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Louella Parsons, Lucille Ball’s long-time friend, Hollywood gossip columnist; appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954; with Lucille, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963; Louella, via archival footage, with Lucille and Desi, Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage, 1983; as well as with Lucille and Desi, via archival footages, Junket Whore, 1998, is born this date in 1881.

 

Happy Birthday, Lucille Desiree Ball! - The Queen of Comedy, is born Sunday, at 5:00 p.m., at 60 Stewart Avenue in Jamestown, NY, her Grandmother Hunt, as mid-wife, in attendance, this date in 1911.

 

Robert Mitchum, guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1961, and with Lucille Ball, Sinatra: The First 40 Years, 1980, as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille, via archival footage, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997, is born this date in 1917.

 

Ella Raines, guest stars, via archival footage, with Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, IV, (“Here's Lucy”): On Location 2009, is born this date in 1920.

 

Lucille Ball, turning sixteen, George Carr, the Manager of Celoron Park, now Lucille Ball Memorial Park, asked her to do the makeup when Norma Smallwood, Miss America of 1927, made an appearance at the Park, this date in 1927.

 

Desi Arnaz threw celebrations for Lucille Ball on her twenty-ninth birthday, in her honor at the Studio and several other places, including her mother’s home - Lucille blows out candles from five cakes; inhales the bouquets of special flowers at each location; and receives her first serious gift from Desi, a lapel watch in the shape of a heart, at Slapsie Maxie’s Club, a favorite of theirs, this date in 1940.

 

LA Examiner, Behind the Makeup, Harry Crocker: “Desi Arnaz, who was with Lucille Ball, was called on by Milton Berle, at Victor Hugo’s Sunday night informal show, which is fast becoming a movie fan’s dream of Seventh Heaven, and Desi played the guitar and sang a beautiful Mexican ballad,” published this date in 1940.

 

Lucille Ball remembers her thirtieth birthday - the first birthday in their new home, thinking Desi had forgotten her birthday: “ . . She came home from work; Desi was leading a five-piece combo of fellow Latins, in their driveway and 40 guests singing in their yard . . . and a solid carpet of white gardenias floating in our pool,” this day in 1941.

 

Lucille Ball signs a contract with MGM Studios – her best films are the 1943 musicals, DuBarry Was A Lady, and Best Foot Forward - on her 31st birthday, this date in 1942.

 

Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball appears, MGM, Easy to Wed, Still Showing at Shea’s Theatre, now The Lucille Ball Little Theatre, advertisement, published this date in 1946.

 

Lucille Ball appears, via archival footage, from A Nite At The Biltmore Bowl, 1935, in a film compilation her friend, Betty Grable, created early in her career, RKO Radio's, Hollywood Bound, a compilation of three 2-reel shorts, co-starring, via archival footages, Preston Foster, also in a cameo role, among many others, released in 1947.

 

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s, 30-minute, Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “Liz' Portrait”, episode #3, produced and directed by Gordon Hughes; script by Fred Fox and Bill Davenport; announcer, Bob LeMond; Wilbur Hatch, music conductor, with veteran supporting cast members, John Hiestand, William Johnston, Mary Shipp, and guest co-star, Jeff Chandler, airs this date in 1948.

 

Ricky Ricardo says the Ricardos move into their first apartment with the Mertzes, as landlords on this date in 1948.

 

CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series, in the same format, will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TV sitcom this date in 1962.

 

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, b. 2/19; Lucille Ball film-career co-star, 1947, dies this date in 1964.

 

Everett Sloane, b. 10/1; co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), The Blue Veil, 1951; Host, Desilu Productions’, Official Detective, 1956-57, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960; Desilu Productions', Kraft Mystery Theater, 1962, as well as Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Andy Griffith Show, 1962, dies this date in 1965.

 

Kurt Kaszner, b. 8/13; guest, Desilu Playhouse, 1959, as well as Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucy”), 1972, dies this date in 1979.

 

Desert Sun, (Palm Springs), Bruce Fessier: “I Love Lucy,” published this date in 1981.

