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Laughs indeed as Jess Oppenheimer charts his rise from radio station gofer to inventor of the sitcom, as he winds up writing--then producing--Lucille Ball's show, first on radio, then on television. Luck, too, as the author recounts the good fortune that has him, within minutes of arrival in Hollywood, sitting down at a lunch counter and getting a tip that secures a job within days and a career for life. Ironic, too, that this inveterate TV writer had to be cajoled for years to set down these Hollywood heyday memoirs. He never finished, and it was left to son Gregg to complete the book. All this, plus a reproduced Lucy script, and a CD-ROM filled with famous sketches! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you love Lucy, you'll love this book (and CD).See all Editorial Reviews
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 18 days ago by TravelBug1984
Like someone else had stated i was very disappointed. I assumed this book was about Ricky and Lucy. Read morePublished 21 days 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 25 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by cnqrkdscncr
This book is well written, and fun to read, as well as being very informative. Not only do they discuss the Lucy show, but there is a great back story about the early days of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by zap