Thursday, August 6, 2020

Happy Birthday, Lucille Ball

what pic did you think I was going to use?

Saw a couple of reminders already that it's the 109th birthday of Lucille Ball, Queen of American Television Comedy. 

It's kinda sad they don't replay I Love Lucy a ton anymore, the older I get, the more I appreciate what she and the cast did, instead of taking it for granted as "a thing which is always on". 

Of course we also like to remember that Lucille Ball was originally pitched as a glamour girl, and she fit the bill.  A lot of actors were asked to flip between comedy and drama in the studio days, and I'm not sure the studios understood what they had in the movies I've seen her appear. Even in her dramatic roles, you can see a spark there that someone should have poured some fuel on, but she did it herself and things worked out pretty dang well.

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