 

On Lucille Ball's 72nd birthday, LA TV Station KTTV, honors her by airing a thirteen-hour marathon of (“I Love Lucy”), beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, uninterrupted until 10 p.m., airing 26 classic (“I Love Lucy”) episodes, [Eight months later, 3000 miles away, Museum of Broadcasting, NY, an exhibit: “Lucille Ball: First Lady of Comedy” programs for 80 hours, including radio My Favorite Husband episodes for 4 hours; and Lucille & Desi’s first joint TV appearance on Ed Wynn Show; 3 Lucy-hosted seminars, for which Lucille's fans start 3 a.m. ticket buying, when announced she would make 3 appearances kicking off the 5-month long exhibit], this date in 1983.

 

Lucille Ball appears on People Magazine cover: “Casting a New Lucy,” this date in 1990.

 

NPR Wire Transcript, Renee Montague: Interview With Kathleen Brady, (biographer: “Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball”), interview occurring this date in 2001.

 

Lucille Ball appears on USPS postage stamp, released for sale on this date in 2001.

 

Melody Thomas Scott, long-time star of CBS’ The Young and the Restless; long-time Lucille Ball fan; and an original Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum Board Member, appears in Lucille’s hometown for a special Museum fundraising event, this date in 2003.

 

Lucy-Fan Website: “….reality TV programming - “. . . Kathy Griffin, My Life on the D List - I feel compelled to mention that Tori Spelling and spouse Dean will portray a number of famous couples on the season finale of Oxygen’s Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, which airs at 10 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12. They dress up as Sonny and Cher, June Carter and Johnny Cash, and, of course, the only reason I mention it, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Don't know if they'll be performing as the couples or just shown in costume, and don't much care. But you might. (the show is ending its third season. I have nothing against Ms. Spelling, especially since she's paying tribute to Ms. Ball . . .” posted this date in 2008.

 

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum - Month in Review - July 2008 - “The Lake Oswego (Oregon) Review features a story about a toddler, 'Little Ricky' from ('I Love Lucy'). TV Land runs an ('I Love Lucy') marathon over the July 4th holiday weekend. Final pieces are put in place for the opening of the newly expanded Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY, the hometown of the Queen of Comedy. Lucy-Desi Center staff meet with the administrator of Jamestown’s WCA Hospital to begin exploring collaboration on humor therapy. Photographers and videographers from the NYS Division of Tourism visit the Lucy-Desi Center to shoot photos and video. Concert stagings of Dance With Me, the new musical about the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, are presented in West Hollywood as part of the Festival of New American Musicals. CKTB Radio in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, interviews the Lucy-Desi Center’s Executive Director before Lucy’s Birthday Celebration, 2008. Lucy- Desi staff host Hispanic Community Outreach Symposium in Tropicana Room. Center staff meets with director of the Arts Council for Chautauqua County to explore future collaborations. Lucie Arnaz gives an extensive interview about her 1992 Emmy Award-winning documentary, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie. Center Outreach staff visits Rochester area nursing facility to learn about research program involving iPods. Lucy-Desi Center outlines plans to offer Komedy Kamp in summer of 2009, at the brand-new dormitories, Jamestown Community College. Billboard Magazine recently states: 'Among the few things one can count on in life: the taste of McDonald's cheeseburgers, (‘I Love Lucy’) reruns are still funny; and Barry Manilow never wearing out his welcome at the top of the charts. Center staff assists Jamestown’s Joint Neighborhood Project community outreach ice cream social. The Lucy-Desi Center contacts the Cassadaga Job Corps about possible collaboration. Lucie Arnaz returns to Broadway at Birdland, NY's well known jazz club. American Profile features a story about Keith Thibodeaux, who - as a child - played 'Little Ricky' in ('I Love Lucy'). Center Outreach staff presents a program on the ('I Love Lucy') “Job Switching” episode at Camp Sundown, a camp for those with XP - those who cannot tolerate light. Plans are announced for BABALU-CY - the art of Desi Arnaz, Off-Broadway, at the Actors Temple Theater, beginning August 23. The New York Daily News notes that the public’s obsession with celebrity babies dates back to the birth of Desi Arnaz, IV. Desi Arnaz is featured in RerunIt.com, a new free entertainment content and e-commerce web site celebrating American pop culture and the celebrities who helped shape and define it. Plans are in the works for comedy classes for Jamestown Public Schools Advanced Learning Program students in conjunction with the Lucy-Desi Center,” posted this date in 2008.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – Lucy-Desi Names Director – Falconer (NY) Native Named to Post – by Kristen Johnson –“After months of uncertainty, the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center is ready to move forward, naming Corie Curtis Executive Director. Corie, a Jamestown-area native, has a decade plus of experience in marketing, strategic planning, event execution, brand identity management and budget development,” published this date in 2009.

