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

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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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Famous People Born in New York

New York, the Empire State, is situated in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is the home of about 20 million people and the third most populous state in the USA. Although the capital city is Albany, the state contains New York City, which is the largest city in the United ...

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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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New Era of Mass Media in the 1950s

H.B. Barnum, a 14 year old saxophone player who later became a music producer was one of the many teenagers in the 1950s drawn to the new style of music that featured hard-driving African American rhythm and blues. Barnum described the first time he saw the rhythm and blues performer Richard Wayne Penniman, better know ...

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Guide to the Best I Love Lucy Episodes

How do you choose just 10 favorites from a show in which every episode is a classic? It’s not easy! However, the following ten are here because they never fail to disappoint, even after many viewings! These are the episodes that keep me laughing every time. If you’re new to the show, these would be ...

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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 ...