arnaz IV again 1978; with Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), both archivally, 50 Years of Funny Females 1995; as well as with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, archivally, ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999, is born this date in 1947. LA Evening Herald Express, Hospital Benefit, Jimmy Starr: “300 Hollywood stars and players were under the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus tent to benefit the St. John’s Hospital Guild, to raise funds for a new 100-room wing. Lucille Ball and other women rode elephants,†published this date in 1948. “Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her,†was not nearly ready to shoot, trouble with the lighting, etc., and suggested they simply postpone filming until the next evening, this date in 1951. Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #46, which is filmed this date in 1952. Newspaper Columnist and radio/TV commentator, Walter Winchell reports, Lucille Ball’s 1930’s Communist Party registration and “appearance†before Congress alleging her “communist†ties, which is countered by Ball, as she is quickly cleared of all charges [creating a serious rift between him and the Arnazes for years] reported this date in 1953. Desi Arnaz was playing poker an hour’s drive away from Chatsworth when Winchell’s broadcast has Lucille in a panic, and raced home, arriving at 1:00 a.m., telling her to calm down; he had known about this for two weeks, when J. Edgar Hoover has spoken with him at the racetrack, showing sorrow; but, adding there was nothing he could do to stop it, this date in 1953. Rehearsals begin for “Lucy Visits Grauman’sâ€, Desi Arnaz toying with the idea of directing the fifth season; but, appointing Jim Kern instead, to take over where Bill Asher left off in April, this date in 1955. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - 60 minutes – black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run yet again as a summer replacement series this date in 1965. Quinn Martin, producer Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959; Madelyn Pugh Davis’ [Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time writer] former husband, dies this date in 1987. Elaine Shepard, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1938; 1946; Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1940, 1946, dies this date in 1998. Jack Manning, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here's Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Donny Osmond†1972 and “Lucy and Uncle Harry's Pot†1973, dies this date in 2009. September 7 Peter Lawford, long-time friend of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star MGM’s Ziegfeld Follies 1946, is born this date in 1923. Hollywood Citizen News, Sidney Skolsky Presents, Watching Them Make Pictures: “Lucille Ball was swapping yarns with other ‘girls’ on the set of Annabel Takes a Tour,†published this date in 1938. MGM hairstylist Sydney Guilaroff alters Lucille Ball’s brunette hair to its trademark orange/red color, this date in 1942. Hollywood Citizen News: “Lucille Ball Files Suit for Divorce – The marriage of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz went on the rocks today when she filed for divorce, and stated there is no community property,†published this date in 1944. LA Examiner, Louella O. Parsons: “After years of wearing hair as red as a fireman’s hat, Lucille Ball has gone down to a reddish brown and is very becoming,†published this date in 1946. ABC Radio hosts The Screen Guild Theater, (through 5/31/51) 30-minute anthology drama running 527 episodes, commencing this date in 1950. Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball appears in Fancy Pants advertisement, Showing at Shea’s Theatre, and published this date in 1950. Richard Lee & Ronald Lee Simmons, ‘Baby Ricky’ twins, [appeared, as Baby Ricardo for two seasons – Season Two (“I Love Lucyâ€)- episode they appeared - “No Children Allowedâ€, 3/30/53, filmed 3/20/53, and appear on Life Magazine cover of February 2, 1953], are born this date in 1952. In spite of the Committee calming her worst fears, Lucille Ball, having been told the day prior she was completely exonerated, newspaper columnist and Radio - TV commentator, Walter Winchell repeats his prior day ‘blind’ accusation, and during rehearsal that day, Desi was informed the Journal-American (New York), Jack O’Brian announced: “Lucille Ball has announced that she intends to retire in two years. It may be a lot sooner than she thinks,†this date in 1953. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Visits Grauman’s†dress rehearsal begins, nerve-rackingly, for and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, to calm everyone down, invited key personnel back to their studio bungalow for dinner afterward, with Desi, as cook and Lucille, as bartender, this date in 1955. Desilu Productions' The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Scott Forbes starring, as Jim Bowie, 76 episodes, between 1956-1958, a Western set in the Louisiana Territory 1830s, encountering famous people in New Orleans, relying on the 'knife' (the Bowie) he invents, co-starring Sidney Blackmer, June Carter Cash, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Dobkin, Michael Landon, Maurice Marsac, Peggy McCay, Denver Pyle, William Schallert, and Lurene Tuttle [a veritable line-up of Lucy/Desilu veteran co-stars and cast members] the first episode airing this date in 1956. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) 30-minutes, black & white – [september 1957-September 1959 except June of 1958] With the show no longer in weekly production, CBS purchases the rights to the show from Desilu Studios and re-runs them in prime time for two seasons. New graphics are made to reflect the new weekly sponsors. After this prime-time run, the show moves to CBS daytime, where it will be re-run until 1967 and then go into syndication and cable . . . forever, beginning this date in 1959. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for sponsors Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created for the shows this date in 1964. CBS’ Radio Show Let’s Talk to Lucy, came about with the departure of Garry Moore in 1964; was created at Lucille’s 1961 suggestion and discussions, a ten-minute series, with Gary Morton as producer, and featuring Lucille chatting in the studio or on location with fellow performers [but, failed to attract a single sponsor and lasted only one season] premieres this date in 1964. Desilu Productions' The Mothers-In-Law last episode airs this date in 1969. Look, Laura Bergquist: Lucille Ball appears on cover “TV: Turn-on or Turn-off?†a picture of Lucille on a TV screen watching as a hand moves to change the channel, and “Lucille Ball: The Star That Never Sets,†published this date in 1971. Spring Byington, star, Desilu Productions’ December Bride 1954-59, and Westingthouse Desilu Playhouse 1959, dies this date in 1971. Vivi Janiss, cast member (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1953 and 1954, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1956, dies this date in 1988. Dennis Morgan co-star, in an uncredited role, with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) 1936; co-star, among others, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1939; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) 1947, 1949; 1950; with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, 1954, as well as himself, the Arnazes, archivally, 1983, dies this date in 1994. September 8 William Fawcett, Lucille Ball co-star, Columbia Pictures’ The Magic Carpet 1951; cast member, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1958, 1959, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables 1959; Harrigan and Son, 1960; Whirlybirds [unknown year]; The Texan, 1960, The Untouchables, 1961; as well as Mannix, 1968, is born this date in 1894. Hillary Brooke, co-stars in uncredited role, with Lucille Ball, Stage Door, 1937; starred with The Three Stooges and in My Little Margie, early 1950s; Lucille's guest co-star (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1956, is born this date in 1914. Sid Caesar, 1950s, 60s half of the comedic team, with Imogene Coca, Your Show of Shows, and Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1968, is born this date in 1922. Hollywood Citizen News, Reviews of Previews, by James Francis Crow - Stage Door – RKO-Radio picture: “ . . . Lucille Ball is outstanding in this reviewer’s remembrance of a picture which has been thoroughly well acted . . .