February 26, 2010

Lucy Tells the Truth - New Mattel Doll for 2010

A new Mattel Doll coming in the May-June 2010 time frame (depending on who you talk to) is Lucille Ball in "Lucy Tells the Truth", episode #72 of I Love Lucy.

In this classic episode, Lucy is forced to tell the truth about everything. She accepts a bet that she can withhold from fibbing for 24 hours without realizing she is meeting the girls for a Bridge game.  After much hilarity from telling the truth - she turns to Ricky and the Mertzes. Lucy accuses Fred of being a "tight-wad", Ethel of "looking tacky", and Ricky of being a "coward" for not letting her have her fling at show business.  With that said, Ricky takes her to an audition where she lands the job of assistant to Professor Falconi, a knife thrower.

Below are images from the prototype showing Lucy surrounded by knives with colorful balloons.  The actual packaging will bring back memories of this unforgettable scene. 

Once this new doll becomes available, you'll be able to purchase it in the Everything Lucy Store! Be sure to visit and help our site continue with your purchase. Your loyalty and patronage are greatly appreciated.

February 12, 2010

Hallmark Adds Another I Love Lucy Marathon

As Hallmark just recently shown an I Love Lucy marathon at the beginning of this month, we are surprised and elated that they are adding another I Love Lucy marathon!

On President's Day, Monday, February 15th, Hallmark will air more I Love Lucy! It looks like the I Love Lucy marathon this past weekend (Feb. 6-7) did well. Will Hallmark consider adding the series back to its regular schedule?

For now, view the episode schedule on the Hallmark Channel for the President's Day Marathon of I Love Lucy!

February 11, 2010

I Love Lucy - The Movie

I Love Lucy: The Movie & Other Great Rarities
Here is the finalized packaging for the upcoming releae of I Love Lucy - The Movie and Other Great Rairities to be released April 27th.

As previously reported here, in 1953, three classic first season I Love Lucy episodes ("The Benefit," "Breaking the Lease," and "The Ballet") were edited together with newly-filmed connecting scenes to create this never-before-released feature-length film. The film had only a single "test" screening in 1953 at a small theatre in Bakersfield, attended by the Arnazes. But Lucy and Desi had just signed a deal with MGM to do "The Long, Long Trailer", and M-G-M, fearing competition, insisted that they shelve the film. And that's literally what happened. I Love Lucy: The Movie was put back on a shelf, in a mislabeled can, and was lost for nearly half a century, until it was discovered in the Paramount vault by Dann Cahn in 2001.

This new DVD will feature these additional Features:

* Lucy Goes To Scotland
* TV Academy PSA (Revised)
* Emmy Awards
* The Ed Wynn Show
* Series Premiere Opening
* Rear Window
* Animated Commercial
* Here's Johnny!
* The Ballet - TV Version
* Handcuffs/Movie
* Wilbur's Hands

Be sure to visit the Everything Lucy Store to purchase your copy or click on the Amazon link here: I Love Lucy: The Movie & Other Great Rarities

February 06, 2010

Lucie Arnaz: Latin Roots CD

Just in time to take the chill out of the winter - a new CD from Lucie Arnaz full of hot Latin rhythms to banish cabin fever and make you forget the freezing temperatures outside. "Lucie Arnaz: Latin Roots" is available on CD.

Latin Roots, somewhat of a tribute to Lucie's heritage, also featuring great American songs and brand new tunes with Latin flavor, will be available in stores and on-line February 9th. What a perfect gift for Valentine's Day! Not that any of us needs a special occasion to enjoy Lucie's vocals. Her sexy, sultry voice will draw you into each rhythmic track.

“These are the rhythms of my soul”, Lucie Arnaz says of her new Latin Roots CD to be released on the LML Music label. And indeed it is. An eclectic celebration of her musical heritage, Lucie Arnaz, playfully wends her way through some pop contemporary south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, sensually enhanced by a Brazilian accent or basted by a bossa nova beat, takes on the fiery Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz, includes a song penned with his grandson, her musician-composer son, Joe Luckinbill and his godmother, her longtime collaborator, Grammy winning artist, Madeline Stone and a tune her father wrote for her mother which has never been recorded before.

February 04, 2010

I Love Lucy: The Movie and Other Great Rarities

On October 23, 2007, CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment released the 34-disc heart-shaped package of I Love Lucy - The Complete Series. It contained all 194 episodes from the show's 9-season (by the studio's count) run, all of which had been released on DVD in separate season sets. Fans who had faithfully collected those sets as they were released had gotten upset at the Complete Series package, however, because it contained bonus material that could only be obtained by re-buying the nine seasons in the big collection.

Now, two and a half years after that set's release, CBS/Paramount will go back and make those extras available in a separate release. The title is "I Love Lucy - The Movie and Other Great Rarities", and it will be in stores on April 27th. As you can tell by the title, the focus is on the "shelved and lost" theatrical film, which was edited together from three episodes of the show with new bridging material shot to hold it all together. It will be encoded on the disc in full screen video, running 81 minutes long. Pricing and package art isn't available yet. It should be all the same as the previously-exclusive supplements on the "Complete Series" set (for example, "Lucy Goes To Scotland" should be the colorized version of that episode).

In 1953, three classic first season I Love Lucy episodes ("The Benefit," "Breaking the Lease," and "The Ballet") were edited together with newly-filmed connecting scenes to create this never-before-released feature-length film. The film had only a single "test" screening in 1953 at a small theatre in Bakersfield, attended by the Arnazes. But Lucy and Desi had just signed a deal with MGM to do "The Long, Long Trailer", and M-G-M, fearing competition, insisted that they shelve the film. And that's literally what happened. I Love Lucy: The Movie was put back on a shelf, in a mislabeled can, and was lost for nearly half a century, until it was discovered in the Paramount vault by Dann Cahn in 2001.

Additional Features:
  • Lucy Goes To Scotland
  • TV Academy PSA (Revised)
  • Emmy Awards
  • The Ed Wynn Show
  • Series Premiere Opening
  • Rear Window
  • Animated Commercial
  • Here's Johnny!
  • The Ballet - TV Version
  • Handcuffs/Movie
  • Wilbur's Hands

Hallmark Brings I Love Lucy back - Temporarily

Hallmark will be featuring a marathon I Love Lucy this Saturday and Sunday, February 6th and 7th.

Be sure to tune in. More information can be found on The Hallmark Channel website.

February 03, 2010

Lucille Ball Vintage Paper Doll

For those who collect Lucille Ball memorabilia and are interested in the paper doll series, a new paper doll collection will be coming out. It is Vintage Lucille Ball and reminds us of our youth.

Everyone loves Lucy! This vintage cut-out doll of the redheaded comedienne originally appeared in 1964, at the height of Lucy's television fame. Six sheets of colorful 60s fashions add up to more than 25 outfits and accessories, from the famous actress's elegant evening clothes to her sporty casual attire.

There are more paper dolls of Lucy on the market, including some that you can find that are originals. But this next one is of Vintage Movie Star Lucy.

Lucille Ball, MGM Glamour Star, Vintage Paper Doll Book features the beloved star in the 1940s when she was a sophisticated fashion plate. This authorized edition reprint includes two dolls and an 8-page wardrobe of vintage '40s fashions including gowns from Du Barry Was a Lady.

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