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The Tiffany Network knows you need a good laugh. CBS is celebrating the holidays by airing the I Love Lucy Christmas Special. The hourlong special will feature colorized versions of the I Love Lucy TV show's "The Christmas Episode" and "Lucy Gets in Pictures" episode as a seamless hour.Lucille Balll, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley star with Keith Thibodeaux, and Lou Krugman. Learn more, from this CBS press release. The I Love Lucy Christmas Special airs on CBS, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 8:00pm. Read More… »
Neurotic coward Eddie Cantor decides to defend an amusement park against gangsters, and nothing but fun ensues! Ethel Merman has a small role here, but we're more than entertained by Parkyakarkus, Brian Donlevy, William Frawley, Jack Larue. Plus Sally Eilers, the Goldwyn Girls and a terrific forgotten talent, billed in this movie as Rita Rio. Strike Me Pink DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1936 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. / Street Date August 4,, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, Sally Eilers, Parkyakarkus, Rita Rio (Dona Drake), Brian Donlevy, William Frawley, Jack Larue, Gordon Jones, Helen Lowell The Goldwyn Girls. Cinematography Merritt Gerstad, Gregg Toland Film Editor Sherman Todd Original Music (Alfred Newman) Dance Director Robert Alton Special Effects Gilbert Pratt, Ray Binger, Paul Eagler Written by Francis Martin, Frank Butler, Walter Deleon from the story and novel Dreamland by Clarence Buddington Kelland Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Directed by »
- Glenn Erickson
Watch two colorized episodes of the classic I Love Lucy TV series in a one-hour special on CBS Friday, May 20, at 8pm Et/Pt. The October 1955 episodes “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” and “Lucy and John Wayne” are a two-part story about Lucy (Lucille Ball) taking screen legend John Wayne’s cement footprints as a souvenir from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The two episodes are presented as one continuous story for this special. Desi Arnaz also stars as Ricky Ricardo, and Vivian Vance and William Frawley play the Ricardos’ best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz. The episodes also feature a guest … Continue reading →
- Ryan Berenz
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Hey, Lucy lovers, CBS has bumped up its colorized I Love Lucy TV show special by two nights. The I Love Lucy special will now air Friday, May 20 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. Originally, it was slated for Sunday night of that weekend.
I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Vivian Vance and William Frawley co-star as Fred and Ethel Mertz. In the special, two consecutive episodes guest starring John Wayne as a fictional version of himself, have been edited together to tell one complete story. Previously they have only aired separately.
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I love Lucy. You love Lucy. CBS loves I Love Lucy. The Tiffany Network is airing two classic I Love Lucy TV series episodes, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. "Lucy Visits Grauman's" and "Lucy and John Wayne," have been colorized with what CBS calls, "...a vintage look, reminiscent of the 1950s period in which they were filmed." Watch a black and white clip of "Lucy and John Wayne," below.
I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Vivian Vance and William Frawley co-star as Fred and Ethel Mertz. Joseph A. Mayer and Michael Mayer play Little Ricky Ricardo. In the second episode, Ralph Volkie plays George -- John Wayne's masseur. Although previously they have only aired separately, the two episodes are the first and second halves of one complete story.
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Being one of the top character actors of American film and television must be the ultimate double-edged career sword.
On the one hand, if you’re good — and the late Ed Lauter was one of American cinema’s great character actors — you work all the time. On the other hand, as Lauter told Shock Cinema magazine back in 2010, “Sometimes people don’t know my name. They’ll say, ‘Oh, yeah! There’s that guy! You were in … Jesus Christ … you were in … in …’ So, in a way it’s good — and in a way it’s bad.”
Lauter was not alone in his plight. He and his fellow character actors who consistently deliver the goods have been a mainstay of American cinema since the days of the Hollywood’s “stock players,” a moniker that devalues the work of great performers from Hattie McDaniel to Peter Lorre, from Sidney Greenstreet to »
- Steven Gaydos
6 items from 2016
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