When Hedda Hopper comes over for an interview, Lucy recalls a cruise she took to Havana in 1940 with her friend Susie McNamara (of "Private Secretary"), meets an older couple named Fred and Ethel Mertz, singer Rudy Vallee, and a young Cuban drummer named Ricky Ricardo. Written by
Did You Know?
Barrie Chase appeared briefly as a background dancer in the "Our Ship Is Coming In" number with Desi Arnaz
and Cesar Romero
. When the show was repeated on the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour in July of 1962, CBS promoted Barrie as one of the 'Guest Stars' because,by then, she had gained fame as Fred Astaire's dancing partner on three acclaimed television specials. See more