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What the Sets of I Love Lucy Would Have Looked Like in Color

One thing that always mesmerized me as a kid were the apartment sets, even in black and white.Now you can see what those sets would have looked like in color at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, where faithful displays of the sets are on display.

What the Sets of I Love Lucy Would Have Looked Like in Color
Many fans of the show will remember the kitchen canisters and matching breadbox that were ever-present in the kitchen as well.An auction of set extras said to be from I Love Lucy was in the beige and black colorway.This style was sold as I Love Lucy merchandise, called the “Live Like Lucy” line.

Daytripping: Enjoy Comedy History 3 Hours from Pittsburgh

Daytripping: Enjoy Comedy History 3 Hours from PittsburghTake a daytrip to Jamestown, N.Y. to investigate the origins of American comedy.Salute to the art of cartooningStep inside the new National Comedy Center for a surround-sound — and sight — experience of American comedy, from the time of silent film to modern-day stand-up.

Daytripping: Enjoy Comedy History 3 Hours from Pittsburgh
Designed from the ground up by firms specializing in state-of-the-art, interactive cultural experiences, the National Comedy Center invites you to be part of the show in an immersive, personalized encounter.Stand-up simulation setIf you’re expecting static exhibits (say, rubber chickens behind glass), the National Comedy Center offers much more.Throughout your time at the National Comedy Center, you’ll constantly scan your wristband to further fine-tune your comedy profile.

Lucie Arnaz reveals tidbits from 5 of her mom's classic 'I Love

Lucille Ball in "I Love Lucy."CBS"Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (originally aired: May 5, 1952)Better known as the "Vitameatavegemin" episode!

Lucie Arnaz reveals tidbits from 5 of her mom's classic 'I Love
Turns out "I Love Lucy" was a $4.5 million idea!

"They were simple people with really great values, about taking care of business and being good family people," she said.

"I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration" will appear on screens on Aug. 6, via Fathom Events.

Your favorite black and white TV shows look far different in

Those classic television shows were broadcast in black & white.Don't get us wrong — black & white is beautiful.

Your favorite black and white TV shows look far different in
That being said, color images of black & white productions can be revealing.I Love LucyThe Everett CollectionThree cheers for the red, white and blue — the red of Lucy, the blue of her kitchen, the white of her appliances.

The HoneymoonersThe Everett CollectionThe Kramdens and Nortons horse around on the bus.

Mom's I Love Lucy Bowls

June 15, 2014 — Mom’s set of Pyrex bowls … Primary Colors … a wedding present, May 20, 1950 …You’ll see them prominently perched in Lucy Ricardo’s kitchen … The leader of the pack, Yellow, has a starring role in Pioneer Women, Season 1, March 3, 1952 … Created these animated gifs just for Big Yellow …While Big Yellow was active in the bread making scenes, a stand-in took his place on the shelf …Season 2, The Anniversary Present, September 29, 1952 …Wow!… At last … in color!

Mom's I Love Lucy Bowls
… Desilu Studios Museum, Jamestown, New York … This is the second, larger apartment, after Little Ricky was born …Mom’s angel and Primary Colors Pyrex bowls …Pyrex Love: History of Pyrex … Pyrex Colors began, 1947Official Desilu Studios websiteSee my post, Bowling for Cats, June 15, 2014 … Perkins posing with Mom’s Pyrex bowls

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You have to involve them emotionally: make them laugh, excite them or make them indignant.” —Perry Miller AdatoLegendary documentary filmmaker Perry Miller Adato passed away on September 16, 2018, three months shy of her 98th birthday.But Perry Miller Adato and I were destined to meet again.I eventually fine-tuned and published it in 2013 here in FrontRowCenter.Perry Miller Adato Remembers Paris The Luminous Years, (originally published in FrontRowCenter, January 17, 2013, and edited and reprinted below), focuses on her final film, Paris The Luminous Years, a monumental feature-length documentary that debuted when she was 90 years old.It stands to this day as the only “obituary” I could ever write about and for Perry Miller Adato, my brilliant friend and inspiration.

What 7 Of The Most Iconic TV Sets Would Look Like Today

When Will & Grace returns to television this fall, the show will reboot more than its famous foursome—it’ll resurrect its entire set, too.Until then, a brainstorm: What would other iconic TV apartments look like if they came back for a modern-day sequel?

What 7 Of The Most Iconic TV Sets Would Look Like Today
Here are some ideas. . . .Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez on the set of their television show in the 1950s.CBS Photo ArchiveI Love Lucy1951–1957Their antics may have been goofy, but Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s apartment was quite restrained.Maybe a few tweaks to their plush “deluxe apartment in the sky” could help the couple relax.

