March 23, 2010

Here's Lucy Season 3 DVD

The complete third season of HERE'S LUCY (1970-71, CBS-TV) features all 24 color episodes uncut and digitally remastered for superior quality, plus a wealth of new and never-before-seen special features. Guest stars include Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Carol Burnett, Vincent Price, Sammy Davis Jr., Rudy Vallee, Jack Benny, Art Linkletter, Buddy Rich, Wally Cox and Vivian Vance.

Last week we reported that the folks at MPI Home Video are scheduling Here's Lucy - Season 3 on DVD for June 15th. Today the studio made it official, with an announcement that confirms the release date and the $29.98 SRP cost of the 4-disc (960 minute) set. Video is full frame, and audio is English mono. Below is a list of the extensive bonus material mentioned at MPI's official website, including a bonus crossover episode of Make Room for Granddaddy titled "Lucy Carter, Houseguest", starring Lucille Ball as her Here's Lucy character!
  • New video intros to each episode by Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr. and others
  • New Featurette: Lucy Meets The Burtons - A Comedic Gem
  • Make Room For Granddaddy episode "Lucy Carter, Houseguest", with Lucy guesting as her Here's Lucy character
    • Including new intro by series actress Marjorie Lord (not seen in 40 years)
  • Let's Talk To Lucy - 1965 radio interview with Doris Day
  • On The Set - behind the scenes footage with set designer commentary
  • Lip-Sync Lucy segment with Lucy actress and friend Carole Cook
  • Lucy Footage From Jack Benny Special
  • Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. with Robert Young
  • Lucy's Home Movies from Hawaii, with family and Vivian Vance
  • Lucy's Golfing Home Movies
  • Desi Arnaz Jr. on Art Linkletters' House Party TV show
  • Here's Lucy episodic syndication promos
  • Original series sponsor billboards
  • Lucie Arnaz commercial
  • Here's Lucy Slide Show
  • Series Production Files, narrated by Lucy's secretary
  • English Subtitles
Suggested retail price is $29.98, but you can pre-order it from Amazon at a discount.

March 17, 2010

Here's Lucy - Season Three DVD

Following up on last November's release of Here's Lucy second season, MPI Home Video has now announced that Here's Lucy - Season 3 will arrive on DVD this June 15th. This brings us to the halfway point of the program's six-season run, with guest stars that included the legendary likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Joan Crosby, gossip columnists like Army Archerd and Marilyn Beck, Sammy Davis Jr., drummer Buddy Rich, Charles Nelson Reilly, Robert Alda, Vincent Price, Wally Cox, George Burns, Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, Art Linkletter, Jayne Meadows, Sid Gould, Hayden Rorke, and Carol Burnett. Package art and extras aren't available yet, but stay tuned for updates. Suggested retail price is $29.98, but you can pre-order it from Amazon at a discount.

March 03, 2010

Lucie Arnaz Coming to Manhatten

In celebration of her lastest release, Latin Roots, Lucie Arnaz will perform and sign autographs Friday, March 26th at 12pm at J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, Manhattan, New York, NY

Growing up in the public eye with parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and brother Desi Arnaz IV, Lucie has cemented her own footprints in history as an actress, singer, dancer, business executive, producer, director, and Broadway star.

In 1968, at age seventeen, she became a series regular on Here’s Lucy, co-starring with her brother Desi Arnaz, Jr. Since then, Lucie has made a handful of feature films, including the 1980 feature film “The Jazz Singer” with Neil Diamond and her most recent feature film, “Down To You”, with Henry Winkler and Freddie Prinze Jr. which premiered on January 21st, 2000. Her most successful and well-renowned play was the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch hit musical “They’re Playing Our Song”, where Lucie played the lovable goof, Sonia Wolsk, receiving outstanding reviews.

Lucie has had so many other stage, theatre and Broadway hits throughout the years, some of which include - “Vanities” (Kathy); “Seesaw” (Gittle Mosca); “Annie Get Your Gun” (Annie Oakley); “Educating Rita” (with husband, Laurence Luckinbill); “Who’s Life is it Anyway?”; “The Guardsman”; the internationally acclaimed Gershwin musical “My One and Only”; “Social Security”; the Tony Award winning “Lost in Yonkers” (Bella); “Grace and Glorie” (Glorie); “Wonderful Town” (Ruth, she “revamped” in LA, October, 1999); “Master Class” (Maria Callas); the esteemed “The Witches of Eastwick,” playing the role of Alex (as played by Cher in the movie version), in London’s prestigious West End; and her most recent successes, “Once Removed,” “A Picasso” and “Ann & Debbie,” all three of which Lucie starred in at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, Florida. Lucie has just summed up a very memorable run in “Sonia Flew,” also at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, which nearly didn’t go ahead after financial troubles threatened not only the run of the play, but the future of the historic playhouse.

Lucie can also be heard on several other music CDs, including the soundtrack to her hit Broadway musical, Simon and Hamlisch’s “They’re Playing Our Song”.