 

The Lucy Lounge website - claude 'morethanonesubject' - In honor of Lucille Ball's 99th birthday: “and . . . lest we forget: Oh, yeah, Lucy Arzballs, the one who mentored everybody from Carol Burnett to Carole Cook, among many others. The Kennedy Center Honors recipient; the 4-time Emmy Award winner, with 13 nominations back when there were few awards, as opposed to now when they give awards for everything, even hair and makeup, imagine how many more she would have gotten for those. The one who did over 70 movies and over 500 television shows of her own and guested on countless others, and specials, and so on. The one who had the titles Queen of Comedy, First Lady of Television, added to her earlier ones of Queen of the B's, and Technicolor Tessie. The one who cavorted with Kings and Presidents, starred on Broadway, on radio, in movies and on television and used to be known as the one and only Diane Belmont, Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo, Carmichael, Carter, Barker, and countless other monikers in her over half a century career? . . .” posted this date in 2010.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Happy 100th! - Tourists, Locals Line Third Street For Lucy Parade - by Dennis Phillips - “Thousands of tourists visiting from all over the United States joined locals that just had to take a short walk to Third Street to watch Lucille's 100th birthday parade Friday. There were 12 musical groups with more than 1100 musicians involved, as well as Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel impersonators,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - We Still Love Lucy, 60 Years After Show First Aired - by Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer - Los Angeles - We loved Lucy and we still do. On the 100th anniversary of her birth Saturday and 60 years since (“I Love Lucy”) first aired, Lucille Ball's legacy remains remarkable - and her talent remarkably fresh and watchable. Consider other popular sitcoms that aired alongside Lucille and Desi Arnaz' show during its 1951-1957 life span on CBS. (“I Love Lucy”) in all its black and white glory, remains a draw worldwide for viewers who certainly weren't around for its debut. Over the past five decades, the sitcom has won new audiences - and introduced Lucy to younger generations - over and over through TV syndinication and video sales,,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Today's Thought - “The more things you do, the more you can do,” - Lucille Ball 1911-1989,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Saturday - Sirius XM 'Redhead Radio' broadcasting this weekend from Lucy Festival - Sirius XM Radio has launched 'Redhead Radio: 100 Years of Lucille Ball,' a limited-run channel celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the comedy legend with non-stop broadcasts of classic radio shows featuring the comedienne at key moments in her storied career, as well as interviews with her fans, devotees and fellow comedians,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Region - What? When? Where? - “To commemorate the county bicentennial, each Saturday edition of The Post-Journal will feature a historic image. Readers are encouraged to identify the name, date and location of the landmark or featured object. (Research: Today's image is Lucille Ball's childhood home in Celoron, NY - formerly 8th Street, now 59 Lucy Lane - how appropriate for the anniversary of Lucille's 100th birthday),” published this date in 2011.

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August 6

 

Louella Parsons, Lucille Ball’s long-time friend, Hollywood gossip columnist; appears with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954; with Lucille, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963; Louella, via archival footage, with Lucille and Desi, Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage, 1983; as well as with Lucille and Desi, via archival footages, Junket Whore, 1998, is born this date in 1881.

 

Happy Birthday, Lucille Desiree Ball! - The Queen of Comedy, is born Sunday, at 5:00 p.m., at 60 Stewart Avenue in Jamestown, NY, her Grandmother Hunt, as mid-wife, in attendance, this date in 1911.

 

Robert Mitchum, guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1961, and with Lucille Ball, Sinatra: The First 40 Years, 1980, as well as with Desi Arnaz and Lucille, via archival footage, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997, is born this date in 1917.

