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Laughs, Luck...and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time (with
     

Laughs, Luck...and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time (with "I LOVE LUCY's Lost Scenes" Audio CD)

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by Jess Oppenheimer, Gregg Cppenheimer, Jess Cppenheimer
 

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Jess Oppenheimer, The man Lucille Ball called "the brains" of "I Love Lucy," gives us a rare first-hand look at TV history as it was being made. A rich entertainment resource, "Laughs, Luck...and Lucy" features a hilarious memoir, more than 50 rare photos, never-published Lucy scripts (including the only "I Love Lucy" script that Lucy or Desi ever refused to perform),

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Jess Oppenheimer, The man Lucille Ball called "the brains" of "I Love Lucy," gives us a rare first-hand look at TV history as it was being made. A rich entertainment resource, "Laughs, Luck...and Lucy" features a hilarious memoir, more than 50 rare photos, never-published Lucy scripts (including the only "I Love Lucy" script that Lucy or Desi ever refused to perform), and a 72-minute audio CD featuring rare Lucille Ball comedy performances, including NEW scenes from "I Love Lucy'-recently discovered after more than 45 years!

Editorial Reviews

Billboard
A fascinating look at the making of the series by its producer and head writer...[with] plenty of amusing anecdotes about the actors and their antics at work.
Booknews
Oppenheimer, producer and head writer for the comedy series, stays true to form by emphasizing the laughs behind the scenes....The volume is liberally peppered by photographs and copies of scripts.
Total TV
Offers intimate glimpses of the world's favorite redhead and of a bygone era as wide-eyed and irrepressible as Lucy herself.
TV Guide Online
A must-have for true Lucy lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815605843
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Television Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
883,746
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.85(d)

What People are Saying About This

Jenna Elfman
This book is amazing!
Leonard Maltin
Thoroughly enjoyable. A revealing glimpse into the world of radio and television comedy, and an eye-opening look at the creation of "I Love Lucy."
Lucie Arnaz
Wonderful! I never wanted it to end!

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