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March 8

 

Desiderio Arnaz II, Desi Arnaz’ father, is born this date in 1894.

Claire Trevor, Lucille Ball early-film career co-star, 1934, as well as The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 1959; as well as with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz [all 3 via archival footage] Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997; is born this date in 1910.

Cyd Charisse, Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1943, 1946; co-stars with Lucille Ball and many other stars, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, 1987, is born this date in 1921.

Allan Hale, Jr., of Gilligan’s Island fame – co-stars with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1950; stars in Desi Arnaz, Executive Producer, Desilu Production’s, The Texan, 7 episodes 1958-1960; Here’s Hollywood, 1962; Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1963, and (“Here’s Lucyâ€), is born this date in 1921.

Lucille Ball, twenty-four-years-old, appears (uncredited) as a Parisian mannequin, in RKO Radio film, Roberta, Written by Jerome Kern, Pandro S. Berman, Producer; Argyle Nelson, 2nd Assistant Director (uncredited) - Lucille was supposed to have a line of dialogue; but, couldn’t manage the necessary accent; yet, glided down the staircase with absolute grace (just as Hattie Carnegie had taught her, Lucille once said.) She was noticed by an RKO executive, and the rest is history, because she was offered a contract; W. Argyle Nelson, long-time associate of Lucille Ball and the Arnazes in later years, as 2nd Assistant Director; co-starring William Frawley, as uncredited bartender, with Fred Astaire, Irene Dunne, Torben Meyer, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott, released this date in 1935.

LA Examiner, Sunshine Greets Actress’ Return: “Hollywood hath charms – especially in the springtime and never was Lucille Ball, blonde, young, screen actress, more aware of them than when she stepped from Sante Fe Chief, returning from New York on Broadway in a feature role for the past two months, thanks to her home studio, RKO-Radio,†published this date in 1937.

Hollywood Citizen News: “Lucille Ball may have a chance for an important role away from her home lot. Twentieth Century-Fox is seeking her services for It Could Happen to You, and the studio may borrow her from RKO-Radio, where she is currently working on The Second Shot,†published this date in 1939.

Film Daily: The Marines Fly High – RKO – “Lucille Ball and Richard Dix, in an adventure story with tropical setting is entertaining, and attractively supplies the female interest,†published this date in 1940.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), appears in Warner Brothers Pictures', Inc., Footsteps in the Dark, as Det. 'Hoppy' Hopkins, co-starring Ralph Bellamy, Errol Flynn, Alan Hale, Allen Jenkins, Brenda Marshall; James Flavin, William Hopper and Pat O'Malley [uncredited], with Chuck Hamilton, character actor/stuntman, among many others, released on this date in 1941.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “One of Lucille Ball’s presents to Desi Arnaz on his 28th birthday was a picture of herself in a 1905 bathing suit so big it had to be taken up with a huge safety pin. Lucille signed the picture: ‘love to my GI guy from his pinned-up girl,’†published this date in 1945.

Photoplay – The Lady That’s Known as Luci†– “Miss Lucille Ball, a comedienne of convincing art is not to be confused with the characters she plays; she is not, as you might suppose, one of the hard- leather-covered major league balls, she is of the finest tenderleaf teaball stock. In twenty minutes of concentrated worry, Miss Ball can work up such a storm in her sinuses that her head splits achingly and her nose swells to gigantic proportions; she has a secret and eccentric complex – she wants everyone on this planet to like her . . . †article published in 1947.

Lucille Ball appears on NBC Radio’s Screen Directors’ Playhouse: “Bachelor Motherâ€, this date in 1951.

Chicago Sunday Tribune - Desi Arnaz appears on Picture Section cover this date in 1953.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Bonus Bucks†- hilarious segment involving a lucky dollar bill; placed in Lucy’s purse; she spends it; Ethel ends up with it; with usual results, ending up in a starch vat of the laundry, with supporting cast members, Tony Michaels and Patsy Moran, with veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Bennett Green, Desi Arnaz’ stand-in, airing this date in 1954.

Philip Morris announces, the day after the 7th Emmy Awards, it would cease sponsorship of (“I Love Lucyâ€), after June 27, this date in 1955.

Variety: “ . . . for the first time in TV’s history, a sponsor is walking away from the medium’s number-one show . . . assuming the underlying reason is a conflict and difference of opinion between the two entities,†published this date in 1955.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy’s Italian Movie,†the famous grape-stomping episode - [on the night of filming the infamous grape-stomping show, had no idea co-starring actress Teresa Tirelli would suddenly become a “method†actress, determined to make the fight scene a ‘brawling’ classic] - is filmed this date in 1956.

Desilu Productions', Sheriff of Cochise “The Relativesâ€; starring John Bromfield; among others; with W. Argyle Nelson, Production Supervisor, James A. Paisley, Production Manager, (fourth of 6 episodes, 1956-57), Dann Cahn, Editorial Supervisor, and Claudio Guzman, Art Direction, airs this date in 1957.

William Hamel, cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 1952, 1953, dies this date in 1958.

The Lucy Show “Lucy and Arthur Godfreyâ€, a show convincing guest co-star, Arthur Godfrey to come to Danbury for a Founders’ Program, with veteran cast member, Carole Cook, guest co-starring - a great episode, airing this date in 1965.

Lucille Ball is the guest with a secret on CBS’ (“I’ve Got a Secretâ€), the ‘secret’, her new series, The Lucy Show, Steve Allen, Host; John Cannon, Announcer, with panelists, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Gary Morton, and Betsy Palmer, airing this date in 1965.

Harold Lloyd, with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1938; producer, long-time friend and mentor of Lucille Ball; producer, Lucille's film, 1941; with Lucille, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood, 1960, guest, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1962; with Lucille, archivally, Legends of Comedy, 1992; as well as Bob Monkhouse's Comedy Heroes, 2004, dies this day in 1971.

Lucie Arnaz appears, among many other stars, as herself, on Night of 100 Stars, winning two Primetime Emmys; with another four nominations, airing this date in 1982.

NY Times: “Lucille Ball to Return to Fall Series on ABC,†published this date in 1986.

Desert Sun (Palm Springs): “Morton Discredits Lucy-Desi Story,†published this date in 1993.

