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Tinsletown aka Hollywood as in L.A. at Last and subsequent Hollywood-based ILL episodes until they returned to NYC via train after selling a still-shiny new Pontiac and one broken-down motorcycle that should have been driven in the direction it was pointed in! :lucyshock:

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Julius (Julian) Tannen, actor, 56 titles; Lucille Ball’s early-childhood hero; as well as her co-star, RKO'-Radio, The Big Street, as Mr. Bamberger, 1942, is born in NYC, this date in 1880.

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Tannen, Lee: Author, "I Loved Lucy" book and dubious theatrical adaptation; association by Golddapper, Morton aka Mr. Ball. See also "Got the Rolls Royce"; probably not mentioned in Paula Stewart's yet-to-be-published memoirs. ;)

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On THE MOUSTACHE, Ernie Kovacs' wife's birthday:

 

 

Edie Adams, actress, 62 titles; guest, Desilu Productions’, The Walter Winchell File, 1956; with husband, Ernie Kovacs, The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show #13: “Lucy Meets the Moustache”, as themselves, Lucille and Desi's last episode as husband and wife, with Paul Dubov, Norman Leavitt, Louis A. Nicoletti, and Dick Kallman, 1960; Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1962; Lucille's guest, The Lucy Show “Mooney’s Other Wife”, 1968; American Masters “Finding Lucy”, 2000; as well as 'near-Headliner' Lucille Ball Birthday Festival, 2005, cancelling late with 'health problems'; Melody Thomas Scott, actress/Center Board Member; taking over the slot, with an improvised, and very well-received, self-written, comedy routine with Lucy tribute artist, Diane Vincent, and visiting Dan Mojica, director/choreographer/writer, 2005, is born on this date in 1927.

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ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY:

 

Arthur Lake, actor, 162 titles; of Blondie/Dagwood Bumstead film fame, 1938-1950 fame, 26 television episodes, 1957; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, Blondie in Society, 1941, and Blondie's Anniversary, 1947; as well as with Lucille Ball, archivally, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963, is born this date in 1905.

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On the occasion of HER birthday:

 

 

Melody Thomas Scott, actress, 25 titles; star, as Nikki, of The Young and the Restless fame, 1442 episodes, 1986-2013; Lucille Ball fan; one of several founding Members, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum Board of Directors; Headliner, Lucille Ball Birthday Days, 2000, 2001, 2005; as well as Lucy-Desi Days, 2008, is born this date in 1956.

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On the day of his birth:

 

 

 

Bruce Cabot, d. 5/3/72; actor, 107 titles; Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, Columbia’, Men of the Night, 1934, Paramount Studios’, Sorrowful Jones, 1949; Fancy Pants, 1950; guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1961; as well as with Lucille, Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre “Have Girls, Will Travel”, as Sheriff, 1964; is born this date, 4/20, in 1904.

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Of interest, on this date:

 

 

The Latest From Everthing Lucy Blog -("I Love Lucy"): Writer, Madelyn Pugh Davis Dies at 90 - “A female pioneer of the sitcom world has died. Madelyn Pugh Davis, one of the few main writers of ('I Love Lucy'), died last night. Pugh was editor of the Shortridge High School newspaper, Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University School of Journalism, 1942. She wrote radio spots, WIRE, local radio station. Her family moved to California, and she worked regular writing jobs, NBC and CBS. Pugh was often the only female writer for a show. Pugh, working as staff writer for CBS' Radio, Hollywood, when she met writing partner, Bob Carroll, Jr. The partnership lasted 50-plus years, until his death, January, 2007. They wrote more than 400 TV episodes and radio shows during their partnership. The duo was writing for The Steve Allen Show when they began writing for My Favorite Husband, radio show starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, and were hired by producer, Jess Oppenheimer, writing for My Favorite Husband two-plus years. Pugh and Carroll authored a vaudeville-style act for Ball and Arnaz, which becomes the basis for the ('I Love Lucy') pilot. The show becomes a series; Oppenheimer, Pugh, and Carroll write 39 episodes each year for the first four seasons. After Oppenheimer left; Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf wrote with the duo beginning in year five and continued with the show until the last episode. Pugh would test out Lucy's crazy stunts, to make sure they worked, and to protect Ball. Pugh and Carroll never won an Emmy for their work; but, were nominated 3 times. Arnaz and Ball trusted the duo and they worked many projects for them. They wrote multiple episodes for all of Ball’s later series; The Lucy Show, ("Here's Lucy"), and Life With Lucy. Pugh and Carroll wrote for Those Whiting Girls, a Desilu Productions' product. Along with Desi Arnaz, they created The Mothers-in-Law and produced This is Alice for 92 episodes, Pugh was married two times, to legendary TV producer, Quinn Martin, producing a son, Michael Quinn Martin. She later married Dr. Richard M. Davis, a college sweetheart, who died in 2009. In 1992 the Writers’ Guild of America awarded Pugh and Carroll its Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Achievement. Pugh was LA Times “Woman of the Year”, 1957, and was recipient of the “Women in Film” award in 1996. In 2005, Pugh released her memoirs called Laughing with Lucy, and included partner, Carroll, as a contributor of the book. Of ('I Love Lucy') enduring popularity, Pugh credits every-day situations they used to start each episode; 'we looked for common, everyday things that happened to us or our families, or stories our friends' told us,'” posted this date in 2011.

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Vic Tayback, d. 5/25/90, two-time Golden Globe-winning actor, 140 titles; of Alice fame, 200 episodes, as Mel Sharples, 1976-85; guest, Desilu Productions’, Mission: Impossible “The Ransom”, as Egan's Goon, uncredited, 1966, Desilu Studios'-filmed, Family Affair, “Who's Afraid of Nural Shpeni?”, as Officer Charmas, 1966, “All Around The Town”, as Policeman, 1967; Desilu Productions’, Mission: Impossible “The Mercenaries”, as Sgt. Gorte; That Girl “Decision Before Dawn”, as Max, 1968; with guest, Desi Arnaz, Alice “The Cuban Connection”, as Paco, 1978; as well as with Desi Arnaz, IV, Gridlock, as Floyd 'Snake' Kraskowski, 1980, is born this date, 1/6, in 1930.

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On the occasion of HER birthday:

 

 

Shirley Temple, actress, 60 titles; appears with Lucille Ball, Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 1, 1938; with the Arnazes, archivally, Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage, 1983; with Lucille, archivally, That's Dancing!, 1985; with Lucille and Gary Morton, NBC', The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant, 1988; with the Arnazes, archivally, uncredited, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997; as well as with the Arnazes, archivally, ABC 2000: The Millennium, 1999, is born this date in 1928.

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