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leenorman    502

That's Lucy center. I have a different version of this photo with the whole class. Pauline Lopus is next to her in that one.

 

I'll dig up that one I have tonight. I think this is to be a 9th grade photo.

 

Just re-reading THIS one, Luvs, and if you have one with Pauline Lopus, she NEVER went to Jamestown H.S., with Lucille; Pauline would have been in high school at Celoron, prior to centralization to Southwestern in mid-50's; i.e. if your photo is 9th grade, the one showing above is way-beyond 9th grade; don't see Lucille there either, although it claims to be.  In any event, IF it's Lucille, Pauline is NOT in photo, unless it's an earlier year.

 

  I believe when Lucille came back to Jamestown, moving into apartment w/her mom, in Jamestown, tried to finish high school, which she had failed to graduate, was trying to graduate; and it's my understanding she NEVER graduated; but, went back to what is now historically-known as her big chance in Hollywood.

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Luvsbway    1,713

Ok, I'm wrong on it being JT high, it should be Celeron. Also Lucy would be age 14. If you've ever seen the basketball photo she's 14 in that and looks way older. I think she was steady in High school until about 16 when she left for NYC and dramatic school. Then school was intermitten and it would have been JT high from age 16.

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leenorman    502

Ok, I'm wrong on it being JT high, it should be Celeron. Also Lucy would be age 14. If you've ever seen the basketball photo she's 14 in that and looks way older. I think she was steady in High school until about 16 when she left for NYC and dramatic school. Then school was intermitten and it would have been JT high from age 16.

 

That makes MORE sense to me; lost track (since there is a lack of stuff in print) about those years after she came back from NYC; I think by then, will have to look back, her mom had moved to Jamestown, since the Celoron house went into foreclosure after the gun incident;  that pretty much, raised terrible trauma/memories for the family and its then-relocation.

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leenorman    502

Gene Kelly's widow Patricia has an Instagram account (@genekellylegacy) that does pretty frequent posts with pictures and reminisces from her husband's life. Yesterday's entry was a lovely story about Lucy and her "gracious behavior".

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXDqXL4ABOk/?taken-by=genekellylegacy

 

Thanks, Freddie; great 'stuff' for the chronology!   :fabrary: 

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Neil    1,156

You just NEVER know where she's going to show up.   On PBS's "Frontline" it was a documentary about the controversy surrounding the use of vaccines on children.  And who should show up in the middle but Lucy, in a public service spot, talking about the hope for a polio vaccine.  The shot eventually zooms out to include Desi, Desi Jr. and Lucie.  Judging by the kids' ages, I say it was 1954.

 

I have learned to scan the index of ANY book for "Ball, Lucille" and I learned this when I had a book about house plants.  And much to my surprise, Lucy was in the index.   The author was recommending the placement of plants in Lucy's house.  She wanted it THERE.  He said it should be THERE.  Then he made some reference like "back when I was writing her show".   The author was Joel Rapp.  This was before you could look any of this up.  But he made it sound like he was a staff writer, or at least a writer of many episodes, and I didn't recognize his name.  

 

His one credit: The "Drafted" of "The Lucy Show": "Mooney the Monkey"!!

 

Imdb also lists him as a writer of the next season's "Pool Hustler", though Fidelman says it was written by Bob O'Brien.  It seems much more like a Bob O'Brien script to me.  Maybe Joel submitted the idea and O'Brien took it from there. 

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leenorman    502

You just NEVER know where she's going to show up.   On PBS's "Frontline" it was a documentary about the controversy surrounding the use of vaccines on children.  And who should show up in the middle but Lucy, in a public service spot, talking about the hope for a polio vaccine.  The shot eventually zooms out to include Desi, Desi Jr. and Lucie.  Judging by the kids' ages, I say it was 1954.

 

I have learned to scan the index of ANY book for "Ball, Lucille" and I learned this when I had a book about house plants.  And much to my surprise, Lucy was in the index.   The author was recommending the placement of plants in Lucy's house.  She wanted it THERE.  He said it should be THERE.  Then he made some reference like "back when I was writing her show".   The author was Joel Rapp.  This was before you could look any of this up.  But he made it sound like he was a staff writer, or at least a writer of many episodes, and I didn't recognize his name.  