Lucie Arnaz announces, during a news conference, the family has put in a bid for Lucille Ball’s childhood home in Celoron, NY. The bid was “too low.†[in late March 2002, an unidentified Florida resident purchased the home, for an undisclosed amount, to be used as a summer residence] announced on this date in 2002.

Buffalo News, “Luci [sic]-Desi Museum Will Chart New Course,†published this date in 2002.

The Lucille Ball childhood home again goes up for sale in 2004; and William and Mary Rapaport of East Amherst, New York - [bill, a former resident of Jamestown, both Bill and Mary, Lifetime Museum Members; Mary is a Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum Board of Directors’ Member and volunteer] purchased the home this date in 2005.

The Latest From Everything Lucy: The Las Vegas Sun: Play Pays Tribute to Lucille Ball – “The nationwide tour of ‘An Evening with Lucille Ball’ kicks off at the historic Boulder City Theater April 10 and 11, with brassy impersonator, Suzanne LaRusch, portraying the redhead comedic star. The show is directed and hosted by Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. LaRusch has impersonated Lucille Ball for about 15 years, and is a long-time friend of the Arnaz family", posted this date in 2009.

The Latest From Everything Lucy: The Altoona Mirror: “Lucie Arnaz Performs at the Mishler Theatre in Altoona, PA - "Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, performed at the Mishler Theatre for an annual Blair County Arts Foundation's gala benefit, its largest fundraiser, which is in its fifth year: ‘A Night for the Mishler Theatre’ - the performance organized, in part, by Dr. John Anastasi of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of Altoona. Anastasi met Arnaz through his playwrighting ventures, and the two became friends. Arnaz performed a variety of songs. The performance followed dinner at the Discovery Center in Altoona, where the Blair County Arts Foundation honored the 2009 Angel of the Arts, Ellen Lambert,of Duncansville. Lambert received the award in honor of her work with BCAF's ‘Sparkle School of the Arts’, a theater program for children", posted this date in 2009.

 

March 9

 

Frank Puglia, guest stars, Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America, 1956; Whirlybirds, 1960; The Texan, 1960; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 1959, 2 episodes, 1961, is born this date in 1892.

Phil Terry, Desi Arnaz’ co-star Bataan, Desilu Productions’ Whirlybirds, 1958, The Californians, 1959, and The Ann Sothern Show, 1960, is born this date in 1909.

Joyce Van Patten, Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 1963; Slattery’s People, 1965; Mannix, 1967; as well as Lucille Ball co-star, 1974, is born this date in 1934.

Marty Ingels, guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ The Ann Sothern Show, 1961; Here’s Hollywood, 1962; co-star, Lucille Ball film, 1967; with Lucille, 4th Super Comedy Bowl 1, 1971; as well as Desilu Productions', You Don’t Say 1975, is born this date in 1936.

Raul Julia, Desi Arnaz co-star, 1982, is born this date in 1940.

Lucille Ball appears in CBS Radio’s Your Radio Almanac, “Case of the Blue Blood Stain,†this date in 1944.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: Lights! Camera! Action! “Lucille Ball, out at Universal, about to do a scene for Lesson in Love, with George Brent, co-star, appears blissful over an ermine blouse and mittens Travis Banton has designed for her to wear in the scene. Director Seiter, enjoys her stroking the fur so much, he lets her leave the mittens on in the scene,†published this date in 1946.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Black Eye†- after Fred is injured, all reminisce about Lucy’s black eye - based on CBS Radio’s My Favorite Husband, “The Misunderstanding of the Black Eye,†with veteran Lucy supporting cast member, Bennett Green, Desi Arnaz’ stand-in, airing this date in 1953.

William Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz) appears in CBS’ Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “The Comebackâ€, co-starring Dan Duryea, airing this date in 1959.

The Lucy Show “Lucy is Her Own Lawyer†- a barking sheep dog and a law suit, airing this date in 1964.

Bob Crosby, brother to Bing Crosby; co-star, Lucille Ball film, 1943; with Lucille, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley and Vivian Vance (The Mertzes) Stars in the Eye, 1952; guest, guest, Desilu Productions' Shower of Stars, 1956, 1957, 1958; dies this date in 1993.

Guardian (Manchester, U.K.): “Funny Girls: Best of the Twentieth Century Comediennes,†published this date in 1995.

George Burns, co-star with wife, Gracie Allen, 1950-1958; Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz friend; guest, Desilu Productions, 1956; guest, Here’s Hollywood, 1962; Lucille's guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1966; guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), and The David Frost Show, 1970; with Lucille again, The David Frost Show, 1971; with Lucille and Lucie Arnaz, 1977; with Lucille Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart; and Happy Birthday, Bob 1978; with Lucille, 1981; with Lucie Arnaz, 1982; with Lucille, 1983, 1984; with Lucille, as himself, Night of 100 Stars II, 1985; with Lucille, 1987; with Lucille, Hostess, 1988; part of The Golden Age of Television, a book placing Lucille in historical perspective with her peers in comedy; Legends of Comedy 1992; with Lucille, via archival footage, and Lucie Arnaz, 1993; with Lucille, via archival footage, 1995; with Lucille, guest of honor, via archival footage, The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: George Burns, 1998; Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends 2006, both George and Lucille via archival footage; as well as with Lucille and Desi, archivally, Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America “Honey, I'm Home: Breadwinners & Homemakersâ€, 2009; dies this date in 1996.

Desert Magazine (Palm Springs): “Millennium Moments: Valley Legends, Lucille Ball – 1911-1989,†published this date in 1999.

TV Guide: Lucille Ball honored, yet again, with Carol Burnett, as number 4 on the list of “TV’s Top MVPs†– a “salute to television’s most valuable and inspiring achievers,†published this week in 2002.

 

March 10

 

Sam Jaffe, stars in Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959 and Desilu Productions’ The Untouchables, 1961, is born this date in 1891.

Warner Anderson, co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1951; as well as co-star, Lucille Ball, 1945, is born this date in 1911.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: “When Lucille Ball and Bernadine Hayes stage a knock-down, drag-out for The Second Shot, they wear cellophane thimbles to keep their long nails from scratching each other,†published this date in 1939.

