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From Sitcomboy.com: The Lucy Archives

I have finally—well, it only took a few years!—repurposed my award-winning website, sitcomboy.com, as a blog. Before adding new material, I wanted to catch you up on some of the pages I curated as Sitcomboy, starting with The Lucy Archives, a look back at news coverage that I began in 2008. 3,655 more words

Lucille Ball

Lady on a Train (1945) - reviewed by George

After really liking Emily Blunt as “The Girl on the Train”, I thought I would really like this too. Nikki Collins (Deanna Durbin) is on her way from San Francisco to New York by train to spend Christmas with her uncle. 348 more words


Amarillo Or Bust

Miss Bette’s back, y’all…

We all know how studios liked certain stars in certain roles. It streamlined the whole casting process to know who could play gangsters, or high society types, or ingenues. 1,303 more words


It Happened in Flatbush

With the beginning of the baseball season last week, I found myself watching a baseball film. Not sure why, these days I have little interest in baseball, and in sports in general. 621 more words

The Small Screen Blogathon--"I Love Lucy"

Picture it: Salem, Oregon, 1995.  A beautiful peasant girl turns on her parents’ 15″ black and white tube TV.  She comes across a show on something called Nick at Nite.  3,051 more words


The Princess Comes Across (1936)

  • Directed by William K. Howard.
  • Gowns by Travis Banton (of course).
  • Carole Lombard plays Princess Olga, a Swedish royal sailing for Hollywood to begin her film career.
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"Lucy Wins a Racehorse" on The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

There are two notable anniversaries connected to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz this week: The couple was married on November 30, 1940 and Desi Arnaz died on December 2, 1986. 1,637 more words

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