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The Lucille Ball Specials: Lucy Gets Lucky/Three for Two
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Following the long-running success of her Here s Lucy series, the inimitable Lucille Ball returned to television with a series of special programs, pairing her with other legendary performers.
LUCY GETS LUCKY finds the wacky redhead pulling out all the stops in Las Vegas to see her favorite entertainer, Dean Martin. Lucy gets a job working at the MGM Grand casino and high stakes hi-jinks follow.
THREE FOR TWO presents Lucy with the Great One, Jackie Gleason - combining their comedic talents for the first time - in a trio of comedy-dramas centered on the various aspects of marriage.
Bonus features include: LET S TALK TO LUCY, long-lost radio interviews with Dean Martin, bloopers, featurette with guest actor Gino Conforti, and rare Lucy footage.
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This dvd features two of Lucy's television specials. The first being LUCY GETS LUCKY, which premiered on March 1, 1975. This special was filmed on location at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Lucy plays Lucy Collins, a huge fan of Dean Martin, who is determined to see Dean in person, even though his concert is completely sold out. When Lucy finds out Dean is doing a private performance at the MGM just for the employees, she naturally gets herself hired there and the trouble begins. The fun starts, when Dean has to save the hotel and Las Vegas from disaster! This special is one hour long and also guest stars her husband Gary Morton, Jackie Coogan along with many others.
The second television special of Lucy's on this dvd set is THREE FOR TWO, which premiered on December 3, 1975.Read more ›
LUCY GETS LUCKY costars Dean Martin and runs like a long Lucy episode. It has some hilarious moments. The one very noticable thing is no laugh track. THREE FOR TWO teams Lucy with the great Jackie Gleason and interestingly at the time she chose to make this special a trio of drama vignettes and not comedy. They are not the best vehicles for the drama side of Lucy whe know is there but the special is very enjoyable and a mustt have for any true Lucy fans collection.
Even if you love both these specials, this dvd is a must buy just for the extras. It is overflowing with never before released material. Lucy at one time had a radio talk show and there are 2 episodes with guest Dean Martin. There is a lengthy interview with Gino Conforti, a frequent Lucy guest star with a long history with the comedy queen. He offers much insight into her as a person and as a professional. There is also rare footage and bloopers. Lucy fans will be thrilled with all this material.
I am thrilled with this dvd and thrilled to have these specials in my collection. I am greatly anticipating release of the others. Highly recommend this dvd.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This compilation of specials are fun and entertaining of the TV greats we can once again enjoy.Published 21 days ago by G man
If I had the ability to give this a 3.5 stars, I would have. Not because it's all worth 3.5, but because the "Lucy Gets Lucky" (with Dean Martin) special is so good, it is easily... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gary Elgin Dudzik
Little disappointed in the writing and the plot of these. I'm a big fan of Lucy and wanted to see her acting with other heavyweights of that time period, but overall was pretty... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Shepherd
After 3 stellar TV series, and some really great films, you'd think Lucille Ball would have had her pick of the best writers and directors for her TV specials. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lawrence H. Stern
We have a nice collection out now of our dear Lucille Ball Specials, this is not my favourite however in saying that I still have it.Published 19 months ago by Mrs. Barbara J. Petersen
Lucy had a lot of wonderful shows and her talent is fantastic she was definitely one of a kind I would recommend thus to anyone who loves LucyPublished 20 months ago by nelly
It is a cute show, and I wanted because my family and I was there when it was made, we were in the back ground in the lounge.Published on September 11, 2013 by kandra McFarland