Articles for tag: Desi, Desi Arnaz, Jamestown, Lucille Ball, Playhouse

Karla News

Visit the The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, New York

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Lucille Ball’s hometown, Jamestown, New York. This older city boasts of their Lucy heritage. Upon entering Jamestown, huge murals of Lucy are painted on some downtown buildings. The United States Post Office displays a giant postage stamp with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the stamp. The famous ...

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Jamestown, New York – Once a Thriving Furniture-manufacturing City

Jamestown was once called the “Furniture Capital of the World.” Sadly, much of this once-lucrative industry has fallen on hard times leaving Jamestown’s 30,000 residents without employment in the industrial field. One side-effect of this unfortunate event is that Jamestown’s young men have had only the armed forces as an option for earning a living ...

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The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour is Finally Available on DVD

After season 6 of the I Love Lucy series, Desilu changed the format of the show to an hour long program that highlighted the lives of the cherished characters Lucy, Ricky, Little Ricky, Fred, and Ethel and their hilarious encounters with the guest stars. For a long time, fans of the I Love Lucy serial ...

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Lucille Ball: Top Comedian of All Time

America still loves Lucy. Decades after the famous red head helped make television popular, she is still going strong on vintage channels like TV Land and Nickelodean. In a time when many famous comedians like Charlie Chaplain and W.C. Fields are relatively unknown to the youth of today, those very same kids know and appreciate ...