Saturday, September 02, 2006

August DVD Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Long Live Lucy Member bandgeek2003 and Lucy Lounge Members LeAnn and Shannon for winning August's Lucy Show DVD Giveaway! Winners will receive a DVD from contest sponsor DizzyArnizzy.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lucie Arnaz, Justice O’Connor, on Crest Theatre schedule

The daughter of comic legend Lucille Ball, and retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, will be featured at the Crest Theatre at the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center in Delray Beach during the 2006-2007 season of performances and lectures.

Now celebrating 14 years of presenting theatre, music, dance, lectures and Broadway cabaret, the Crest's lineup features innovative music and dance productions, comedy, classics and cirque on ice.

The Broadway Cabaret Series opens with Lucie Arnaz, and the 2007 Lecture Series will bring back Justice O'Connor, who first appeared 10 years ago.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article:
http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=17001&category=Local%20News

Laurence Luckinbill Speaks About Lucy Selling Star Trek

Mr. Luckinbill can trace his Star Trek roots back to the show’s inception. He is married to Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Ms. Ball’s production company, Desilu Studios, produced the original Star Trek TV series in the 1960s.

Mr. Luckinbill recounted his mother-in-law’s story of the sale of Star Trek to the brass at Desilu Studios: “Gene Roddenberry came into Desilu and gave one of the shortest and greatest sales pitches ever. He stood up and said, ‘It’s Wagon Train to the stars,’ and sat down. They bought it!” Wagon Train was an enormously popular TV western in the 1960s. But it was Mr. Luckinbill’s work as Lyndon Johnson that convinced the film’s director, William Shatner, to cast Mr. Luckinbill.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article:
http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/article_8953.shtml

Diane Vincent Speaks About Portraying Lucy

It may be hard to see it under her black wig and heavy eye makeup, but Diane Vincent ---- who's playing the faux Chinese landlady Mrs. Meers through Sept. 3 in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre ---- is a redhead at heart.

The L.A.-based actress is one of only two people in the world licensed by Lucille Ball's estate to portray the flame-haired television comedian. When she's not performing onstage, Vincent has a full-time job at Universal Studios playing Lucille Ball's television alter-ego Lucy Ricardo from CBS's "I Love Lucy," and she performs as Lucy at events all over the country, including the semi-annual Lucy festival in Ball's hometown of Jamestown, N.Y.

Vincent, who moved at age 7 to L.A. from Indianapolis (her father was an actor), said she'd been told over the years that she resembled Ball, but it wasn't until 1995, when she saw an audition notice for Lucy Ricardo impersonators at Universal Studios, that she decided to give the character a try.

After nine months of auditions, she landed the job and she now works as a "strolling entertainer" at the L.A. theme park's Lucille Ball museum.

Vincent said playing Lucy is in her blood, having grown up watching "I Love Lucy" reruns on television and knowing every line and episode by heart.

"I've absorbed the character by osmosis, I've got natural comedic sensibilities and some people say I remind them of Lucy," Vincent said. "I don't really look like her, but I've got the right facial structure, so once you add the wigs, the lips and lashes, it all comes together. I just try to capture the comedy and heart of her."

Vincent said playing Lucy is a pleasure because Ball is such a revered icon.

"People who respond to Lucy and see her in 3-D want to feel the love of the show and try to embrace that. She's so loved and it's an honor and a privilege to play her," she said.

Thanks to cable TV networks such as Nickelodeon and TVLand, the popularity of "I Love Lucy" endures and even seems to be growing, said Vincent, who added that she has no plans to give up the Lucy role.

"It's been a great ride and it's been a good living and I'll do it as long as the face holds up," she joked, adding that as she ages she can play some of Ball's TV and stage characters from later in life. "After I'm done with Lucy Ricardo, then I can be Lucy Carmichael, then Lucy Carter, then 'Mame' Lucy, and then finally 'Stone Pillow' Lucy."

This is an excerpt. Read the full article.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lucy and Desi on TCM in September

Films can be seen on Turner Classic Movies. Eastern times listed.

Lucille Ball Films:

Chatterbox
Sep 05, 09:45AM

Facts of Life, The
Sep 23, 05:00PM

Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Sep 27, 08:00PM

Easy Living
Sep 29, 03:30PM

Desi Arnaz Films:

Father Takes A Wife
Sep 27, 05:00PM

View the complete TCM Schedule:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.jsp?startDate=9/1/2006&timezone=EST&cid=N

Just a Note-- TCM's Star of the Month is William Holden. Holden played himself in "L.A. At Last" during the fourth season of I Love Lucy.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Put Your 'Best Foot Forward' in December!

Warner Home Video and Amazon.com have announced the winners of DVD Decision 2006. And the winner is ..... Best Foot Forward starring Lucille Ball!

Best Foot Forward and six other Warner Home Video titles will be released on December 19, 2006. Best Foot Forward along with Angels in the Outfield (being released in January 2007) will be Amazon.com Exclusives meaning you will only be able to purchase them from Amazon's website.