†published this date in 1937. Hollywood Citizen News, Reviews of Previews, by James Francis Crow: “Room Service, an RKO-Radio picture, elicited many laughs; but never engendered the comedic delirium characteristic of the best Marx Brothers’ films, also starring Lucille Ball, in one of few female parts,†published this date in 1938. Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball’s Romance Hits Rocks, Suit Filed – Jamestown Actress, Charging Cruelty, Blames Her Red Hair, Hubby’s Latin Temper – Hollywood – (UP) – “Me (Lucillle), I gave it a week . . . after filing suit for divorce,†published this date in 1944. Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille’s Love Warm Last Winter – “ . . . come to parting of the ways, now working on MGM Technicolor film Ziegfeld Follies,†published this date, 1947. Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball: “By the time we filmed the first episode, Desi and I okayed each pillow, picture, pot and pan in the Ricardoapartment to authenticate middle income; we were so excited and happy, planning our first big venture together. I thought that (“I Love Lucyâ€) a pleasant little situation comedy that might even survive the first season,†this date in 1951. (“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her,†- Episode 1 - [not the first episode aired], is viewed by the cast at Marc Daniels’ home in Horseshoe Canyon, except for William Frawley (Fred Mertz), who returned to the Knickerbocker Hotel, his residence, to watch the fights, is filmed this date in 1951. William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) appears in Summer Night Theater “Room for Improvement,†for DuMont, this date in 1954. Desilu Productions’ Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, Producer - Lucy veteran support cast member, Sean Morgan, 6-episode co-star, between November 1966-November 1968, this episode, “The Man Trapâ€, co-starring regulars DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner, among many others, premieres on this date in 1966. Desilu-filmed Police Story, an elite squad of detectives reporting directly to Commissioner handle the city's toughest cases, written by Gene Roddenberry [star Trek fame] starring DeForest Kelley, Malachi Throne, is released this date in 1967. CBS’ The Lucy Show - While each of Lucille Ball’s series has always gone on summer hiatus, selected re-runs of the show are aired in prime time instead of a summer replacement series, commencing March 24. The remaining weeks are re-runs for the first time in color from the series’ last three seasons (1965-68) on this date in 1969. John Mylong, supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956, and Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959, dies this date in 1975. Zero Mostel, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ friend and co-star, 1943, dies this date in 1977. Marco Rizo, member of Desi Arnaz Orchestra, appears in (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1951,1952; as well as Headliner, Lucy-Desi Days, May, 1998, dies this date in 1998. John Sebastian, founder, Lovin' Spoonful, performed at the Reg Lenna Civic Center, honoring the 10,000 Maniacs, on their 25th Anniversary Show, [information supplied 10/30/09 by James Ewing, Representative, Chautauqua County Arts Council, Jamestown NY], and Sebastian is godson to Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), his appearance occurred on this date in 2006. Jamestown, NY – “Keith Thibodeaux, aka Richard Keith, who played Little Ricky on ("I Love Lucy") will be Stu Shostak's guest on ‘Stu’s Internet Show’, live this Wednesday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m. PDT (7:00 p.m. EDT). Keith, a drummer since he was two years old, was called a prodigy at age 4 by bandleader, Horace Heidt. He won the role of Little Ricky at age 6 after an impromptu drum audition with Desi Arnaz, which spawned an acting career that lasted into the 1960s. Stu will ask Keith about his years with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, both on and off screen, as well as his other TV appearances,â€, posted this date in 2008. Army Archerd, columnist for Daily Variety from 1953; appears in Desilu Productions Mannix 1968; Lucille Ball guest co-star (“Here's Lucyâ€) 1970, as himself; Desilu-filmed That Girl, with Marlo Thomas, 1970; as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball [via archival footage] Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997, dies this date in 2009.
  16. September 3 Pat O’Malley, Lucille Ball early-film career co-star, Columbia The Whole Town’s Talking and Behind The Evidence 1935; co-star,William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director; written book for film, Persons in Hiding 1939; Desilu Productions’ The Californians, 1959; Whirlybirds, 1959; The Untouchables, 1960; Harrigan and Son, 1961; The Greatest Show on Earth, 1964; co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) Getting Away From It All, 1972, as well as (“Here’s Lucyâ€) 1973, is born this date in 1890. Kitty Carlisle Hart, actress - Lucille Ball friend and early-film career co-star, Paramount Pictures Murder at the Vanities 1934; later, many-year panelist, NBC TV’s To Tell The Truth, is born this date in 1910. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Pine-Thomas Production's Wildcat, as Oliver Westbrook, co-starring Buster Crabbe, Richard Arlen, Will Wright; Dick Elliott [uncredited], among many others, released on this date in 1942. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear: Mr. & Mrs. Cugat, (original title changed to My Favorite Husband), an untitled episode regarding Liz’ mother having second thoughts, “Liz’s Mother Gets Engaged,†episode #7, with veteran supporting cast member, John Hiestand, and on which show Lucille Ball met her current and future many-years creator/writer, Jess Oppenheimer and writers Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr, an exceptional comedy writing team, airing this date in 1948. Lucille Ball appears in Colliers’ Magazine this date in 1949. Lucille Ball arrives at General Service Studios Monday morning for the first reading of (“I Love Lucyâ€) fully prepared to be a star, this date in 1951. Vivian Vance, still not cast as Ethel Mertz, meets Lucille Ball for the first time, this date in 1951. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show, with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits, reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TV sitcom this date in 1962. Nick Muscaraca, Cinematographer, many-year early film-career friend and employee, Lucille Ball, 2 films, 1935; , 2 films, 1936; 1937; 2 films, 1939; with Desi Arnaz, 1942; photographer, Desilu-filmed The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956; photographer, Desilu Productions' Those Whiting Girls, 7 episodes, 1957, Whirlybirds 1957; photographer Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958; photographer, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1959; Lucille's guest, The Lucy Show 1962; with Lucille The Jack Benny Program 1964, dies this date in 1975. People Magazine: “Desi and Lucy: Before the Laughter,†published this date in 1990. Biography Magazine published a list of the Top 20 favorite television characters of all time, as voted by readers of its Web site – Lucille Ball came in as Number Two, in 2000. The Latest from Everything Lucy Website: “Vintage Lucille Ball Movie Posters Donated The movie posters exhibit in Jamestown, NY’s new, and expanded, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum was made possible by NJ collector, Joe Genua, who donated three original 1940’s movie posters from Lucille Ball’s early film-career: a vintage 1944, MGM’s, Meet the People; an original 1946, Universal Studios’, Lover Come Back; and 1947 Lucille’s first at Columbia, Her Husband’s Affairs. Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz fan, Patti Oelrich, contributed two movie posters: an original poster promoting 1968 United Artists’, Yours, Mine & Ours, inspiration for TV series, The Brady Bunch; and 1974, Warner Bros.’ Mame, Lucille’s final filmâ€, posted this date in 2008. September 4 L. Pauline Lopus; Lucille Ball’s life-long friend, childhood next-door neighbor, her beloved “Sassafrassa,†- [formed an all-girl band “The Gloomchasers Union, with Lucille and another friend Violet Robbins]; getting her nickname because her father would take her and Lucille to nearby Seneca Indian Land to gather sassafras bark; Pauline tells that Lucille was “moody, kindhearted and helpful;†i.e. one time a train derailed near their home; Lucille filled two pails with water; running to see if perhaps a tramp had been riding the train and hurt in the wreck and was in danger due to the fire; and again, an accident at the same area, Lucille, finding a wristwatch at the scene, where a well-to-do woman was taken to the hospital; Lucille took her the watch when she became well], Pauline is born this date in 1910. Howard Morris, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (The Lucy Show), 1965, is born this date in 1919. Lucille Ball stars in RKO Radio Film The Big Street, released this date in 1942. Lucille Ball appears, with brother, Fred and mother, DeDe, at Republican Congressman Jackson and Investigator Wheeler, LA Office, returning from Labor Day Vacation in Del Mar, to answer House on Un-American Activities Committee’s quesitons regarding her grandfather, “daddyâ€-influenced 1930’s voter registration – receiving afterward 2,237 telegrams and letters at home and at the studio – 24 critical; this date in 1953. The CBS’ Sunday Lucy Show: 30 minutes black & white: This is a collection of (“I Love Lucyâ€) programs, (beginning April 3 until October 30) - this week’s episode #41. Because so many home viewers requested to see the early episodes, as they did not have television sets when they originally aired, CBS and the Arnazes re-an these shows in the late afternoon on Sundays, this date in 1955. CBS, which now owns the 179 (“I Love Lucyâ€) films outright, re-titles the last thirteen episodes Lucy in Connecticut and beams it every Sunday night in prime time for the duration of the summer, airing this date in 1960. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) – 30-minutes, black & white – For four weeks, CBS airs re-runs of this series to fill a scheduling gap. This is the last prime-time airing of the series in a regular time slot, this date in 1961. Lucille Ball appears in Time Magazine this date in 1964. Hubbell Robinson, CBS Vice President of Programming, instrumental in developing Mr. and Mrs. Cugat as a radio series, bringing it to Lucille Ball, dies this date in 1974. Chicago Tribune, John J. Archibald, reports: “’I Love Lucy’): ‘Ricky’ Recalls Uptight Times on the Set,†published this date in 1989. Irene Dunn, co-star William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) 1928; Lucille Ball early-career co-star, 1938, as well as appears with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994, dies this date in 1990. September 5 Daryl F. Zanuck, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend; Lucille Ball early film-career; producer, United Artists’ The Bowery and Blood Money 1933; Moulin Rouge, Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back, and The Affairs of Cellini, 1934, appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Toast of the Town 1958; is born this date in 1902. Bob Newhart, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ friend, guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961; guest co-star, Desilu-filmed Fractured Flickers, 1964; with Desi Arnaz IV The Dean Martin Show,1968; as well as Headliner for the Lucy-Desi Memorial Day Festival in Jamestown, NY, 1996, Jamestown NY, is born this date in 1929. Eddie Carroll, guest, Desilu-Productions' and Desilu-filmed Mission: Impossible, 1966; as well as cast guest star, Life With Lucy, directed by Marc Daniels, 1986, is born this date in 1933. Lucille Ball stars in United Artists film Lured, released this date in 1947. [‘Research’ Note: This note appears with several dates of importance in prelude to Lucille and Desi’s performances, which made history and will perpetuate.] Trade papers: “A complete staff has been assembled for (“I Love Lucyâ€), published this date in 1951. Desilu Productions’ The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O’Brian, 1955-1961, premieres this date in 1955. Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - “’Lucille Now Owns The Studio – Lucy, Ann Sothern Have Nicest Film Success Stories – Glamorous Tycoons – Two decades ago, Ann Sothern and Lucille Ball were struggling for roles and recognition on the RKO lot. Today, Lucille and Desi are proprietors of the place and Ann is their biggest customer. At the moment, they’re working together. Lucille is appearing in the first Ann Sothern Show of the new TV season to repay Ann’s visit to Ford Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show #1: “Lucy Takes A Cruise to Havana,†a year ago (11/6/57)†published this date in 1959. Hollywood (AP) Movie-TV Writer, Bob Thomas: “At a recent dinner party, a former co-worker asked Lucille Ball and Ann Sothern if RKO Studios had changed since the days when they worked there together. ‘Yes’, replied Ann; ‘Lucille owns it.’ Lucille added: ‘And Ann made over the wardrobe department for her dressing room’,†published this date in 1959. Desilu Productions' New Comedy Showcase, “Slezak and Son†starring Leo Slezak, airs this date in 1960. Variety reports on William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz), sitcom: “Les. My Three Sons†published this date in 1963. Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with veteran supporting cast (Lucy) member, Hans Conried, Host, [who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests] co-starring this segment, Edward Everett Horton, which airs on this date in 1963. TV Guide cover: “The Change in Lucille Ball,†appears in a glamous drawing, this week in 1964. William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz), appears, in a cameo appearance, CBS' half-hour Summer Playhouse, “The Apartment Houseâ€, starring Steve Allen, Reginald Gardiner; George Gobel, and Fred MacMurray, and Jane Withers, airing this date in 1964. TV Guide cover: Lucille Ball, with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, appearing this week in 1970. LA Times, David Shaw: “Celebrities Act in Many Ways to Gain Privacy,†published this date in 1973. Dick Lane, Lucille Ball’s early film career co-star, 1938, 1939, and 1941, dies this date in 1982. Allen Funt, Lucille Ball’s guest co-star, “Here’s Lucy†1971, dies this date in 1999. Gisele McKenzie, appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Stars in the Eye, Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Lucy's The Mertzes) also appearing 1952; guest vocalist, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1952; as well as Toast of the Town, 1956; Desilu-filmed The Jack Benny Program, 1962, dies this date in 2003. The Post-Journal – Information Center – In Years Past – 50 Years Ago – “At a recent dinner party, a former co-worker asked Lucille Ball and Ann Aothern if RKO Studios had changed since the days when they worked there together. 'Yes', replied Ann, 'Lucille owns it'. Two of Hollywood's nicest success stories concerned these glamorous tycoons. Two decades ago, both were struggling for roles and recognitiion at RKO. Now, Lucille and husband Desi Arnaz were proprietors of the Lot, and Ann was their largest customer. 'I love Lucille, and I know she loves me', Ann remarked. 'I understand her. A lot of people think she is gruff and tough. But, that's just her way. She's soft inside'â€, published on this day in 2009.
  17. September 1 Richard Arlen, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Whirlybirds 1960, and Here’s Hollywood 1961, is born this date in 1900. Lucille Ball’s parents, Henry and DeDe Ball, were married in the Calvary Baptist Church, 200 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, New York, by Reverend Charles D. Reed, attended by approximately 140 persons, the social event of the season, this date in 1910. Yvonne DeCarlo, guest Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1957, and The Greatest Show on Earth, 1964; with Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) via archival footage, 50 Years of Funny Females 1995, is born this date in 1922. Desi Arnaz attended St. Patrick’s High School, Miami Beach, Florida, in 1934. Chicago Herald-Tribune Town Tattler: “Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are in the Pump Room, popular Chicago watering hole, ‘Cupid Eyes Lucille Ball’ and you can take it from us much meets the eye in Lucille Ball of the movies visit to Chicago to see Desi Arnaz of the Too Many Girls stage show, in 1940. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Universal Picture's, Give Out, Sisters, as Harrison, co-starring Laverne, Patty and Maxene Andrews, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor; Irving Bacon and Leon Belasco [uncredited] among many others, released on this date in 1942. Photoplay, Frank Nugent: “The Bouncing Ball,†a review of a preview: Easy To Wed, in the Westwood Village Theater, her best movie to date after twelve years of trying, and with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, nervously in the audience, expecting the worst, since Lucille was playing ‘the other woman,’ but, hilariously, and the audience loved her in it, published in 1946. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Rainbow Production's comedy, Good Sam, as Mr. Drew, Banker, co-starring Irving Bacon, Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Ann Sheridan, among many others, released on this date in 1948. Jess Oppenheimer held a primary staff ‘get-acquainted’ meeting in his office on the lot, a short but important session discussing the mutual goals and needs-accomplishment during the first critical week, with much hand-shaking, each leaving the meeting feeling buoyant In anticipation, this date in 1951. Family Circle: Lucy and Desi Make a Movie – “Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have spent part of the summer vacation from television making a comedy, The Long, Long Trailer, their first motion-picture appearance together since 1940, and Lucille’s return to MGM, where she was under contract in pre-television days, and Desi’s first appearance for that studio since 1942,†published in 1953. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) 30-minutes, black & white – [september 1957-September 1959 except June of 1958] - With the show no longer in weekly production, CBS purchases the rights to the show from Desilu Studios and re-runs them in prime time for two seasons. New graphics are made to reflect the new weekly sponsors. After this prime-time run, the show moves to CBS daytime, where it will be re-run until 1967 and then go into syndication and cable . . . forever, beginning this date in 1958. This Week (New York): “Television Producer, Desi Arnaz . . .†published this date in 1960. New York World-Telegram and Sun, Bob Thomas, reports: “Vivian, Lucy are Pals Again,†published this date in 1962. CBS’ The Lucy Show - While each of Lucille Ball’s series has always gone on summer hiatus, selected re-runs of the show are aired in prime time instead of a summer replacement series, commencing March 24. The remaining weeks are re-runs for the first time in color from the series’ last three seasons (1965-68) on this date in 1969. Desi Arnaz IV, guest co-stars in Dick Clark Productions’ TV, Alan Hamel, as Host, Mantrap, airing this date in 1971. Lucille Ball appears in article - Photoplay, Leslie Valentine: “Lucy Today: Her Life of Love, Luck & Loneliness,†published in 1973. People Magazine, by Fred A. Bernstein – Fall Preview - “If Farrah Fawcett Can Play a Nazi Hunter, Anything Can Happen This Season - Debbie Harry Can Make a Comeback; Lucille Ball Can Make a Comeback; Winnie the Pooh Can Make a Comeback; and Reincarnation Zealot Shirley Maclaine Can Just Plain Come Back†posted this date in 1986. Lucille Ball appears in People Magazine, “Hits and Misses for Fall TV,†where (Life With Lucy) is called a probable hit, this date in 1986. Melus (Storrs, Connecticut), Paula W. Shirley: “Reading Desi Arnaz in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,†published this date in 1995. Ladies Home Journal readers choose Lucille Ball as one of the top 10 women of TV this date in 1998. USA Today Magazine, Wes Gehring: “I Love Lucy Turns 50,†published in 2001. Erie, Pennsylvania hosts a billboard inviting visitors to Lucy’s hometown, a Lucy-Desi Center-funding award from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation this month in 2006. John Sebastian, lead singer of the popular 60s group, The Lovin’ Spoonful, sang theme song from credits of Welcome Back, Kotterâ€, and during his performance at the 10,000 Maniacs 25th anniversary concert in Jamestown, shared his excitement at visiting the Desilu Playhouse and viewing the tribute to his aunt, Vivian Vance, this day in 2006. LA Daily News - “Back to the Futureâ€: “As 'I Love Lucy' celebrates its 55th anniversary, the show is more popular than ever!†published in 2006. Reader’s Digest: Lucille Ball: “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.†and published in September Issue, 2006. American Road Fall issue - Jamestown’s Lucy-Desi attractions, and a separate feature touting Vitameatavegamin – with a reminder that the “Lucy Does a TV Commercial†episode of “I Love Lucy†was ranked #2 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest TV Episodes of All Time, 2006. emmy magazine: Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center’s Legacy of Laughter seminar December 2005 recap - Los Angeles, moderated by Lucie Arnaz, with Executive Producer Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and veteran writer Sam Denoff (The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl) on the panel, published in September 2006. emmy magazine special edition cover - a re-creation of the publicity still for the “California, Here We Come†episode of “I Love Lucyâ€. Inside is a four-page story of how the photo was digitally assembled with the cast of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, and published in September 2006. Warner Brothers film library DVD release - Lucille Ball’s classic 1943 film Best Foot Forward, is announced as one of twelve new titles voted by voters at Amazon.com, and is one of two titles that is an Amazon exclusive, during September 2006. Inside Look community magazine - “Amazing Museums†section, Verizon requests photos from the Lucy-Desi Center to be included in the front of their telephone directories, published in September 2006. KOA Art Gallery - University of Pittsburgh/Bradford invites the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center to collaborate on an exhibition about Lucille Ball’s life in September of 2006. September 2 Marge Champion, half the team of Marge and Gower Champion; appears Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1956; appears, archivally, with Lucille Ball, That's Dancing; with Lucie Arnaz and Lucille, Night of 100 Stars II 1985, is born this date in 1919. Silver Screen: Lucille Ball, on cover, dressed as a lathe worker supporting the war effort, published in 1943. Metronome Magazine – by Barry Ulanov – “Arnaz Arrives†– In a July interview, Desi Arnaz (with wife, Lucille Ball), are interviewed regarding Desi’s career and background, photos by RCA-Victor, Zinn Arthur, photographer,†published in 1946. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband “The Elves,†episode #52 with veteran supporting cast members Frank Nelson and Hans Conried, airing this date in 1949. Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear, My Favorite Husband, “Husbands are Sloppy Dressers,†episode #95 with veteran supporting cast member, Hans Conried, airing this date in 1950. Desi Arnaz is privileged to play golf with a fan, President Eisenhower, in 1954. CBS’ (“I Love Lucyâ€) 30-minutes, black & white – [september 1957-September 1959 except, June of 1958] With the show no longer in weekly production, CBS purchases the rights to the show from Desilu Studios and re-runs them in prime time for two seasons. New graphics are made to reflect the new weekly sponsors. After this prime-time run, the show moves to CBS daytime, where it will be re-run until 1967 and then go into syndication and cable . . . forever, beginning this date in 1957. The Daily Mirror - Larry Harnisch Reflects on Los Angeles History- 5/22/2010 - The Los Angeles Times File Photo - “Linda Hope, accepts the Award for her father, Bob Hope, from Dorothy Lamour and Lucille Ball accepts Award from Vincent Price at 'Oscar to Wardrobers' dinner honoring Hollywood personalities and costumersâ€, published this date in 1962. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. WNEW-TV, NYC’s Channel 5, announced it plans to cancel its twice-daily broadcast of (“I Love Lucyâ€) and a picket line went up in front of the building, in 1975. Jay Novello, veteran supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1951, 1954, 1956; The Lucy 1963, 1964; and Desilu Productions’ The Mothers-In-Law†1967, dies this date in 1982. Troy Donahue, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ The Californians 1958, as well as Here’s Hollywood 1962, dies date in 2001. LA Times, Paul Brownfield: “First and Still Funniest,†published this date in 2001. Bob Denver, of Gilligan's Island fame; Desilu Productions' Here's Hollywood 1961, Fractured Flickers 1963; Desilu-filmed Make Room for Daddy 1964, and The Andy Griffith Show 1964, dies this date in 2005. Lucy-Fan Website - The Emmy’s Still Love Lucy and Co.: The prime time Emmy Awards will be telecast September 21. The invitation features 30 pictures of previous Emmy winners, the biggest, and left of center - in black and white, is: Jess Oppenheimer, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz), holding her Best Series Supporting Actress Emmy honoring the 1952-1953 season. (“I Love Lucyâ€) won Best Situation Comedy that year, posted this date in 2008.