LA Evening Herald Express, Harrison Carroll: Lights! Camera! Action! “On a MGM sound stage, the film, Early to Wed, co-starring Keenan Wynn and Van Johnson, a new version of the comedy Libeled Lady, once a starring vehicle for the late Jean Harlow, the new film replaces Harlow with Lucille Ball . . . .†published this date in 1945.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband “Women’s Rights – Part II†- episode 79, with veteran supporting cast members, Elvia Allman and Frank Nelson, airing this date in 1950.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband “Halloween Surprise Party†- episode 122, with veteran supporting cast members, Shirley Mitchell and Elvia Allman, airing this date in 1951.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Fred and Ethel Fightâ€, co-starring Lucy stand-in, Hazel Pierce - the Mertzes argue, and the Ricardos get into it, based on a 1944 actual occurrence in a real-life dinner party at the Arnazes, the episode wherein Lucille Ball admits to using henna hair rinse, airing this date in 1952.

Lucille Ball stars in Columbia's The Magic Carpet, as Princess Narah, co-starring John Agar, Raymond Burr, William Fawcett, Patricia Medina, George Tobias, among others, film released in 1952.

CBS’ The Lucy Show – 30-minutes, black & white – this is not a misprint, nor Miss Ball’s classic 1960’s sitcom. The re-runs of (“I Love Lucyâ€) on Sundays had done so well for CBS they decide to add this extra night of (“I Love Lucyâ€) re-runs on Saturdays in the very early evening. New graphics are made to reflect the change of title and sponsor this date in 1956.

Lucy Goes to Broadway, an unproduced story line written by Madelyn Pugh Martin Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr., directed by Bill Asher, would have reunited the Arnaz family, in toto, for the first time; reunited Vivian Vance and Bill Frawley (Lucy’s Mertzes) for the first time; - a terrific piece had it been filmed, the plot revolving around reminiscences of several stars, how they helped get Lucille into Wildcat, and though never viewed, several bits from the outline of the show are later used in episodes of The Lucy Show - and which outline was submitted to Lucille [bob Hope and Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) signed to appear but, due to Lucille’s exhaustion results in another ‘cancelled’ special], this date in 1961.

Lucille Ball briefly considers another play despite the debilitating and disappointing Wildcat experience – ultimately never produced – based on James Kirkwood’s semi-autobiographical novel There Must Be A Pony - script submitted to her by the anticipated director and set to air this date in 1961.

Desilu Productions', The Greatest Show on Earth “The Night The Monkey Diedâ€, starring Jack Palance, as Johnny Slate, co-starring Barbara Bain, Yvonne De Carlo, Martin Landeau, and Paul Picerni, among others, airs this date in 1964.

Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz) appears on The Red Skelton Show, “episode 13.23â€, as Clara Appleby, co-starring with Jackie Coogan, and others, airing this date in 1964.

Desi Arnaz Productions', Desi executive producer, The Mothers-in-Law, “It's Only Moneyâ€; co-stars, Benny Rubin, as Walter, among others, with regular cast members, airs this date in 1968.

(“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Lucy and Tennessee Ernie’s Fun Farmâ€, with Tennessee Ernie Ford - written by Milt Josefsberg, Ray Singer - another Tennessee Ernie Ford situation on the farm, with Lucie Arnaz, as Kim Carter, and Desi Arnaz, IV, as Craig Carter, with a large supporting cast, airs this date in 1969.

Lucille Ball appears on NBC, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jack Benny, But Were Afraid to Ask, performed on the same set as a 1969 Jack Benny Birthday Special, with Lucille interrupting Benny’s monologue, as before, and resultant segments, in a plot well received, co-stars George Burns, Phil Harris and John Wayne, airing this date in 1971.

Lucie Arnaz appears, as guest star, on NBC/Carson Productions', The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, airing this date in 1972.

Lucie Arnaz appears, as herself, and with her mother, Lucille Ball, on Night of 100 Stars II, nominated for a Primetime Emmy, among many other stars, airing this date in 1985.

Ray Milland, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1934, 1940; Lucille Ball co-star, 1950, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1952; as well as guest co-star, Desilu Productions’ Here’s Hollywood, 1962, dies this date in 1986.

LA Times, Patricia Biederman Ward: “Family Attractions: Lucy – The Museum,†article published this date in 1991.

Lloyd Bridges, Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1972, dies this date in 1998.

Chronicle-Tribune, Rachel Kipp: Madelyn Pugh Davis, the second female staff writer hired by CBS, recalls her years screenwriting and testing stunts, for Lucille Ball, within a now-tattered spiral notebook she and writing partner Bob Carroll, Jr., [the team also wrote scripts for CBS Radio’s 30-minute situation comedy, My Favorite Husband, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning from 1948 to 1951], compiled and filled with ideas and observations from daily life they could pass on to their employers, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, plugging, by interview from LA, Laughing With Lucy: My Life With America’s Leading Lady of Comedy, published from an article originally published 2/26/06, this date in 2006.

Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Desi Arnaz and Jamestown, NY’s Lucille Ball, actress, singer, dancer, producer, director and Broadway star, brings her zest for life and love of the stage, encouraged by her parents and mentored by Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz), date in The Ridgefield Playhouse, Danbury, CT, in “An Evening With Lucy Arnaz†well as a tribute to her Latin roots through her father, Desi, and adding a touch of Irving Berlin, this date in 2006.

Lucille Ball, appears, uncredited, as a performer, DuBarry Was A Lady, 1943; Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 40's: Stars, Stripes, and Singing, a two-hour in-depth exploration into the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s, starring , archivally, June Allyson, Barry Bostwick, Marge Champion, Carol Channing, Gloria DeHaven, archivally; among many other stars, on this date in 2009.

 

March 11

 

Lawrence Welk, Lucille Ball friend; guest, Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 1957; appears with Lucille and others, Jack Benny’s Birthday Special, 1969; Lucille guest co-star, with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), Lucie and Desi Arnaz IV, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 1970, as himself, is born this date in 1903.

LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “Lucille Ball, who Designs all of her cinema clothes, is going into the dress goods business. Her outfit will be known as the Lucille Ball Frocks,†published this date in 1938.

