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The Comic DNA of Lucille Ball: Interpreting the Icon
     

The Comic DNA of Lucille Ball: Interpreting the Icon

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by Michael Karol
 

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Fifty-five years ago, a sitcom called I Love Lucy transformed the television landscape and made its leading lady, Lucille Ball, a superstar. No one could have known that Ball, formerly a showgirl, B-movie queen, and radio actress, would become one of the world's most beloved performers, and take her place in a rare pantheon reserved for the likes of Elvis,

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Fifty-five years ago, a sitcom called I Love Lucy transformed the television landscape and made its leading lady, Lucille Ball, a superstar. No one could have known that Ball, formerly a showgirl, B-movie queen, and radio actress, would become one of the world's most beloved performers, and take her place in a rare pantheon reserved for the likes of Elvis, Marilyn, and Chaplin. This book, by acclaimed Lucy author Michael Karol-Lucy A to Z: The Lucille Ball Encyclopedia, The Lucille Ball Quiz Book, Lucy in Print-examines Ball's impact and dissects what it was, and is, that makes Lucy not only an icon of laughter, but a powerful tonic in a troubled world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595379514
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/09/2005
Pages:
92
Sales rank:
985,373
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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