Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, February 26, 2007 - UPDATED

Dear Fellow Lucyfans:

New Mattel "Lucy" Doll Unveiled

"Lucy the Professor" will be the 2007 entry in the Mattel "Lucy" doll series.

Based on the character Lucy played in "The Audition" episode of I Love Lucy -- and in the Arnazes' earlier vaudeville act -- the doll will be released in late summer/early fall. The suggested retail price is $39.95.

The gift shop of The Lucy-Desi Center in Jamestown, NY, is taking pre-orders for this little lady... To reserve yours, visit the Lucy-Desi web site: (2007 Mattel Doll)

Legacy of Laughter Seminar This Saturday

As mentioned here previously, the next "Legacy of Laughter" seminar, presented by the Lucy-Desi Center, is scheduled for this coming Saturday -- March 3 -- in Boulder City, Nevada (just outside Las Vegas).

The seminar will explore the healing powers of comedy.

Center-president Lucie Arnaz will serve as host of the event, and panelists will include her brother, Desi Jr., actor Sean Astin, artist Christina Carroll -- daughter of the late Bob Carroll, Jr., intervention-counselor Jim Dunnigan, and motivational speaker Sebastian Gentry.

The seminar will be presented at 7PM at the Historic Boulder City Theatre. Included in the evening will be video clips, conversation and insight by each of the panelists, and audience participation. A reception will follow.

Seating is limited. All seats are $20. For ticket information, call the Historic Boulder Theatre at (702) 293-1161. For more information, visit: (Legacy of Laughter)

"STAR NOTES" On the Radio

Many thanks to the friends and fans who wrote- and/or called-in during broadcast last Saturday of our new STAR NOTES internet radio series. I apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced with the phone lines! Special thanks to our celebrity guests, Wanda Clark and Frank Gorey.

If you missed the broadcast, it is being repeated all this week on Shokus Internet Radio ((, 4-6PM Eastern Time (1-3PM Pacific Time).

Joining us for Show #3, on Saturday, March 3, will be Hollywood film editor Dann Cahn, who personally edited the first season of I Love Lucy, then supervised the editing of all Desilu productions through 1959. Dann is full of interesting stories about the Arnazes, early television, and Hollywood in general.

AND, to help us make up for the audio gliches we experienced last week, Wanda has graciously agreed to be our call-in guest again on March 10!

If you have questions you would like to ask our guest, you can either "phone in" during the broadcast -- and be part of the show -- or send your questions in advance via e-mail. The toll-free call-in number is:

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The e-mail address is -- or click this icon:

Again, STAR NOTES will be presented "live" every Saturday afternoon -- 1-3PM Pacific Time; 4-6PM Eastern Time. Repeats will air daily: Sundays 11AM - 1PM (Eastern Time); and Monday-thru-Friday 4-6PM (Eastern Time).

"STAR NOTES" -- and all of the Shokus Internet Radio offerings -- can be accessed from your computer at:

ONE TECHNICAL NOTE: Because of a "glich" in the internet radio system, SOME (but not all) ISPs experience difficulty when a station goes from recorded to "live" programming, resulting in listeners being disconnected from the station. If this happens, all you need to do is click on the station icon again and get reconnected. We begin each show with a few minutes of music, allowing any listeners who have been disconnected to tune back into the show.

Have a great week everybody!


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