blitnowink Posted March 4, 2012 Report Share Posted March 4, 2012 I was curious what the UCLA Film & Television Archives had on file for Lucille Ball. A simple keyword search turned up over 400 results of many very rare television programs, newsreels, audio recordings, and film clips. Here are a few interesting entries from their catalog. (As a side-note, it's too bad we can't actually see these. Nearly all Lucy-related entires are preserved on non-circulating archival tapes or films reels meant for preservation and research. Reading some of these entries makes me regret turning down my undergraduate admission into UCLA!). The best of Three’s company--rehearsal footage with Lucille Ball (3/4 in. videocassette, 1982) ["How the West was won" premiere--Los Angeles, California. Hearst vault material, HVMc6497r13, 221963]. [1963-02-21] - 28-minute videocassette -- includes close-up shot of Lucille Ball and Gary Morton out of car [Lucille Ball--Desi Arnaz. Hearst vault material [1956-02-06] Shot description: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz meet most unselfish woman of year. Judges seated. Fannie Hurst. Grover Whalen. Paula Stone. Group of women enter. Winner (Hearst index card). (Newsreels Collection) VHS, 3 min, 30 seconds [birmingham General Hospital--Van Nuys, California. Hearst vault material] [1944-03] Summary: "Newest in army hospitals officially opened by Lucille Ball; MGM star who is on hand to greet the first South Pacific casualties"--Hearst index card. Includes footage of wounded U.S. troops, autograph. [President Roosevelt receives a check for 240,000 dollars from motion picture industry for National Infantile Paralysis Fund--White House, Washington, D.C. Hearst vault material, [1944-01-30] Shot description: Basil O’Connor, Mr. Rathman, President RKO, President Roosevelt, Joan Fontaine, Lady Hardwicke, Roland Young and Brian Ahearne. Red Skelton and Lucille Ball. Various other scenes, stars and Mrs. Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt and Lucille Ball (Hearst index card). (26-minute videocassette) [Movie stars of MGM develop war gardens to aid war effort, Culver City, Chatsworth, Hollywood, California. Hearst vault material, HVMc1764r3, 50290]. [1943-04-08 and 04-09] Shot description: Lucille Ball works in her garden at Chatsworth. [Home movies. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Culver City celebration. Travels]. [between 1959 and 1960] Date supplied based on the fact that Ben Hur is being promoted at MGM. Summary: Reel begins with a Culver City celebration at which Lucy and Desi are appointed honorary mayors of Culver City. Next are home movies of the family at Las Vegas, then at a Western ghost town for tourists (possibly Calico), then on the MGM lot and back lot, taking a bus tour, then at Marineland, and finally at Death Valley. [Thalian Ball, 1974--Mrs. Wonderful, Lucille Ball] / a presentation of the Thalians and the Loyola Marymount Communication Arts Dept. ; executive producer, Bernard Abbene ; producer, Ridley Williams. 1974. Cast: Ruta Lee, Eve Arden, Sammy Davis, Jr., Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Andy Williams, Carol Burnett, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Mayor Tom Bradley. Not broadcast. Summary: Thalian Ball held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Lucille Ball receives the organization’s "Mrs. Wonderful" award. [Victory gardens, Washington, D.C. Hearst vault material, HVMc1788r5, 50674]. [1943-07] Shot description: Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins and Diana walking toward camera. White House lawn. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins and Diana (closeup). Penthouse victory gardens on rooftops showing children working on gardens. Scenes of Lucille Ball, Fay Holden and Jackie Jenkins working on their victory gardens (Hearst index card). [Mame (1974)--interview. Lucille Ball and Navarro]. [1000 ft of 16mm film reel] [National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 1969-10-25, Salute to Lucille Ball]. [1969-10-25] [sound tape reel] Zsa Zsa Gabor show (Television program : 1969). 1969, unidentified issue. The Zsa Zsa Gabor show. [1969, unidentified issue] / a Winters-Rosen production in association with Chris-Craft Stations ; producer, Harry Koplan ; director, Ozzie Knudson. 1969. Host: Zsa Zsa Gabor. Guests: Lucille Ball, Adam West, Marty Allen, Steve Logan. Announcer: Bob Warren. Credits: Music director, Don Randi, the Don Randi Orchestra. Talk show. Broadcast on KCOP-TV, Los Angeles. Record date: February 16, 1969. ["How the West was won" premiere--Los Angeles, California. Hearst vault material, HVMc6497r13, 221963]. [1963-02-21] Unedited newsreel footage. Shot description: Red Buttons being interviewed -- Rosalind Russell (close-up) -- Russ Tamblyn and wife (close-up) -- Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty (close-up) -- Mary Pickford with Buddy Rogers (close-up) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor (close-up) -- Ann Miller (close-up) -- Ronald Reagan and wife out of car -- Same (close-up) -- Jane Powell (close-up) -- Movie poster -- Walter Brennan and wife (close-up) -- Karl Malden being interviewed (close-up) -- Debbie Reynolds and husband