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Dance, Girl, Dance (1940): Lucille Ball and Maureen O’Hara

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 17, 2020

Scanning the opening credits, I noticed two talents on the rise including Russell Metty and Robert Wise, but make no mistake; the focal point in the director’s chair is the criminally-forgotten Dorothy Arzner. In retrospect, she certainly is a primary drawto this picture because, with the dea read more

A Visit to the Lucy-Desi Museum, Lucille Ball Memorial Park and More: A Pictorial (Guest Post)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Dec 15, 2020

A Visit to the Lucy-Desi Museum and moreSpecial Guest Post by Lucy fan, Lucy Ortiz When I was born, my parents decided to name me after the I Love Lucy show. As an adult, I realized I had some things in common with the Arnaz-Ball family. My birthday is exactly one week before Desi Jr’s in J read more

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: LUCILLE BALL

Backlots Posted by Lara on Aug 2, 2016

On August 1, TCM began its annual summer tradition of Summer Under the Stars, a full month of specialized programming that honors one classic film star per day. Yesterday was devoted to the films of Edward G. Robinson, and the rest of the month will see days dedicated to such stars as Esther Willi read more

Loving and Fighting Furiously: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Apr 22, 2016

Let me preface this by saying I set myself up for failure on this one. So much as been written about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz -- books, movies, TV specials, great blog posts. I can't possibly include all of the vast information I have at my fingertips, so if you're at all intrigued by my post, go read more

Warner Archive: Lucille Ball and Chester Morris in John Farrow's Five Came Back (1939)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 9, 2015

Twelve people take a flight to Panama City, but as the title warns, Five Came Back. While there is great tension as to who makes that return journey, it is the interactions among a strong cast of characters, and economical, skillful direction by John Farrow that make this recent release from Warner read more

Lucille Ball sparkles in... A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Jul 1, 2015

Lucille Ball is one of my favorite actresses, although at this point, you're probably wondering "Who isn't your favorite?" To which I reply, "Oh, getting fresh, are we?" (Can you tell I just watched Gold Diggers of 1933?) Anyway, I'm such a fan of the glorious Ms. Ball, it's a guarantee that I will read more

Birthday of the Week: Lucille Ball

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Aug 5, 2014

Lucille Desiree Ball, August 6, 1911 to April 26, 1989 Autobiography Love, LucyBy Lucille Ball, Berkley, 1997 Smartest Ditz Around I've always had a love/ hate relationship with I Love Lucy and the subsequent Lucy franchises (though mostly hate with read more

The Greatest TV Comedies - I LOVE LUCY (1951-1957)

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jan 12, 2013

I have written about the greatest TV comedies of all time before on my blog and it makes for perfect timing as Lucille Ball is my TV goddess of the month. And without a doubt, her series, I Love Lucy is one, if not, greatest sitcom of all time. I know any number of fans can chime with their all read more

My 15 Favorite I Love Lucy Episodes

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Aug 6, 2012

In honor of Lucille Ball’s birthday I figured I’d showcase my fifteen favorite episodes of I Love Lucy.  I’ve tried to include clips and/or full episodes.  If nothing is provided in terms of video I’ve discussed why I love the episode.  Happy birthday Lucy! Episodes in order read more

Lucille Ball all dressed up for Saint Patrick’s Day!!

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Mar 17, 2012

        Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!! Share: • Posted by Art • Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 5:20 am • (0) Comment Happy Saint Patrick's Day holiday Lucille Ball read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Lucille Ball

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Oct 26, 2011

You see that gentleman over there? I think he wants to come talk to me.Let's play hard to get. read more

Lucille Ball – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Aug 6, 2011

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.” ~ Lucille Ball Lucille Ball “I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done read more

Five Reasons Why I Love Lucy

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 6, 2011

Happy 100th birthday to Lucille Ball!  Lucy is easily one of the most beloved pop culture icons of all time. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who can’t recognize her picture, name one of her films, or describe one of the many classic scenes from I Love Lucy.  Everyone has their own read more

Lucille Ball in “Stage Door”

Backlots Posted by Lara on Aug 3, 2011

Lucille Ball is Backlots’ Star of the Week, and Stage Door is one of her best and most prominent early films, not to mention one of my favorites. Here is a compilation of Lucy in the movie. Enjoy! With Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers. read more

STAR OF THE WEEK: Lucille Ball

Backlots Posted by Lara on Aug 1, 2011

August 6 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the foremost entertainers of the 20th century. A legend’s legend, her mark on the industry has been one of extraordinary importance. She came to be not only the face of the 1950′s and the icon for the emergence of televis read more

Lucille Ball - A Rare Dramatic Role

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Mar 19, 2010

From the 1938 film Beauty for the Asking, is a clip showcasing Lucille Ball in drama mode: read more