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Lucy at the Movies
 
 
Author
Cindy De La Hoz.
Publisher Running Press  
Format laminated cover
Product Dimensions 12.25 x 9.25 x 1.3 inches
ISBN 9780762427062
Pages/Publication Date 368/2007
Daedalus Item Code 21884
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In the two decades before she became the First Lady of Television, Lucille Ball performed in scores of motion pictures, playing everything from a chorus girl (Roman Scandals, 1933) to Groucho Marx's sweetheart (Room Service, 1938), from a dramatic turn as a heartless singer adored by Henry Fonda in the Damon Runyan story The Big Street (1942) to the title role in the Cole Porter musical Du Barry Was a Lady (1943). This oversized, gorgeously produced album profiles the more than 80 films Lucy made, illustrated with rarely seen film stills, publicity shots, and candid photos—many from her own scrapbooks—that reveal her evolution from glamour girl to iconic comedienne.

"Lucy at the Movies was an enormous undertaking. But it's clear that it was also a labor of love. My mother would be very impressed and flattered.... The value in this encyclopedia is the information on, not only the film career of Lucille Ball, but the way films were made. It's an invaluable history of the motion picture industry and those who first created it."—Lucie Arnaz

"This overview of Ball's film career highlights each movie with its cast and credits; a lengthy synopsis; and behind-the-scenes notes about the production and its critical reception. Visually stunning and beautifully designed, this book is printed on thick, glossy paper and boasts large, crisp (and seldom seen) photos from each film. Some of [Cindy] De La Hoz's backstories are fascinating (Frank Sinatra originally wanted her to play his mother in The Manchurian Candidate before Angela Lansbury was cast; Ball outsmarted Columbia chief Harry Cohen by agreeing to star in 1951's The Magic Carpet: she kept her pregnancy a secret, pocketed $85,000 for one week's work and fulfilled her contract). While Ball excelled in comedies (The Facts of Life; Fancy Pants; The Long, Long Trailer; Yours, Mine and Ours), this book may point fans toward Ball's excellent but atypical work in such dramas as The Dark Corner; Lured; and Five Came Back."—Publishers Weekly

 
 
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