Hollywood Citizen News, Elizabeth Yeaman: “Lucille Ball wins a big part in The Mad Miss Minton,†published this date in 1938.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband “Charity Review†– episode #35, produced and directed by Jess Oppenheimer; written by Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh & Bob Carroll, Jr., featuring Ruth Perrott, as Katy the Maid, original music by Marlin Skiles; conducted by Wilbur Hatch; announcer, Bob LeMond, sponsored by General Foods, JELL-O; with veteran supporting cast member, Gale Gordon, in his first appearance as Mr. Atterbury, with guest co-star, Joan Blondell, and Gerald Mohr, the basis for (“I Love Lucyâ€) #13 “The Benefitâ€, and airing this date in 1949.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) appears with the Three Stooges, on The Ed Wynn Show, Ralph Levy, Director, on this date in 1950.

Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #91, which is filmed this date in 1954.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Lucy Does The Tango†- with Keith Thibodeaux, as Little Ricky, and veteran Ray Ferrell, featuring the show’s longest laugh, when Lucy hides chicken eggs in her blouse and Ricky suddenly wants to practice the tango, judged a fan favorite, airing this date in 1957.

Jamestown Post Journal - Jamestown NY: Lucille Ball’s Great Aunt Succumbs at 84 – “Carrie Stafford Dorman, of Jamestown and Charlotte Center, died yesterday; born 8/19/1871, daughter of William & Nellie Orcott,†published this date in 1960.

(The Lucy Show) “Lucy Drives a Dump Truck†- the Fire Department to get new uniforms, sell newspapers to pay for them, guest co-starring Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz), and veteran supporting cast member, Carole Cook, airing this date in 1963.

The Post-Journal: ‘Lucy Gives Gift to G.A. Fund’ – Desilu Productions and a personal gift from Jamestown’s favorite redhead, Lucile Ball, for the building fund, were announced at the meeting of the Gustavus Adolphus Children’s Home Auxiliary, announced this date in 1966.

Oscar Katz, long-time employee of Desilu, discovers his days are numbered during CBS’ and Desilu negotiations and announces his departure, [Herb Solow was soon elevated to Desilu programming vice president as his replacement] this date in 1966.

(The Lucy Show) “Lucy and ‘The Boss of the Year’†- the 156th and final episode - Lucy singing farewell to Mooney, who has taken a job in San Francisco, guest co-starring husband, Gary Morton, airs this date in 1968.

The New Yorker – by Pauline Kael “The Current Cinemaâ€: “We, in the audience (of Mame) are not thinking of fun; we’re thinking of age and self-deception,†published this date in 1974.

(“Here’s Lucyâ€) “Where is My Wandering Mother Tonight?â€, involving a visit to Kim’s (Lucie Arnaz) apartment, overhears ‘unwelcome’ comments and leaves, co-starrring Jack Donohue, among others, airing this date in 1974.

Lucie Arnaz guest appears on The $25,000 Pyramid, with Gabe Kaplan, on this date in 1976.

LA Times, Kevin Thomas: “Second Thoughts: A Miscarriage,†published this date in 1983.

A sequel to Night of 100 Stars - 1982, ABC’s Night of 100 Stars Two, benefits the Actors’ Fund of America, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, Lucille Ball and Lucie Arnaz, guest appearing with many others, airs this date in 1985.

Jim Brochu, author of Lucy in the Afternoon, attends a black tie dinner benefit for the Valley Presbyterian Hospital, with Lucille and several other close friends, on this date in 1989.

Lucie Arnaz performs Irving Berlin works at a dinner show held at the MGM Film Center, benefitting the Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a Lucille Ball favorite charity, she in attendance with friends, on this date in 1989.

New Yorker, Hilton Als: “At the Galleries: So Very Hattie,†published this date in 1996.

Vince Edwards, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show, 1966, dies this date in 1996.

Betty Hutton, star, Dream Girl, 1948, in the role Lucille Ball played on Stage; star, Desilu Productions', The Betty Hutton Show, 17 episodes, 1960; guest performance, one episode, 1960; as well as guest, The Greatest Show on Earth, 1964, as well as, with Lucille, archivally, Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star, 1996, dies this date in 2007.

 

March 12

 

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), stars with Edna Frawley, in American Film Manufacturing Company's, Persistent Percival, released this date in 1916.

Gordon MacRae, singer/actor, friend of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was in the many-celebrity-attendees audience, with wife, Sheila, on (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1951, is born this date in 1921.

NY Journal-American article: - “As to Bill Frawley (Lucy’s Fred Mertz), from the Song and Dance . . .†published this date in 1933.

Hollywood Citizen News, Zuma Palmer: “Lucille Ball will make an appearance on Your Blind Date, KECA Radio, at 8:30,†published this date in 1942.

Liza Minnelli, daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland, star and the Arnazes friend since birth; included, with Lucille Ball and others, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood, 1960; was vacationing with Lucille, Desi IV and Lucie when Lucille broke her leg in Snowmass, January 1972; guest star, Desilu Productions’ ABC's Wild World of Entertainment, 1973; appears with Lucille, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987; as well as with Lucille, via archival footage, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1992, is born this date in 1946.

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear My Favorite Husband “Women’s Rights, Part 2†- Episode 79 - airing this date in 1950.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Changing the Boys’ Wardrobe,†is a re-run, with additional footage, airing this date in 1956.

A disco version of the (“I Love Lucyâ€) theme song “Disco Lucy†peaks at #24 on the Billboard music charts this date in 1977.

Desi Arnaz IV stars as Walter Nebicher in 20th Century Fox TV’s Automan, “Murder MTVâ€, starring Chuck Wagner, as Automan, Robert Lansing and Gerald S. O'Loughlin; Desi's partner - Dino, Desi & Billy combo - Billy Hinsche, composer, theme music, airing this date in 1984.

TV Guide cover: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appear together, with collage of stars: “Is TV Getting Better or Worse?†this week in 1988.

Barbara Morrison, Lucille Ball guest co-star, The Lucy Show 1966, 1967, 1968;, (“Here’s Lucyâ€) 1968; Desi Arnaz’ guest co-star, The Mothers-In-Law 1968, dies this date in 1992.