Harry Karl (close-up) -- Photographers -- Lucille Ball and Gary Morton out of car (close-up) -- Carroll Baker out of car -- Andy Devine and wife (close-up) -- George Peppard (close-up) -- Lee J. Cobb with hat on (close-up) -- Jimmy Stewart and wife (close-up) -- Loretta Young (close-up) -- Irene Dunne with companion (close-up) -- Warner Theater, crowds, searchlights (various shots) -- Searchlight (close-up) -- Crowds cheering (close-ups) -- Marquee How the West was won (close-up) -- Crowds cheering. News of the day. [Vol. 24, no. 284--excerpt. Lucy is back in the movies--Culver City, California]. United States : A Metro-Goldwyn Mayer release, [1953-06-16] Summary: "Lucille Ball, the nation’s number one comedienne, and husband Desi Arnaz, sign a new long term contract with M-G-M and is welcomed back to her old ’lot’ where she will star in ’The Long, Long Trailer’"--Hearst index card. Shot description: Lucy, Desi and Mannix in front of trailer (long shot). Lucy and Desi sign M-G-M contract (closeup). Same (semi). Ball ready to break bottle, Desi counts (long shot). Ball breaks bottle (closer) Dining (long shot). Ball eating (closeup). Ball and group eating (long shot). Trailer pulls away (long shot). Lucy and Desi wave (long shot, same). Desi kisses Lucy, waves (Hearst index card). All star party for Carol Burnett / a Paul W. Keyes production ; producer, Paul W. Keyes ; director, Dick McDonough ; writer, Paul W. Keyes. [1982-12-05] Host: Burt Reynolds. Reminiscences and tributes from Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett show (1967-1979). 1968-11-04. The Carol Burnett show. [1968-11-04] / CBS. [1968-11-04] Host: Carol Burnett. Regulars: Vicki Lawrence, the Ernest Flatt Dancers. Guests: Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Nancy Wilson. Comedy variety program. Record date: October 25, 1968. 60 minute VHS print Carol Burnett show (1967-1979). 1970-10-19. The Carol Burnett show. [1970-10-19] / CBS. [1970-10-19] Host: Carol Burnett. Regulars: Vicki Lawrence, the Ernest Flatt Dancers. Guests: Lucille Ball, Mel Torme. Comedy variety program. Record date: October 9, 1970. Production no. 409. The Carol Burnett show. [1967-10-02] / a Burngood-Bob Banner Associates production ; producer, Joe Hamilton ; director, Clark Jones ; writers, Arnie Rosen, Stan Burns, Mike Marmer, Don Hinkley, Saul Turteltaub, Kenny Solms, Gail Parent, Buzz Kohan, Bill Angelos. [1967-10-02] Cast: Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Tim Conway, Gloria Loring, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence. Credits: Editor, Buzz Felty; music, Harry Zimmerman. Includes the following segments: Carol Burnett answers questions from the audience; Carol, Lucille Ball and Harvey Korman perform Cafe Argentine skit; Carol performs a pantomime about kitchen commercials; Carol, Vicki Lawrence and dancers perform I dig rock and roll music; Tim Conway does a newscaster spot; Carol, Lucy and Lyle Waggoner talk about how we’ve been rehearsing this kiss all week; Carol, Lucy, Tim, Vikki Duggan perform Rent A Car skit; Gloria Loring sings Goin’ out of my head and Try to remember; Carol and Harvey perform Superguy skit (taped August 26); Carol, Lucy, dancers perform See what the boys in the back room will have. Broadcast on CBS. Record date: September 23, 1967. Show no. 4; production no. 006. Commercials: Libby’s Foods. The Dean Martin show. [1966-02-10]. [1966-02-10] Version: [syndicated version of show originally broadcast February 10, 1966; syndicated broadcast date(s) unknown]. Guests: Rowan & Martin, Kate Smith, Bill Cosby, Lucille Ball, Big Tiny Little. The Dean Martin show. [1972-11-30]. [1972-11-30 (10 PM PST)] Comedy variety program. Originally broadcast on NBC. Show no. 812. Summary: "Steve Lawrence and Charles Nelson Reilly are the guests. Comedy: a look at marriage in the year 2000. Also: film clips from MGM’s The Ziegfeld Follies (1944) [i.e., 1946], featuring Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Lena Horne, Lucille Ball, Esther Williams and Lucille Bremer. Rodney Dangerfield, Kay Medford, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell and Lou Jacobi. Highlights: Arrivederci Roma--Dean; I’ve got to be me--Steve; the Ziegfeld Follies finale--all; Swing medley--Dean, Steve; I’m sitting on top of the world--Dean, Ding-a-Lings"--TV guide, November 30, 1972. The Dean Martin show. [1973-03-15]. [1973-03-15 (10 PM PST)] Originally broadcast on NBC. Show no. 806. Record date: October 13, 1972. Dub date: March 15, 1973. Summary: "Joseph Campanella, Laugh-in’s Ruth Buzzi and Dean’s daughter Gail Martin are the guests. For comedy: frumpy Gladys Ormphby (Ruth) accuses Dean of attacking her in a dark alley; and Joe joins in a barbershop routine on crime in the streets. Also: film clips from MGM’s Best foot forward (1943), featuring Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Harry James, Nancy Walker, William Gaxton. Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell, Rodney Dangerfield, Kay Medford. Highlights: Pardon--Dean; Too marvelous for words--Dean, Joe, Ruth; Best foot forward finale--all"--TV guide, March 15, 1973. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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