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Arnaz, Desi 1917-1986

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Most widely held works by Desi Arnaz
I love Lucy( Visual )

49 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member 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
The long, long trailer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy and Desi play newlyweds who hit the honeymoon road with a 40-foot trailer in tow
I love Lucy( Visual )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member 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?
I love Lucy the movie by William Asher( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member 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
I love Lucy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member 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 changes 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
Broadway's lost treasures III the best of the Tony Awards( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Ricardos and Mertzs return from Hollywood, Ricky's band gets booked on an 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
I love Lucy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member 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
Roots of rhythm by Eugene Rosow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African boy listening to music on his headphones is transported to another world. Journey with him through time to meet real African musicians and instrument makers
I love Lucy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorenzo and Susan put their marriage to the ultimate test: they go camping. Susan's guardian angel, seen only by Susan, joins them. Soon we're headed for comedy chaos: tent-raising, forest critters, inflatable rafts, and other elements of roughing it
Lucy's lost episodes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member 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."( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from the 2nd season of the popular television program
Bataan by Tay Garnett( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member 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-millitary 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."
Too many girls by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban-born bandleader Ricky Ricardo and his wife, Lucy, live in a Brownstone apartment building on East 68th Street in New York City. The beautiful, but daffy Lucy has the nasty habit of getting into jams, scrapes, and predicaments of all kinds. Their best friends and landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz, frequently find themselves in the middle of Lucy's outlandish escapades
I love Lucy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four episodes of I love Lucy, in which Lucy Ricardo gets into all manner of comical mischief
I love Lucy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all 35 episodes of the very first season on TV, includes the lost pilot episode
 
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I love Lucy
Alternative Names
Acha, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de 1917-1986

Arnaz, Desi 1917-

Arnaz, Desi Jr

Arnaz y de Acha, Desiderio Alberto 1917-1986

Desi Arnaz acteur américain

Desi Arnaz Amerikaans acteur (1917-1986)

Desi Arnaz attore, attore teatrale e musicista statunitense

Desi Arnaz Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer

Desi Arnaz kubanischer Musiker, Schauspieler, Komiker und Fernsehproduzent

Desi Arnaz kubański aktor, piosenkarz i producent telewizyjny, działający w USA

Арназ, Дези

Деси Арнас

데지 아너즈

デジ・アーナズ

德西·阿南茲

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The long, long trailerBroadway's lost treasures III the best of the Tony AwardsRoots of rhythmA book"I love Lucy" : a celebration of all things Lucy : inside the world of television's first great sitcomLucy & Desi : a real-life scrapbook of America's favorite TV coupleContemporary hispanic biography : profiles from the international Hispanic community