The Post-Journal – by Anne Marie Veno - Second Purchase Offer For Lucy's Home In Celoron Has Been Received – Denver-based limited partnership bid considerably higher than one received from Lucie Arnaz for Historic Property - “Lucille Ball's childhood home in Celoron has received received a second – and higher – purchase offer, this one from a Limited Partnership based in Denver, according to real estate broker, Bruce Turner, who listed the home on eBay a month ago, the site received 25,799 visitors, with several 'interested' parties. A story last week on NBC's Today Show has helped catapult the property's popularity, and the Wall Street Journal has called for an interview and 'hits' to the eBay Website has doubledâ€, published this date in 2002.

Jamestown Post-Journal: Today’s Thought: “I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.†-- Lucille Ball, American actress-comedian (1911-1989), published this date in 2006.

Bloomberg On The Weekend, syndicated radio show host Joe Franklin, features the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, Jamestown NY, on this date in 2006.

 

March 13

 

Paul Fix, Lucille Ball early film career co-star, 1936; Desilu Productions' The Texan, 1958; Desilu Studios-filmed The Andy Griffith Show, 1968; as well as guest star, via archival footage, (“Here's Lucyâ€): On Location 2009, is born this date in 1901.

Frank Wilcox, co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1941, 2 films, 1947; co-star, Lucille Ball, 1947, with Frawley, 1948, 1949; 2 films, 1950; with Lucille, 1950; guest, Desilu Studios-filmed, The Red Skelton Show, 1956, 1957, guest cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1957; guest, Desilu Productions' The Ann Sothern Show, 1958, The Lineup, 1958, December Bride, 1958; guest, Desilu Studios-filmed, The Red Skelton Show, 1958, three episodes, 1959; guest, Desilu Studios-filmed The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1958, 1959; guest, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; co-star, Desilu Productions' The Scarface Mob 1959, and Alcatraz Express 1960; guest, Desilu Productions' The Untouchables, 18 episodes, 1959-1963; guest, Desilu Productions' The Texan, 1960, Angel, 1961; is born this date in 1907.

Bob Weiskopf, writer, teleplay, Desilu Productions', Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Danny Thomas Show, 1 episode, 1953; half the ‘second team’ of writers, with Bob Schiller, the fifth year of (“I Love Lucyâ€), among staff, “The Three Bobs and a Babe†– 50 episodes, 1955-57; writer, Desilu Productions’, Our Miss Brooks, 1952; writer (“I Love Lucyâ€) Christmas Show, 1956; writer, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “The Desilu Revueâ€, 1959; writer, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 2 episodes, 1958; 3 episodes, 1959, and one episode, 1960; writer, Desilu Productions’, Guestward Ho!, 1960; then, taking over from Madelyn Pugh Martin and Bob Carroll, Jr., for the first, The Lucy Show, 1962; 2 episodes, 1963. Martin and Carroll return in 1962, forming the quartet, once again. Weiskopf and Schiller, the second team, left The Lucy Show in early 1964; guest, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, 1993; (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001, to work for Red Skelton, is born this date in 1914.

Motion Picture Herald, What the Picture Did For Me – “That Girl From Paris, with . . . Lucille Ball, with Lily Pons, Gene Raymond, and Jack Oakie – enjoy grand opera? . . . rave about this picture,†published this date in 1937.

Hollywood Citizen News, Lowell E. Redelings: “Lucille Ball has been signed for title role in MGM’s Red-Headed Woman in Washington, from the novel by Katharine Brush, as we predicted several months ago,†published this date in 1944.

Lucille Ball appears in Life Magazine this date in 1950.

Keith Thibodeaux is signed to a seven-year contract to play Little Ricky on (“I Love Lucyâ€) this date in 1956.

Lucille Ball and Bob Hope appear on a lengthy two-minute Pepsodent toothpaste commercial, which airs during the Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, on this day in 1963.

Chicago Tribune, Gene Siskel: “Tired Lucy - A Redhead Whose Dander Is Up,†published this date in 1974.

Lucille Ball appears on CBS, Gene Kelly . . . An American in Pasadena, a retrospection of Kelly’s women in films, Lucille reminiscing about DuBarry Was a Lady, 1943; co-starring, Cyd Charisse, Gloria DeHaven, Betty Garrett, Kathryn Grayson, Janet Leigh, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, and Cindy Williams, airing this date in 1978.

The Post-Journal Jamestown, NY: Lucy-Desi Increases Its Efforts In Fulfilling Outreach Mission – “At its annual meeting late Wednesday afternoon, the board of directors of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center took steps in moving forward with fulfilling the Center’s mission through expanding its outreach and educational programs,†published this date in 2008.

 

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William Hamel, cast member, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 3 episodes, 1953, is born this date in 1906.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), stars in Hal Roach Studio's, Should Husbands Be Watched?, as the Beat Cop, an uncredited role, released this date in 1925.

William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), stars in RKO Radio Picture's, The Crime Doctor, as Fraser, co-starring, among others, John Larkin, released this date in 1934.

Desi Arnaz’ Columbia recordings: “Ahi Viene La Congaâ€, “Vereda Tropicalâ€, “Africa Cantataâ€, “Echa Un Pieâ€, “Pero Ahora Comprendoâ€, are released this date in 1940.

Lucille Ball appears, as Dorothy 'Dot Spindle' Duncan, in RKO Radio film A Girl, A Guy, and A Gob, co-starring Irving Bacon, Lloyd Corrigan, George Murphy, and Edmond O'Brien; as well as Leon Belasco [uncredited], among many others, released this date in 1941.

LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “The Victory Committee has rounded up 85 Hollywoodites to entertain soldiers at Ensenada over the weekend - Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and many others are putting on the show,†published this date in 1942.

Billy Crystal, appears with Lucille Ball and Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars II, 1985; appears with Lucille and Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 50 Years of Funny Females, 1995; as well as appears with Lucille, archivally, Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, Host, 209; is born this date in 1948.

Vivian Vance (Lucy’s Ethel Mertz) appears in The Blue Veil, co-starring Warner Anderson, Joan Blondell, Richard Carlson, Charles Laughton, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Don Taylor, Natalie Wood, and Jane Wyman, among others, is released this date in 1952.

Desi Arnaz and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra record the background music for CBS-TV (“I Love Lucyâ€), Episode #28, which is filmed this date in 1952.

