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Charlie Chaplin in MONSIEUR VERDOUX (1947) - Way too lovable of a killer

The following is my entry in the “Contrary to Popular Opinion Blogathon” being held at the blog Sister Celluloid on Jan. 17 and 18. The blogathon’s purpose is to laud some critically  844 more words


January 6 - Bing Crosby, William Frawley, Abbott & Costello and Fibber McGee and Molly

January 6, 2015

Fortune Tellers
Kraft Music Hall
Jan. 6, 1944

Costello’s Getting Married
Abbott & Costello
Jan. 6, 1944



Bing Crosby and William Frawley (Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy) are a couple of fortune tellers and end the bit with a Vaudeville routine that many may remember him performing with Vivian Vance (Ethel Mertz) from the I Love Lucy. 164 more words

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The Best Episodes From I Love Lucy Season One

We have to face the fact that I Love Lucy is probably the greatest series of all time. It’s not even my favorite show but I admit it’s one of the best. 2,110 more words


On December 2 Desi Arnaz passed away...

On December 2, 1986, Desi Arnaz passed away.

Arnaz, best known as playing Cuban musician Ricky Ricardo on “I Love Lucy” alongside his then-wife Lucille Ball, died from complications of lung cancer. 75 more words


On December 1 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz got married...

On December 1, 1940, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz got married.

The couple met in 1940 when Lucille Ball was filming the Rodgers and Hart musical “Too Many Girls.” Their marriage eventually became the central theme and inspiration of the television sitcom “I Love Lucy,” which subsequently became an international sensation. 55 more words

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