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Prime Ultrasonics (Makers of crappy hi-fis and wet dolls, employers of Elroy P. Klunk, and his carnation)

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On the occasion of HIS birthday:

 

Doug McClure, actor, 99 titles; star, as Trampas, The Virginian fame, 249 episodes, 1962-71; star, as Kyle X. Applegate, Out of This World, 81 episodes, 1987-1991; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, “Bad Medicine”, as Luke Toblee, 1958; Desilu Productions', U.S. Marshal, as Bruce Williams, “The Threat”, 1959; Desi Arnaz co-star, The Virginian, “The Best Man”, 1970; as well as Desi, IV, co-star, Automan, as Detective Ted Smithers, 1983; is born this date in 1935.

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Albuquerque Tribune, Aline Mosby: “Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) Will Wear Glamour Clothes on Show,” published this date, May 12, in 1955.

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On the day of HIS passing:

 

 

Buck Houghton, b. 5/4; writer, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp “The Englishman”; Producer, Desilu Productions', Wire Service, 1956; Desilu Studios'-filmed, Man With A Camera, one episode, 1958; as well as associate producer, Desilu Productions', Desilu Studios'-filmed, Yancy Derringer, 18 episodes, 1958-59; dies this date, 5/14, in 1999.

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Ursula Theiss (Due to attend the Ricardos' anniversary party at the Mocambo, but none of those peoples were coming)

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Audience Research Institute, an RKO'-sponsored opinion poll, determined, in April 1941, Lucille Ball, while known to radio audiences and in Hollywood, needed more pictures and build-up for the public to become aware of her, so teamed her up with Edgar Bergen in Look Who’s Laughing, and many other RKO' ‘radio stars’, a popular choice with the public and profitable for RKO, filmed starting in mid-May, 1941.

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May 16, 2013:

 

 

The Albuquerque Tribune: “Lucille Ball speaks of Laugh-In series drop in ratings, after three years on top, and three of its stars having been guests on her various series,” published this date in 1970.

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On the day of HER birth:

 

 

Maureen O'Sullivan, actress, 95 titles; guest, Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of America, “The Blessed Midnight”, 1956; Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) co-star, The Great Houdini, 1976; as well as with Lucille Ball, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, 1987, is born this date in 1911.

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Udder -- where Lucy got milk from an Italian cow. (I know I'm really reaching here, but coming up with Lucy "U" words 'taint izzy!) :lucythrill:

It happened, it works! No worries. :lucyhaha:

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On the occasion of HER birth:

 

 

Susan Strasburg, d. 1/21/99; actress, 97 titles; guest, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, “Debut”, as Anna Tchinskaya, 1958; Desi Arnaz, IV, co-star, Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, as Lee, 1971; as well as with Lucille Ball, archivally, Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies, 1982; is born this date 1938.

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Unguentine (a popular antiseptic back in the '50's. One of the key ingredients in it was lidocaine (for anesthetic properties) to help dull pain. It came in both cream and spray versions and is still made today), something Miss Ricardo could have slathered herself with upon over-sunning her person right before her scheduled appearance in Don Loper's Hollywood wives' "(The) Fashion Show", modeling one very itchy tweed suit, most suitably with collar worn turned up! :lucyshock:

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On the occasion of HIS birth:

 

Frank McHugh, d. 9/11/81; actor, 161 titles; Lucille Ball co-star, Miss Grant Takes Richmond, 1949; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Red Skelton Hour, “Freddie the Singer”, 1959; Desilu Productions', Harrigan and Son “100 Proof”, 1961; as well as Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Bing Crosby Show, co-star, 27 episodes, as Willie, 1964-65; is born this date (5/23) in 1898.

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TV Guide: “Desi Arnaz swings his record-breaking $12 million, Westinghouse ‘Desilu Playhouse deal, which calls for 48, hour-long films, including seven new Lucy-Desi Shows, 36 dramas, comedies, and musicals, five repeats of this season’s Lucy-Desi hours – all without a single test film, no scripts, no guest stars – just the Desilu track record,” published for this date week in 1958.

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On the date of HER passing:

 

 

June Whitley Taylor, b. 8/26; (“I Love Lucy”), 2 episodes, 1953; guest, Desilu Productions', Cavalcade of America, 1954; guest, Desi Arnaz Productions', Mothers-in-Law, 2 episodes, 1968; as well as Lucille's guest, (“Here's Lucy”), with Lucie Arnaz, 1972; dies this date 5/25, in 2006.

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United States Savings Bonds -- Lucy, Gale & Lucie made a PSA for the Treasury Dept to promote these. (Guess who was recently watching bonus features on Here's Lucy Season 6 :lucythrill: ? It felt very strange not to hear any laughter at all during this, even though there were some funny lines)

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On the occasion of HIS birthday:

 

 

Paul Lukas, Academy Award-winning actor, 119 titles; Lucille Ball’s early-film co-star, RKO'-Radio, The Three Musketeers,as Athos, 1935; as well as with the Arnazes, archivally, Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage, 1983; is born this date in 1891.

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On the day of HIS birth:

 

 

Arthur Lyons, Lucille Ball's many-year talent agent, until she replaced him after her contract expiration and release by MGM, about 1946, with Kurt Frings, who wanted her to free-lance; is born this date in 1906.

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On the day of HIS passing:

 

 

Sidney Guilaroff, b. 11/2; MGM head hairdresser, 1934-1970's, worked on many films - when Lucille Ball was contracted, created hair color for her first Technicolor film, DuBarry Was A Lady, 1943; then, in 1946, when cast for Ziegfeld Follies, Guilaroff created the 'golden red' which changed little in ensuing years, mellowed slightly by Irma Kusely; Lucille hair stylist, uncredited, 1943; hair stylist, 1945; 1946; hair stylist, The Long, Long Trailer, 1953; hairdresser, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) Academy Award-winning film, The Great Race, 1965; as well as hair stylist for Joan Crawford, (the Arnazes appear archivally), among many others, Hollywood Out-Takes and Rare Footage, 1983, dies this date, 5/28, in 1997.

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On this date:

 

Lucille Ball introduces a montage of Bob’s leading ladies through the decades, Happy Birthday, Bob, A Salute to Bob Hope’s 75th Birthday, filmed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, and sponsored by the USO; with Ann-Margret, Pearl Bailey, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Charo, Sammy Davis, Jr., Red Foxx, Dolores Hope, Alan King, Dorothy Lamour, Carol Lawrence, Fred MacMurray, Donny & Marie Osmond, Charles Nelson Reilly, Don Rickles, George C. Scott, Red Skelton, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Thomas, John Wayne, among many others, on this date, 5/29, in 1978.

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On the occasion of HER birth:

 

Ruth Perrott, actress, 28 titles; Lucille Ball early radio-career co-star, and veteran supporting cast member, My Favorite Husband; once considered for the role of Ethel Mertz (“I Love Lucy”); guest, three episodes, “Pioneer Women”, 1952, “Lucy Goes to the Hospital”, “Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress”, 1953; Desilu Studios'-filmed, Make Room for Daddy “Jose's Protege”, 1962; as well as The Bill Dana Show “Honeymoon Suite”, 1963, is born this date in 1899.

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On the day of HIS death, 5/31:

 

 

Bruce Geller, b. 10/13/30; writer/creator, Desilu Productions', Mission: Impossible; as well as developer, Mannix, 1967-70; dies this date in 1978.

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