NY Daily News: “(Desi’s part) ‘would grow smaller and smaller until he eventually disappeared from the series entirely’ (if audiences didn’t like ‘the Cuban’), published this date in 1954.

Desi Arnaz and Orchestra, perform (“I Love Lucyâ€) “The Hedda Hopper Show,†the first of four performances with Lucille Ball and Hedda Hopper, who are close friends, closing the program with a public service announcement for the Olympic Games, with cast member, Hy Averback, Kathryn Card, John Hart, and Robert Jellison, as well as a commercial ad introducing Marlboro Cigarettes, airing this date in 1955.

Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, “Cloak and Daggerâ€, with William Lundigan, Host; Art Gilmore, Announcer, Ralph Levy, Director; co-starring Jack Benny, Hedy Lamarr, Gale Storm, and Lawrence Welk, among others, airing this date in 1957.

(“I Love Lucyâ€) “Building a Bar-B-Que,†- Lucy and Ethel start building, hoping Ricky and Fred will finish, and Lucy loses her wedding ring, episode filmed this date in 1957.

Wall Street Journal: “The National Theaters and Television - operators of 250 motion picture theaters, are in preliminary discussions about acquiring a ‘controlling interest’ in Desilu,†reported in 1959.

Newsweek: “Newsmakers,†published this date in 1960.

Time: Lucille Ball article “People,†published this date in 1960.

The Lucy Show “Lucy, the Gun Mollâ€, Bob O’Brien, writer, guest co-starring Robert Stack, Bruce Gordon and Steve London - an FBI investigation and Lucy’s resemblance to a criminal’s girlfriend, airs this date in 1966.

Desi Arnaz stars in an episode of Ironside - The Raymond Burr Show - “Riddle at 24,000,†airing this date in 1974.

Susan Hayward co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1944; appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Toast of the Town 1956, dies this date in 1975.

The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY, by Patrick L. Fanelli: Celoron Finalizes Plans – “Village Board members authorized Mayor Bartolo to apply for additional funding for the Desi Arnaz Bandshell planned for the Lucille Ball Memorial Park. Village officials have agreed on a design,†published this date in 2006.

Peter Graves, guest star, Desilu Productions’ Cavalcade of America 1956; co-star of Mission: Impossible, 143 episodes, 1967-1973, Mission: Impossible Versus The Mob, 1968; Lucille Ball guest co-star, Life With Lucy, 1986; and with Lucie Arnaz, CBS at 75, 2003; dies this date in 2010.

 

March 15

 

Hattie Carnegie, world-famous dress designer, Lucille Ball mentor and early modeling employer at various Times during the period 1929-1932, is born this date in 1886.

George Brent, Lucille Ball early career co-star, 1946; star, Desilu Productions', Wire Service, 1956, is born this date in 1899.

Macdonald Carey, of Days of Our Lives' fame, 28 years; guest, Desilu Productions', Kraft Mystery Theater, 1963; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Bing Crosby Show, 1964; as well as co-star, Lucie Arnaz, 1975, is born this date in 1913.

Harry James, one of the co-stars in Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ first movie, 1940; Lucille's early film-career co-star, with his Orchestra; writer “Two O’Clock Jumpâ€, 1939, from film, Best Foot Forward, 1943, Desilu Productions', guest, among many others, Shower of Stars, 1954, 3 episodes, 1955; and friend of Lucille and Desi, co-starring with actress wife, Betty Grable, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Comedy Hour, 1958, is born this date in 1916.

Madelyn Pugh Martin Davis, one of the ‘legendary team of writers’ – many-year partner to Bob Carroll, Jr.; writer: (“I Love Lucyâ€), 174 episodes 1951-57; Desilu Productions’ Writer - Those Whiting Girls, 1955; Writer, (“I Love Lucyâ€) Christmas Show, 1956; Writer, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour “Lucy Hunts Uraniumâ€, and “Lucy Wins a Race Horseâ€, 1958; Writer, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse “K.O. Kittyâ€, 1958; Script Consultant, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour “Lucy Meets the Mustacheâ€, 1960; Writer, Desilu Productions', Vacation Playhouse, “All About Barbaraâ€, 1963; The Lucy Show Script Supervisor: “Lucy Waits Up for Chrisâ€, 1962; “Lucy and Viv Put in a Showerâ€, and “Lucy’s Barbershop Quartetâ€, 1963, Writer, Script Supervisor “Lucy Misplaces $2,000â€, 1962; Writer, “Lucy Flies to Londonâ€, 1966; Producer, Desilu Productions', unsold television pilot, The Carol Channing Show, Ms. Channing playing a small-town talk show host who moves to NYC trying to make it big, 1967; Desilu Productions',, Writer, The Mothers-In-Law, 51 episodes, 1967-69, as either Creator Writer; Script Consultant “Everybody Wants to Be a Writerâ€, 1967; Writer, story of film, Yours, Mine and Ours, 1968; Writer, (“Here’s Lucyâ€), 7 episodes, 1970-1973; Co-producer, Lucy Calls the President, 1977; Co-Producer, Writer, unknown episodes, Life With Lucy, 1986; (“I Love Lucyâ€): The Very First Show!, 1990; Lucy and Desi: A Home Movieâ€, 1993, as herself; American Masters, as herself: “Finding Lucyâ€, 2000; Writer, (“I Love Lucyâ€) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001; and The Desilu Story, 2003, as herself; appears with Lucille and Desi, archivally, TV Land Moguls “The 50'sâ€, 2004; as well as appears with Lucille and Desi, archivally, Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America “Honey, I'm Home: Breadwinners & Homemakersâ€, 2009; Writer for all Lucille Ball- Desi Arnaz and Lucy shows, is born this date in 1921.

Judd Hirsch, of Taxi fame, Award winner, appears with Lucille Ball, The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1981; with Lucie Arnaz, Night of 100 Stars, 1982; with Desi Arnaz IV, I Love Liberty, 1982; as well as winner, Medallion Award, with Lucille, archivally, winner Legacy of Laughter Award, Lucie, and Desi IV, The 5th Annual TV Land Awards, 2007, is born this date in 1935.

LA Evening Herald Express, Jimmy Starr: “Freddie, Lucille Ball’s kid brother, opens his open-air rollerdrome in Whittier, California, this Thursday,†published this date in 1939.

