Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, March 22, 2004

Dear Fellow Lucy Fans,

Guess the Star for "Lucy-Desi Days"

The Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY, is sponsoring a contest to announce the name of this year's headliner for "Lucy-Desi Days," Memorial-Day Weekend Festival, May 28-30, 2004.

Beginning today, a new clue about the identity of this celebrity entertainer will be announced every day for five days. For an opportunity to win two free tickets to the event, on Saturday evening, May 29, put your name, address, phone number, your guess, and where you learned about the contest on a postcard. Mail to:

Lucy-Desi Museum
100 E. Third Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Mailed entries must be received by Monday, March 29, 2004 (or hand-delivered by Saturday, March 27). The winning entry will be randomly chosen from all the correct answers.

For today, Clue#1: This year's headliner has given command performances for Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, and four U.S. Presidents.

For additional clues, visit the Lucy-Desi Museum web site each day this week. The address is:

"I Love Lucy" DVD Infomercial On-the-Air

The infomercial for the "I Love Lucy" DVDs started airing this past weekend in certain test markets. It airs today in Phoenix, New York City, and Denver, and tomorrow in Lubbock, Texas, South Bend, Indiana, and Seattle-Tacoma -- and on National Sports Cable Network and PAX cable network.

According to longtime Lucyfan Mike Stern -- who is one of the fans interviewed in the infomercial -- the schedule is as follows:

Monday, 3/22
8:30am KICU San Francisco, CA
1pm KAZT Phoenix, AZ
2pm WPXN New York City, NY
8:30pm KDEN Denver, CO

Tuesday 3/23
8:30am FSA National Sports Cable
9:30am KLBK Lubbock, TX
10am PAX cable National
10am WHME South Bend, IN
10am KWPX Seattle-Tacoma, WA-BC

Additional airings will be announced in the future.

More Collector Bears Announced

Classic Collecticritters has announced three more additions to its highly successful line of "I Love Lucy" -inspired collector bears. Newcomers include bears inspired by Lucy's Marilyn Monroe costume (love that one!), Lucy as a ballerina, and Lucy on a camping trip:

Bears are 9.5 inches tall, and each is a Numbered Limited Edition of only 1500. Check with your favorite Lucy dealer, today!

Have a great week everybody!


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