May 12, 2007

They Still Love Lucy in Jamestown

Newsday gives a writeup on the upcoming Lucy-Desi Days in Jamestown.
Today, Arab, Turkish and Chinese couch potatoes -- and viewers who speak one of 18 other languages -- are watching dubbed reruns of the show. More people have seen her face than any other person who ever lived, according to TV Guide, which did its part by putting Lucy on its cover more than 45 times.

That explains, in part, why her fans will descend on Jamestown, N.Y., her proud hometown, for the annual Lucy-Desi Days festival over the Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 27. Visitors will not want for diversion, including memorabilia shows and auctions, screenings, tours of the city (including Ball's childhood home and grave site), "laughter yoga" workshops, musical revue, comedy improv troupe, and a concert by Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, a performer in her own right.

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