Marc Daniels was hired as Director for (“I Love Lucyâ€) fame as soon as he finished a project he was involved with; he had the advantage of knowing Vivian Vance for ten years prior; introduced her to Desi Arnaz, who hired her for her legendary role, after excitedly phoning Lucille and getting the o.k. They’d found their Ethel Mertz, this date in 1951.

Martin Leeds, six-year veteran of CBS is named the new Executive Vice President of Desilu, since it was Desi Arnaz’ view that this guy had given him trouble and was costing him money; so, he may as well “get him on my side,â€this date in 1953.

Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, “The Flattering Worldâ€, with Jack Benny, co-starring Elsa Lanchester, Peggy Lee, and Frederic March, among others, airing this date in 1956.

Desert Magazine (Palm Springs), Gloria Greer: “Desert Circus Queen, Lucille Ball,†published in 1964.

Lucille Ball appears, with many stars, CBS’, American Film Institute (AFI) Salute to Henry Fonda - in one of the few instances speaking publicly of her career in motion pictures, as well as her work with Henry Fonda, airing this date in 1978.

Ann Sothern, Lucille Ball early film-career friend and co-star, 1933; 1934; 1943; guest, (“I Love Lucyâ€), 1957; guest, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; star, Desilu Productions’, The Ann Sothern Show, 93 episodes, 1958-1961; guest, The Lucy Show, 7 episodes, 1965, as well as with Lucille, both uncredited and archivally, That's Entertainment! III, 1994, dies on this day in 2001.

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March 14, at the very end, Susan Hayward. You could add that Ms Hayward, like Lucy, had her very last appearance at the Academy Awards where she too presented, like Lucy, but died shortly thereafter of the cancer that would kill her, but she too, like Lucy, looked radiant on that very last public appearance.

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And the very last entry for Ann Sothern, you could change friend to very good lifelong friend who once helped her decorate her new house, they had met at Columbia Studios and Lucy contacted Ann throughout her life's trials and tribulations, asking Ann to contact priests when she was going though the agony of her marital troubles with Desi and calling her after her last series was cancelled, Ann was a shoulder for her to cry on and Ann was always suggesting projects they could do together.

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March 9th, Joyce Van Patten, you could add SISTER of Eight is Enough dad Dick Van Patten, a very good Lucy friend for years and years and that the movie from '74 she was in with Lucy was MAME.

 

Thanks, Claude - will do; and will research if I have 'him' in the chronology.... I appreciate it. Love, JK

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March 14, at the very end, Susan Hayward. You could add that Ms Hayward, like Lucy, had her very last appearance at the Academy Awards where she too presented, like Lucy, but died shortly thereafter of the cancer that would kill her, but she too, like Lucy, looked radiant on that very last public appearance.

 

If I start putting all those 'thin's', I'd, of necessity, put in ALL for all - again, this thin' would grow to 900 pages!!!! Let's remember, this is about Lucille Ball and her 'diary' - I'll have a look at Susan's 'blurb'.... Love, JK

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And the very last entry for Ann Sothern, you could change friend to very good lifelong friend who once helped her decorate her new house, they had met at Columbia Studios and Lucy contacted Ann throughout her life's trials and tribulations, asking Ann to contact priests when she was going though the agony of her marital troubles with Desi and calling her after her last series was cancelled, Ann was a shoulder for her to cry on and Ann was always suggesting projects they could do together.

 

Will have a look at the thin' again....Thanks....Love, JK

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Well, it's just that Ann was one of her BETTER friends and for the longest time too!

 

First of all, Claude - I personally AGREE with you; but, we have to put importance of 'friends' and 'friendships' aside, a bit, to make room for ALL those stars and friends I have found (so far) who have co-starred with 'anyone' in the 'family'; the parts I've found (so far) because we surely can't forget "Fred & Ethel" as part of the 'family'; and the real reason I continued on with this thin', after 'finding ONE thing per day about LUCILLE' [per the then-E.D. of the Center] only for the Website/Center, and that was WWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY back in January 2006, after 11 months of 'searching'; and, by then, I was hooked!

 

After I decided to 'keep going on it', [and believe me, 'they' tried their best to get me to stop!!!! just trust me on that - I'm sure you remember how they tried to 'buy' it from me in early 2007!!!! - that's a whole other story....] - there was so MUCH Lucille 'happenings', and I've barely touched the surface after these six years, it would have to be 'altered' for her 'appearances' ONLY; so, decided to go on with it, and just 'touch on' other folks 'stuff' and only those in which they appeared with Lucille.

 

So, starting, NOW, with her 'special' friends; her 'favorite' co-stars; etc., this thing would be 'volumes' long (oh, yeh, it IS ALREADY!!!!)

 

In SHORT, (yeh, right!) I'd like to see just this much in print before I die; and I'm already OLD!!!!

 

Hope this 'splains it, dear....Love, JK

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One of the first entries about Claire Trevor, you could add that she once did a painting of Lucy that hung in her house, Lucy used to think the nose was a bit off, LOL!

 

I'd LOVE to put THAT in the chronology; where did you get the information? I find that hilarious.... Love, JK

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I'd LOVE to put THAT in the chronology; where did you get the information? I find that hilarious.... Love, JK

The quote is attributed to the great lady herself in more than one Lucy biography. Claire did a painting of Lucy and it hung in Lucy's Roxbury home, i've even seen it in pictures and the nose is mush too prominent, like she messed it up and redid it, a bad NOSE JOB if you will, LOL! But the rest of the painting is just perfect, it's a full body shot. It's just like Lucy or any other Leo like me to not be able to shut up about it, thankful for the painting but not being able to say what's the one thing that's wrong with it, LOL!

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The quote is attributed to the great lady herself in more than one Lucy biography. Claire did a painting of Lucy and it hung in Lucy's Roxbury home, i've even seen it in pictures and the nose is mush too prominent, like she messed it up and redid it, a bad NOSE JOB if you will, LOL! But the rest of the painting is just perfect, it's a full body shot. It's just like Lucy or any other Leo like me to not be able to shut up about it, thankful for the painting but not being able to say what's the one thing that's wrong with it, LOL!