I Love Lucy" Was Somewhat a Design Show—How Home Decor Was Central

But as Goralnick sees it, it's also, in some ways, a design series.The designer says one of his favorite decor moments from I Love Lucy is the episode in which Lucy lived in a Los Angeles hotel while redecorating her apartment—both spaces were chock-full of mid-century furniture.

I Love Lucy
They give the Mertzes their old furniture and help them redo their place."

And in true I Love Lucy fashion, "this results in another fiasco as Fred unwittingly switches on the fan, while they are reupholstering a chair, blowing feathers everywhere onto freshly painted walls."

Archive Photos // Getty ImagesItching to see more design inspiration from I Love Lucy?

Lucy and Desi's Love Story

Lucille Ball, 28, and Desi Arnaz, 23, met while filming the RKO Studios movie Too Many Girls (a fact that would come to be seen as an irony when Arnaz's womanizing played out later on).During this time apart, Lucy got wind that Desi had met up with his former lover, Betty Grable.

Lucy and Desi's Love Story
With little Lucie and Desi Jr Getty ImagesDirector William Asher recalled seeing a certain tenderness from Desi during those episodes.After 20 years of marriage, Lucy could no longer tolerate Desi's drinking habit and infidelities, which had never fully subsided.

Yet even after the marriage and show ended, and they each married other people, Lucy and Desi remained close.

I Love LUCY...Even More Now!

I grew up on our farm watching “I Love Lucy” on this very TV.And that’s where a sweet local named Wendy told us we couldn’t leave Jamestown the next day without a stop at the Lucy and Desi Museum.We couldn’t head to a museum on an empty stomach, so we first stopped for breakfast in a cute little diner that looked as if it came straight out of a 1950s I Love Lucy episode.

I Love LUCY...Even More Now!
Admission to the Lucy & Desi Museum was a real bargain at only $15 for old folks like us!

Plus toys belonging to “Little Ricky” and “Lucie.”You young folks might not remember the I Love Lucy show, but I bet there are at least a few of these programs that might look familiar.

Papermoon Loves Lucy — “The Amateur Hour”

~ THE TENANTS ~#2) Lucy & Ricky Ricardo, 4ALucy McGillicuddy and Ricky Ricardo (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) moved to 623 shortly after they were married.On August 6, 1948 (Lucille Ball’s real-life birthday), they moved to an apartment building recently purchased by the Mertzes.

Papermoon Loves Lucy — “The Amateur Hour”
#2) Lucy, Ricky & Little Ricky Ricardo, 3B / 3DWith the birth of Little Ricky, Lucy convinced Ricky they needed to move to a larger (and more expensive) apartment.#4) Mrs. Benson, 3B / 4AMrs. Benson (played by Norma Varden) lives with unseen Mr. Benson (”Meh!”) and has just married off her daughter to a nincompoop.Lucy sends Ricky to the drug store for some ice cream, but he returns quicker than Lucy expected after borrowing some from Mrs. Benson.

Comedy Is on Display in Chautauqua, New York

You can’t help it at the National Comedy Center in Chautauqua, New York, which we visited as part of an Empire State Road Trip in upstate New York.The Ricardo kitchen from an “I Love Lucy” set is a highlight of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Jamestown, New York.The Lucy Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.That just seemed wrong, so I headed back to the National Comedy Center.When You GoFor more information: HarborHotelCollection.com/experiences/empire-state-road-trip or 607-535-3759National Comedy Center: ComedyCenter.orgLucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum: Lucy-Desi.comFyllis Hockman is a freelance writer.

Lucy Desi Museum in Jamestown NY

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz MuseumPurchase Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Museum gifts onlineOur state-of-the-art LaughSafe program is designed to ensure a healthy, safe and worry-free experience for you during your visit today.Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of “The First Couple of Comedy” with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.The museum attraction features replica sets, Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards, costumes, rare memorabilia from I Love Lucy and other shows, and much more.Purchase tickets to the Lucy Desi Museum or a dual admission pass to both the Lucy Desi Museum and the National Comedy Center, featuring over 50 immersive exhibits enabling visitors to take a laugh-filled journey through comedy history, from early vaudeville to the latest viral memes.

Lucy Desi Museum in Jamestown NY
For additional information on the museum, as well as its online gift shop, visit the Lucy-Desi Museum website!

Will & Grace': Inside the 'I Love Lucy' Episode

In the episode, titled “We Love Lucy,” Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack (Sean Hayes) each claim that they could best portray Lucille Ball’s Lucy Ricardo, and they ask Will (Eric McCormack) — who plays Desi Arnaz’s Ricky Ricardo in all the reimagined scenes — to be the judge.Mutchnick adds of the tribute twist, “Once we made the decision to actually have the characters talking about the show I Love Lucy, it came together.

