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There's a new book out about Lucy and Desi's trip to Jamestown for the premiere of Forever Darling. Looking forward to the pictures! Right now, Amazon has it for $32.75, down from the retail price of $50.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0998747467/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521067672&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=lucy+comes+home

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I got this 2 weeks ago and devoured it. The author is the son of the woman who was the Homecoming Queen for the festivities. If you are coming to Lucy Fest in August bring your copy and Chris will be signing them at Lucy Lane.

I plan on talking to him a lot about this book. I've been using it and the Post Journal to put together a time line of the 2 day event. 

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I remember seeing the author's mother when the center had an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Forever Darling (one of my favorite festival events I attended). I'll definitely bring my copy in August.

 Are there any color photos? She looked sensational in the ones I saw at the Fenton.

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One color photo in the back of the book, but it's a stunner.

I saw those at the Fenton when I was first there in 1996 and died. She seemed so much more real in color.

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The book is absolutely amazing and one of my, if not THE, favorite ever done. If any fan has been to Jamestown it certainly makes an extra special connection. 

I highly recommend everyone get a copy, you won't regret it!  

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 4:46 PM, LucyEths said:

The book is absolutely amazing and one of my, if not THE, favorite ever done. If any fan has been to Jamestown it certainly makes an extra special connection. 

I highly recommend everyone get a copy, you won't regret it!  

GOT mine!  (See Premiere this Lounge) posted over there; several photos meaningful to me:  my Dad; my nephew; a former classmate brother; and ALL THE OTHERS.  There's one in there confuses me; have never read that Desi mom went with them.  See page 163; looks like her on the bed....  My dad:  page 106; w/his best friend; page 108;   PP 90, 91 (Dawson) (DeMarco) each an interview w/Lucy.  Thanks for the heads up regarding book signing in August.

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DeDe is misidentified in the picture where Lucy is getting ready. She is in many others, including the classmate lunch, the Homecoming ball and some in the hotel when they are looking at the newspapers.

DeDe arrived a few days earlier than Lucy and Desi I read.

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This got snagged in Canadian distribution, but should be arriving today or tomorrow. I'm so excited to dive into this beautiful-looking book.

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42 minutes ago, Brock said:

Oh, my God. This book is utterly breathtaking! I need to devour every pixel. 

Me too. If you are interested I put together what I think is a timeline of the 2 days based on the book and some post journal articles.

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Time of both days from my research.

Premiere Timeline

Feb 6

8am-Arrive Buffalo

11am- Leave Buffalo by helicopter

Noon- Arrive JT

Parade

2:45pm Press interviews

3:15-5:15p Schoolmates reception- Little Theatre- 414 Fairmount Ave.- ran 3-6p

Marions’ house- private dinner

7-10p- Sportsman Dinner- Hotel JT

10p-2a-Homecoming Banquet-Hotel JT

 

Feb 7th

I think the house visit happened here

10:15a-Girl Scouts and Press

10:30a-Hospital visit- snack bar dedication, kid visit

11a-Bigalow Department store

12-1:30p-Service Club luncheon- Hotel JT

1:40-4p- Press interviews

5p-Furniture store visit-planning committee dinner

7p and 10p- Movie premiere

10:30ish-Leave for Buffalo and the train

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1 hour ago, Luvsbway said:

Time of both days from my research.

Premiere Timeline

Feb 6

8am-Arrive Buffalo

11am- Leave Buffalo by helicopter

Noon- Arrive JT

Parade

2:45pm Press interviews

3:15-5:15p Schoolmates reception- Little Theatre- 414 Fairmount Ave.- ran 3-6p

Marions’ house- private dinner

7-10p- Sportsman Dinner- Hotel JT

10p-2a-Homecoming Banquet-Hotel JT

 

Feb 7th

I think the house visit happened here

10:15a-Girl Scouts and Press

10:30a-Hospital visit- snack bar dedication, kid visit

11a-Bigalow Department store

12-1:30p-Service Club luncheon- Hotel JT

1:40-4p- Press interviews

5p-Furniture store visit-planning committee dinner

7p and 10p- Movie premiere

10:30ish-Leave for Buffalo and the train

Wondaful work! 

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Nice timeline! I'm interested in the route of the Forever Darling Special, especially to see if it went through my neck of the woods here in PA. I've found that it made stops in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but don't know if it stopped anywhere in between.

My copy hasn't arrived yet and it's starting to piss me off!

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A few months ago I was doing some research to find out more about the customized rail car used on the train trip. I knew it was a Santa Fe. I didn't come up with a whole lot. I was hoping to find what life it went on to later, if it would be lucky enough to make it into a museum somewhere or if it just ended up being scraped. I got no where with that.

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My book finally arrived today after being in transit for weeks. Wow! These photos are incredible. The text really conveys the excitement of this weekend. 

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After a 3 week journey my book finally made it here. This is definitely a must-have. Absolutely remarkable. 

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