Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986
Most widely held works about Desi Arnaz
Most widely held works by Desi Arnaz
The long, long trailer ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Lucy and Desi play newlyweds who hit the honeymoon road with a 40-foot trailer in tow.
A book by Desi Arnaz ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
I love Lucy. The complete first season ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The pilot & first season that introduced America to the redheaded housewife with show business aspirations, her long-suffering bandleader husband, and their friends the Mertzes (the prototypical sitcom wacky neighbors). Produced by Ball & Arnaz' company Desilu, the duo (along with co-creator Jess Oppenheimer) decided to shoot the show in Hollywood, on 35 mm film in front of a live studio audience, with three cameras to capture the action.
I love Lucy. The complete second season ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Contains gems such as "Job switching" in which Lucy and Ethel do unforgettable battle with a chocolate factory conveyor belt; and "The operetta" in which Lucy's money problems bring down the curtain on her role as "Queen of the gypsies". This collection also includes the groundbreaking "pregnancy shows", including the touching moment at the Tropicana when Lucy breaks the news to Ricky that they are going to have a baby, and "Lucy goes to the hospital" the record-setting episode that garnered the highest ratings in 1953.
Broadway's lost treasures. III the best of the Tony Awards ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1968 and 2002.
I love Lucy. The complete third season ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
All 31 episodes from the third season of Lucy's hilarious adventures; the Ricardos adjust to being parents, but will Lucy's motherhood affect her show biz ambitions?
The best of I love Lucy collection ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
The best of the "I love Lucy" television program. 5 episodes that are the most popular shows, choosen by consumers via an online poll.
Roots of rhythm ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World (Program 1). Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures (Program 2). Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S. (Program 3).
I love Lucy. The complete fourth season ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Lucy & Ricky are still happy in New York, but when Ricky is offered a part in a Hollywood film, the Ricardos and the Mertzes head off to California via a cross-country automobile trip. The change of locale offers new opportunities for Lucy to get in trouble, and a chance for movie stars to guest on the show once the Ricardos make it to Hollywood.
I love Lucy. The complete sixth season ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
The redhead is up to some of her most hilarious shenanigans. Back home in New York, Ricky buys the nightclub, and renames it Club Babalu. The Ricardos and Mertzs take trips to Florida and Cuba, and then decide to move to rural Connecticut. We also meet Little Ricky, now a 5-year old drumming sensation, and a new set of Connecticut neighbors for the Ricardos. Includes all 27 episodes of the sixth and final season of the "I love Lucy" show.
I love Lucy. Complete fifth season ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
When the Ricardos and Mertzs return from Hollywood, Ricky's band gets booked on a European tour and Fred goes along as the band's manager. Determined not to be left behind, Lucy and Ethel raise the money they need to travel with a charity scam. Europe isn't ready for the new American invasion. Includes all 26 episodes.
Lucy's lost episodes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Rare sketches you'll never see in "I Love Lucy" reruns! Lucille Ball's extraordinary talent carried her beyond her highly popular series "I Love Lucy", "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", "The Lucy Show", and "Here's Lucy". With husband Desi Arnaz (who played Ricky Ricardo) and cast members Vivian Vance (Ethel Mertz) and William Frawley (Fred Mertz) she was a frequent guest of other celebrities on their shows during the Golden Age of TV. You'll see them on a 1954 live broadcast, "Toast of the Town", in which host Ed Sullivan gets manhandled when he pays a visit to their home. In this hiliarious sketch, the three of them crack up when Ed actually laughs. In 1955, Lucy and Desi stumped the "What's My Line?" panelists with their disguised voices and back and forth answers. In 1959, a promotional film - never aired on TV - was produced for westinghouse, the new sponsor of the "Desilu Playhouse". This unique look at the Desilu Studio contains a wealth of early TV history as well as lots of laughs.
I love Lucy. The final seasons, 7, 8 & 9 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Following its wildly successful six-season run, "I love Lucy" expanded to a one-hour format as "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz show" (later released as "The Lucy-Desi comedy hour"). These hilarious specials debuted with the 75-minute-long "Lucy takes a cruise to Havana" in which Lucy McGillicuddy--vacationing with her best friend Susie MacNamara--meets Ricky Ricardo for the first time. In a subsequent show, Lucy attempts to get chummy with new neighbor Tallulah Bankhead, with predictably wacky results. Then, when Little Ricky's dream of having a horse seems to be just that--a dream--Lucy finds a way to win one for him. From shenanigans in a men-only Geisha house in Tokyo to clowning with famed performer Red Skelton in Alaska and bullfighting in Mexico, Lucy and Desi's star-studded TV episodes continue the love, laughs and classically funny situations that make "I love Lucy" one of television's greatest comedy series.
Forever, darling ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
A couple experiences difficulty in their marriage. Then a Guardian Angel appears with a few surprises to set them on the road to marital bliss.
Bataan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Bataan realistically shows the tensions, the ugly hardships and the ultimate heroism of a small patrol of American and Filipino fighting men in 1942. Their task is to destroy a strategic bridge in a last-ditch battle against Japan's capture of the Philippines. No run-of-the-military war movie, Bataan is a stirring tribute to all who believe, in the words of one of the heroes, that "it doesn't matter where a man dies so long as he dies for freedom."
I love Lucy 50th anniversary special ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Includes clips from 10 favorite episodes chosen by the fans, interviews from the creators of the series including the writers, director and editor, as well as historians and fans. Visit Lucy's childhood home with her children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz. Also included are musical performances and a tribute to Desi Arnaz's Latin musical heritage, as well as personal commentary from current popular stars such as Antonio Banderas, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others.
I love Lucy. Season one ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Contains all 35 episodes of the very first season on TV, includes the lost pilot episode.
Too many girls ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
The father of a young girl starting college at a school where the girls outnumber the boys ten to one sends four bodyguards with her for protection. The bodyguards are also ace football players, and although its forbidden, they find a way to play, and rocket the hapless team to gridiron fame.
I love Lucy. Season one. Volume two ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Lucy thinks Ricky is trying to murder her: A misunderstood conversation overheard by Lucy makes her suspicious of her husband. The Quiz show: To win $1, 000 Lucy pretends to have been married to someone else. The audition: Lucy clowns it up as Buffo the Clown. The seance: Lucy and Ethel become interested in the supernatural.
I love Lucy. The complete first season ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Includes all 35 episodes of the classic episodes that started America's long-running love affair with everyone's favorite madcap redhead, Lucille Ball.
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Acha, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de, 1917-1986
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-
Arnaz y de Acha, Desiderio Alberto, 1917-1986
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