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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) Paperback – April, 1999
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However, this is still a GREAT book! It is well-written and full of entertaining annecdotes. "Laughs, Luck, and Lucy" follows Oppenheimer's slow rise to the top in the Hollywood radio industry. He describes Lucille Ball's program, "My Favorite Husband," which became the basis for "I Love Lucy." The book also includes some behind the scenes information about the making of "I Love Lucy."
The included audio cd is fun because it has clips from both "I Love Lucy" and "My Favorite Husband."
If you are only interested in information specifically about Lucille Ball, this might not be the book for you (try her autobiography, "Love, Lucy"). However, if you (like me) are fascinated with everything surrounding "I Love Lucy" and the Hollywood entertainment industry of the 1940s and 1950s, this is a great read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this after renting the I Love Lucy shows. Written by the head writer. A lot of good background information.Published 2 months ago by John Flush
I really liked a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of the best TV shows ever made. Lucy was definitely a "pistol," but had a great sense of humor. Read morePublished 4 months ago by TravelBug1984
Like someone else had stated i was very disappointed. I assumed this book was about Ricky and Lucy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I would have given it 5 stars, but the last 1/3 of the book is typed scripts from Lucy's TV and radio shows. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jellybean
Really enjoyed the behind the scenes look at radio production and TV production. So I just finished reading the book and the next morning there was a Lucy TV Show. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Larry King
If you have ever watched "I Love Lucy", you will love this book. It was inspiring. I felt like at the end, Paul Harvey should have said "and that's the rest of the story". Read morePublished 6 months ago by cnqrkdscncr