Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dear Fellow Lucyfans:

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to e-bayer "darrell0_1" whose bid of $5,117.00 won him Lucille Ball's cow-shaped soup tureen...

The item was being offered for auction by Desi Arnaz Jr. and his wife Amy, who have owned the tureen since Lucille's death in 1989. The Arnazes decided to part with the tureen to help raise funds for their non-profit children's ballet company in Boulder City, Nevada.

Amy, Desi and Amy's cousin Jeanine

"darrell0_1" was one of 12 bidders participating in the auction. Well done, folks!

Remembering Herbert Kenwith

It was reported in yesterday's Los Angeles Times that longtime theater and television director Herbert Kenwith passed away January 30 at his home in LA, of complications from prostate cancer. Her was 90.

Herb first worked with Lucy back in the 1940s at Princeton University's McCarter Theater, where he offered her the lead in a summer stock production of Elmer Rice's "Dream Girl." The play was a hit -- and Lucy toured with the show for six months!

Twenty years later, Lucy hired Kenwith to direct various episodes of Here's Lucy, starting with "Lucy and the Bogie Affair" during the 1969-70 season.

While on the Desilu/Paramount lot, Kenwith also directed an episode of the original Star Trek, "The Lights of Zetar."

Later joining Norman Lear's company, Kenwith directed episodes of such longtime hits as Good Times, Sanford and Son, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Facts of Life.

Have a good week everybody!

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