Still in Love with Lucy
by Thomas Watson
Monday, May 10, 2004
Dear Fellow Lucy Fans,
Lucy "Paper Dolls" Published This Week
"The Official 'I Love Lucy' Paper Dolls" by Allan Glaser, with illustrations by Rick Carl -- both longtime Lucy fans! -- will be published later this week by Running Press. Included in the collection is everything from Lucy Ricardo's chocolate factory uniform to the beautiful gown she wore on her Hollywood anniversary. There's even a reproduction of the loving cup Lucy got stuck on her head!
Great pains were taken to ensure the outfits and accessories be accurate, right down to the tiniest detail... "I nearly went blind," recalls Carl, "counting and drawing the tiny jewels and sequins on many of these outfits." The results, however, are stunning!
The "Paper Dolls" will be sold in bookstores and in shops specializing in Lucy and/or TV merchandise. For more information about "The Official 'I Love Lucy' Paper Dolls," be sure to see our Photo of the Week
"Mame" CDs at Museum Gift Shop
Last week we mentioned that the recently-released CD soundtrack of Lucy's "Mame" has already sold out at the factory. Ric Wyman, at the Lucy-Desi Center in Jamestown, NY, wrote to say that the Gift Shop there still has a limited number of these discs for sale. If you are interested in owning one, don't delay ordering. These will not last long!
For more information, visit the Lucy-Desi Museum Gift Shop at www.lucy-desi.com
Lucy DVDs Rescheduled
The second-season boxed set of "I Love Lucy" DVDs and "The Best of 'Here's Lucy'" DVD collection have both been rescheduled for release in August of this year.
Paramount Home Video will release "I Love Lucy: The Complete Second Season" on August 31. While the final retail price has not been announced, we expect it to be substantially lower than that for the first-season set, which included 9 discs of 4-episodes each. The second-season package will include 5 discs, each holding 6-7 episodes.
Shout! Home Video, meanwhile, has announced it will release "The Best of 'Here's Lucy'" on August 10 -- but this has not yet been confirmed by the package producer. We will keep you updated as more information is known.
Have a great week!
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