Will & Grace': Inside the 'I Love Lucy' Episode
We could have Will and Grace talk about how they felt about I Love Lucy.“He said, ‘You should do something that speaks to the relationship between your show and I Love Lucy, and the way that the shows have a similar foundation.

“It takes such an expert level actor and comic to be able to do what the company of I Love Lucy was able to do and what our cast can do.

8 TV Homes We Wanted to Live In as Kids!

When you’re young, TV shows can have a big impact on you.We felt like we had been invited into their homes for a half hour, and sometimes we didn’t want to leave!Here are our favorite TV homes we wished we could have lived in!The real wonder of this TV home was the kitchen: it had all the modern conveniences, not to mention space-age-inspired table and chairs.Click the “Next Page” button to see more great TV homes!

Jamestown loves Lucy: 6 must-see stops in Lucille Ball's New York

The Lucy Desi Museum.Lucy Desi MuseumFor more than 25 years, the Lucy Desi Museum has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the personal and professional lives of Ball and her almost-as-famous first husband, Desi Arnaz.

Jamestown loves Lucy: 6 must-see stops in Lucille Ball's New York
The museum features exact replicas of I Love Lucy studio sets—including the Ricardos’ New York City apartment—awards, costumes, and props.Lucille Ball Little Theatre of JamestownA young Ball frequented this once-ornate 2,000-seat vaudeville palace for movies and performances.National Comedy CenterThe National Comedy Center opened in 2018 as an extension and expansion on the Lucy Desi Museum.

10 Impossibly Clean TV Homes

" " A Lucy Ricardo impersonator strikes a pose in a recreation of the impossibly clean kitchen set of “I Love Lucy” during an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the TV sitcom.Who doesn't love the characters, the plots, the comedy, the drama, the way everything is resolved in an hour or a half hour, minus commercial time.

10 Impossibly Clean TV Homes
Much has been written about the "unreality" of the characters' lives.

You seldom see a TV character wielding a mop, broom or dust cloth on air.

AdvertisementSo in the spirit of impossibility, we present the most unlikely clean homes on TV, starting with an all-time comedy favorite.

In Depth: I Love Lucy

Lucy & Ricky's 1st ApartmentLucy & Ricky's 2nd apartmentSo many similarities, but here are some notable differences.This is from the I Love Lucy Museum, where they recreated the set.

In Depth: I Love Lucy
Think of Bewitched, both I Love Lucy apartments and Happy Days.

This was true on Leave it to Beaver, I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke show.A still frame from I Love Lucy, showing the window on Ricky's side of the bed in their 2nd apartment.

Find Fun and Laughter in Upstate New York

(a 13 minute read)Find fun and laughter in upstate New York at the Lucy Desi Museum, the National Comedy Center, and The Strong National Museum of Play.Find Fun and Laughter in Upstate New YorkOn a two-week upstate New York road trip, Melody and I drove scenic byways, toured historical sites, chased waterfalls, sampled wine country, and cavorted with spirits along the way.The Strong National Museum of PlayThe next day, our upstate New York road trip carried us on a 2.5 hour drive to Rochester and a visit to the The Strong National Museum of Play for even more fun and laughter.

Find Fun and Laughter in Upstate New York
The Lucy Desi Museum, the National Comedy Center, and The Strong National Museum of Play are first-rate attractions, guaranteed to bring lots of fun and laughter to your upstate New York road trip itinerary.

Design Your Own Upstate New York Road TripDesign an upstate New York road trip of your own with Backroad Planet’s suggested destinations and activities, plus our exclusive itinerary planning resources.

This painting from I Love Lucy decorated walls on The Andy

The Andy Griffith Show moseyed onto TV three years after I Love Lucy ended.Pinterest PinterestOn I Love Lucy, there were several landscape paintings hanging above the organ in the Ricardos' apartment, all done by the popular Western painter Margo Alexander (1894-1965).If nothing else, seeing the painting likely transported her right back to the set, which is sort of what happens when you first notice the painting hanging in episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.Below see the painting featured in the I Love Lucy episode "Ricardos Change Apartments."On The Andy Griffith Show, this painting can be seen in at least two episodes.

I Love Lucy…..And Wine!!!

I Love Lucy…..And Wine!!!The Busy Buddies group I belong to had a Jamestown/Wine Tasting day trip scheduled in September.The “I Love Lucy” kitchenAnd, their living roomAnd, bedroom…..And, the apartment they had when they moved to Hollywood!!!

I Love Lucy…..And Wine!!!
Lucille Ball Memorial Park, Celeron, NY – this beautiful statue was donated to the park to replace “Scary Lucy”!

