Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson




Monday, July 12, 2004

Lucie Sings Out

Lucie Arnaz will be performing later this week, July 15 and 17th (her birthday), at the Second Annual Colorado Festival of World Theatre" in Colorado Springs. She will perform her special Cabaret show on Thursday (the 15th), then join other guest stars in a Gala Fundraiser on Saturday (the 17th).

Lucie will also be performing at the "10th Annual Help is On the Way AIDS Benefit" at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, CA, on August 2, 2004.

For more information about Lucie's appearances, the festival, shows, venue and fundraising, visit Lucie's web site at:

www.luciearnaz.com

2004 Hallmark Ornament Now Available

Christmas arrived early this year -- at least in the nation's Hallmark stores. The greeting card outlets started selling their new 2004 ornaments, including the latest in their series inspired by I Love Lucy. This one salutes Episode #19, "The Ballet" (see photo, right).

The handcrafted ornament, designed by Anita Maria Rogers, is priced at $16.95 (US dollars) and $24.95 (Canadian).


Hollywood Memorabilia Auction

Profiles in History has announced the items for its upcoming auction , to be held Friday, July 30, 2004. Included in the various wardrobe pieces being sold is a gray wool jacket worn by Lucille Ball in the 1950 Paramount picture, "Sorrowful Jones." The jacket is expected to sell for $1500 - $2000.

Auction items will be available for preview (by appointment only) July 12-29 at 110 N. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. Profiles in History accepts bids "live," by mail, by phone, by FAX, and via the internet (at www.ebayauctions.com). For complete information, visit the Profiles in History web site at:

www.profilesinhistory.com

Lucy's Celeron Home on the Market

Our friends in Jamestown, NY, tell us that the home in which Lucille Ball grew up (in neighboring Celoron, NY) is again being offered for sale. Rumored asking price: $250,000. The home last changed hands in 2002, reportedly for $77,000.


SPERDVAC Convention Salutes Fred Allen

While this is a little "off topic," I wanted to mention that Gregg Oppenheimer is producing a live recreation of oldtime radio's "Fred Allen Show" at this year's SPERDVAC convention. (SPERDVAC stands for the Society to Preserve & Exchange Radio Drama, Variety, and Comedy.)

The convention will be held the weekend of November 12-14, at the Hacienda Hotel at 525 N. Sepulveda Blvd., in El Segundo, CA (near LAX airport). Gregg's "Fred Allen" production will be a portion of the live entertainment at the Saturday evening banquet. Included in the cast is Harold Gould (best known to TV fans as Rhoda's father); Alan Young (of Mr. Ed fame); Herb Ellis; and our own Janet Waldo (of I Love Lucy's "Young Fans").

For information about SPERDVAC and their annual conventions, visit the group's web site at:

www/sperdvac.org

That's the news from here... Have a great week everybody!


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