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  1. What an awful book. The description of it is horrible. He gets ILL ended in 1956 and from there lies pile up faster than manure
  2. Good take. Since this movie originally got some good reviews to me its reception was better than LWL. At the Kennedy Center they even salute Lucy to custom lyrics of Mame title song . I love Lucy's dancing. "That's How Young I Feel" would have made a great addition. I agree Gooch's song is not my favorite moment and Jane looks too old for the part more than Lucy did. The film version had the governess and Gooch be 2 separate characters which made more sense. I am Gen Y but agree musicals than were art now it's too much pretend going on.
  3. Love this article https://medium.com/@JonathanTSDM/life-with-lucy-a-look-at-lucille-balls-last-series-33-years-later-7760476b47c7
  4. I would love to see Steve Lawrence Show. It looks great and I love musical Lucy (wish she did Mame in 1966 her voice started to chang around 1968). I would love to see that Mike Douglas Show and the 1968 one where Vivian surprised Lucy
  5. I read on google books Conversations with Legendary TV Stars by James Bawden and Ron Miller for the Lucy interview. They pieced together conversation from several interviews. It sounds like Lucy and has new tidbits I didn't know. I don't like they quote Lucy saying she sold the studio in 1974. Also, the author said Aaron Spelling blamed Lucy for LWL's failing since she wanted executive control which I never heard elsewhere
  6. Season 7 that's what I am on and yes yawn. It went from good slapstick to note horrible stupid writing. Lucy's worse shows weren't this bad or stupid.
  7. I recommend Perfect Strangers Seasons 1 and 2 as classic and 3 to 5 are pretty good. Season 6 had is moments so far season 7 shows the show jumped the shark
  8. Besides autobiographies and Desilu books I recommend the Other Side of Ethel Mertz. I found Viv funny but afterwards admire her as a human
  9. I agree with you. I cannot stand as they feel at 48 when I Love Lucy ended so did anything interesting in her life. The public back then didn't think so with 2 more hit shows and Yours, Mine and Ours and much more as First Lady of TV. I know Desilu did cover those later years highs and lows but of course covered a lot else
  10. https://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-264249.html. Someone here a aid Lucy Comes to Nashville got a 20.2 rating and 28% share but was against War and Rememberance so it sounds like it didn't win its timeslot. I found Lucy Calls the President got #12
  11. A Lucille Ball Special: "Lucy Gets Lucky" got 18.1 rating and 30 % share. It sounds like it won its timeslot
  12. I am thinking this is wrong. Wikipedia can be edited which I am not good at and it says Mame had 12 million budget and only made 6.5 million see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mame_(film)
  13. I think Easy to Wed did well at the box office too
  14. Neither have I been disappointed with her movies or TV specials I saw
  15. I love Doris' The Way We Were. What a loving person and great actress. Never saw her show so no comment
  16. Can someone give a list of awards and nominations this play "won"?
  17. At least it hit #1 for some episodes.
  18. I skimmed that is trash. It has nude Lucy photo. Closer is crazy now no more class
  19. Never saw this before https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lucille-Ball-Desi-Arnaz-1962-Magazine-Print-Clipping-Her-favorite-director/173703624285?hash=item28718af65d:g:fvQAAOSwe~lcBWcl
  20. I had never knew Lucy have this show a great review and Mark and Bronson webt to a LWL taping. However, I am loving watching the first and second season from 1986. They combine physical comedy and warmth. It reminds me of Mother of the Bride and Breaking Up Is Hard to do. They have funny moments but are dramedy with a emotionally wonderful ending. This makes me think LWL should have been given a better chance. What do you think?
  21. I won't say it was a flop but it wasn't a hit like her earlier movies like Yours Mine and Ours, Easy to Wed, Long, Long Trailer. I too feel it isn't mentioned enough but this would have been a hit in 1968. This was one year after Tourghly Modern Millie which I think did alright. Also Lucy's voice was much better then f.e. It's Nice To Have A Man About the House (Carnival Nights) and Thanks for the Memories (LS) . I always thought it was odd how it got so deeper during Here's Lucy years.
  22. I agree. Maybe as original written Mrs Brady would have worked for Lucy but the final product is NO. Carol is not the main or even secondary character. Sometimes she has great lines sometimes she's just in the background filling the scenes. I agree timewise this won't make sense either
  23. While I knew Yours, Mine, and Ours influencedthe network to air The Brady Bunch , I read tonight on https://papermoonloveslucy.tumblr.com that Lucy was considered to play Mrs. Brady. Has anyone heard of this? Do you think this would have work?
  24. While I knew Yours, Mine, and Ours influencedthe network to air The Brady Bunch , I read tonight on https://papermoonloveslucy.tumblr.com that Lucy was considered to play Mrs. Brady. Has anyone heard of this? Do you think this would have work?
  25. I found on imdb trivia under Three for Two "This special was berated by the critics and the ratings were not as large as Lucille Ball's previous specials. CBS worried that it would lose its number one place after more than twenty seasons at the top. This pretty much spells the end of CBS's confidence in television shows featuring Lucille Ball." What verified this as true? I remember it for bad reviews bit it was #8 I thought for the week probably winning is timeslot. Also her next specials What Now Catherine Curtis won its timeslot at#16, CBS Salites Lucy was #2, and Lucy Calls the President was #12. They even choose her to host Nashville special.
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