‘I Love Lucy’: Why Lucille Ball Had the Same Crew for Every Show She Worked On

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Lucille Ball had an extended profession in present business. While she’s undoubtedly most acknowledged for I Love Lucy, she went on to additionally star in The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy. And she did it with a lot of the identical crew. Here’s why Ball and her ex-husband, Desi Arnaz, at all times made some extent to work with the identical individuals. 

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Lucille Ball In ‘I Love Lucy’ | CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and the ‘I Love Lucy’ crew have been very loyal to one another 

According to Lucie Arnaz, Ball and Desi’s daughter, her mother and father labored with “practically the same crew” for a lot of their careers. 

“My mom and my dad had the same bunch of people working with them for decades,” she advised the Television Academy Foundation. “I say a long time as a result of though their present lasted solely eight years, my father was nonetheless across the studio for a few years. And then there was The Lucy Show after which Here’s Lucy. It was virtually the identical crew by all these years.”

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So why precisely did Ball and Desi work with the identical group of individuals for thus lengthy? They turned a household. And they have been all very loyal to one another, in line with Lucie.  

“They were very loyal,” she mentioned. “Both. The crew was loyal to them. And she and he were very loyal to those people. And they treated us like family. Always.”

Lucie Arnaz was by no means on ‘I Love Lucy’ 

While Lucie typically visited the I Love Lucy set the place the crew felt like household, she was by no means technically featured within the present. But there’s a typical false impression that she was. 

“I have to clarify something,” she advised the Television Academy Foundation. “On the archives without end and ever you’ll now know this: I used to be by no means in I Love Lucy. There is a misinformation that received right into a e-book someplace that continued to get into the Wikipedias of the world that even I believed that my brother and I have been the kids standing within the scene within the final I Love Lucy present the place she is the statue. She turns into like this revolutionary conflict statue individual. And there’s a scene the place they pan the viewers and there’s a bunch of youngsters standing within the entrance and Desi and I are purported to be in that shot. Well, they edited out that after they put it on tv for years as a result of they at all times make the exhibits shorter.”

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Lucille Ball with Lucie and Desi Arnaz | Bettmann

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Until Lucie noticed the unedited episode on TV Land, she didn’t notice that her look had been lower, or didn’t make it in body.  

“So, finally, TV Land put the shows on in their entirety a few years ago and I couldn’t wait to see this show so I could see that. And there’s the scene and there’s Desi and there’s some other little girl who’s definitely not me. So all these years they thought that was me because I was standing next to Desi I guess,” she mentioned.  

So, let the report present: Lucie Arnaz was by no means on I Love Lucy “except in my mother’s uterus when she was pregnant with me during the pilot.”

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