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Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy

Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy

by Madelyn Pugh Davis, Bob Carroll Jr.


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Lucille Ball's comic genius made them famous, but many of the unforgettable plot lines for I Love Lucy came from the life of their writer, Madelyn Pugh Davis. In Laughing with Lucy, Davis and her long-time writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., recount her rise in television and her many years working on the set and behind the scenes with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lighthearted and witty, this book offers a trip back in time to the tumultuous early days of television.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578603053
Publisher: Clerisy Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Don't You Have a Better Joke than That?     13
But I Wanted to be a Foreign Correspondent     22
Worse than Married     39
The Cuban Arm     54
Lucy Isn't Pregnant, She's Expecting     72
California, Here We Come     88
You Wouldn't Fit In, You're a Girl     104
Bon Voyage     116
Our Longest Laugh     129
The Mertzes (Or As Desi Called Them, "The Merzes")     149
What's New?     160
Did You Really Try Out All Those Stunts?     174
I'm Going Over to the Pope's House     192
Your Show's Only Half an Hour; What Do You Do the Rest of the Week?     203
Don't Step on the Children     213
Who Am I?     229
Who's the Pushy Broad at the End of the Table?     247
Index     267

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Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
readingfiend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I grew up with I Love Lucy reruns on Channel 5 out of NYC in the 60s. This was a fabulous look behind the scenes of the show, the actors and Madelyn's life as a television writer after I Love Lucy was off the air. I loved it.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
One of the writers behind I Love Lucy talks about her years on the show and the other shows she wrote for Lucille Ball. It's an interesting look at a historic show and the groundbreaking time for TV in general. Any fan of the show should read it because they'll enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago