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Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball | Stefan Kanfer
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As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, queen of the B-pluses. But on the small screen she was a superstararguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucys genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life. Ball of Fire gives us Lucy in all her contradictions. Here is the beauty who became a master of knock-down slapstick; the control freak whose comic alter ego thrived on chaos, the worshipful TV housewife whose real marriage ended in public disaster. Here, too, is an intimate view of the dawn of television and of the America that embraced it. Charming, informative, touching. and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the book Lucys fans have been waiting for. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"I am not funny. What I am is brave..."

#currentlyreading #biography #actors #entertainment #ILoveLucy

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• yesterday's book haul, totaled $12 (with some books not pictured). i wasn't supposed to pick up 8 books but when you get me in one of those places, i'm not coming out empty-handed. even though i broke my own rules again, i donut care! Lol •

#books #bookhaul #usedbooksale #friendsofthelibrary #local #bookgems

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Lucille Ball is my #celebritylove. I have always loved her ever since I saw I Love Lucy as a child. #sizzlinsummerbooks

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