Today finds us on this Saturday with the 2001 Lucille Ball Commemorative Stamp and the 1999 I Love Lucy Stamp as it is Lucille Ball’s birthday!
There are numerous girlfriends of mine that at some point have remarked we each have our own Lucy & Ethel buddies and find ourselves in “I Love Lucy” like sitcom situations.
The 2001 Lucille Ball USPS Stamp for 34¢ was issued on what would have been her 90th birthday. It was part of the Legends of Hollywood Series.
The “I Love Lucy” 1999 stamp is from the Celebrate the Century – 1950s series for 33¢.
“I Love Lucy” first aired on October 15, 1951, and was among TV’s top ten. It became number one during its first season, and held that position for most of its original run.
I’ve included this YouTube “Lucy’s Famous Chocolate Scene”
Over at the website Love Letters to Old Hollywood there is an article from April 22nd on Loving and Fighting Furiously: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The article included this bit of trivia on the making of the “I Love Lucy”.
“In 1952, after finishing 40 episodes of ILL, the Arnazes thought their success was all over — Lucy was pregnant again and there was no way the TV executives would allow Lucy Ricardo to be with child. Right? Producer Jess Oppenheimer wanted to take the chance, leading to one of the biggest TV events in history when Lucy gave birth to a son on the small screen and in real life. The ratings for “Lucy Goes to the Hospital” beat President Eisenhower’s inauguration the next day!”
When you get a minute check out the Lucy-Desi Museum online store, www.lucy-desi.com. This weekend the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, featuring over 50 events in four days, is taking place August 4 – 7. It includes Lucy & Ethel’s Dinner Show.
Here’s to the madcap zaniness of having our own Lucy & Ethel’s in our life and the letters we can write to each other.
2001 Lucille Ball Commemorative Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
YouTube Lucy’s Famous Chocolate Scene posted by History104WWU Uploaded on May 19, 2010
April 22, 2016 on Loving and Fighting Furiously: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Wikipedia Lucille Ball Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)