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Sorry, this is just a little vent, but whoever runs the Lucy-Desi Center page on Facebook is not very bright. They posted wrong "facts" about Viv and Lucy on their site and whenever somebody tries to correct them, not in a mean way, they delete them. Guess they don't wanna look stupid? WTF, censorship much?! :lucydisgust:

 

Man, get your facts straight before posting them publically. ER DUHHHHR... :peachonthebeach:

 

Ok, rant over.

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Sorry, this is just a little vent, but whoever runs the Lucy-Desi Center page on Facebook is not very bright. They posted wrong "facts" about Viv and Lucy on their site and whenever somebody tries to correct them, not in a mean way, they delete them. Guess they don't wanna look stupid? WTF, censorship much?! :lucydisgust:

 

Man, get your facts straight before posting them publically. ER DUHHHHR... :peachonthebeach:

 

Ok, rant over.

 

 

If this is the way they run that site. It won't last.

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They said Viv was just a year older than Lucy and then the bullcrap about the contract stating she had to weigh over 20 pounds more than Lucy in order to stay on ILL. Viv was born in 1909, Lucy in 1911, that makes 2 years, right? LOL. And I'd always heard that the contract thing was just an urban legend. Someone pointed this out on there and they were deleted promptly, like twice. Annoying.

 

Not big deals, but if they get little things like this wrong, what else are they getting wrong and stating as fact?

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They said Viv was just a year older than Lucy and then the bullcrap about the contract stating she had to weigh over 20 pounds more than Lucy in order to stay on ILL. Viv was born in 1909, Lucy in 1911, that makes 2 years, right? LOL. And I'd always heard that the contract thing was just an urban legend. Someone pointed this out on there and they were deleted promptly, like twice. Annoying.

 

Not big deals, but if they get little things like this wrong, what else are they getting wrong and stating as fact?

 

Even Lucie Arnaz still thinks that Viv was actually one year younger than her mother, or at least she did as of the "Best of Here's Lucy" DVDs back in 2004. That was a rumor Viv herself perpetuated but was finally laid to rest when "The Other Side of Ethel Mertz" was published back in the 1990s. That Viv had to weigh 20 pounds more than Lucy was part of a GAG contract that Lucy herself gave to Viv as a joke. Viv reads part of it when she surprised Lucy on Dinah! back in the '70s, and if I'm remembering correctly Viv even says it was a joke. Unfortunately, it's sometimes still stated as fact, even in "The Lucy Book" (:lucyblah: :rolleyes:).

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Even Lucie Arnaz still thinks that Viv was actually one year younger than her mother, or at least she did as of the "Best of Here's Lucy" DVDs back in 2004. That was a rumor Viv herself perpetuated but was finally laid to rest when "The Other Side of Ethel Mertz" was published back in the 1990s.

 

I think the truth itself was first uncovered by Breck Richardson(?) on the I Love Lucy list a year or two before The Other Side of Ethel Mertz was published.

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And it's carelessness from posting those things as a fact from a "reputable" place like the Lucy-Desi Center that people keep believing that stupid crap. Again, not a big deal really what they posted, but it just annoys me when people who should know better don't check their facts, and then act rudely to others who try to correct them out of consideration.

 

I just think it's funny they deleted the post altogether. They must've got some major feedback from others who knew better. LOL

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Even Lucie Arnaz still thinks that Viv was actually one year younger than her mother, or at least she did as of the "Best of Here's Lucy" DVDs back in 2004. That was a rumor Viv herself perpetuated but was finally laid to rest when "The Other Side of Ethel Mertz" was published back in the 1990s. That Viv had to weigh 20 pounds more than Lucy was part of a GAG contract that Lucy herself gave to Viv as a joke. Viv reads part of it when she surprised Lucy on Dinah! back in the '70s, and if I'm remembering correctly Viv even says it was a joke. Unfortunately, it's sometimes still stated as fact, even in "The Lucy Book" (:lucyblah: :rolleyes:).

YOU'RE KIDDING, The Lucy Book got something W R O N G ! Unbelievable! :hlLOL::hlLOL::hlLOL::hlLOL::hlLOL:

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And it's carelessness from posting those things as a fact from a "reputable" place like the Lucy-Desi Center that people keep believing that stupid crap. Again, not a big deal really what they posted, but it just annoys me when people who should know better don't check their facts, and then act rudely to others who try to correct them out of consideration.

 

I just think it's funny they deleted the post altogether. They must've got some major feedback from others who knew better. LOL

AND Y O U are totally right of course about everything!

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Sorry, this is just a little vent, but whoever runs the Lucy-Desi Center page on Facebook is not very bright. They posted wrong "facts" about Viv and Lucy on their site and whenever somebody tries to correct them, not in a mean way, they delete them. Guess they don't wanna look stupid? WTF, censorship much?! :lucydisgust:

 

Man, get your facts straight before posting them publically. ER DUHHHHR... :peachonthebeach:

 

Ok, rant over.

 

 

Sounds almost like arrdubya and company are BACK!!!! That's the kind of s--- they pulled; you disagree, you go away!

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I saw all of that yesterday, too. Puts a bad taste in my mouth that they delete helpful comments and later their post altogether. Hopefully it's a lesson learned for whomever runs the page to check all facts before posting.

How many times have you read something that got it wrong? Happens all the time but you'd think that THERE they would have someone reliable as a fact checker. :lucydisgust:

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True, that's the worst of all, someone like Lee Tannen having mistakes in his book. I mean, you'd think he'd be a Lucy expert. But to be fair, there were very few mistakes in HIS book, none in Jim's though.

 

Jim's book was bad. He had his stories mixed up and lots of mistakes. That's no doubt where the LDC got their information. Now we know. LMAO

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I'd like to totally forget that book and Brochu, too! Ugh! :lucyhorror:

Hey, he knew how to make a buck off of her like so many others did, he played backgammon, took notes on all her comments and got a book out of it. Some people KNOW how to play the Hollywood game better than others i guess. He even landed a very small role in Lucy and Desi Before The Laughter too.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Wasn't it Nancy Schnepp who went into the newly unvaulted 1912 censorship records around 1997 and settled the VV age dispute once and for all? Definitely a few years before The Other Side Of Ethel Mertz came along. But, at least they got it right, too!

 

 

I thought it was Breck that had done this research. I remember this happening on the list and thought that was a pretty cool thing to be doing. Interesting to read later in the book about Viv stealing her birth certificate.

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