So, after much national publicity about the “Scary Lucy” statue, this one was commissioned and donated to replace it.

12 tiny little goofs you never noticed in 'I Love Lucy'

Ball, room, dancing "Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her" Right away in the first episode, a couple of tiny blunders make the screen.Candid camera "Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her" I Love Lucy pioneered the three-camera technique for filming a sitcom on a studio stage.Mic drop "Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio" We've already seen the cameras used to capture I Love Lucy in all its glory.

12 tiny little goofs you never noticed in 'I Love Lucy'
In the prior episode, "Lucy Tells the Truth," the writers had Lucy say her apartment number is "3D" in an audition to make a pun work.Everything but the kitchen sink "Ricky's Screen Test" Lucy ruins Ricky's big screen test, of course.

Papermoon Loves Lucy — "The Anniversary Present"

~ THE TENANTS ~#2) Lucy & Ricky Ricardo, 4ALucy McGillicuddy and Ricky Ricardo (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) moved to 623 shortly after they were married.On August 6, 1948 (Lucille Ball’s real-life birthday), they moved to an apartment building recently purchased by the Mertzes.

Papermoon Loves Lucy —
#2) Lucy, Ricky & Little Ricky Ricardo, 3B / 3DWith the birth of Little Ricky, Lucy convinced Ricky they needed to move to a larger (and more expensive) apartment.

#4) Mrs. Benson, 3B / 4AMrs. Benson (played by Norma Varden) lives with unseen Mr. Benson (”Meh!”) and has just married off her daughter to a nincompoop.

Lucy sends Ricky to the drug store for some ice cream, but he returns quicker than Lucy expected after borrowing some from Mrs. Benson.

Lucy Loves Color' Inspires Boho Home

Minneapolis-based designer Lucy Penfield uses #lucylovescolor to catalog her travels and color inspirations she finds along the way.So when it came to crafting her own forever-home, she had a readymade electronic bag of tricks to pull from.Note the nod to the exterior gables in both the kitchen banquette wall cutout and the shape of the mudroom cabinets.If I were staying in this guest room, Penfield would have a tough time getting me to leave.

Lucy Loves Color' Inspires Boho Home
I love how the bright ethnic fabrics used along with the dark walls pop against the white furniture, bedding and curtains.

A Visit to the Lucy-Desi Museum, Lucille Ball Memorial Park and

A Visit to the Lucy-Desi Museum and moreSpecial Guest Post by Lucy fan, Lucy OrtizWhen I was born, my parents decided to name me after the I Love Lucy show.…..At the end of the exhibit before leaving, there is a handwritten message from Lucy and Desi’s daughter Lucie.I Love Lucy MuralsThe museum wasn’t the only thing that there was to see in Jamestown.As you walk around the city area, you’ll see I Love Lucy murals….

A Visit to the Lucy-Desi Museum, Lucille Ball Memorial Park and
…..Lucille Ball Memorial ParkThere was also the Lucille Ball Memorial Park where her bronze statue is located.

Papermoon Loves Lucy — "Pioneer Women"

~ THE TENANTS ~#2) Lucy & Ricky Ricardo, 4ALucy McGillicuddy and Ricky Ricardo (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) moved to 623 shortly after they were married.On August 6, 1948 (Lucille Ball’s real-life birthday), they moved to an apartment building recently purchased by the Mertzes.#2) Lucy, Ricky & Little Ricky Ricardo, 3B / 3DWith the birth of Little Ricky, Lucy convinced Ricky they needed to move to a larger (and more expensive) apartment.

Papermoon Loves Lucy —
#4) Mrs. Benson, 3B / 4AMrs. Benson (played by Norma Varden) lives with unseen Mr. Benson (”Meh!”) and has just married off her daughter to a nincompoop.

Lucy sends Ricky to the drug store for some ice cream, but he returns quicker than Lucy expected after borrowing some from Mrs. Benson.

Grandmillennial kitchen ideas: 10 homey but modern looks

If you're new to the party, Grandmillennial kitchens are those pretty, layered, traditional kitchens you are no doubt seeing all over social media.Far from being a passing fad, we think Grandmillennial kitchen ideas are here to stay.

Grandmillennial kitchen ideas: 10 homey but modern looks
Grandmillennial kitchen decorKitchen trends come and go, but it's fair to say that painted kitchens have never gone out of fashion.'Grandmillennial kitchen style is buying vintage or unusual pieces rather than high street shopping.Green is a key 'Grandmillennial' shade(Image credit: HUX-London)While any period-style kitchen color ideas will suit, green kitchens are typical of Grandmillennial style.

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