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Everything posted by tropicjeff

  1. Anyone know why there is no scheduled Lucy Colorized Christmas special this year? Seems like it was always highly rated and anticipated. Especially this year with all of the drama surrounding 2020, it would have been a breath of colorized fresh air.
  2. Seems like every time I do a Google News search for I Love Lucy there is another I Love Lucy related "news" story from Cheatsheet.com...mostly old dredged up stuff any Lucy fan already knows, but interesting nonetheless that our favorite show is such a passion for them. The latest one is here on the episode Bon Voyage: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/inside-the-most-expensive-episode-of-i-love-lucy.html/
  3. I found this on line today, Lucy cosmetics! When I say the name Lucille Ball, a very specific image probably enters your mind: ginger ringlets, pale complexion, big lashes, and bright red lips. This month, the iconic actress's signature look will be translated to a retro makeup collection by — you guessed it — Besamé Cosmetics. On June 25, you can snag up to seven products the brand says are exact matches to the makeup Ball wore back in her day. Similar to the lipsticks, Lucy's Face Powder Compact is encased in gold with an etching of Ball. Inside you'll find a mattifying pressed powder you can use to set your makeup and blot oil throughout the day or night. Lastly, Lucy's Pencil Set contains two eyeliner pencils (a brown for the lash line and a white for the waterline) and a bright red lip pencil to match Love That Redhead. Those who purchase the collection as a bundle (which costs $150) will be gifted two additional and exclusive products: an I Love Lucy tote bag and a set of false lashes the brand says "are based on the exact size, shape, and color that Lucille Ball wore." The Besamé Cosmetics Lucille Ball Collection is available on June 25 from besamecosmetics.com. https://www.allure.com/story/besame-cosmetics-lucille-ball-collection
  4. I posted this a long time ago via a dropbox link but it is long gone. Now I put it on Youtube. It's Desi from 1977 during his Detroit book tour. Recorded on my trusty old cassette recorder...audio only of course and crackly as ever but hope you enjoy it. First, a morning show live interview, then an appearance on the Lou Gordon Show (a local show with a controversial talk show host who gets Desi a bit upset). At the end you also get to hear a "I Love Lucy" tease and the Kaiser Broadcasting System jingle. I got to see Desi during this tour. He was autographing his book at Northland Mall. I was 13 years old and of course after watching him on "I Love Lucy" every day he sure did look old and haggard in 1977 ...but his charm and wit still showed. What an impressive man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr6ybfLXn7U
  5. Thank you for this offer. Sounds like a great gift. We are watching "I Love Lucy" nightly to help us through the Corona nightmare. It actually has pre-empted watching the news which is also a good thin (as Desi would say...)
  6. Found this on Youtube today. Desi sure didn't look healthy but he still was a fascinating and articulate man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDL9s4T3Pds
  7. Here's a Youtube preview. I have never watched this show but will be watching this next week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwObjo7TtHE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0bnpPyabq61TYAat9A70uDAkAEt729mAiJLgR3vXCdw0MDqvld-uJxakY
  8. This movie seems to be taking so long to get going, it wouldn't be surprising to me to hear they are "shoveling the picture" a la Don Juan.....
  9. I'm reading a book I found at a thrift shop called The Fifty Year Mission. It's all about Star Trek. It mentioned that Lucy had to sell Desilu because Star Trek basically bankrupted the studio. I had never heard of that before. It also said if she could have held on through the next season all would have been well. Any basis to that? I always thought she wanted out as she didn't want to own a studio anyway.
  10. I found (what I consider to be) an obscure Desilu filmed sitcom "Love and Marriage" on Amazon Prime. It stars Uncle Charlie himself, William Demarest, as the owner of a music publishing company. I can't imagine much interest in it today, but it was intriguing to me as it has references to some of the music I still listen to. Stubby Kaye who was in Lil Abner and Guys and Dolls was on the show. Louis Edelman was the producer and copyright holder.He was a writer and producer and worked with Astaire and Cagney in his earlier years. It aired on NBC in 1959 and probably hasn't been seen since! You can tell it was filmed at Desilu as the credits feature familiar names and the film technique looks very Lucy-esque. Anyone ever heard of this or watched it before?
  11. Moviegoers showed their love for Lucille Ball in a big way on Tuesday. I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration grossed $777,645 from 660 theaters across the country, enough to beat out Aladdin and come in No. 6 at the domestic box office. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-i-love-lucy-tribute-screenings-score-huge-business-1230045
  12. Can't stand seeing Lucy on Hallmark as it is sped up everyone sounds like they are on steroids.
  13. Sold out crowd at our theater in Florida. Lots of Lucy T shirt wearers in the crowd and a few women dressed like Lucy! No technical difficulties and we got our poster. Loved the amazing details in the clothes. Lucy never looked lovelier (as Fred would say ....well... I can't argue with that......). I am glad they didn't tinker with the opening and closing music and of course loved hearing "I Love Lucy is a Desilu Production" blaring through the theater. I like the opening heart sequence someone did on Youtube better but other than that an A+. The mini documentary was excellent as well. Good to see Tom Watson. I remember when he started up the We Love Lucy fanclub back in the 1970s and still have all of the hand made magazines he made back then. They might be worth a fortune by now.
  14. Another Wondaful special. Love the colors and I agree this is the best colorization yet. Wish CBS would put this on every week...or maybe a limited series like "Lucy In Connecticut." My only beef, I don't like that announcing at the beginning..........but IF you insist on an announcer where is "also seen tonight Frank Nelson....etc etc. etc. and of course "I Love Lucy is a Desilu Production"?
  15. 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
  16. 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.........
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Did you see "On the Waterfront". Won the Academy Award you know...

  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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....
  24. Let's not get carried away Mrs. Ricardo....

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