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    • I Love Lucy: The Untold Story

    • By: Jess Oppenheimer, Gregg Oppenheimer
    • Narrated by: Larry Dobkin, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Jess Oppenheimer, "the brains" behind I Love Lucy, gives us an insider's view of this groundbreaking show, generously interspersed with recordings of classic Lucy radio and TV comedy performances - including her famous "Vitameatavegamin" routine. Oppenheimer weaves a wonderfully entertaining tale of the creation of this landmark series and its evolution from Lucy's hit radio sitcom, My Favorite Husband. Lucy aficionados will delight in his personal accounts of stars like Desi Arnaz, William Frawley, Vivian Vance, and of course, Lucille Ball.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for Lucy fans

    • By J F Whitmore on 06-15-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • My Favorite Husband

    • By: Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh, Bob Carroll Jr.
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bennett, Jeff Conaway, Harold Gould, and others
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Before Lucy and Desi became America’s favorite television couple, Lucille Ball developed her show-business-aspiring housewife character from 1948-1951 on CBS Radio. Some of TV’s most popular sitcom stars reprise two episodes from the radio series that inspired I Love Lucy. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Samantha Bennett, Jeff Conaway, Harold Gould, Marilu Henner, Joe Liss and Alley Mills.

    Regular price: $4.95