Still in Love with Lucy
by Thomas Watson
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dear Fellow Lucyfans:
"Kid Millions" Coming to DVD
Eddie Cantor's 1934 musical, "Kid Millions," will be making its debut on DVD home video November 11 as part of a huge, 61-disc MGM collection entitled "Hollywood Musicals." The package has a suggested retail price of $499.98!
At this moment, no announcement has been made that "Kid Millions" will be released separately, but one can hope... Most of the other films included in the package have already been released independently and as part of other collections. Titles include everything from "Hello Dolly" and "A Chorus Line" to "Carousel" and "Oklahoma."
Lucy, of course, was a chorus girl in the Cantor picture. Here's a rather campy photo that was shared with us recently by the grandson of Lucy's fellow chorus member, Bonnie Bannon... Lucy's in the middle, with Mary Lange on our left, and Bonnie on our right. The picture is featured below full frame and in closeup:
(Photo courtesy Bonnie Bannon Estate)
More "My Three Sons" on the Way
As mentioned here a few weeks ago, CBS/Paramount Home Video will release "My Three Sons" Season One, Part One on DVD next Tuesday, September 30... Bill Frawley co-stars in the family situation-comedy with Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don Grady, and Stanley Livingston.
The company has just announced that part two of that 1960-61 season will hit the shelves on January 20th. No details about the second set have been released, but here's a peek at the cover art for both volumes:
FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS...
Friends of Old Time Radio - October Gathering
Lucie Arnaz and her husband Laurence Luckinbill will be appearing in various events at the 33rd "Friends of Old Time Radio" gathering on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at the Newark Airport Holiday Inn, Newark, NJ.
On Saturday afternoon at 3:15 p.m., Lucie will participate in the "Singers and Musicians" panel, and will perform a song from "They're Playing Our Song," accompanied on the piano by Brian Gari, the grandson of Eddie Cantor.
Then at 5:00 p.m., Gregg Oppenheimer will direct Larry and Lucie in a re-creation of a hilarious episode of "The Bickersons".
After the Saturday dinner banquet, Gregg will direct Larry and Lucie in another radio re-creation: "X Minus One: Mars Is Heaven," based on Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles," co-starring Harold Gould (of TV's "Rhoda"), Shirley ("Marion Strong") Mitchell, Arthur Anderson (one of the original players in Orson Welles' "Mercury Theatre on the Air" and the voice of the "Lucky Charms" leprechaun), and actor Will Hutchins (of TV's "Sugarfoot"). Keir Dullea and Gil Stratton, originally announced for this production, have had to cancel.
More information and a complete schedule can be found at:
Have a great week everybody!
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