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Danny Thomas Wonderful World of Burlesque

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This is one of Lucy's greatest variety show guest spots (tie with Dean Martin from the same season).   Lucy never looked lovelier than she did in 1965.  For a 54 year old woman, she's showing a LOT of thigh!   But the capper is her "Poor Butterfly" flying act: probably the most fearless thing she did in her whole career.   I had only seen this in black and white and given that there's a shift in the shot right before her assent, I assumed a stuntwoman had subbed for Lucy for her high wire summersaults over the audience.  But I have since seen it in color, and it is indeed Lucy.  The shift was probably a different set-up with the wires for her to fly over the audience.  Amazing. 

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