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  19. August 29 Barry Sullivan, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959, 1960, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1961, You Don't Say 1963, and Mission: Impossible, 1967, is born this date in 1912. Willard Waterman, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) Rhubarb 1952; Desilu-filmed The Real McCoys 5 episodes, 1957-9, Desilu Productions’ The Californians, 1959, Desilu Productions’ December Bride, 1958, Guestward Ho! 1961; and supporting cast member, The Lucy Show, 1966, is born this date in 1914. George Montgomery, co-star, with Desi Arnaz, Screen Snapshots, Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform 1943, and Screen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform 1954, as well as guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1962, is born this date in 1916. Isabel Sanford (Weezy of The Jeffersons), co-star with Lucille Ball, The Thirty-Third Annual Emmy Awards, 1981, and receives the Emmy as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series; appears with Lucille on Bob Hope’s Hilarious Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars 1984; and is the Headliner at Lucille Ball Birthday Celebration 2000, Jamestown, NY, is born this date in 1917. Mary Ellen Kay, co-star, Lucille Ball, A Woman of Distinction 1950; as well as cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1957, is born this date in 1929. LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “Lucille Ball was in attendance when Harry Richman received the finest and most glittering ovation ever tendered a café entertainer, Clover Club, the cream of Hollywood in abundance, and ‘hanging from the rafters’,†published this date in 1938. Desi Arnaz With His Latinos, records for Decca in Los Angeles, California, “Un Poquito De Tu Amoor†and a Spanish version of “Similau†[recorded 7/22/49 and released], this date in 1949. Daily Variety: “In what is probably the largest studio rental deal ever consummated, CBS and Desilu Corporation have signed a contract with General Service Studio calling for production of 52 half-hour television films in the Desi Arnaz-Lucille Ball series (“I Love Lucyâ€), rehearsals to commence September 1; filming next week, this date in 1951. Desi Arnaz and Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€) Episode #45, and which is filmed this date in 1952. Michael Jackson, who met Lucille Ball once, on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 1974 - Michael appearing with The Jackson Five – Lucille, the first guest and leaving after her interview, wanted to give each member of the Five a kiss before she left, as she loved them - [courtesy: The Lucy Lounge – ‘Harry Carter’ this date in 2009; with Lucille [she via archival footage] on Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993; with Lucille Ball [she via archival footage] 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons 2003; as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball [both via archival footage] TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004, is born this date in 1958. Desilu Productions' Fractured Flickers, with veteran supporting cast (Lucy) member, Hans Conried, Host, [who explains what a 'fractured flicker' is; introduces several wacky segments and interviews guests] co-starring this segment, Annette Funicello and Lon Chaney [via arhival footage] - which airs on this date in 1963. Desilu-filmed The Two Of Us, produced by Elliott Lewis, [Mary Jane Croft's husband] - an unsold pilot proposed for CBS about the adventures of a boy and his widowed mother, a writer of children's books, starring Barry Livingston, Mary Jane Croft, Billy Mumy, premieres this date in 1966. Jean Hagen, Desilu-filmed Make Room for Daddy,1953-61; Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1959; Desilu-filmed The Andy Griffith Show 1961, dies this date in 1977. Desi Arnaz IV stars in Twentieth Century Fox, a Robert Altman film, A Wedding, as Dino Sloan Corelli [as Desi Arnaz, Jr.], co-starring Carol Burnett and Howard Duff (Lucy/Lucille/Desilu), Mia Farrow, Vittorio Gassman, Lillian Gish, Dina Merrill, and many others, is released this date in 1978. Simon Oakland, guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise 1956; Desilu-filmed My Favorite Martian 1963; Desilu Productions' The Untouchables 1962 and 1963; Desilu-filmed Slattery's People 1965; as well as Desilu Productions' Mission: Impossible 1967, dies this date in 1983. Lee Marvin, guest co-star, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959 and Desilu’s The Untouchables 1961, 1962, dies this date in 1987. Mail on Sunday (London), Dottie Keane: “Funny Girls on Top: How Women Have Ousted Men as the Leading TV Comics,†published this date in 1993. August 30 Eduardo Ciannelli, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, RKO Radio’s Winterset 1936, Hitting A New High 1937, and (“I Love Lucyâ€) supporting cast member, 1956, is born this date in 1889. Raymond Massey, co-star Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959, is born this date 1896. Fredric March, Lucille Ball early-film career co-star, United Artists Affairs of Cellini 1934, appears Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1954, 1956; is born this date in 1897. Sarah Selby, supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1954; Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America, 1956; co-stars with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) My Three Sons, 1960; as well as co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Race, 1965; is born this date in 1905. Joan Blondell, co-stars with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Blue Veil 1951; guest star, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1955; and Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 2 episodes, 1965, is born this date in 1906. Fred MacMurray, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz-friend and guest co-star, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 1958, with wife, June Haver; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) on My Three Sons 1960-1965; and (“I Love Lucy’sâ€) 50th Anniversary Special 2001, is born this date in 1908. Maury Thompson, camera coordinator; sometime director, second unit or assistant director; script supervisor, unknown episodes (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1951; stage manager, 1 episode (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1951; camera coordinator, 23 episodes (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956-1957; camera coordinator, 4 episodes, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1959-1960; camera coordinator, Mr. & Mrs. (The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour) 1964; director, Desilu Productions’ The Mothers-In-Law; director, 20 episodes, The Lucy Show 1962-1965, only director winning an Emmy nomination for his work; camera coordinator, 4 episodes The Lucy Show 1962-1965; Lucille Ball guest co-star The Lucy Show, 1966; as himself, American Masters’ (“I Love Showâ€) 2000, is born this date in 1916. Larry Orenstein, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1956, Headliner Guest at Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Days, Jamestown, NY, early 2000’s, is born this date in 1918. Lucille Ball appears as a burlesque queen, Tiger, in RKO Radio film Dance, Girl, Dance, released this date in 1940. Life Magazine: Full-page ad for Lucille Ball’s MGM musical, Best Foot Forward, published this date in 1943. