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"Wildcat"


The following was posted on 5/18/02:

From "Mmadluv":

Hey, everyone --

I was thinking to myself, will "Wildcat" ever be released on DVD or VHS? I know that a copy of the show exists -- or a short segment -- somewhere -- because on a VHS video tribute to Lucy, produced by a company entitled Goodtimes, there was a clip of Lucy and her introduction -- the very beginning of the show, I think -- She comes from under the car -- she sings the theme and then it goes on to other clips of other shows... So I know a copy of this has to be around. Is this just a clip, was "Wildcat" recorded on film? Who knows the possibilities of it being on DVD!!! Rare photographs, and it might even be in color... and to see Lucy bow! WOW!

Can this be done?

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The clip that is used in the Goodtimes reel is probably from the "Hey, Look Me Over" number that Lucy and Paula Stewart did on The Ed Sullivan Show back in January, 1961 (a month after "Wildcat" opened on Broadway). To our knowledge, that is the only portion of the show that was ever recorded visually.

Broadway shows today are often video-taped for PBS, cable or home-video release, but in 1960 this was not the case.

But since you asked, here is a color picture from the Broadway show:



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