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Everything posted by HarryCarter

  1. Desi does a voiceover promo for Billy Hinsche’s online show. It’s great to hear him. Hopefully he can be a guest with Billy.
  2. Some groovy new casting announcements. https://www.thewrap.com/lucille-ball-biopic-being-the-ricardos-tony-hale-alia-shawkat-jake-lacy-cast/ There are some Lucy-Desi connections in the cast. Robert Pine appeared in The Lucy Showepisode “Lucy Gets Her Diploma” and Linda Lavin worked with Desi in an episode of Alice (produced by Bob and Madelyn). Also, John Rubinstein costarred with Lucie in the National tour of Pippin. I wonder who they are playing.
  3. Fun interview with Julie Halston and Jim Caruso. Lucie says that filming on the Being the Ricardos movie started today.
  4. Kate Luckinbill will be on The Today Show tomorrow, March 22.
  5. After Nina’s Tony winning Broadway triumphs several years ago, I expected her to become the biggest thing in show business. For whatever reason, that didn’t happen. She does work constantly and seems to be the go-to for supporting roles in show business period films. She previously had standout roles in Florence Foster Jenkins and Stan & Ollie.
  6. The extremely talented Nina Arianda is in talks to play Vivian. She is 15 years younger than Nicole Kidman. 😳 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/j-k-simmons-nina-arianda-in-talks-to-join-aaron-sorkins-i-love-lucy-drama-exclusive
  7. JK Simmons has been cast as Bill Frawley! Sounds good to me. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/j-k-simmons-play-william-203011708.html
  8. This 2004 interview from the SAG Foundation is really great.
  9. Cloris Leachman has left us. There was no one else like her. https://www.thewrap.com/cloris-leachman-oscar-winning-star-of-young-frankenstein-and-phyllis-dies-at-94/
  10. Like most of Amazon’s films, this would likely get a theatrical release and qualify for Oscars.
  11. Great statement from Lucie. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKK7JLgl1Mt/?igshid=11rdhyp5021fq She does now have me wanting to see a sequel with Carole Cook in the lead, though.
  12. The Kennedy Center Honors seems to be back on track after the past few years. They are finally honoring Dick Van Dyke! There is no one more deserving. Other honorees include Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, and violinst Midori. The honors will be held over a week in May and air June 6 on CBS. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/arts/kennedy-center-honors-pandemic.html
  13. Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in negotiations for the film, now called Being the Ricardos. Aaron Sorkin will direct. https://deadline.com/2021/01/aaron-sorkin-nicole-kidman-javier-bardem-lucille-ball-desi-ricardo-being-the-ricardos-1234651297/
  14. From the looks of things, I’m pretty sure there was no one in the studio audience under the age of 70.
  15. Amazon Prime has added The Jim Nabors Show, Nabors’ 1978 talk show, to their watch instantly choices. Lucie guests in one episode. Lots of other fun people appear as guests on the series as well.
  16. I wasn’t expecting this Reelz follow up documentary: Lucille Ball: Life, Death & Money Premieres Monday, January 25 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Legendary star Lucille Ball is known as one of the greatest comedians of all time. On the air for six seasons she cemented her iconic status in I Love Lucy where she and first husband Desi Arnaz pulled in astronomical ratings. It's also here that Ball forged her way to becoming a leading lady off screen as executive producer later launching mega movie and TV franchises including Star Trek and Mission Impossible. When she passes away in 1989 her sizable estate of $40 million is split among her two children and second husband Gary Morton. Unlike many celebrities Ball left behind a will and testament but even with one so clearly written her estate becomes entangled and bitter. After her death Morton remarries pro golfer Susie McAllister. He then suddenly passes away leaving behind a number of Ball's highly personal and sentimental items to Susie. Knowing their value Susie decides to put these items up for auction looking to fetch hefty amounts. This is when a full out estate war erupts between her and Ball's children. Together the Arnaz siblings fight to get back the precious items including jewelry, lifetime achievement awards and love letters. But would mismanagement see these priceless items be lost forever? Lucille Ball: Life, Death & Money is produced by Buck Productions.
  17. Yes, it's likely Viv had another facelift before that episode. She was on Virginia Graham's Girl Talk show around that time talking about it. Both Vivian and Mary Jane were remarkably open about cosmetic surgery for the time period. That combined with the black eyeshadow she wore in the episode and a different shade of hair color gave her a slightly different look.
  18. The marvelous talented Ann Reinking as died at 71. Here she is on Merv Griffin with Lucie.
  19. A new People magazine article about Vivian’s final days. https://people.com/tv/the-day-lucille-ball-said-goodbye-to-costar-vivian-vance/
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