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TCM’s The Plot Thickens Podcast Dedicated to Lucy!

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The third season of TCM’s podcast, The Plot Thickens, will be all about Lucy!

 

Fabled comedienne Lucille Ball will be the subject of the third installment of the Turner Classic Movies podcast The Plot Thickens, hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, it was announced Wednesday.

The 10-episode Ball podcast will premiere in October and feature more than 50 new interviews in an examination of her life, from her early years as a model to her “triumphant takeover of television,” a network statement says. It promises “surprising revelations at every turn.”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/tcm-podcast-lucille-ball-plot-thickens-1234965259/


 

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12 hours ago, Irene Kampen Tripp said:

I haven't heard this podcast mainly since I don't know where to go to listen!!  I'm curious of eveyone's opinions of the podcast.  Thanks all!!

You can listen to the first season and the just premiered second season on the TCM website, YouTube, or whenever podcasts are available. 
https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/

The first season on Peter Bogdanovich was terrific. The current second season - about the making of the film Bonfire of the Vanities is very engrossing. I don’t know of anything that has presented the making of a movie with such an unfiltered access.

The podcast going to do an outstanding job with Lucy.

 

 

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https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/season-three/
 

Lucy’s season now has a page!

I’m very curious who the 50 people interviewed are not to mention any “surprising revelations.” 
 

As a side note, I’ve been wishing old Hollywood podcast “You Must Remember This” would cover Lucy is some form. The host, Karina Longworth, goes above and beyond in their research, engaging narration, music, etc. Highly recommend everyone check out that podcast as well.

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On 7/7/2021 at 9:00 AM, HarryCarter said:

You can listen to the first season and the just premiered second season on the TCM website, YouTube, or whenever podcasts are available. 
https://theplotthickens.tcm.com/

The first season on Peter Bogdanovich was terrific. The current second season - about the making of the film Bonfire of the Vanities is very engrossing. I don’t know of anything that has presented the making of a movie with such an unfiltered access.

The podcast going to do an outstanding job with Lucy.

 

 

I'll have to check this out. I've been working my way through Depalma films and most recently watched Vanities. 

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Lucy will be TCM Star of the Month in October! Here’s the first two weeks of programming (eastern times); subject to change. 
 

October 7 evening: 
8:00pm I Dream Too Much (1935) 
9:45pm Stage Door (1937)
11:30pm Room Service (1938)
October 8 morning:
1:00am Bunker Bean (1936)
2:15am Don't Tell the Wife (1937)
3:30am Follow the Fleet (1936)
5:30am Chatterbox (1935)
6:45am Beauty for the Asking (1938)
8:00am Five Came Back (1939)
9:30am The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
11:00am Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
12:15pm Panama Lady (1939)

October 14 evening:
8:00pm Too Many Girls (1940)
10:00pm The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
12:00am Forever, Darling (1956)
October 15 morning:
2:00am Easy to Wed (1946)
4:00am Seven Days' Leave (1942)
6:00am Next Time I Marry (1938)
7:15am Go Chase Yourself (1938)
8:30am A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1938)
10:15am Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
11:30am You Can’t Fool Your Wife (1940)

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17 hours ago, HarryCarter said:

Lucy will be TCM Star of the Month in October! Here’s the first two weeks of programming (eastern times); subject to change. 
 

October 7 evening: 
8:00pm I Dream Too Much (1935) 
9:45pm Stage Door (1937)
11:30pm Room Service (1938)
October 8 morning:
1:00am Bunker Bean (1936)
2:15am Don't Tell the Wife (1937)
3:30am Follow the Fleet (1936)
5:30am Chatterbox (1935)
6:45am Beauty for the Asking (1938)
8:00am Five Came Back (1939)
9:30am The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
11:00am Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
12:15pm Panama Lady (1939)

October 14 evening:
8:00pm Too Many Girls (1940)
10:00pm The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
12:00am Forever, Darling (1956)
October 15 morning:
2:00am Easy to Wed (1946)
4:00am Seven Days' Leave (1942)
6:00am Next Time I Marry (1938)
7:15am Go Chase Yourself (1938)
8:30am A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1938)
10:15am Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
11:30am You Can’t Fool Your Wife (1940)

What a great lineup!

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Here is the rest of the planned schedule for Lucy’s extensive Star of the Month tribute:

October 21 evening: 
8:00pm Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
10:00pm The Big Street (1942)
12:00am Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
October 22 morning:
2:00am The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
4:00am Her Husband’s Affairs (1947)
6:00am Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
8:00am Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
10:00am Meet the People (1944)
11:45am Look Who’s Laughing (1941)
1:15pm That’s Right - You’re Wrong (1939)
3:00pm Two Smart People (1946)

October 28 evening:
8:00pm Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
10:15pm The Facts of Life (1960)
12:15am Mame (1974)
October 29 morning:
2:30am Critic’s Choice (1963)
4:30am Valley of the Sun (1942)
6:00am Without Love (1945)
8:00am Easy Living (1949)
9:30am The Marines Fly High (1939)
10:45am Best Foot Forward (1943)
12:30pm Having Wonderful Time (1938)

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I am in love. the rare clips, how they were used to tell the story, and how vividly they tell the story that I can picture it in my head. My favorite parts were Lucy and her mom discussing when Henry died. The story Lucy tells about her and Ed seeing Julius and especially all the Johnny stuff. I was listening on my way to work and applauded when I I heard Jimmy's name. 

From the social media reports I'm seeing on Lucy groups and pages people are loving this. 

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