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Universal Pictures' We've Never Been Licked, as Traveling Salesman, co-starring Noah Beery, Jr., Robert Mitchum; Moroni Olsen [uncredited], among many others, released on this date in 1943. Daily Variety reports in 8/29 article: - Desilu moves to General Service Studios lot this date in 1951. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - “Lucille Ball appears in photo after stopping by the set to greet Marshall Thompson and Annie Farge in their first day of production of new situation comedy series CBS’ Angel, with an anticipated October 6 premiere,†published this date in 1960. Albuquerque Tribune, George S. Baldwin: “Benefit Play Gave Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) Her Chance,†published this date in 1962. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour - 60 minutes – black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run yet again as a summer replacement series this date in 1965. Desi Arnaz reports a roudy group at his beach house to police [Desi nervous because Lucie Arnaz, age 15, and a girlfriend were spending the night with him at the time] and was ultimately arrested himself, since he tried to break up the gang in front of the beach house, by firing a gun into the sand trying to scare them off, [upon hearing the horrifying details, Lucille Ball, still protective of Desi, sent a supply of blanks to Desi to help ‘prove’ his case, should there have been a further investigation] this date in 1966. Joe DeSantis, Desilu Productions’ Sheriff of Cochise, The Walter Winchell File and Official Detective 1957; star of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959, 1960, 6 episodes of Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables 1960-1963, The Lucy Show 1965, Desilu Producations’ Mission: Impossible 1967, 1970, dies this date in 1989. Charles Bronson, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America 1955, Those Whiting Girls, Sheriff of Cochise 1957, and The Walter Winchell File 1958; U.S. Marshal 1959; The Untouchables and Here’s Hollywood 1962, dies this date in 2003. Glenn Ford, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood 1962; Hollywood Without Make-Up, with Lucille Ball via archive footage; Desilu Productions’ ABC’s Wide World of Entertainment “That’s Entertainment! 50 Years of MGM†1974; as well as with Lucille Ball on Sinatra: The First 40 Years 1980, dies on this date in 2006. August 31 Arthur Godfrey, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend, The Lucy Show, 1965, as well as rehearsal scenes from “Lucy the Robot†on Arthur Godfrey CBS’ special highlighting the state of modern television, is born this date in 1903. Buddy Hackett, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1968; as well as with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992, is born this date in 1924. LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “ . . Lucille Ball was seen . . . about town . . .†published this date in 1936. CBS Press Release: “ . . . four days prior to the rehearsal for (“I Love Lucyâ€), announcing to the world the arrival of (“I Love Lucyâ€), no mention of William Frawley and Vivian Vance (Fred & Ethel Mertz)†published this date in 1951. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY – Mrs. Betty Hoffman – Lucy - ‘Ghost Writer’: “ . . . Help Seeking Stories Here – . . . writing the story of Lucille Ball’s life, with the assistance of Mrs. Betty Hannah Hoffman of Newtown, Pa., author of several books . . . has been here this week, having Lucille’s permission, to collect stories and anecdotes, especially of her early years here . . . [a former editor/ writerfor for The Ladies Home Journal many years] Mrs. Hoffman invites those familiar with Lucille’s early days mail or leave them at Post-Journal under her name,†published this date in 1963. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for sponsors Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created for the shows this date in 1964. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - ‘Lucy Day’ At Fair August 31 – “Lucille Ball is honored with an official day: ‘Lucy Day’ at the New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows. Johnny Roventini, long-time Philip Morris ‘bellboy’ joins her for photo opportunities during her day. ‘I am deeply touched by this honor. The World’s Fair theme of ‘Peace Through Understanding’ expresses the feeling I’ve always had about international cooperation throughout my life in show business. I’ll be very happy and honored to be there,’†(‘research’ note: More than 100,000 fans turn out for Lucille Ball and Gary Morton, accompanied by Hedda Hopper, columnist, a close friend. The crowd is equal to the number viewing Pope Paul VI the following year. Lucille puts her hand prints in concrete at the Hollywood Pavilion, and receives a silver medallion from James K. Kealoka, representing the State of Hawaii), published this date in 1964. Lucille Ball, Gary Morton, DeDe Peterson, and Hedda Hopper flew to the East coast for an August 31 “Lucy Day†at the New York World’s Fair – the publicity event pegged on various Lucy programs airing in forty-four countries. After the heady experience, which drew tens of thousands of fans, Lucille returned home to Los Angeles and faced the remainder of her summer hiatus away from the camera. A little known fact about Lucille was that she had a shy quality; for parties she would have a tutor come over to coach her on current events; not wanting to appear uninformed, is reported this date in 1964. Dennis O’Keefe, Lucille Ball early film-career, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, and 1940’s Radio; co-star, William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) 1936, 1937, 1944, dies this date in 1968. Joseph Mell, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of America 1956, The Untouchables 1959, 1960, 1961; The Lucy Show 1962; with Lucille Mr. and Mrs. 1964; Desilu-filmed My Living Doll 1964, 1965; The Lucy Show 1966; Desilu Productions' Star Trek 1966; guest Desilu-filmed Hogan's Heroes 1966; appears with Desi Arnaz and Desi IV The Mothers-In-Law 1967; with Lucille, Desilu-filmed Make Room for Grandaddy 1970; dies this date in 1977. Liz Smith, columnist, [long-time friend of Vivian Vance [Lucy’s Ethel Mertz], was on vacation when she dies] on her death: “ . . . so long, girl, you were the greatest,†published this date in 1979. Milton Berle’s 30-year NBC contract expires this date in 1987.
