Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy available in Paperback
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- Clerisy Press
Lucille Ball's comic genius made them famous, but many of the unforgettable plot lines for I Love Lucy came from the life of their writer, Madelyn Pugh Davis. In Laughing with Lucy, Davis and her long-time writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., recount her rise in television and her many years working on the set and behind the scenes with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lighthearted and witty, this book offers a trip back in time to the tumultuous early days of television.
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Don't You Have a Better Joke than That? 13
But I Wanted to be a Foreign Correspondent 22
Worse than Married 39
The Cuban Arm 54
Lucy Isn't Pregnant, She's Expecting 72
California, Here We Come 88
You Wouldn't Fit In, You're a Girl 104
Bon Voyage 116
Our Longest Laugh 129
The Mertzes (Or As Desi Called Them, "The Merzes") 149
What's New? 160
Did You Really Try Out All Those Stunts? 174
I'm Going Over to the Pope's House 192
Your Show's Only Half an Hour; What Do You Do the Rest of the Week? 203
Don't Step on the Children 213
Who Am I? 229
Who's the Pushy Broad at the End of the Table? 247
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Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I grew up with I Love Lucy reruns on Channel 5 out of NYC in the 60s. This was a fabulous look behind the scenes of the show, the actors and Madelyn's life as a television writer after I Love Lucy was off the air. I loved it.
One of the writers behind I Love Lucy talks about her years on the show and the other shows she wrote for Lucille Ball. It's an interesting look at a historic show and the groundbreaking time for TV in general. Any fan of the show should read it because they'll enjoy it.