August 05, 2011

Anniversary edition of 'Desilu' book honors Lucille Ball's 100th birthday

It's been 60 years, and we still love Lucy.

Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (It Books), will release a special anniversary edition on Aug. 2 to honor Lucille Ball's 100th birthday and the 60th anniversary of the first episode of I Love Lucy. Ball died in 1989 when she was 77. Coyne S. Sanders and Tom Gilbert tell the behind-the-scenes story of the Hollywood couple's very different public and personal personas.

The anniversary edition's new material includes a forward by TV critic Tom Shales, a preface from the authors and more photos of the Golden Age of Television's "it" couple. The book takes exclusive interviews with family members and co-workers to expose the tumultuous relationship (that ultimately led to divorce) behind Ball and Arnaz's storybook on-camera romance.

To get in the mood to delve into Lucille and Desi's relationship, check out these iconic Lucille Ball quotes from the "Everything Lucy" blog. Or just reminisce a classic Lucy moment.

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