 

Ella Raines, guest stars, via archival footage, with Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, IV, (“Here's Lucy”): On Location 2009, is born this date in 1920.

 

Lucille Ball, turning sixteen, George Carr, the Manager of Celoron Park, now Lucille Ball Memorial Park, asked her to do the makeup when Norma Smallwood, Miss America of 1927, made an appearance at the Park, this date in 1927.

 

Desi Arnaz threw celebrations for Lucille Ball on her twenty-ninth birthday, in her honor at the Studio and several other places, including her mother’s home - Lucille blows out candles from five cakes; inhales the bouquets of special flowers at each location; and receives her first serious gift from Desi, a lapel watch in the shape of a heart, at Slapsie Maxie’s Club, a favorite of theirs, this date in 1940.

 

LA Examiner, Behind the Makeup, Harry Crocker: “Desi Arnaz, who was with Lucille Ball, was called on by Milton Berle, at Victor Hugo’s Sunday night informal show, which is fast becoming a movie fan’s dream of Seventh Heaven, and Desi played the guitar and sang a beautiful Mexican ballad,” published this date in 1940.

 

Lucille Ball remembers her thirtieth birthday - the first birthday in their new home, thinking Desi had forgotten her birthday: “ . . She came home from work; Desi was leading a five-piece combo of fellow Latins, in their driveway and 40 guests singing in their yard . . . and a solid carpet of white gardenias floating in our pool,” this day in 1941.

 

Lucille Ball signs a contract with MGM Studios – her best films are the 1943 musicals, DuBarry Was A Lady, and Best Foot Forward - on her 31st birthday, this date in 1942.

 

Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown NY - Lucille Ball appears, MGM, Easy to Wed, Still Showing at Shea’s Theatre, now The Lucille Ball Little Theatre, advertisement, published this date in 1946.

 

Lucille Ball appears, via archival footage, from A Nite At The Biltmore Bowl, 1935, in a film compilation her friend, Betty Grable, created early in her career, RKO Radio's, Hollywood Bound, a compilation of three 2-reel shorts, co-starring, via archival footages, Preston Foster, also in a cameo role, among many others, released in 1947.

 

Lucille Ball and co-star, Richard Denning, appear on CBS Radio’s, 30-minute, Situation Comedy, My Favorite Husband “Liz' Portrait”, episode #3, produced and directed by Gordon Hughes; script by Fred Fox and Bill Davenport; announcer, Bob LeMond; Wilbur Hatch, music conductor, with veteran supporting cast members, John Hiestand, William Johnston, Mary Shipp, and guest co-star, Jeff Chandler, airs this date in 1948.

 

Ricky Ricardo says the Ricardos move into their first apartment with the Mertzes, as landlords on this date in 1948.

 

CBS’ The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour – 60 minutes, black & white – The thirteen hour-long specials that Lucille and Desi made for Ford and Westinghouse are re-run as a summer replacement series. New opening and closing graphics are created to incorporate the new name and sponsorship. This same series, in the same format, will be used four more times until 1967. There is heavy on-air promotion of the forthcoming The Lucy Show with Lucille doing voice-overs during the closing credits reminding folks to tune in come October to her new CBS-TV sitcom this date in 1962.

 

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, b. 2/19; Lucille Ball film-career co-star, 1947, dies this date in 1964.

 

Everett Sloane, b. 10/1; co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), The Blue Veil, 1951; Host, Desilu Productions’, Official Detective, 1956-57, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1960; Desilu Productions', Kraft Mystery Theater, 1962, as well as Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Andy Griffith Show, 1962, dies this date in 1965.

 

Kurt Kaszner, b. 8/13; guest, Desilu Playhouse, 1959, as well as Lucille Ball guest co-star, (“Here’s Lucy”), 1972, dies this date in 1979.

 

Desert Sun, (Palm Springs), Bruce Fessier: “I Love Lucy,” published this date in 1981.

