Things I appreciate about GI include but are not limited to the following: MAG, PINGER, Sherwood's sneaky naughty jokes, Aunt Martha and Uncle George, Harvard pride, Lovey's hats, Backus's ad libs, Skinny Mulligan stories, Proffy's tall socks, Duke Williams, Teddy, and especially awkward MAG.
(This Tumblr contains shameless shipping. You've been warned).
I also thoroughly enjoy all 1960's sitcoms, Mel Brooks movies, musicals, and general weirdness.
Sixty-three years ago today I Love Lucy premiered and I couldn’t be more thankful! Happy birthday I Love Lucy!
“‘I Lucy Lucy’ has been called the most popular show of all time. Such national devotion to one show can never happen again, there are too many shows, on many more channels, now. But in 1951-1952, our show changed the Monday-night habits of America. Between nine and nine-thirty, taxis disappeared from the streets of New York. Marshall Fields department store in Chicago hung up a sign: ‘We Love Lucy too, so from now in we will be open Thursday nights instead of Monday.’ Telephone calls across the nation dropped sharply during that half hour, as well as the water flush rate, as whole families sat glued to their seats.”- Lucille Ball
If you haven’t checked out The Interval yet, I recommend it. They’ve only been around since August but they are doing some fantastic interviews with female theatrical professionals. I mean Susan Stroman, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Heidi Schreck, Christina Anderson, Lindsay Mendez, etc etc. It’s nice to see a site devoted solely to women in theater. Keep an eye on them.
I met them yesterday at maxamoo HQ- they recorded an interview that I believe will be up the same day as the Female Playwright Preview I did- and they were lovely. I’m looking forward to hearing more from them.
As a lady embarking on a career in the theatre, I’m encouraging all my lovely followers to read these interviews with all the fab ladies on The Interval. Because they’re awesome.
OKAY. So originally I thought the network chose this to promote the show during first run, but then I realized that this is an ad for the show airing in syndication, but it still speaks volumes about how CBS (and whoever they used for distribution) is advertising the show. It’s a promotional image staged and approved by CBS in the 60’s, chosen by this local station for a reason - it’s the main character and the one who got the most fan mail (which can be interpreted as the favorite character) being adorable, therefore appealing to the most people. Advertising, ladies and gentlemen.
Just the fact that Sherwood and the CBS promo department staged all those MAG pics (and the Pinger one) during the run of the series should be enough canon for anyone.