 

I'll TRY to find the time to research this in the books I have available to me; thanks for the 'nudge'....Love, JK

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I'll TRY to find the time to research this in the books I have available to me; thanks for the 'nudge'....Love, JK

You are right about one major thing, some of the items list so many things that it becomes really confusing, i'm sure that in the book you can do something with boldness of character or colors to differentiate one person from the ones connected to them or the shows being in bolder type or something like that that would simplefy things. :lucyhorror:

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You are right about one major thing, some of the items list so many things that it becomes really confusing, i'm sure that in the book you can do something with boldness of character or colors to differentiate one person from the ones connected to them or the shows being in bolder type or something like that that would simplefy things. :lucyhorror:

 

When comes time to prepare the foreword, I should necessarily point out that this is a 'diary', sort of; that ALL 'characters' mentioned are, in some way, related to, starred with; appeared with, [you get the point]....and in some way during their lives, connected to the Arnazes....That's what diaries do....mention things that happen to the author of the DIARY.... Other than that, I've miserably failed at what the intent of his document was, and is, and can become....

 

Sorry, also, Claude; I realize some of the listings are 'cumbersome' to say the least; but, historically, it needs be....

 

Back to the editing process....

 

Love, JK

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When comes time to prepare the foreword, I should necessarily point out that this is a 'diary', sort of; that ALL 'characters' mentioned are, in some way, related to, starred with; appeared with, [you get the point]....and in some way during their lives, connected to the Arnazes....That's what diaries do....mention things that happen to the author of the DIARY.... Other than that, I've miserably failed at what the intent of his document was, and is, and can become....

 

Sorry, also, Claude; I realize some of the listings are 'cumbersome' to say the least; but, historically, it needs be....

 

Back to the editing process....

 

Love, JK

But it can't be a REAL diary as that would list her lusting and other thoughts that one puts in a diary but is not meant o be read by anyone and God knows you've already said you do not do SMUTty things, LOL! My chronology would list nothing but those lustful thoughts, yours will be loads more interesting, as it lists abslutely everything. LOL! I would think the INDEX, if there is one, will be a chore in itself.

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But it can't be a REAL diary as that would list her lusting and other thoughts that one puts in a diary but is not meant o be read by anyone and God knows you've already said you do not do SMUTty things, LOL! My chronology would list nothing but those lustful thoughts, yours will be loads more interesting, as it lists abslutely everything. LOL! I would think the INDEX, if there is one, will be a chore in itself.

 

Gonna TRY NOT to have an index; that would take ANOTHER six years!

 

I know this can't be called a diary, in the traditional sense; but, January 1 to December 31 for every YEAR I could find SO FAR, seems to fit the bill in a traditional thinking of the word 'diary' - that's why I refer to it as a chronology, which it IS....

 

The way I feel about the 'other stuff' you mention; perhaps it was ALL public relations, plus some gossip thrown in. She was unmarried; who had a better right to carve out a career in whatever way she felt proper for HER....Only SHE and WE have to live with our own conscience(s)....

 

Additionally, and I really shouldn't put this in print; although I think about it a lot; if I put her 'stuff' in, I'd have to add everyone else's - that would NOT make for a very happy read, historically, that is. What I'm trying to do, historically, is catalog the accomplishments; and keep the memory alive, in some semblance of order....

 

Claude: You just get me to talking too much.... :marionstrong:

 

Love, JK

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Gonna TRY NOT to have an index; that would take ANOTHER six years!

 

I know this can't be called a diary, in the traditional sense; but, January 1 to December 31 for every YEAR I could find SO FAR, seems to fit the bill in a traditional thinking of the word 'diary' - that's why I refer to it as a chronology, which it IS....

 

The way I feel about the 'other stuff' you mention; perhaps it was ALL public relations, plus some gossip thrown in. She was unmarried; who had a better right to carve out a career in whatever way she felt proper for HER....Only SHE and WE have to live with our own conscience(s)....

 

Additionally, and I really shouldn't put this in print; although I think about it a lot; if I put her 'stuff' in, I'd have to add everyone else's - that would NOT make for a very happy read, historically, that is. What I'm trying to do, historically, is catalog the accomplishments; and keep the memory alive, in some semblance of order....

 

Claude: You just get me to talking too much.... :marionstrong:

 

Love, JK

Honey, i LIVE for talking too much, they kept me very quiet as a kid, this is my revenge. We're gonna be put in the ground soon enough, why worry about things and why not say everything we want?

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Honey, i LIVE for talking too much, they kept me very quiet as a kid, this is my revenge. We're gonna be put in the ground soon enough, why worry about things and why not say everything we want?

 

I subscribe to a 'Daily Thought' from Live Simply, or some such, and last week, one came up which struck me particularly:

 

"THIS IS YOUR LIFE; LIVE IT!" I plan to give it 'heck' every day until they plant me; actually, if anything is left, they will ship me to research facility for any possible parts, including skin, which can be used; then, incinerated, and whatever happens after that, I don't care....

 

Then, there is the 'old adage': "when people get old, they just say 'anything' they are feeling", including dropping the 'F bomb', which shocks some people that an elder would dare do this; but, we have earned the right to say what we think, and who the heck cares....keep it up; it keeps MY blood running!

 

Hope you like, and get a chuckle from, the entry on week 3!!!! Love, JK

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I subscribe to a 'Daily Thought' from Live Simply, or some such, and last week, one came up which struck me particularly:

 

"THIS IS YOUR LIFE; LIVE IT!" I plan to give it 'heck' every day until they plant me; actually, if anything is left, they will ship me to research facility for any possible parts, including skin, which can be used; then, incinerated, and whatever happens after that, I don't care....

 

Then, there is the 'old adage': "when people get old, they just say 'anything' they are feeling", including dropping the 'F bomb', which shocks some people that an elder would dare do this; but, we have earned the right to say what we think, and who the heck cares....keep it up; it keeps MY blood running!

 

Hope you like, and get a chuckle from, the entry on week 3!!!! Love, JK

I agree with that completely my dear. Look at the old dames like Lucy, Davis, Hepburn, they were always shooting off their mouths not giving a damn who thought what, and it's not just for them, the old New England broads to shoot from the hip, anybody can do it.

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