 

On Lucille Ball's 72nd birthday, LA TV Station KTTV, honors her by airing a thirteen-hour marathon of (“I Love Lucy”), beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, uninterrupted until 10 p.m., airing 26 classic (“I Love Lucy”) episodes, [Eight months later, 3000 miles away, Museum of Broadcasting, NY, an exhibit: “Lucille Ball: First Lady of Comedy” programs for 80 hours, including radio My Favorite Husband episodes for 4 hours; and Lucille & Desi’s first joint TV appearance on Ed Wynn Show; 3 Lucy-hosted seminars, for which Lucille's fans start 3 a.m. ticket buying, when announced she would make 3 appearances kicking off the 5-month long exhibit], this date in 1983.

 

Lucille Ball appears on People Magazine cover: “Casting a New Lucy,” this date in 1990.

 

NPR Wire Transcript, Renee Montague: Interview With Kathleen Brady, (biographer: “Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball”), interview occurring this date in 2001.

 

Lucille Ball appears on USPS postage stamp, released for sale on this date in 2001.

 

Melody Thomas Scott, long-time star of CBS’ The Young and the Restless; long-time Lucille Ball fan; and an original Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum Board Member, appears in Lucille’s hometown for a special Museum fundraising event, this date in 2003.

 

Lucy-Fan Website: “….reality TV programming - “. . . Kathy Griffin, My Life on the D List - I feel compelled to mention that Tori Spelling and spouse Dean will portray a number of famous couples on the season finale of Oxygen’s Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, which airs at 10 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12. They dress up as Sonny and Cher, June Carter and Johnny Cash, and, of course, the only reason I mention it, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Don't know if they'll be performing as the couples or just shown in costume, and don't much care. But you might. (the show is ending its third season. I have nothing against Ms. Spelling, especially since she's paying tribute to Ms. Ball . . .” posted this date in 2008.

 

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum - Month in Review - July 2008 - “The Lake Oswego (Oregon) Review features a story about a toddler, 'Little Ricky' from ('I Love Lucy'). TV Land runs an ('I Love Lucy') marathon over the July 4th holiday weekend. Final pieces are put in place for the opening of the newly expanded Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY, the hometown of the Queen of Comedy. Lucy-Desi Center staff meet with the administrator of Jamestown’s WCA Hospital to begin exploring collaboration on humor therapy. Photographers and videographers from the NYS Division of Tourism visit the Lucy-Desi Center to shoot photos and video. Concert stagings of Dance With Me, the new musical about the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, are presented in West Hollywood as part of the Festival of New American Musicals. CKTB Radio in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, interviews the Lucy-Desi Center’s Executive Director before Lucy’s Birthday Celebration, 2008. Lucy- Desi staff host Hispanic Community Outreach Symposium in Tropicana Room. Center staff meets with director of the Arts Council for Chautauqua County to explore future collaborations. Lucie Arnaz gives an extensive interview about her 1992 Emmy Award-winning documentary, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie. Center Outreach staff visits Rochester area nursing facility to learn about research program involving iPods. Lucy-Desi Center outlines plans to offer Komedy Kamp in summer of 2009, at the brand-new dormitories, Jamestown Community College. Billboard Magazine recently states: 'Among the few things one can count on in life: the taste of McDonald's cheeseburgers, (‘I Love Lucy’) reruns are still funny; and Barry Manilow never wearing out his welcome at the top of the charts. Center staff assists Jamestown’s Joint Neighborhood Project community outreach ice cream social. The Lucy-Desi Center contacts the Cassadaga Job Corps about possible collaboration. Lucie Arnaz returns to Broadway at Birdland, NY's well known jazz club. American Profile features a story about Keith Thibodeaux, who - as a child - played 'Little Ricky' in ('I Love Lucy'). Center Outreach staff presents a program on the ('I Love Lucy') “Job Switching” episode at Camp Sundown, a camp for those with XP - those who cannot tolerate light. Plans are announced for BABALU-CY - the art of Desi Arnaz, Off-Broadway, at the Actors Temple Theater, beginning August 23. The New York Daily News notes that the public’s obsession with celebrity babies dates back to the birth of Desi Arnaz, IV. Desi Arnaz is featured in RerunIt.com, a new free entertainment content and e-commerce web site celebrating American pop culture and the celebrities who helped shape and define it. Plans are in the works for comedy classes for Jamestown Public Schools Advanced Learning Program students in conjunction with the Lucy-Desi Center,” posted this date in 2008.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY – Lucy-Desi Names Director – Falconer (NY) Native Named to Post – by Kristen Johnson –“After months of uncertainty, the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center is ready to move forward, naming Corie Curtis Executive Director. Corie, a Jamestown-area native, has a decade plus of experience in marketing, strategic planning, event execution, brand identity management and budget development,” published this date in 2009.

