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 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.” 
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.”
Lucille Ball

“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


Natasha in Oz said...

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

Best wishes,

Ivy and Elephants said...

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.


Kristina said...

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

Vintage Precious said...

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

About JollyJilly said...

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

Emanuela said...

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

24 Corners said...

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~

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

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!


Anonymous said...

Great post, Fabiana! I Love Lucy!!

La Dinette said...

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

Eloïse from France!

sealaura said...

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.

Donna said...

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

Rachelle from The Blue Room said...

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

Sara Louise said...

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

Ana Sílvia Diniz said...

Great post !
Beijos, beijos
Ana Sílvia Diniz.

Red Rose Alley said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Sarah E. said...

She is unbelievably gorgeous!

natasha {schue love} said...

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

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