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"Laughs, Luck, and Lucy"

"Laughs, Luck... and Lucy" by Jess Oppenheimer, with Gregg Oppenheimer


The life of "I Love Lucy" creator Jess Oppenheimer is chronicled here in this fascinating and funny account of one of television's earliest pioneers. Oppenheimer shares his life story with countless anecdotes and fun details about his rise from radio station gofer to inventor of the sitcom, as he winds up writing -- then producing -- Lucille Ball's radio show, "My Favorite Husband," in turn leading to "I Love Lucy" on television. The story is told with help from Oppenheimer's son, Gregg, who stepped up to finish the book upon his father's passing. Includes the 72-minute LUCY'S LOST SCENES Audio CD, complete LUCY scripts (including the only "I Love Lucy" script Lucy and Desi ever refused to perform), and scores of rare behind-the-scenes photos.

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NOW AVAILABLE -- HEAR THE PLAY INSPIRED BY THIS BOOK: Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer spins the hilarious true story behind America's most beloved sitcom in a FULL-CAST PRODUCTION of his radio play, "I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom," produced for public radio and starring Sarah Drew ("Grey's Anatomy") as Lucy and Oscar Nuñez ("The Office") as Desi. Click here to learn more.

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