Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lucille Ball, Career Woman

On November 8, 1962, Lucille Ball purchased Desi Arnaz's shares in Desilu Studios for more than two million dollars. This bold move made Lucille Ball the first woman to head a major studio.

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies you can see Lucille Ball play a working woman in several movies.

All times listed are Eastern.
November 8
8:00PM The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.

9:30PM Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's real.

11:00PM A Girl, A Guy, and A Gob (1941)
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.

November 9
12:45AM Beauty For The Asking (1939)
A jilted woman makes her fortune in cosmetics.

2:00AM Look Who's Laughing (1941)
A radio star plans to build an airplane plant in a sleepy small town.

3:30AM Easy Living (1949)
An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won't let him retire.

5:00AM Valley of the Sun (1942)
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.

6:30AM Next Time I Marry (1938)
To secure a huge fortune, an heiress has to find a husband fast.

7:45AM Seven Days' Leave (1942)
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.

9:15AM Having Wonderful Time (1938)
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.

10:30AM Easy To Wed (1946)
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.

12:30PM Without Love (1945)
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.

2:30PM Joy of Living (1938)
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.

Movie descriptions taken from The November 2006 issue of Now Playing Guide.

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