Lucille Ball Centennial August 6 on TCM Summer Under the Stars

Aug 03 2011

TCM really gets it right today with Lucille Ball as their Summer Under the Stars selection for today, August 6, 2011–exactly 100 years from the date Lucy was born — in Jamestown, New York as you I Love Lucy fans already know.

There’s going to be a ton of new articles Loving Lucy around the web today, but I’ll still select some oldies from the Classic Movie Search below. How can I be so sure about new Lucy posts coming? Well …

Loving Lucy Blogathon August 6

At least 25 top classic film blogs from around the web have already signed on to contribute something new to the Loving Lucy Blogathon being sponsored by True Classics on August 6. There’ll be lots of reading, but thanks to TCM lots to watch as well!

Here’s the complete Lucille Ball on TCM schedule:

Lucille Ball on TCM, Saturday, August 6

  • 6:00 am – Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
  • 8:00 am – Panama Lady (1939)
  • 9:30 am – Without Love (1945)
  • 11:30 am – Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
  • 1:00 pm – The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
  • 2:30 pm – The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
  • 4:30 pm – Best Foot Forward (1943)
  • 6:15 pm – Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
  • 8:00 pm – Stage Door (1937)
  • 9:45 pm – The Big Street (1942)
  • 11:30 pm – Easy to Wed (1946)
  • 1:30 am – Lured (1947)
  • 3:15 am – The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
  • 4:30 am – Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)

*All times EST

You had to be in Italy, 1951, to get this one. Or my eBay store, 2011. Either way this is one of 285 different “stickers” with blazing colors issued by a publishing company out of Milan. The set of stickers, more closely resembling stamps if you ask me, also came with a paper bound album for display.

Lucille Ball 1951 Artisti de Cinema card



  • While there are plenty of new online articles coming across the web on August 6, there’s also some recent stuff worth looking at in anticipation of the big centennial date. Ivan at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear talks about Sirius XM’s Redhead Radio in his post “I love Lucy and she loves me …”
  • Newest CMBA member Backlots crowns Star of the Week: Lucille Ball
  • Back into the archives we go to find Robby Cress of Dear Old Hollywood showing and telling us about Lucille Ball’s First Hollywood Home
  • The Lucille Ball Film Collection box set of DVDs came out about 4 years ago, but it’s worth taking another look at as Turner Classic Movies will be airing three of the five included films on Saturday. You’ll find very detailed reviews of the Lucy boxset by J.C. Loophole on The Shelf and by Gary Sweeney over at The Midnight Palace.
  • And, of course, don’t forget to check out the Loving Lucy Blogathon for more than two dozen new articles about Lucy fresh to the World Wide Web today! Enjoy!

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