Jan 5, 2016
As a veteran of Hollywood's film industry, Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz, a Cuban-born musician, leveraged all their drive, creativity, business acumen and occasionally life savings, to set high standards and create processes for the budding television industry. Without Lucy and Desi and their company DesiLu Studios, TV may not have taken as many risks in the early days.
This installment of Advanced TV Herstory is a brief look into how this woman handled her fame, via the rare video clips found online. Audio clips from moments captured on video or film from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s reveal the rare, real side of Lucy, her humility and pride.
* Please note that two clips from TV interviews (Johnny Carson Tonight Show 1969 and a Barbara Walters Special 1977) retrieved from YouTube contain background noise that we were unable to filter out.