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I Love Lucy Book Paperback – August 13, 1985
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This is not a biography of the people, but the story of the series. There are small biographical sketches of the stars, but here you see how the series came to fruition, and the incredible talent and foresight of Desi Arnaz inventing the three-camera method. You also find out the gossip of who didn't get along, the perfectionism, and the comraderie.
The icing on the cake are detailed descriptions of each and every episode, including air dates, music, and guest stars. Each season is covered in detail. Every 'I Love Lucy' fan should have this on their bookshelves.
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It gives you an insider's view into how much effort it took to get the show off the ground and how some of the more popular episodes like "Job Switching," where Lucy and Ethel work in a candy factory, and "Lucy Does A TV Commercial," Lucy hawks Vitameatavegamin, among others, came about. The book also discusses the people behind-the-scenes like costume designer Elois Jenssen, director of photographer Karl Freund, and head writers Jess Oppenheimer (also producer), Madelyn Pugh, and Bob Carroll, Jr., and introduces the reader to other cast members who would appear throughout the show's run--including some extras. And it gives you a brief background of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's career and how they met, as well as the other two actors who made the series the perfect combination: William Frawley and Vivian Vance who played the Ricardo's best friends and side-kicks "Fred and Ethel Mertz."
Black and white photographs of behind the scenes, award ceremonies, and episodes appear throughout the book. And if that weren't enough, Andrews includes an episode guide complete with title, cast, film and air date information, synopsis, and side-note trivia for that particular show, broken down by season, and also includes I Love Lucy - The Complete Seasons 7-9 (the hour long shows retitled "The Lucy & Desi Comedy Hour") at the end. This is not a big deal in the present day because you can get the information on IMDb or on the ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just took a "I Love Lucy " class at the university and it was of great help. It reads well with a lot of back ground information.
I have the author's first edition of this book and wanted the updated version. It is all I expected and more.Published on April 18, 2014 by John Wiltshire
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK. IT GOES BEHIND THE SCENE TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE AS TO HOW THE I LOVE LUCY SHOW WAS MADE AND WHAT OBSTACLES THE CREW HAD TO GO THROUGH.RIP LUCY. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Many books and guides have been written on I Love Lucy. This one is the greatest by far. The first part is a history of the show and the second part is a complete episode guide. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Brooklyn Joe
One thing you can always count on with "I Love Lucy" is an escape from whatever might be depressing you. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Likes Books Big Time
I purchased this book to read on a 14 hour flight. I started the book and it was everything I had hoped for. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Annette Cox
I am a HUGE I Love Lucy fan! This is an excellent book. There is so much behind the scenes information. I like to follow along with the book while watching my DVD collection. Read morePublished on October 17, 2011 by L. Adrian