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Lucille Ball tells the story of how she was supposed to play the role of the elephant girl in Cecil B. DeMille's epic circus film "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952) but became pregnant with a little girl. Now all grown up, Lucie Arnaz is on "Circus of the Stars" as the elephant girl. As a finale, Lucie lays on the ground and allows the elephant's foot (with painted nails) to hover inches from her face. This is the same stunt that the elephant girl (played by Gloria Grahame) did in "The Greatest Show on Earth." Before doing it, Lucie calls out "It's alright, Mom!" See more
Taco, a trained chimp, bolts from the performance area into the audience and must be coaxed back by his trainer. Marty Allen quips "Next year, can I work with some people?" See more
References Outlaw Blues