Posts Tagged ‘Lucy Ricardo’

1986

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

RemingtonIn the 1986 song Modern Woman, Billy Joel asks, “And after 1986, what else could be new?”

Nothing, considering the return of two television legends whose personas were extraordinarily familiar.

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Lucy Meets the Duke

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

RemingtonWhen I Love Lucy utilized Hollywood as its setting, movie stars provided verisimilitude.  Lucy Ricardo, starstruck, attempted to meet them, often with hilarious results.  Guest stars included William Holden, Van Johnson, Richard Widmark, and Harpo Marx.  But Lucy’s encounter with John Wayne presents, arguably, the first instance of cross-marketing on television.

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Cartoon Tunes

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Hard rock sounds of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Doors emerged as musical touchstones in the late 1960s.  A decade later, disco ruled, largely because of the phenomenon of the movie Saturday Night Fever and its soundtrack anchored by the Bee Gees.  In between, bubble gum music thrived in the early to mid-1970s, particularly on Saturday morning cartoons.

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