When you think of Desi Arnaz, there’s little doubt that images of Ricky Ricardo telling Lucy she’s got some splainin’ to do comes to mind. But the truth is that Desi, in the years before I Love Lucy or even meeting Lucille Ball, came from a life of wealth that was stripped away from him as his family was attacked and driven out of their native Cuba.
Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz were the beloved stars of the 1950s sitcom “I Love Lucy.” Since making their onscreen debut, the couple remains memorable within classic TV history for a multitude of reasons. The love they shared off-screen translated into the relationship they had within the script of the hit American sitcom. And all the while, they managed to restructure some of the most strongly held beliefs within the industry. At the time “I Love Lucy” aired, it was entirely unheard of for actresses to address their pregnancies in front of the camera. However, Lucille Ball did just that not once, but twice, all the while filming her hit series.
EDISON – The developer of the property at 110 Clive St., locally known as the ‘Lucille Ball pond,’ can move forward with plans to build two single-family homes there after the Planning Board granted subdivision approval. And while the approval ensures the pond will remain, it will be split between the two lots, one...
During their 20-year marriage, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz had two kids, a son and a daughter. And before the youngest was even born, he helped his parents make classic TV history. As most people know, Lucille Ball was a pioneer in her day. Throughout her comedic career, she made...
ason told me the backstory to the now famous picture; “Oh my gosh. I didn’t get a picture. And my mom was like, don’t worry. There’re all those photographers. I’m they’re not going to post any pictures of me. I’m a nobody. All these stars are out here. I just thought, that’s that. I’m not going to get any picture. And the next morning we left to come back to Salt Lake, and it was viral. Like all over the world. It’s pretty cool. So, I had to forgive my mom because the picture did get out there.”
In a 1955 episode of I Love Lucy, the most popular show in the United States at the time, Lucy and her best friend, Ethel, head to Palm Springs after they get into a quarrel with their husbands, Ricky and Fred. Hijinks ensue. Lucy and Ethel lounge by the pool and are starstruck by Rock Hudson, who orchestrates an adorable reunion of the two couples.
Here’s How to Watch ‘Being the Ricardos’ For Free to See Nicole Kidman’s Oscar-Nominated Performance as Lucille Ball
Click here to read the full article. If you were a fan of I Love Lucy, you may want to know how to watch Being the Ricardos online for free to see what happened behind the scenes of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s relationship. Being the Ricardos, which was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the real-life couple who starred in the lead roles of I Love Lucy. The movie follows Ball and Arnaz’s relationship while filming the sitcom, which ran for six years on CBS from 1951 to...
Author Kathleen Brady will present “History Made in Chautauqua County: How Ida Tarbell and Lucille Ball Changed America” at Jamestown Community College. The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 in the Sheldon Center Room 332. It’s free and open to the public.
“Scary Lucy,” the much-maligned statue of comedy legend Lucille Ball in her hometown of Celoron, New York, was just a brief blip on the cultural radar when a fan campaign demanding its removal went viral several years back. I’d forgotten about it completely until I turned on Being the Ricardos, which heads to the Oscars next week with nominations for Best Actress and Best Actor.
When Lucille Ball first started acting then rose to stardom, it definitely wasn’t an easy time for women overall. Imagine what it was like in movies and television. But there’s a reason why the actress is still talked about to this day. There’s just something so unique about...
While Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have long been fascinating for many, the release of a biographical film last year coupled with a documentary this year have helped bring renewed interest to the icons. Amy Poehler’s “Lucy and Desi” is one of the new endeavors focusing on Jamestown’s queen of...
Author Kathleen Brady is scheduled to present a lecture on two area natives next week at Jamestown Community College as part of Women's History Month. The lecture called "History Made in Chautauqua County: How Ida Tarbell and Lucille Ball Changed America" will take place on Thursday, March 24th at 4:00 PM at JCC's Jamestown campus in Sheldon Center Room 332 and will be free and open to the public.
Lucille Ball was scared after she was publicly outed as being a registered member of the Communist Party, according to her daughter Lucie Arnaz. Lucie divulged this information in a new documentary called Lucy and Desi, which gave insight into what life was like for the Arnaz family back in 1953.
Click here to read the full article. If you were a fan of I Love Lucy, you may have questions about how Lucille Ball died and what caused her death. She died just a day after she was sent home from the hospital following a successful surgery. Ball—whose full name is Lucille Désirée Ball—was born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. She started acting at the age of 12 years old when her stepfather encouraged her to audition for his Shriner’s chorus line. In 1926, Ball enrolled at the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts in New...
Amy Poehler directs this feelgood documentary about Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, stars of the popular 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. It’s a cute (or, depending on how you want to see it, cynical) accompaniment to Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated drama Being the Ricardos, also produced by Amazon, adding behind-the-scenes context to how the sausage of the TV show was made. We learn briefly about the strain it put on their marriage, though the film ultimately insists on a happy, misty-eyed ending.