 

The Lucy Lounge website - claude 'morethanonesubject' - In honor of Lucille Ball's 99th birthday: “and . . . lest we forget: Oh, yeah, Lucy Arzballs, the one who mentored everybody from Carol Burnett to Carole Cook, among many others. The Kennedy Center Honors recipient; the 4-time Emmy Award winner, with 13 nominations back when there were few awards, as opposed to now when they give awards for everything, even hair and makeup, imagine how many more she would have gotten for those. The one who did over 70 movies and over 500 television shows of her own and guested on countless others, and specials, and so on. The one who had the titles Queen of Comedy, First Lady of Television, added to her earlier ones of Queen of the B's, and Technicolor Tessie. The one who cavorted with Kings and Presidents, starred on Broadway, on radio, in movies and on television and used to be known as the one and only Diane Belmont, Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo, Carmichael, Carter, Barker, and countless other monikers in her over half a century career? . . .” posted this date in 2010.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Happy 100th! - Tourists, Locals Line Third Street For Lucy Parade - by Dennis Phillips - “Thousands of tourists visiting from all over the United States joined locals that just had to take a short walk to Third Street to watch Lucille's 100th birthday parade Friday. There were 12 musical groups with more than 1100 musicians involved, as well as Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel impersonators,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - We Still Love Lucy, 60 Years After Show First Aired - by Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer - Los Angeles - We loved Lucy and we still do. On the 100th anniversary of her birth Saturday and 60 years since (“I Love Lucy”) first aired, Lucille Ball's legacy remains remarkable - and her talent remarkably fresh and watchable. Consider other popular sitcoms that aired alongside Lucille and Desi Arnaz' show during its 1951-1957 life span on CBS. (“I Love Lucy”) in all its black and white glory, remains a draw worldwide for viewers who certainly weren't around for its debut. Over the past five decades, the sitcom has won new audiences - and introduced Lucy to younger generations - over and over through TV syndinication and video sales,,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Today's Thought - “The more things you do, the more you can do,” - Lucille Ball 1911-1989,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Saturday - Sirius XM 'Redhead Radio' broadcasting this weekend from Lucy Festival - Sirius XM Radio has launched 'Redhead Radio: 100 Years of Lucille Ball,' a limited-run channel celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the comedy legend with non-stop broadcasts of classic radio shows featuring the comedienne at key moments in her storied career, as well as interviews with her fans, devotees and fellow comedians,” published this date in 2011.

 

The Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY - Region - What? When? Where? - “To commemorate the county bicentennial, each Saturday edition of The Post-Journal will feature a historic image. Readers are encouraged to identify the name, date and location of the landmark or featured object. (Research: Today's image is Lucille Ball's childhood home in Celoron, NY - formerly 8th Street, now 59 Lucy Lane - how appropriate for the anniversary of Lucille's 100th birthday),” published this date in 2011.

OMG Joyce, your best DAY yet! For Robert Mitchum, you could have added that he and Lucy DATED at one point. I especially loved the Desi 30th birthday celebration for Lucy at their little ranch, it even beat her 29th which he had celebrated at several venues with her. Happy Birthday Lucy dear and thank you for making my life so much richer and entertaining, for being my childhood babysitter and for the countless hours of laughter over the decades, i will NEVER forget you and the world will continue to be enthralled by your comedic genius till the end of time. Thank you Joyce for your terrific chronology of the most famous and beloved woman in entertainment, i could not believe that you even had her time of birth, Sunday at 5 PM.

