Lucy Desi

Author: Warren G. Harris
Editor: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9781560549369
Size: 15,36 MB
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A dual biography discusses Lucy's B-movie career, her marriage with Desi, the success of "I Love Lucy," and the strain of Desilu Productions on their already fragile marriage

Meet The Mertzes

Author: Rob Edelman
Editor: Renaissance Books
ISBN: 1466850469
Size: 13,50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America's most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. This meticulously researched book contains interviews with Frawley's and Vance's colleagues, friends, and relatives, and explores their personal and professional lives before, during, and after I Love Lucy. With a complete filmography and videography of each, Meet the Mertzes finally sets the record straight on the lives and legacies of these compelling stars who detested one another. You'll learn about: -Vance's successful Broadway career prior to I Love Lucy -Frawley's vaudevillian roots and his passion for baseball -Vance's nervous breakdown after the collapse of her first marriage -Frawley's drinking and carousing -Lucille Ball's caustic relationship with both of her costars -Vance's hatred of being known to the world as Ethel Mertz

Laughs Luck And Lucy

Author: Jess Oppenheimer
Editor: Gregg Oppenheimer
ISBN: 9780815605843
Size: 10,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reading much like an episode of Lucy itself, Oppenheimer's comic genius shines through page after page. Hollywood aficionados will delight in his entertaining stories of stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Edgar Bergen, Fred Astaire, and, of course, Lucille Ball. Lucy lovers will relish more than fifty rare photos, never-before-published scripts (including the only I Love Lucy script that Lucy or Desi ever refused to perform), and an audio compact disc full of Lucy's previously unreleased radio comedy performances.

A Book

Author: Desi Arnaz
Editor: Warner Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780446891530
Size: 19,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ball Of Fire

Author: Stefan Kanfer
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 030742491X
Size: 10,63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, “queen of the B-pluses.” But on the small screen she was a superstar–arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy’s genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life. Ball of Fire gives us Lucy in all her contradictions. Here is the beauty who became a master of knock-down slapstick; the control freak whose comic alter ego thrived on chaos, the worshipful TV housewife whose real marriage ended in public disaster. Here, too, is an intimate view of the dawn of television and of the America that embraced it. Charming, informative, touching. and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the book Lucy’s fans have been waiting for. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lucy And Desi

Author: Elizabeth Edwards
Editor: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762415724
Size: 16,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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During their marriage, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz filled over 100 scrapbooks with all manner of memorabilia. Now fans can take a rare peek at the details of the famous TV couple’s lives with this fantastic replica composite. Lucy & Desi, our exclusive, real-life scrapbook of the couple’s lives, contains 25 interactive, three-dimensional paper-engineered replicas of actual items—from Desi’s report card to important telegrams—which have never been published before. Vintage snapshots of happy family moments, touching love letters, passports, and other precious minutiae, with more than 150 photographs, both black-and-white and color, fill this wonderful, engrossing look back at the golden years of television comedy, when Lucy and Desi charmed America with humor and song. This official scrapbook is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans.

The Women Who Made Television Funny

Author: David C. Tucker
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786429003
Size: 18,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Most talented actresses who made America laugh in the 1950s are off the air today, but their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably changed the face of television comedy. This book pays tribute to 10 prominent television actresses. Appendices offer cast and crew lists, a chronology of comedy feature events, and a biographical sketch of 10 less familiar actresses"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia Of Television

Author: Horace Newcomb
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135194726
Size: 11,75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

I Love Lucy

Author: Elisabeth Edwards
Editor: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762439836
Size: 16,84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It broke boundaries, set standards, and generally taught Hollywood how to make a sitcom during television's infancy. Today I Love Lucy continues to draw new generations of fans. This book, a success in hardcover and now available in paperback with a complete redesign, is jam-packed with rare photos, fan letters, inspiring celebrity tales, fun facts, and is a complete, chronological guide to each and every beloved episode of America's all-time favorite sitcom. Whether Lucy is hawking Vitameatavegamin, stuffing chocolates in her mouth, or doing some 'splainin to Ricky for her kooky adventures, she made us literally laugh 'til it hurt, ensuring that the world will always love Lucy.

Television Program Master Index

Author: Charles V. Dintrone
Editor: VNR AG
ISBN: 9780786401505
Size: 18,27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Television history has become one of the hottest areas of research in popular culture. Because the field is relatively new and so wide-ranging, no matter what one is researching much of the relevant material will be found scattered through numerous other works, frustrating scholarly progress. This work makes the television researcher's job easier by providing a single index to 341 books that include information on 1,002 shows. Most of the books deal exclusively with television, though some autobiographies, biographies, Congressional hearings, and works on communication and the media are also indexed. For a show to be included, it must have been carried on NBC, CBS, ABC or Fox and must have been a series. Shows on PBS are generally not included, though exceptions have been made for Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.