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I LOVE LUCY: The Color Episode

The following was e-mailed on 2/03/02:

From Cheri:

I may be missing something, but the "lost" episode of I Love Lucy -- the Christmas show, where they all four dressed like Santa for Little Ricky -- was in color, at least parts of it. The flashbacks were in black and white.

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Originally the entire show was in black-and-white. The footage produced in 1956, the "current" Christmas story scenes, if you will, were computer-colorized in 1989.

The articles that are included in our "Henna Hooper's Hollywood" section detail what we have learned recently about CBS and Desilu's plans to film an episode in color back in 1954 -- plans which apparently fell through.

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