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  1. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. It's been so long, I can't recall offhand. But I believe it was someone on this message board who sent me a short clip. I'll have to do some research to figure out who it was that sent it to me. Thx for posting the Sherman Oaks material.
  2. Apologies for the "re-run" of this topic. (I first posted this about 6 years ago, I think). I'm hoping that some new discovery may have been made since my 1st inquiry. I've checked with the Library at Claremont College and was told that they do NOT have a complete audio recording of Lucy's appearance at Claremont College in the fall of 1985. Hard to believe, but that's what they say. I've heard one short excerpt from that Q&A session, but I'd like to listen to the complete evening - if it's available. If anyone is aware of the existence of a complete recording, please speak up and post any details. Thanks !
  3. Any particular reason? That was the timeslot for LWL back in 1986.
  4. Is anyone able to confirm that the new version will be available in the WIDESCREEN format originally shown in theaters?
  5. I've been thinking about the Blanchett / Sorkin project. My guess is that it will focus on Lucy in the 1950's during the heyday of I Love Lucy and that it will end around the time of Lucy and Desi's divorce. No doubt, there were a lot of dramatic incidents which occurred during those years. However ... I think it would be equally interesting - perhaps moreso - to have the project focus INSTEAD on the years from Mame to the end of Lucy's life. Why ? It was during those years, that Lucy had to come to terms with what was basically an enforced retirement. It would be interesting I think to have this part of her life dramatized rather than the more familiar 1950's timeframe. Lots of potential themes during this latter part of her life - aging, changing audience tastes, coping with commercial failure, coping with the loss of her mother and Vivian Vance, etc. I'd be curious to know what others think of the idea of focussing on her later life rather than the 1950's.
  6. I'm one of those people who held off on the blu-ray sets because I saw myself purchasing all 6 / 9 seasons and then being tempted to purchase them all over again in the "colorized" format. My feeling is that CBS / Paramount should proceed with colorizing every episode and remastering them in hi-def. And then test the marketplace with the entire set. This may not be likely, but I would be more likely to buy a blu-ray set of the series if everything was colorized. Blu-ray quality and colorized all in one fell swoop !
  7. I asked MPI Home Video where I could get replacement cases like the ones they use. While they were kind enough to replace a damaged case for me, they were not willing to provide any information about what vendor supplies those multi-disc cases. I guess that information is Top Secret for some reason ! Very strange.
  8. I wonder if any of you have found that your DVD cases arrive damaged in the mail when you place an online order for a whole season's worth of episodes? Could be something Lucy-related or other tv series. The cases that MPI Home Video and CBS / Paramount use for "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy" are the best that I have seen. No spindle or hub on the outside "walls" of the case, but 2 tray inserts that pivot, each holding 2 discs. QUESTION: Does anyone know who the supplier is of the dvd cases used by MPI Home Video and CBS / Paramount? I'd like to buy a few of these as future replacements for cases that get damaged in the mail. Thanks for any info you can pass along.
  9. About 2 years ago, I wrote to the fellows behind the dvd releases of Here's Lucy and was told that the Season 6 release would contain the filming dates of all the Here's Lucy episodes. As we know, things didn't turn out that way. Oh well. It's still a very nice set. Elisabeth Edwards has advised me that the information is available, but would be very time-consuming to assemble. I assume the production reports are in storage and would have to be retrieved. QUESTION: Does anyone out there in the Lounge already have a listing of the filming dates? If so, would you be willing to share that info? [NOTE: Elisabeth quite rightly pointed out that several of the Season 2 episodes were filmed without a studio audience and therefore would have multiple filming dates. However, the majority of the 144 episodes were clearly filmed on a single night in front of a live audience.]
  10. I see that there are a number of biographies that have been written over the years. I wonder which ones people would recommend? I'm not looking for something that is a "white-wash". Nor am I looking for something that dwells on the negative. For something that is truly balanced - maybe even scholarly - can you suggest one or two books that stand out above all the other run-of-the-mill stuff? Thanks !
  11. I'm in my early 50's and can remember the first run broadcasts of the later years of "The Lucy Show" and all 6 seasons of "Here's Lucy". Now that those are being released on dvd, I will often play these show to my younger relatives who are in their mid- to late teens. I should mention: I DON'T show every episode. (Never anything with a phony gorilla in it!) For example, I'll show the Shower Installation episode, the Antenna Installation episode, and Lucy Goes to Washington from Season 1 of TLS. I also quite like the St. Patrick's Day episode from Season 2 of TLS. The interplay between Lucy and Gale Gordon, trying to remember the last name of Oscar the Cleaner is priceless. But the episode that seems to get the best response from my younger relatives is one of the episodes from Season 1 of HL. That's the episode where Lucy and Gale literally rip apart his home trying to fix that light switch. By far, my younger relatives think that is the funniest thing they have seen on tv. So to sum up, we older folks can keep Lucy's legacy alive by showing some of the classic episodes to the younger generation (and by keeping the gorillas under wraps) !
  12. There is a very funny scene between Gale Gordon and Scotty Plummer in which the latter applies for a loan. When Scotty informs Gale that Scotty's father will NOT be guaranteeing the loan, Gale's reaction is priceless. It's classic Gale Gordon. In fact, if you listen closely to the laugh track during this scene, you can hear Lucy's (by this time) husky laugh quite distinctively. Evidently, she had a great time watching Gale perform this scene.
  13. The funny thing is: I hear that Season 6 was among the weakest of the Seasons. If that's true, then it's strange how the show could deteriorate so much in the space of one year. From what I've read, it seems that Season 6 was almost an afterthought. Was the decline in ratings in Season 6 related to weaker writing? Or perhaps the audience was changing?
  14. I've just watched the first 2 episodes of Season 5 of Here's Lucy. I have to say: The quality of the writing of those first 2 episodes is very good. (Bob & Madelyn's handiwork !) And as Mr. Oppenheimer says in the intro to the first episode, Lucy manages to maintain our interest in spite of the limitations on her ability to do physical bits. What a shame that more of the other episodes of the series (eg. anything with fake gorillas) were not up to these standards.
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