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Everything posted by Luvsbway

  1. Mysteries at the Museum

    Thanks for the heads up. Will tivo it. Mythbusters did this in their first season and concluded that it could not happen. What museum did they use to talk about it?
  2. Yes, looks that way. That's why I'm happy for the streaming because the sets that you need to get to get all the Lucy episodes are pretty $$. I'm sure it's been posted here somewhere, but how many episodes did Lucy appear on?
  3. Georgia Engel has passed away

    I'm shocked to learn she was only 70. I saw her in The Drowsy Chaparone on Broadway and she was just delightful. Man, Betty White just keeps hanging strong, sadly watching so many of her friends pass away.
  4. MAME

    I got the Mame blu ray for my birthday and finally got around to watching it last night. It looks great. With the rest of the shots so crisp and clear, the soft focus closeups really stand out much more than they did on DVD. I wasn’t really looking for them but just analyzing the picture quality over all and I noticed right away in that first shot on the piano top. But the shots pulled back Lucy still looks fine so I really wish they just would have shot the thing less gauzy. I wonder if this was that noticeable in cinemas in the 70s.
  5. Wildcat

    Neil what a fantastic review and analysis. I don’t listen to the cast album as much as I should. Did not know about the part where people get hit. I think those lyrics went past me. It’s not so much a forgotten show, I think than it is a show that just never gets done anymore. Kudos for that group for trying it and trying to make it work. As for Sutton, I can see her doing that part. About those peas. I don’t know how or why you would want to peel peas but hey, Lucy Ricardo peeled her lima beans. Maybe it’s referring to taking them out of the pods. But never heard it called peeling. Shucking I think is the term.
  6. They run 51 minutes so allow for commercials and we're pretty close. The 2 with Lucy I watched had musical numbers in, including the ones Lucy was in. Boys In The Backroom is there. And I've now got Lucy kissing, and kissing and kissing Lyle Wagner on repeat.
  7. Oh thank you, off to watch.
  8. Oh head on over to the CBS I Love Lucy page on Facebook. Clips and photos are up.
  9. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/lucille-ball-house-indian-wells-268555 This article is making the rounds. There is another house in the article linked too. How are they getting a Lucy connection? Indian Wells is the first but I'm not seeing a connection to Desi's old hotel.
  10. Premiering at the Cape May Playhouse (New Jersey) in August. By Kim Powers Directed by Roy Steinberg August 7th-September 20th Tuesday-Sunday at 8:00PM It's the last night of filming "I Love Lucy" and America's favorite sidekick - Ethel Mertz, played by Vivian Vance - has a lot to get off her chest. This new play gives a glimpse into the behind the scense drama of "I Love Lucy" as well as incredible unheard stories from Vivian Vance's extraordinary career. https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=4
  11. New ‘Closer’ cover featuring L&D

    I recently had someone send me a bunch of tabloid mags from before and after Lucy died. Being that they were tabloid mags I have trouble wanting to believe anything in them. But in reality they really are not all that scummy and the stuff makes logical sense. Especially when I compare to that Autopsy show. There's a lot of timeline stuff in them. In that batch was also some clippings from the LA Times and legit news sources. The LA Times one really broke down medically what happened to put Lucy in the hospital and then what happened on April 26th. It had a little diagram of the heart and quotes from the hospital staff. They apparently had a press conference after she died and went through exactly what happened.
  12. Lucy dates, 1960

    I agree on that house sentiment. Seemed like another article popped up on this over the week and I thought, "oh, let's see where Lucy slept now." Such an odd way to name a house. Hilary Clinton and Obama drove past my old house when they were running for President the first time. I should have named it the after them because they had to look at it as they passed. So far the "boring businessmen" count on any that I've seen potentially mentioned is 2. This guy and maybe her theatrical agent based on an article or two that hinted at something.
  13. Lucy dates, 1960

