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Voice actor Billy West is a guest on this week's episode of Gilbert Gottfried's podcast and they discuss his infamous debut on The Howard Stern Show in 1989 where he played an ailing Lucy calling in from Cedars-Sinai. He gives a sample of his portrayal, but it's not as accurate as when he originally did it (segments are available on YouTube). It's certainly not for thin-skinned Lucy fans, but I find it darkly humorous.

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This morning I was driving behind a cherry red Jeep with a tire cover featuring the ILL logo and the Lucy and Ricky stick figures. I couldn't find it online so I'm assuming that it was a custom job. On top of that, the license plate was "1LVELUCY", or something like that. I tried to take a picture but couldn't really maneuver it while driving, and the car sped up considerably so I wonder if they knew that I was trying to take a photo. 

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6 minutes ago, Freddie2 said:

This morning I was driving behind a cherry red Jeep with a tire cover featuring the ILL logo and the Lucy and Ricky stick figures. I couldn't find it online so I'm assuming that it was a custom job. On top of that, the license plate was "1LVELUCY", or something like that. I tried to take a picture but couldn't really maneuver it while driving, and the car sped up considerably so I wonder if they knew that I was trying to take a photo. 

I've been contemplating getting a Lucy themed vanity plate. I ran a few of the better combinations and most of the good ones are taken in my state but have found one that wasn't and would look pretty good. I tried a few years ago and got rejected on 2 as already taken.  Unfortunately it's gone up to $85 to get one. I think it use to be $20. So I'm still thinking about it. 

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On August 26, 2019 at 1:21 PM, HarryCarter said:

I Love Lucy gets a mention by a Manson follower in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. 

I saw OUATIH today and that reference made me smile. The line was something like "The only show where nobody got murdered was I Love Lucy!" and I think that Ann, Mary, Helen, Cynthia, Alice and Theodore beg to differ.

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I watched a documentary on Erwin Bllomenfeld, a famous fashion photographer. They said Lucy posed for him, yet didn't show a photo of her. A Google search also doesn't turn up any photos that could link them.

I'm not up on too many famous photographers who shot Lucy. Does anyone know of the photo/s that Bloomenfeld may have done with Lucy?

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No, but now I know to look for this/look for a sample, I'll be on the lookout.  My fave Lucy photographer is Engstead, to whom she famously (and amusingly) in later years told him, "John, be careful...your camera is getting older all the time"! :HALKING:

I think most of my fave 60's on shots of LB were by Engstead, perhaps because he utilized/perfected that "natural light" (sun) through her hair effect/look. It always with no exceptions I can think of flattered her. 

 

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14 minutes ago, JoeySoCal said:

 

I think most of my fave 60's on shots of LB were by Engstead, perhaps because he utilized/perfected that "natural light" (sun) through her hair effect/look. It always with no exceptions I can think of flattered her. 

 

He's the only one who photographed her a lot whose name I remember. And I agree with your assessment. Wonderfully lit that made her look beautiful and natural even with the wig and makeup.

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While watching the new All In The Family there was a reference to speaking Spanish from Archie. Desi and Charo were mentioned.

Watching the original tonight its interesting to hear it again.

Incidentally Desi and Charo did a scene together on a Bob Hope special.

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In a CBS Sunday Morning segment on something called "competitive tablescaping", an ILL-themed table can be seen a couple of times. 

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30 minutes ago, Freddie2 said:

In a CBS Sunday Morning segment on something called "competitive tablescaping", an ILL-themed table can be seen a couple of times. 

I caught that. Years ago I was at the fair and oved the table scapes. They also had Christmas tree decorating and someone did an I Love Lucy tree.

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On the new season of Grace and Frankie (premiered today!), Sam Waterston compares a Grace and Frankie split-up to “Lucy without Ethel”. 

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