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OMG Joyce, your best DAY yet! For Robert Mitchum, you could have added that he and Lucy DATED at one point. I especially loved the Desi 30th birthday celebration for Lucy at their little ranch, it even beat her 29th which he had celebrated at several venues with her. Happy Birthday Lucy dear and thank you for making my life so much richer and entertaining, for being my childhood babysitter and for the countless hours of laughter over the decades, i will NEVER forget you and the world will continue to be enthralled by your comedic genius till the end of time. Thank you Joyce for your terrific chronology of the most famous and beloved woman in entertainment, i could not believe that you even had her time of birth, Sunday at 5 PM.

 

AHHHHHHHHH....one of my most important 'fans' -

 

had not even a hint that Lucille and Bob Mitchum 'dated'....

 

In the meantime, I'm editing away, and hope to get it off to publisher by September....keep your fingers crossed....this IS A SPECIAL YEAR ....Hoping all is well with you and yours....Love, JK

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AHHHHHHHHH....one of my most important 'fans' -

 

had not even a hint that Lucille and Bob Mitchum 'dated'....

 

In the meantime, I'm editing away, and hope to get it off to publisher by September....keep your fingers crossed....this IS A SPECIAL YEAR ....Hoping all is well with you and yours....Love, JK

Oh great, we finally have a date with the publisher, it would be nice if this book came out to celebrate her 100th birthday which technically we will be doing for a year from this date.

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Hi,JK! I came across three new Lucy related items last month & just today -- sorry I haven't been here to post sooner. Oh, & by the way, best of luck with the publishing process. This is such a labor of love on your part & Lucy fans everywhere will love to read it!

 

The article in this link compares several old TV shows including The Lucy Show to programs that are on today & what messages current shows are teaching kids today:

 

http://www.parentdish.com/2011/07/14/tv-tells-kids-fame-is-the-most-important-thing-in-life-study-fi/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl6%7Csec3_lnk2%7C219068

 

From Woman's Day magazine, July 2011, p 65 (Article starts on p 48, titled "American Dreams: Finding success-and hope- in the land of opportunity". It profiles several women. Carmen Navarro came to the US from Nicaragua with a college degree in education).

 

"And Carmen knew exactly which four opportunities she wanted: to learn English, to buy a house, to go back to school and to become an American citizen. First came English. To learn the language, she watched TV shows like I Love Lucy until she slowly picked it up. And three months later, Carmen spoke it well enough to land a job as a preschool teacher outside Tampa ..."

 

And in the August 2011 issue of Woman's Day magazine is a two page advertisement from paramount.com/homeentertainment & Target stores promoting the DVD release of The Best of "I Love Lucy". I'm not sure this qualifies for your purposes because it is an ad, but I was impressed that it was two full pages.

 

Hugs, vivfantoo :ill:

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Hi,JK! I came across three new Lucy related items last month & just today -- sorry I haven't been here to post sooner. Oh, & by the way, best of luck with the publishing process. This is such a labor of love on your part & Lucy fans everywhere will love to read it!

 

The article in this link compares several old TV shows including The Lucy Show to programs that are on today & what messages current shows are teaching kids today:

 

http://www.parentdish.com/2011/07/14/tv-tells-kids-fame-is-the-most-important-thing-in-life-study-fi/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl6%7Csec3_lnk2%7C219068

 

From Woman's Day magazine, July 2011, p 65 (Article starts on p 48, titled "American Dreams: Finding success-and hope- in the land of opportunity". It profiles several women. Carmen Navarro came to the US from Nicaragua with a college degree in education).

 

"And Carmen knew exactly which four opportunities she wanted: to learn English, to buy a house, to go back to school and to become an American citizen. First came English. To learn the language, she watched TV shows like I Love Lucy until she slowly picked it up. And three months later, Carmen spoke it well enough to land a job as a preschool teacher outside Tampa ..."

 

And in the August 2011 issue of Woman's Day magazine is a two page advertisement from paramount.com/homeentertainment & Target stores promoting the DVD release of The Best of "I Love Lucy". I'm not sure this qualifies for your purposes because it is an ad, but I was impressed that it was two full pages.

 

Hugs, vivfantoo :ill:

 

 

Thanks so much for this information. ALL I can get will only add to the chronology - keep 'em coming, please.

 

JK

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