Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
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
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
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.
From The New Yorker
If you love Lucy, you'll love this book (and CD).
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
He studied at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California where he emerged in radio career. Then he came to Los Angeles, California for a radio and television career. He never imagined the success of "I Love Lucy." He was producer and head writer for the first five seasons. The series with the entire cast, Lucille Ball; Desi Arnaz; William Frawley and Vivian Vance were inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. The entire cast have Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well too.
In my personal opinion, Jess Oppenheimer should a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television and Radio. He should be posthumously be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame as well. Jess was the unsung hero of the series.
It goes on to tell the stories of the principals in the greatest show of all time I Love Lucy. It is a great read and I recommend it highly.for
The only negative is that it has formatting problems in the book and needs to be fixed but the story is pure genius.
The reviewer is the author of the new Kindle book entitled: Sex Education For Adults Secrets to
Amazing Sex and Happily Ever After Too
Even then he knew this show would become a comedy classic.
I would love to listen to some of the shows that used to be on the radio. They were clean, well-written, dramatic or funny, depending on the storyline.
Some of the recordings were included, but I couldn't listen to them. I read this on my iPhone kindle app, so that may have had something to do with it.