Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, April 7, 2003

Dear Fellow Lucy Fans,

Betsy Loves Lucy

Actress Betsy Palmer will be the celebrity guest at this year's "Lucy-Desi Days" Festival in Jamestown, New York, May 23-25. Ms. Palmer will appear on Saturday evening (May 24), in a special presentation that includes clips from Lucy's appearances on the I've Got a Secret game show, on which Betsy served as a panelist. Ms. Palmer will then share with the audience some of her fond memories of working with the great comedienne.

The Jamestown weekend will also include a special birthday celebration for Marilyn "Teensy" Borden, a screening of Lucy's TV movie, "Stone Pillow," screenings of various episodes of "Here's Lucy," an auction, a trivia contest, town tours and Jamestown's first-ever Lucy-Desi Masquerade Ball. (People are encouraged to dress as their favorite Lucy or Desi characters!) Professional impressionists Diane Vincent and Adrian Israel will entertain at this event.

As mentioned in an earlier letter, I have been asked to host a "We Love Lucy" fan club event at this year's Festival, and that has been scheduled for Saturday morning, May 24. Titled "Let's Talk Lucy," the morning will include film clips of some of the material we have shown over the years at our Loving Lucy Conventions -- and, of course, talk about our favorite redhead. Marilyn Borden, Lucy's secretary Wanda Clark, and a local Jamestown resident named Fred Mertz (for real!) will be among our special guests.

I hope you can join us for what promises to be a great Lucy weekend. For more information about the Lucy-Desi Festival, visit the Lucy-Desi Museum web site at


Until next time....


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