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I Love Lucy: Celebrating 50 Years of Love and Laughter

I Love Lucy: Celebrating 50 Years of Love and Laughter

by Elisabeth Edwards
     
 

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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,

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
In January 1953, 70% of American households tuned their televisions to watch the birth of Little Ricky (and the arrival of big Ricky to the hospital in a voodoo headdress). Then in its second season, I Love Lucy was the first program to feature a genuinely pregnant star (though the writers couldn't use the word; instead Lucy was "expecting"). While this episode, along with the chocolate factory fiasco, remain among the most adored, it's also worth recalling that Orson Welles appeared during the fifth season as a magician. I Love Lucy was a seminal reflection of 1950s America that, though noted for its wacky heroine, brought some serious issues into our living rooms: household divisions of labor, immigrant visibility, gender roles, and the realities of a pregnant belly. In this revised edition of The Official Episode Guide, photos accompany summaries of every episode, capturing both the humor and the innovation. Fans who need more than a pair of Lucy and Ethel salt-and-pepper shakers to sate their obsession will appreciate the pictures, trivia, and quotes that tell the story of this seminal show. Illus. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762410583
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/09/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.79(w) x 12.04(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author


Elisabeth Edwards has worked with the Arnaz family since 1992 and has written numerous “Lucy” books to date for Running Press: The I Love Lucy Guide to Life, I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Edition, The Lucy & Desi Scrapbook, The I Love Lucy Scrapbook, and I Love Lucy: Best Friends. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

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