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tropicjeff last won the day on July 19 2016

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  1. I guess there will be no new Desilu Productions! (I was hoping that we could at least get a Desilu logo shirt or hat....) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-alleges-man-used-lucille-balls-old-studio-trick-investors-1156709
  2. Lucy on Dick Cavett Show

    Gary wasn't on the Cavett show I was referred to.........Yesterday I watched Merv Griffin from the same year and Gary, Lucie, Desi Jr and Gale were all on. Lucy was radiant and very cordial so either she wasn't a Cavett fan or was having a bad day.........
  3. Ricky's Hit Records

    Spirit in the wood beat the hollow cane Spirit in the wood take away the pain Make the body ripe and alive again I similau (I similau, I similau) Spirit in the heart make the blood flow fast Spirit in the heart make the beauty last Keep the hope alive when the youth go past I similau (I similau, I similau) When my lover comes upon the scene Drop a petal from the tree Fling the mountain up into the sky Fill the river with the sea Spirit in the wood let the hollow cane Echo in the afterglow Waiting for the flame to burn again I similau
  4. Lucy on Dick Cavett Show

    I was watching the interview Lucy did with Dick Cavett on his show in 1974 for Mame. She didn't seem to be too interested in being there. They showed a couple of clips from I Love Lucy and Cavett was explaining why they could only show a minute long clip and that the were shown courtesy of Viacom. Lucy shrugged her shoulders with a look of "who cares." She gave some very curt answers. I wanted to say "come on Lucy!" Anyhow, Cavett was gracious and she said she enjoyed it when it was all over. She definitely didn't want to act the happy guest and seemed really disinterested in the whole affair.
  5. Some of you may know about this but....I'm always on the lookout for something "new" from Lucy that I never saw before. This Youtube find has to be one of the strangest and bizarre programs. Lucy appears with Dinah Shore on a TV special...trying to be Hep......(not to be confused with Hip). Awkward to watch this show that was obviously trying to be Laugh-In with Dinah. A rerun of Milligan's Chicken Mash Hour would be more to my liking..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbpq244f4F0
  6. Did you see "On the Waterfront". Won the Academy Award you know...

  7. Glad we can see her Vance with dance in color!
  8. Last member of Desi

    Oops, I hit the button before I was done and it posted (any way to edit your original posts?). The title is actually "Last member of Desi's orchestra dies". I found this on line today and don't recall seeing it here. I never heard of Mr. Terran.
  9. Last member of Desi

    Tony Terran, Trumpet Player in Desi Arnaz's Orchestra on 'I Love Lucy,' Dies at 903/28/2017 by Mike Barnes Trumpeter Tony Terran, the last surviving member of the Desi Arnaz orchestra seen and heard on the fabled CBS sitcom I Love Lucy, has died. He was 90. Terran, a renowned studio session player who also worked on Carol Burnett's long-running variety show, died March 20 in Los Angeles, his son, Dave Terran, announced. Tony Terran also played with "The Wrecking Crew," the legendary group of L.A. session musicians (Glen Campbell was a member) that in their 1960s heyday backed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher,The Mamas & The Papas, The Beach Boys and The Monkees. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Terran auditioned for a job with Horace Heidt's orchestra and immediately was hired. The next day, the 18-year-old was off on a national tour that would come to an end in Los Angeles in 1944. "I had no money, so went to the musician's union to look for a gig that paid so I could get back home to Buffalo. They hooked me up with Bob Hope," he once recalled. Arnaz was the bandleader for Hope's radio show, and they connected. When he wasn't working for Hope, Terran played for the Cuban musician in ballrooms and theaters around the country. On Arnaz and Lucille Ball's I Love Lucy, which debuted in 1951, Terran was a member of The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra, the musicians that supported Arnaz's character when he was the headline act at the Club Tropicana in New York. Terran went on to collaborate with Ball on her subsequent TV shows and played on dozens of theme songs and film soundtracks. The versatile Terran also performed or recorded with artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Linda Ronstadt, Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley,Diana Ross, Ray Charles and Barbra Streisand and was a featured soloist for composers/arrangers like John Williams, Lalo Schifrin, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini and Nelson Riddle. Terran released a solo album, The Song's Been Sung,on Capitol Records in 1966. In addition to his son Dave — who also plays the trumpet — survivors include his other children Mark, Eve and Jennifer and step-daughter Aprile. This article originally appeared in THR.com.
  10. Resurrecting this old thread as I didn't know about this and just saw it on Amazon Prime streaming for free with our service. Desi looked haggard throughout and the loving Ricky Ricardo of old was replaced by the meaner version of the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hours. It was nice to see something "new" but somehow the magic isn't there for me in this one....
  11. Let's not get carried away Mrs. Ricardo....

  12. I'm on my way to Cuba . . . C-U-B-A

    My aunt spent three weeks there in December. She knows I'm a Lucy fan and she visited Santiago and other cities. Of course nobody there knows who Desi Arnaz is and she apparently had some song clips I had sent her on her phone and played those for the people there who apparently thought it was strange that this was probably the most famous Cuban except for Castro and they never heard of him!
  13. Desi on "Our Miss Brooks"

    The Decades Channel (one of the newer subchannels offered by our local CBS affiliate over the air) had a "binge" viewing of "Our Miss Brooks" over the weekend. I was able to catch a few episodes and in one there was a dream sequence where Desi Arnaz makes a guest appearance as "DesI" and refers to Eve Arden as "Lucy". It was fun and unexpected to see him. Also saw Doris Singleton and it looked like the actress who played Helen Kaiser in another show. Interesting that some credits had copyright by Desilu and others by CBS.
  14. The 10 Ethels of Christmas

    On the Sixth Ethel of Christmas, my old grouch gave to me SIX Shortnin' Breads, FIVE green lame coaaaaaaaaaats, Four trips to 21, three butter knives, two burlap sacks and some hostess pants that look so tacky!
  15. 2016's I Love Lucy Christmas Special

    What a wonderful program. Very excellent despite the dialog trimming. I wish someone would fix that lint on Ricky's shirt on the Christmas show...and those trick colored lights that turn white every year when they are turned on! Sure wish this would be a weekly series.......