For more information and a complete list of winners visit:
http://www.amazon.com/b/002-0164123-9266471?ie=UTF8&node=165670011

To preorder:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005JN99/ref=reg_hu-wl_item-added/002-0164123-9266471?ie=UTF8

Until then here is the fabulous cover art:

Lucy's Current Vote Tally @ TV Shows On DVD

LLL Member, sigmapi30, has posted the current vote tally for unreleased Lucy TV Shows at tvshowsondvd.com. All of Lucy's shows have moved up slightly, but more votes are needed!

If you haven't already registered and voted for all of Lucy's TV Shows to be released on DVD please do so NOW! Encourage your friends and family to vote also. As sigmapi30 stated, "Each and every one of these shows are important parts of the 'Lucy history.' Just go to http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/ and vote."

Thanks to sigmapi30 for providing us with the vote tally each month!

Read sigmapi30's post about the current vote tally:
http://longlivelucy.proboards51.com/index.cgi?board=lbtvshows&action=display&thread=1146794651

I Love Lucy NOT Leaving TV Land

Thomas Watson reported in his weekly newsletter that I Love Lucy will remain on TV Land for the 2006-2007 season.

Read all about it here:
http://www.lucyfan.com/stillweek242.html

Just the Way They Did It on 'I Love Lucy'

Middaugh, a member of Pietra Santa's wine club, said the Grape Stomp reminds her of the classic episode of "I Love Lucy" where Lucille Ball tries her luck at stomping grapes.

"I've seen it in 'I Love Lucy' and I would just like to try it, or at least watch it in person," she said.

Fremont resident Sheryle Eagle also said the TV icon sparked her interest in participating.

"I'm ready," Eagle said. "I mean Lucy looked like she was having such a good time, I think I may just do it."

This is an excerpt. Read the full article here:
http://www.freelancenews.com/news/contentview.asp?c=193431

Monday, August 28, 2006

A Reminder For Canadian Lucy Fans, I Love Lucy Fridays on TV Land

In June, LLL Member, Nertz2Mertz (Chris), posted a message on the forum about Here's Lucy being broadcasted on SunTV in Canada. As Ricky Ricardo once said, "The time has come!"

Here's Lucy Fans can start watching the series Monday, September 4 on the Sun-TV network. The show will air at 1:00 PM Monday through Friday.

DizzyArnizzy(Josh) has posted listings through September 7 in the News section of our forum.

http://longlivelucy.proboards51.com/index.cgi?board=lbnews&action=display&thread=1150203240

Thanks to Nertz2Mertz and DizzyArnizzy for their help with this news story.

Us non-Canadian Lucy Fans are totally jealous (of course), but we have something to look forward to also. According to Sitcoms Online, I Love Lucy will be shown from 10:00AM-12:00PM on Fridays starting October 6. Click here for the news story. Thanks to LLL Member, mickie, for the heads up!

Lotsa Lucy in November on TCM!

Thanks to Long Live Lucy member, tracynicky (Teri) for giving us this news scoop.

TCM is rolling out the red carpet for our favorite redhead in November. Lucy will be TCM's Star of the Month in November!

These Lucylious films will be shown:


  • Long, Long Trailer, The (1954)
  • Forever Darling (1956)
  • Too Many Girls (1940)
  • I Dream Too Much (1935)
  • Bunker Bean (1936)
  • Chatterbox (1936)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Follow The Fleet (1936)
  • That Girl From Paris (1936)
  • Don't Tell The Wife (1937)
  • Fuller Brush Girl, The (1950)
  • Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
  • Girl, a Guy, and a Gob, A (1941)
  • Beauty For The Asking (1939)
  • Look Who's Laughing (1941)
  • Easy Living (1949)
  • Valley Of The Sun (1942)
  • Next Time I Marry (1938)
  • Seven Days' Leave (1942)
  • Having Wonderful Time (1938)
  • Easy To Wed (1946)
  • Without Love (1945)
  • Joy Of Living (1938)
  • Big Street, The (1942)
  • Five Came Back (1939)
  • Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
  • Panama Lady (1939)
  • Marines Fly High, The (1940)
  • Go Chase Yourself (1938)
  • Two Smart People (1946)
  • Yours, Mine And Ours (1968)
  • Facts of Life, The (1960)
  • Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
  • You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)
  • Du Barry Was A Lady (1943)
  • Magic Carpet, The (1951)
  • Meet The People (1944)
  • Stage Door (1937)
  • Affairs Of Annabel, The (1938)
  • Annabel Takes A Tour (1938)
  • That's Right--You'Re Wrong (1940)
  • Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
  • Room Service (1938)
  • Best Foot Forward (1943)


View the full November 2006 schedule on TCM's website:
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/month/?cid=&timezone=EST&oid=11/1/2006

'Mission: Impossible' Not Going Anywhere

By Roger Friedman

No matter what anyone says, has said or will say in the next little while, Tom Cruise is not taking the "Mission: Impossible" series with him anywhere.

The movie series — and the TV series upon which it was based — belongs to Paramount Pictures. It has belonged to the studio since Lucille Ball’s Desilu Studios, which created the TV show, was sold to Gulf + Western in the 1960s and was ultimately combined into Paramount Pictures.

This is an excerpt. Read the full article here:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210746,00.html