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  1. 51 minutes ago, Luvsbway said:

    These are wonderful. I got through a few last night. If you don't want to listen under the video is the transcript. I was able to copy and paste for reading. There are misspellings as the program used didn't quite understand some stuff, mainly anything with Desi's name.

    This is now the second time Fred said Lucy wasn't at the shooting and I have 2 places Celo says it too. I truly think they got her to testify because she was older. She may could have shown up later that day when things were crazy and just not at the actual shooting.





    I would believe that, but the papers reported that Mrs. Erickson testified in court that Lucille Ball was the one who ran to her house and informed her her son was shot. She had to have been there. 

  2. 10 minutes ago, Mot Morenzi said:

    Thanks so much for sharing. This is exciting to have the raw footage available. It’s amazing what small segments only wound up used. 

    Were Carol’s comments taken from a different interview she’d done? Or have they not made all available? I don’t see Bob and Madelyn on the current list either.

    Not all are available for some reason. 

  3. I’ve watched the Fred Ball, Doris Singleton, Robert Osborne, and Van Johnson interviews so far. It’s clear they are just trying to get soundbites out of these interviewees, so some things aren’t as detailed as I would have hoped for. 

    The Fred Ball interview was very special, of course. It’s great to hear about their various living situations. I don’t think he’s right 100% of the time, but it’s fantastic to get more detail on all of this. Like Cleo, Fred is adamant that Lucille was not present at the Erickson shooting. It’s so strange since Mrs. Erickson testified in court that Lucy was the one who ran to her and told her Warner had been shot. 

    Although Gary’s name is only mentioned once, it’s clear that Fred felt that he caused a distance between him and his sister. Earlier, Fred said that he thought Lucy shouldn’t have done her later TV series, but didn’t elaborate. I thought the inference was because of Gary’s involvement. Fred says that Lucy discussed with him in later years that she was still in love with Desi.



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  4. PBS had uploaded raw footage from interviews from various American Masters documentaries; among them is Finding Lucy. Included are Fred Ball, Van Johnson, Doris Singleton, Robert Osborne, Dick Martin, Bill Asher, Emily Daniels, and more. 


    There are interviews with Carol Burnett, Betty White, and lots of other famous names from other American Masters segments. 

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  5. This was in New York. I wish I had seen live!  I remember the reviews said at intermission everyone was buzzing about how fantastic Lucie looked. I did see this tape at the Lincoln Center Library several years ago. This performance is a laugh riot, particularly Marian Seldes as Vera. I ended up seeing a later Charles Busch reading of All About Eve with Lucie and Larry as Karen and Lloyd Richards. 

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  6. Lucie plays Sally Cato in a 2003 all star reading of Auntie Mame.


    Mame: Charles Busch

    Vera: Marian Seldes

    Beau: Anthony Edwards

    Mother Burnside: Rue McClanahan 

    Brian O'Bannion: Charles Shaugnessy

    Agnes Gooch: Swoosie Kurtz

    Nora Muldoon: Alison Frasier

    Ito: BD Wong

    Doris Upson: Beth Howland

    Claude Upson: Charles Kimborough

    Mr. Babcock: Dylan Baker

    Ralph Devine: Michael Berresse

    Older Patrick: Chris Sieber

    Pianist: John McDaniel

    Narrator: Valerie Harper



  7. From Aaron Sorkin:

    Trial of the Chicago 7 is Sorkin's second film as writer-director; he previously helmed Molly's Gamewith Jessica Chastain, and he'll soon begin filming his next project, Being the RicardosThe upcoming Amazon film stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as married TV legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

    "They have a very complicated, fascinating relationship," Sorkin teases. "The movie takes place in one production week of I Love Lucy, [from] the Monday table read to Friday audience taping. There are flashbacks that show how the two of them got together and how I Love Lucy finally happened. But mostly it takes place during this week where, I don't want to be coy, but a big event occurs that I think most people don't know about when they think about Lucille Ball."

    Sorkin adds that he hopes Kidman's performance as Ball will shine a new light on the woman behind one of the most iconic sitcoms in Hollywood history.

    "The number one thing that makes Nicole the right person for this part is she's a world-class actress," Sorkin adds. "She's phenomenal. The role isn't Lucy Ricardo. It's Lucille Ball. There are moments throughout the film where we see little shards of I Love Lucy, and so she'll be doing her best Lucy Ricardo there. But the meat of the role is not Lucy Ricardo."



  8. First word from Nicole:

     It was recently announced she’s playing Lucille Ball opposite Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos.” “I was like, ‘Yeah, I would love to give it a go,’” Kidman says. “With Aaron’s words and his direction and Javier … that’s kind of a wonderful prospect to, you know. But yikes, off we go. Give it a go. Try my best—see if I can do it.”

    Kidman’s been watching a lot of “I Love Lucy.” “I love Lucille, having looked now and delved into her,” Kidman says. “She’s an amazing woman. I’m very excited for people to see what Aaron found out about her and the way he’s interpreted Desi and Lucy and the way that it’s so rich. I didn’t know any of this.”



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