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Author Davis, Madelyn Pugh.

Title Laughing with Lucy : my life with America's leading lady of comedy / Madelyn Pugh Davis with Bob Carroll Jr.

Imprint Cincinnati, OH : Emmis Books, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.45 David,M DAV    Available
Description 271 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents Don't you have a better joke than that? -- But I wanted to be a foreign correspondent -- Worse than married -- The Cuban arm -- Lucy isn't pregnant, she's expecting -- California, here we come -- You wouldn't fit in, you're a girl -- Bon voyage -- Our longest laugh -- The Mertzes (or as Desi called them, "The Merzes") -- What's new? -- Did you really try out all those stunts? -- I'm going over to the Pope's house -- Your show's only half an hour; what do you do the rest of the week? -- Don't step on the children -- Who am I? -- Who's the pushy broad at the end of the table? .
Summary "At any time, night or day, I Love Lucy is being broadcast somewhere in the world. Four generations have grown up watching I Love Lucy, and Lucille Ball's is the most recognized face in the world. Madelyn Pugh Davis was Lucy's staff writer for nearly half a century. Davis was the first female writer in television and was responsible for thousands of hours of memorable programming. Many of the plot lines used on I Love Lucy were taken from Davis's own life and immortalized by Ball's comic genius. In Laughing with Lucy, Davis and her long-term writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., recount her rise in television and her many years working on the set and behind the scenes with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. She recounts her experiences as a pioneer in the entertainment industry, one of the first women writers in Hollywood."--Publisher website (Sept. 2006).
Subject Davis, Madelyn Pugh.
Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989.
Television writers -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Carroll, Bob, 1918-2007.
ISBN 9781578602476

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