Brock Posted March 23, 2014 Report Share Posted March 23, 2014 The Albuquerque Museum will launch a new exhibit on Vivian Vance, starting next Saturday through January 2015 entitled: Everybody's Neighbour: Vivian Vance. Here's a description from the Museum: Vivian Vance and her family moved to Albuquerque, introducing her to the Albuquerque Little Theater, which provided her the money she needed to study under Eva Le Gallienne in New York. She was discovered by Desi Arnaz at the La Jolla Playhouse, where who decided she was perfect for the role of Ethel Mertz in the "I Love Lucy" television series. This exhibition will celebrate the life and times of one of Albuquerque’s most famous residents, through family memorabilia and the Museum’s photographs. MUSEUM: http://albuquerquemuseum.org/art-history/upcoming-exhibitions?/exhibition/30 The show is also covered in today's Albuquerque Journal, along with a new interview with Viv's sister, Lou Ann Graham: Vivian Vance blazed her fire in the sky as a frumpy housewife and made her hometown proud. The Albuquerque Museum will honor the “I Love Lucy” star with “Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian Vance” beginning Saturday, March 29. The exhibition showcases the history and pop culture that sprang from this onetime Albuquerque resident, including photographs, clothing and memorabilia from her most famous role. Known as “Viv” to her friends and family, Vance was born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale, Kan. Her passion for the stage struck defiantly when she was a teenager, against the wishes of her religious mother. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1929 because of her mother’s asthma Mae Jones thought acting was risque. “My mother objected to a lot of things,” said Vance’s youngest sister Lou Ann Graham, an Albuquerque acting teacher and actor. “We were raised in the Methodist Church. Later she became a Jehovah’s Witness. My mother thought (acting) was sinful.” FULL ARTICLE: http://www.abqjournal.com/373077/entertainment/abq-museum-has-vivian-vance-exhibit.html 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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