Lucille Ball & Her TV Shows

Caproni

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Lucille Ball is the undisputed Queen of Television Comedy. She starred in three (technically four) highly successful television sitcoms: I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, and Here's Lucy. She was a staple on American television for almost twenty-five years, at a time when her shows dominated the Nielsen ratings, but rarely garnered any critical respect outside of I Love Lucy.

Almost all of her shows have been syndicated for the last five decades, with the exception of her final attempt, Life with Lucy, which got canned after eight episodes. She's an icon of American entertainment, and a true treasure for this avid classic movie-television addict.

Any Lucy fans lurking?


 

JonathanSabin

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Yes, thankfully as far as I'm aware all Lucy shows are now available now that Life with Lucy got released this year. (That also includes things like guest appearances where she played Lucy Ricardo, such as the Milton Berle special which came to DVD in 2013, and the Ann Southern episode which is on YouTube.) Unfortunately most aren't available on Blu-ray or HD, except the first two seasons of I Love Lucy, I Love Lucy: The Movie (one of the extras on said set), and a collection of episodes from The Lucy Show.
 

KPmusmag

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I am intrigued by that blu-ray of The Lucy Show, but I am not certain it is legit. It should come from CBS, the company that released the complete series on DVD (looking great, BTW). I believe some episodes are public domain due to a copyright snafu, so I am wondering if this blu-ray is a collection of those episodes. I had a DVD years ago of public domain eps, and they were pretty beat up, maybe from well-used 16mm prints.
 

Larry.P

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Yes, these are public domain episodes, not by CBS. But they are very clear, full HD.
So then they stole the transfers from the CBS DVDs and upscaled them or they stole them from Hulu or another streaming app.
 
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AlanP

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Did they ever colorize entire episodes of the Comedy Hour? I've never seen these color pics from the show before.
Don't think so ? Think these are color publicity stills from the episodes possibly.
 

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