A Life in Pictures

Book - 1996
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Relive the life and career of Lucille Ball--the star everyone loves--through a series of 135 magnificent archival photographs.

A delightful pictorial tribute to beloved Lucy tours the highlights of her life and career, right from her showbiz beginnings through the glamorous movie roles to I Love Lucy and beyond. Go behind the scenes to meet the private Lucy in childhood and during her romance with Desi. Follow her work from her first big break as a Goldwyn Girl through all the major film roles. An entire section is devoted to I Love Lucy, with photos of favorite scenes (including the Vitameatavegamin skit). The later TV shows, her performance in the dramatic film Stone Pillow, and her triumphant appearance at the 1989 Academy Awards ceremony: it's all here, in a tribute worthy of one of comedy's greatest legends.
Publisher: New York : MetroBooks, c1996
ISBN: 9781567993868
Branch Call Number: 791.45092 B18f
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Alternative Title: Lucy


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Apr 24, 2018

Judging by this book's cover photo - I'll bet you can never guess who this book is all about.

Packed with more than 135 photographs (each accompanied by a detailed caption) - This first-rate pictorial-biography is a loving tribute to one of comedy's most memorable and recognizable female legends of TV.

Carefully compiled by writer, Tim Frew - This glossy volume covers all of the glowing highlights of Lucille Ball's busy career.

I'm actually quite surprised to find out how many major Hollywood productions Lucille Ball had starred in (between 1933-1950) before she appeared in TV's "I Love Lucy" of the 1950s. And, I'm equally surprised to see how many of these films were not comedies.

*Note* - In 1989 - Lucille Ball (78 at the time) died of a heart attack.

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