  20. August 27 Byron Foulger, veteran supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1953; Desilu Productions The Untouchables, 1959; The Lucy Show, 1965, 1967, is born this date in 1899. Martha Raye, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ friend, appeared, with others, as guest co-star in a Desi-organized a musical, G I’m Happy, for the troops who had received casualties while serving in the south Pacific and recovering in Birmingham Hospital, 1943, with Lucille, Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special 1981; with Lucille, via archival footage, Entertaining the Troops 1994; is born this date in 1916. Ira Levin, best-selling playwright and author, wrote stage play, Critic’s Choice, in which film version, 1963, Lucille Ball co-starred with Bob Hope, is born this date in 1929. LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: Lights! Camera! Action! “Over at RKO, Lucille Ball is playing a dumb heroine and loving it in Annabel Takes a Tour, Lucille playing a nitwit Hollywood actress making a personal appearance in Chicago,†published this date in 1938. NY Times, Frank Nugent: “Lucille Ball Annabel Takes A Tour is becoming one of the country’s brightest comediennes,†this date in 1938. Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Desi Arnaz’ double-sided popular record, “Siboney†and “Green Eyes†is available at Bigelow’s Department Store, which advertisement published this date in 1947. Lucille Ball, and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s 30-minute Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband, an untitled episode asking the question: “Is Your Ship of Matrimony on the Rocks?†episode #6, with veteran supporting cast member, John Hiestand and writers, Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr., airs this date in 1948. Lucille Ball appears on Sunday News, New York’s Picture Newspaper cover, this date in 1950. [‘Research’ Note: This note appears with several dates of importance in prelude to Lucille and Desi’s performances which made history and will perpetuate. Official announcement that (“I Love Lucyâ€): “. . . the first regular TV series to headline a top current Hollywood actress – with Philip Morris as sponsor, and a premiere date of October 15, 1951,†is made this date in 1951. CBS is supporting the General Service renovation with a cash infusion, and the ever-expanding production staff was headquartered in the new Studio by this date in 1951. CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series in the same format will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TV sitcom this date in 1962. Gracie Allen, wife/co-star of George Burns, Burns & Allen Show; friend of the Arnazes; appears Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1955; appears with Lucille, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley (Lucy's The Mertzes) Stars in the Eye 1952; with Lucille Legends of Comedy, both via archival footage, 1992; as well as with Lucille and Viv, via archival footages, 50 Years of Funny Females 1995, dies this date in 1964. Desilu-Productions' Vacation Playhouse “Three On An Islandâ€, starring Julie Newmar, as Kris Meeker, co-starring Ned Glass, directed by Richard Crenna, written and produced by Hal Kanter, premieres this day in 1965. Hazel Boyne, supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1951, 1954, dies this date in 1966. Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) stars in Butterflies Are Free, Pocono Playhouse, Cape Cod, for the week commencing this date in 1973. Lucie Arnaz appears, as guest, on CBS' Match Game '73, airing this date in 1973. Billy Sand, Desilu Productions' ABC's Wide World of Entertainment 1973; (“Here's Lucyâ€) 1971, 1972, and 1974, dies this date in 1984. Greg Morris, co-star, Desilu Productions' Mission: Impossible, as Barney Collier, 1966-1973; co-star, Mission Imposible Versus the Mob 1968; with Lucille Ball, Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970; as well as Desilu Productions' You Don't Say 1975, dies this date in 1996. August 28 Charles Boyer, guest co-star (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956, is born this date in 1899. Simon Oakland, guest co-star, Desilu Productions' Sheriff of Cochise, 1956; Desilu-filmed My Favorite Martian, 1963; Desilu Productions' The Untouchables, 2 episodes, 1962, 1963; Desilu-filmed Slattery's People, 1965; as well as Desilu Productions' Mission: Impossible, 1967, is born this date in 1915. Nancy Kulp, of Beverly Hillbillies’ fame, co-stars with Lucille and Desi, Forever, Darling 1956; (“I Love Lucyâ€),1956; co-stars in NBC’s Desilu Productions’ Our Miss Brooks 3 episodes, 1956; Fountain of Youth Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, Orson Welles, Writer, Director, 1958; December Bride, 1954, 1956, 1959; guest stars in Desilu Productions' Ernestine, 1962, The Comedy Spot 1962; as well as The Lucy Show, 1962, is born this date in 1921. Donald O’Connor, guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961; as well as Lucille Ball long-time friend and co-star Lucy Moves to NBC, 1980, archivally, with Lucille, That's Dancing 1985; is born this date in 1925. Film Daily, Dance, Girl, Dance, RKO Radio: “Strong human interest musical drama, with appeal for all brackets of film goers, which is essentially a Cinderella story recounted in a pleasing atmosphere of music, dancing, comedy and romance, Lucille Ball cast in the role of a riotously popular blonde burlesque queen, is a superb asset to the film’s tempo both via her characterization and rendition of two peppery song numbers,†published this date in 1940. David Soul, of Starsky and Hutch fame; Desilu Productions’ Star Trek, 1967; and appears with Lucille Ball and others, Happy Birthday, Bob, 1978; is born this date in 1943. Robert Walker, Desi Arnaz’ co-star Bataan, dies this date in 1951. CBS’ Sunday Lucy Show: 30 minutes black & white: This is a collection of (“I Love Lucyâ€) programs, (beginning April 3 until October 30) - this week’s episode #40. Because so many home viewers requested to see the early episodes, as they did not have television sets when they originally aired, CBS and the Arnazes re-ran these shows in the late afternoon on Sundays, this date in 1955. CBS, which now owns the 179 (“I Love Lucyâ€) films outright, re-titles the last thirteen episodes Lucy in Connecticut and beams it every Sunday night in prime time for the duration of the summer, airing this date in 1960. TV Guide cover: Lucille Ball appears at Marineland, with resident dolphin, Splash, this week in 1965. Lucille Ball appears on St. Louis Post Dispatch TV Magazine cover this week in 1971. Ruth Gordon, appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Toast of the Town 1956; appears with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Great Houdini 1976; as well as with Lucie Arnaz Night of 100 Stars 1982, dies this date in 1985. Jamestown, NY -The movie poster exhibit in Jamestown, NY’s new and expanded Lucy-Desi Museum was made possible by recent gifts to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Lucille Ball’s hometown. New Jersey collector, Joe Genua, donated three original 1940 movie posters from Lucille Ball’s film career including a vintage 1944 poster for the MGM musical, Meet The People, co-starring William Powell. Two other posters provided to the Lucy-Desi Center by Genua include an original 1946 poster for the Universal Studios comedy, Lover Come Back and one for the 1947 film, Her Husband’s Affairs, Lucille Ball’s first film for Columbia Pictures. Longtime Illinois Lucy-Desi fan, Patti Oelrich, also contributed two movie posters - An original poster promoting Yours, Mine, & Ours, the 1968 film co-starring Henry Fonda, which is now on display in the Lucy-Desi Museum. Oelrich’s second contribution is a poster documenting Lucille Ball’s last motion picture, the 1974 musical, Mame, announced via the Lucy-Desi Website, this date in 2008.