    Little seems to be known about the men Lucy dated before meeting Gary, but this article sheds some light on one guy. https://amp.mycentraljersey.com/amp/810343002 In the letter, Berg said Ball was separated from Arnaz at that time and was his brother Kenneth's girlfriend. Berg said the couple were spending the weekend at his home and he decided to get some Chinese food for dinner. He said Ball took a ride with him to the restaurant and sat at a table to wait for their order. According to Berg's letter, while waiting his friend, the owner of the Criterion newspaper came in and conducted an "off the record" interview with Ball.
  14. Wow, that's some keen eyes. I wonder if these were some sort of cat you could buy then.
  15. ME-TV is going to be showing some of early season Carol Burnett Show episodes. So there is hope that we can see Lucy. Very happy about this as I have not gotten the DVDs with these episodes yet. Crossing my fingers my NBC affiliate that carries ME-TV doesn't stick local programming in this time slot. UPDATE: April 15th 11pm is a Lucy guest episode. https://metv.com/stories/metv-presents-early-episodes-of-the-carol-burnett-show-not-seen-in-tv-in-41-years?fbclid=IwAR0MwZkQBnD0qnjQeiRR1OkxM1lukfHPMdljXW3_5SY4tyovyRhwiwSjCxY
  16. This sounds like something very fun to sit a poor over.
  17. Wildcat

    She worked hard for not being a trained dancer. All that about killed her. She had good rhythm, which makes learning how to dance so much easier.
  18. Wildcat

    A few people who saw Lucy in Wildcat reflect in this thread. https://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat_new/d.php?id=2450062
  19. Me TV had this nice little article on short lived Desilu shows. https://metv.com/lists/6-fascinating-forgotten-shows-from-desilu-productions-that-somehow-flopped
  20. DVR Alerts!

    It was RA vs rheumatic fever. They leaned more towards it being rheumatic fever because RA is a lifelong condition and Lucy never showed any signs of it later in life. At no time was anything else discussed as to what it could have been. A car accident, often reported in the 1930s was not brought up. Kathleen Brady was interviewed in this special and even weighed in on this part. But it was her book that has the most about this time period alluding to pregnancy. So they could have gone way more tabloid but didn't.
  21. DVR Alerts!

    I forgot about that. I get a headache if I put my ponytail in too tight. I'm not going to have a heart attack over it. Lucy did get headaches, I've seen her mention it in a few interviews/articles. But they didn't seem out of the ordinary. I don't think they were migraines either, which her mother suffered from terribly.
  22. DVR Alerts!

    The other thing that really pissed me off was they were trying to insinuate that Lucy had a drinking problem. Drinking alcohol at a party, friends house or at home can be done without having a problem. When they got to the Dexedrine part the doctor kept saying that he found no evidence that Lucy took it later in life. Now I don't know if Paula didn't elaborate, or if she did and it was cut out. But in her book she mentions about finding the drug in Lucy's massive pill supply while setting up the NYC apartment in 1984. So yes, it cold have been left over from many years ago but it also could have been a current drug. Not that it had anything to do with her heart issue. Michael Karol over on his Facebook this weekend mentioned he was interviewed for 3 hours for this and made less that a minute in the whole thing.
  23. DVR Alerts!

    Missed the first half. Will catch on repeat. Intervewed people we know, Michael Karol, Kathleen Brady, Lee Tannen and super happy, Paula Stewart. Laughed so hard at Lee and Paula being interviewed in this due to their bad blood. Gee Lee, if you didn't introduce Lucy to those salt heavy "slushies", Paula wouldn't have had to keep yelling at Gary to stop making them for her because a lady with high blood pressure needs more salt. The reenactments seemed a bit creepy to me. Nice to have a doctor weigh in on the illness pretty much not being RA.
  24. DVR Alerts!

    I'll TiVo it but I forsee lots of swearing at the TV given the articles I've seen this week in relation to it.
  25. I saw Busty and Marty do Love Letters for a week at the theatre I worked at in high school. That's how I met them.