Still in Love with Lucy
by Thomas Watson
Monday, October 11, 2004
Remembering Christopher Reeve
We were saddened to learn of the passing of actor and activist Christopher Reeve, who died Sunday at the age of 52. Artist Rick Carl quickly prepared the memorial card (photo, left) and placed it on Reeve's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Reeve, of course, was best known for his starring role in the 1978 "Superman" movie -- and its three sequels. He also starred in the 1980 movie, "Somewhere in Time," and the 1982 thriller, "Deathtrap."
His life changed completely after he broke his neck in May, 1995, when he was thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition. Although paralyzed from the neck down, he later returned to acting and directing -- and became the nation's most recongnized spokesman for spinal cord research.
"Lucy-Desi: A Real Life Scrapbook"
Due out this week is "Lucy & Desi: A Real-Life Scrapbook," compiled by Elisabeth Edwards. Included here are reproductions of artifacts found in Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's own scrapbooks... everything from photographs and newsclippings to copies of Desi's passport, Lucy's first ticket for speeding, their marriage license...
The book spans both celebrities' entire lives, starting with pictures and mementoes saved from her early childhood in Jamestown, NY and his in Santiago, Cuba... Their careers as entertainers are covered with dozens of personal and backstage photos not found in other books.
"Lucy & Desi: A Real-Life Scrapbook" is published by Running Press, and sells for $35. A must-have book for every fan!
Lucie Sings Again
No sooner had Lucie Arnaz started her five-night sold-out engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center last week, than she was invited to make a similar appearance next month at Hollywood's renowned CineGrill. Lucie will perform her nightclub act there the week of November 9-13. The CineGrill is located in the Roosevelt Hotel, at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, in the heart of Hollywood. For ticket information, call (323) 769-7269, or visit the CineGrill web site at:
Lucie will also lend her vocal talents to "The Best is Yet to Come," an all-star salute to the music of Cy Coleman. The show, which benefits Stage, too and the Actors Fund of America, is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. Among the other stars scheduled to appear are Debbie Allen, Carole Cook, Tyne Daly, Michele Lee, Brian Stikes Mitchell, Karen Morrow, Charlotte Rae, Sally Struthers, Patrick Wilson, and many more...
For ticket information, call (323) 933-9244 x35 or x54, or visit the Actors Fund web site at:
Have a great week everybody!
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