Those eyes, those lips, that hair! Beautiful Lucy was the "Queen of the B movies" long before she ever met Desi. To celebrate what would have been Lucy's 100th birthday on August 6th, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) is devoting 24 hours of air-time to Lucille Ball. Starting at 6am on Saturday, we will be treated to a mega-marathon of 14 of Lucy's Hollywood films.
It all starts with Dubarry was a Lady, with music by Cole Porter and also starring Red Skelton and Gene Kelly. At 9:30am, they're showing Without Love which stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy and was written by Philip Barry who also penned The Philadelphia Story. Miss Grant Takes Richmond is next which stars Lucy as William Holden's wacky secretary.
Of course The Long, Long Trailer is a classic. It stars Lucy and Desi in a very I Love Lucy like movie. I'm looking forward to Lured, a Jack-the-Ripper like movie also starring one of my favorites, George Sanders, and Boris Karloff, who's always fun to watch!
“I'm happy that I have brought laughter,
because I have been shown by many
the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.”
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself
to get anything done in this world."
“Once in his life,
every man is entitled
to fall madly in love
with a gorgeous redhead.”
“The more things you do,
the more you can do.”
“The secret of staying young is
to live honestly,
and lie about your age.”
“Use a make-up table with
everything close at hand
and don't rush;
otherwise you'll look
like a patchwork quilt”.
“Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't
interest me one bit.
I've been so liberated it hurts.”
For a complete listing of movies and details go to
TCM Summer Under the Stars Lucille Ball.
And everyday in August,
TCM is featuring one star per day in their
"Summer Under the Stars" series.