 

His one credit: The "Drafted" of "The Lucy Show": "Mooney the Monkey"!!

 

Imdb also lists him as a writer of the next season's "Pool Hustler", though Fidelman says it was written by Bob O'Brien.  It seems much more like a Bob O'Brien script to me.  Maybe Joel submitted the idea and O'Brien took it from there. 

 

More GREAT STUFF; and I thank you.  JK :fabrary: 

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Neil    1,156

His one credit: The "Drafted" of "The Lucy Show": "Mooney the Monkey"!!

 

Imdb also lists him as a writer of the next season's "Pool Hustler", though Fidelman says it was written by Bob O'Brien.  It seems much more like a Bob O'Brien script to me.  Maybe Joel submitted the idea and O'Brien took it from there. 

 

And in Rapp's original concept, Lucy's competition in the tournament was probably  a pool-playing  gorilla. 

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HarryCarter    827

The My Three Sons episode "Tiger Goes to Hollywood" features Bub, Robbie, and Chip going to LA when their dog is selected for a movie screen test. They are shown outside the Desilu gates and throughout the studio grounds. It would have been great if they had Bub cross paths with Desilu president Lucille Ball. 

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leenorman    502
11 hours ago, HarryCarter said:

The My Three Sons episode "Tiger Goes to Hollywood" features Bub, Robbie, and Chip going to LA when their dog is selected for a movie screen test. They are shown outside the Desilu gates and throughout the studio grounds. It would have been great if they had Bub cross paths with Desilu president Lucille Ball. 

Jamie:  Thanks for this; wonderful 'stuff' for the chronology!!!!  Loving you, JK:fabrary:

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Freddie2    688

In a new YouTube video essay called "Why Norm McDonald is a Genius", the author talks about how Norm doesn't have nearly the same amount of fame as equally funny stand up comedians. This statement is accompanied by an animated photo collage of stand ups. However, there is one person in the whole thing who was actually never a stand up comedian. I'll give you three guesses as to who. Talk about influence and legacy!

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Neil    1,156

Ken Burns current "Vietnam" series.  Footage of the Chicago Democratic national convention riots included a partial shot of a bus with the large font advertisement on the side of the bus "Yours...." as in "Mine and Ours"  now playing at the Astor.

Chicago riots and "Yours Mine and Ours":  talk about your polar opposites depicting that turbulent year 1968.  We weren't exactly aware of current events, particularly politics, in our household.  I don't remember watching the news and we did not subscribe to a newspaper.  (I would, however, go to the neighbors every Monday to read the pre-show review of that night's Lucy Show....Digressing a bit: I guess the episodes of all the shows were available for pre-screening by the critics.  Their blurbs about Lucy's show were very interesting.  Usually very pro-Lucy, even during the HL years.  "Lucy Meets Lucy" was highlighted as the evening's "Best Bet", sort of like the old TV Guide's "Close up".)  Anyway, I was too young to be politically aware. I heard about Vietnam at my grade school but didn't understand.  When peace talks were scheduled in Paris, I thought: well, they'll wrap this thing up soon.  I remember being absolutely dumbfounded when I heard that the first 6 weeks of these talks  consisted of  haggling over the shape of the table!

Ken Burns does tremendous work but somebody's got to talk to him about his hair:  stop coloring it SO dark and a more age-appropriate style.    He looks like one of the Monkees. 

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Luvsbway    1,713

This Is Us from last night. While walking around the Paramount lot Randall points out the Lucille Ball building.

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JoeySoCal    961
3 hours ago, Luvsbway said:

This Is Us from last night. While walking around the Paramount lot Randall points out the Lucille Ball building.

That was so unexpected and so cool!! Love shit like that!! :HALKING:

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JessiLu    2

Was just watching an old obit of Lucy. Any idea  what show the clip that is shown at 2:52 came from and why Lucy was crying?
 

 

 

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Luvsbway    1,713

CBS Sunday Morning did a story on Joan Rivers and how she kept everything. Showing the Here's Lucy script of her appearance, they showed a clip from that episode.

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