August 5, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday Lucy!



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 Katherine 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. Lucille Ball




Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball




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. Lucille Ball




The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball





Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt. Lucille Ball



Women's Lib? Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't interest me one bit. I've been so liberated it hurts. Lucille Ball

























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. 
Ciao!

Fabiana

19 comments:

  1. She was indeed a stunning and amazing icon. This was a gorgeous tribute to her.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. Hi Fabiana,
    What a wonderful post. I too love Lucy sooooooo much! I am so glad I found this post dedicated to her. Thanks for sharing such found memories. I know what I will be doing this weekend.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  3. She truly was beautiful. I've always been an I Love Lucy fan.

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  4. Aww, Lucy! You had me at the classic's! Happy Birthday Lucy. Thank you for the beautiful post, so lovely to look at. :)

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  5. hi im a new follower from the blog hop
    Enjoyed your post about Lucy, i still laugh at her shows when they are on. Timeless fun
    please come visit me anytime
    www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

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  6. HI, thx for the comment! U said u were following, can't seem to find U in my followers! Following U now, great blog and I love Lucy!!! Please follow:)

    xo Emma

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  7. She was the very best!!! Great tribute Fabiana! One should always ask themselves..."what would Lucy do?", my sister and I do. Loved reading her quotes...she was a smarty as well as a beauty!
    xo J~

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  8. What a fabulous post and such a tribute to Lucy! I didn't realize that she was in so many films...I better tune in tonight...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too. Have a great weekend!

    Lynn

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  9. I love all the Hair styles!!! Which i could do the same to me!

    Eloïse from France!

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  10. lovely pictures, Fabiana! I just loved watching I Love Lucy as a kid and was devastated when she passed. Nice to see all the tributes for her 100th bday. Hope you had a nice weekend.

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  11. Thanks for the Lucy tribute. She was so great. I watched her all day on TCM and Hallmark.
    D

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  12. What a great post! I am so glad I have discovered your blog - you have such interesting posts. Would love if we could follow each other - pop by to visit me xx

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  13. I can't believe she'd be 100! And Debra Messing looks so much like her in some of those pictures

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  14. Great post !
    Beijos, beijos
    Ana Sílvia Diniz.
    http://www.anasilviadiniz.com/

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  15. I love 'I LOVE LUCY.' I watch the re-runs all of the time. Thanks for sharing her history.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  16. I can't BELIEVE I missed The Long, Long Trailer! That's one of my favorites. I was caught up in the Hallmark I Love Lucy marathon they were playing all weekend...nothing like Lucy ringing through your apartment for 48 hours! I wish every weekend was Lucy's 100th birthday! :)

    Brenda @ The Funky Junkie

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  17. I LOVE I Love Lucy! She is my all-time favorite actress! Such a beautiful tribute to her!

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