  21. August 25 Ruby Keeler, co-stars with William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) on Broadway Bye, Bye Bonnie, 1927; appears with Desi Arnaz, The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972; appears with Lucille Ball, via archive footage, That's Dancing! 1985 and Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, 1987, is born this date in 1909. Bob Crosby, Bing Crosby's brother; co-star, Lucille Ball film Thousands Cheer 1943; with Lucille, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley and Vivian Vance (The Mertzes) Stars in the Eye 1952; guest, Desilu Productions' Cavalcade of Stars 1952, and Shower of Stars 1956, 1957, 1958; is born this date in 1913. Van Johnson, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ long-time friend and co-star Too Many Girls 1939, both Broadway and Chicago, and in the film version Too Many Girls 1940, his first film; Lucille’s early film-career co-star, MGM Easy to Wed 1946; (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1955; guest Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 3 episodes, 1958; guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1961, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1968, both as himself, Lucille co-star, Yours, Mine & Ours, 1968; with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing 1985; as well as with Desi and Lucille, via archival footage, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997, is born this date in 1916. Mel Ferrer, Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) co-star, The Secret Fury, 1950 and LaJolla Playhouse, Pal Joey, 1953, as well as co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), Rancho Notorious 1952; is born this date in 1917. Monty Hall, infamous Show Host; with Lucille Ball: Al-Star Party for Carol Burnett 1982; All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984; All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986; as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball [via archival footage] Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997, is born this date in 1921. William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), stars in Pathe Exchange's, Turkey for Two, released this date in 1929. King Features’ Syndicate ‘weekly comic strip’ called “Seein’ Stars – America’s Greatest Comic Weekly,†features Lucille Ball, illustrated in her hula attire worn in Dance, Girl, Dance, published this date in 1940. Lucille Ball appears on Mutual Radio’s Erskine Johnson’s Hollywood Story this date in 1948. Lucille Ball appears in Saturday Evening Post this date in 1949. CBS’ The Lucy Show - While each of Lucille Ball’s series has always gone on summer hiatus, selected re-runs of the show are aired in prime time instead of a summer replacement series, commencing March 24. The remaining weeks are re-runs for the first time in color from the series’ last three seasons (1965-68) on this date in 1969. Joseph Kane, Associate Producer/Director, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) film, Flame of Barbara Coast 1945; as well as Desilu Productions' Whirlybirds Director, premiere episode and unknown other episodes 1957, dies this date in 1975. Gower Champion, half the team of Marge and Gower Champion; appears Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars “The Dancers†1956; as well as, archivally, with Lucille Ball That's Dancing! 1985, dies this date in 1980. Ray Ferrell, supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1957, dies this date in 2006. That's So Raven episode - has a Lucy Ricardo sketch in it - with Raven Symone' as Lucy; Orlando Brown as Ricky; Kyle Massey as Fred and Analise Vanderpole as Ethel, premieres on this date in 2006. Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz IV, Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon (by archival footage) appear on GAB Entertainment's Meet the Carters, airing this date in 2009. August 26 June Whitley Taylor, supporting cast member. (“I Love Lucyâ€) 2 episodes, 1953; as well as Lucille's guest cast member, with Lucie Arnaz, (“Here's Lucyâ€), 1972, is born this date in 1921. Thomas Malley was a successful jockey who won the Belmont Stakes, riding “Faireno†in 1932. Desi Arnaz was an avid horseracing fan, and presented a plaque to Mr. Malley, having ridden “Lighthouse†- Tavistock Purse, on this date in 1947. Candy Moore, guest star, with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) My Three Sons “Fire Watch†1961; Lucille Ball veteran cast member, as Chris Carmichael, The Lucy Show, 21 episodes, 1962-63; with Vivian Vance, (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), as Viv Bagley, The Lucy Show, 21 episodes, 1962; with Jimmy Garrett, Jerry Carmichael, The Lucy Show, 18 episodes, 1962; with Ralph Hart, as Sherman Bagley, The Lucy Show, 18 episodes, 1962; with Desi Arnaz, The Lucy Show, 1962; with Lucie Arnaz, as Cynthia, The Lucy Show, 2 episodes, 1962; guest star, Desilu Productions' The Comedy Spot, 1962; as well as guest star, among many others, via archival footage, GAB Entertainment, You Know The Face, 2009, is born this date in 1947. CBS’ 60-minutes, black & white - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi did for Ford and Westinghouse from 1957-60 are re-run as a summer replacement series. Fresh opening and closing graphics are created to accommodate the new show title and sponsorship this date in 1963. Larry Keating, guest, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars 1955; guest cast member, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1959; as well as Desilu Productions' Vacation Playhouse 1963, dies this date in 1963. Desilu Productions' “Swinging Together†an unsold pilot, produced by Jerry Thorpe, for a proposed CBS comedy misadventures of a band, trying to make it big on the music scene, starring Stefanie Powers, Bobby Rydell, Dennis and Lindsay Crosby, among others, premieres this date in 1966. Lucille Ball, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz IV and Gary Morton appear on CBS’ 30-minute Password, airs this date in 1965. Warner Anderson, co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) The Blue Veil 1951; as well as co-star, Lucille Ball, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood 1945, dies this date in 1976. Willis Bouchey, guest, Desilu Productions; Cavalcade of America 2 episodes 1956; co-star, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Forever, Darling 1956; guest, Desilu Producations' Sheriff of Cochise 1957, The Californians 1958, Official Detective 1958, U.S. Marshal 1959, The Untouchables 1960, and Harrigan and Son 3 episodes 1960, 1961, dies this date in 1977. Charles Boyer, guest co-star (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1956, dies this date in 1978. LA Times, Roderick Mann: “Lucie Arnaz Says . . .†published this date in 1980.
  22. The Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Next Chapter - 'Laughter On The Lake' A New Era For Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center - “Thursday evening may have marked the last Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center series of comedians, 'Laughter on the Lake'; but, it is also a clear sign of a new beginning for the Center according to 'current' Board President, Tom Benson. ...'an aggressive expansion plan for the Center... will see the strengthening of its Lucy-Desi Museum and ('I Love Lucy') Playhouse operations and the development of an over-arching 'Legacy of Laughter' program ... designed to promote comedy and laughter on a much-broader scale... preserve the incredible contributions of Lucy and Desi through the transformation of Jamestown into the Comedy Center of America. ...four segments: 'Legacy of Laughter Award and Hall of Fame [annually]; ...the Festival of New Comedy; ...Short Comedic Film Festival, delving into comedic theater; ... and... the development of comedic education program in conjunction with an accredited university ...with satellite programs in Jamestown and the surrounding region... focusing on the healing power of laughter ... provide services to local health care institutions... all included in plans for Lucy's 100th birthday celebration August 2011...details forthcoming'...,†published this date in 2010. Until I find out how my chronology will be presented over here; if it WILL be, I'll add what I was going to add the day the LOUNGE FORUM 'ended'....may it rest in peace....joyce kellogg
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