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Date: 9/2/04 4:01 PM

Just curious if there were any I Love Lucy fans in the PR community.  I grew up on this show, and always loved her show and her stylish clothing.  Having recently taken up sewing, I decided that my ideal I Love Lucy book would be some kind of a picture book - but of her in character on the set rather than in real life...so that someday, when my skills caught up to my obsession, I could make a few of her outfits for myself.

I did a search on Amazon, and found "The Official I Love Lucy Paper Dolls" book...which not only showcases all the Elois Jenssen designs, but those classics that came before and after, AND tells you which episodes the clothes appeared in.  Just thought if you were an I Love Lucy/vintage clothing fan, you might want to know about it.  I was thrilled to find it...

I think I have to get a second copy though, so that my future children can cut them out and play with them!

Here's the link:  Lucy paper dolls on Amazon

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Date: 9/2/04 4:47 PM

Oh my gosh.  I *must* have this!!!

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Date: 9/2/04 5:08 PM

That is so cool.  I loved paper dolls when I was a kid.  Anyone remember Betsy Mccall?  I just loved her. It was so much fun to dress her in different combinations.  I always had trouble getting the pants and skirts to stay on though!  Those little tabs just didn't want to stay on her hips.  LOL  I sure am dating myself here.   :0

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Date: 9/2/04 6:14 PM

cindyannMy mother had a huge collection of paper dolls that were in really good condition.  My sis and I used to play with them like crazy.  I LOVED all the clothes for them.  I have to dig them up from my parent's house -- I'm getting all nostalgic now!

Leslie -- You MUST get these -- you won't be disappointed.  The quality is great, and it's so cool to know that your favorite dress was made in peau-de-satin, or that Lucille Ball wore a particular pants-suit in real life.  Paper dolls aspect aside, just the info. is the neatest!  (And some of the evening gowns are scrumptious...Remember the gown she wore in Sentimental Anniversary (actually, it's on the cover of the book)?  (My personal fave...)  That and the apron she wore in "Fan Magazine Interview" are two of the main reasons I went looking for a book on I Love Lucy costumes.  (The gown is in the book, and a similar apron, so I'm happy as a clam!;)

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Date: 9/3/04 9:39 AM

Anyone remember the episode where Ricky wouldn't let Lucy buy a dress for some function so she decided to make one herself? She went to cut out everything on the carpeted floor and ended up cutting the carpet along with the pattern and fabric - she could have made a carpet dress. Ridiculous of course because you'd know if you were cutting carpet with scissors - but quite possible with today's rotary cutters! She tried to hide it from Ricky in typical Lucy fashion. If I remember correctly, she also tried to sew the dress and one sleeve was about a foot longer than the other - it was awful looking and Ricky took pity on her and let her buy a new dress.

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Date: 9/3/04 10:16 AM

I love that episode.  She also gave herself a home permanent, which she left on for five hours, leading her to cry, "That's okay, I always wanted to look like a Chrysanthemum!"

Ahh, good times.  Man, do you remember the material for that dress?  Some kind of uber slippery satin...and the really crooked Peter Pan collar with lace trim?  Hysterical.  I think that takes the prize for funniest wadder.

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Date: 9/3/04 10:18 AM

Lori, that is my absolute favorite episode (Vitameatavegamin is close behind! )!  Remember how she was giving herself a home permanent at the same time?  And how she pointed to the needle and said "That must be the bobbin.  It's bobbin' up and down."  Hysterical!

I am an ILL fanatic!   I've been in love with the show since I was a child.  My DS grew up on ILL - he was probably the only kid in his kindergarten who was a fan.  :eek:

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Date: 9/3/04 10:51 AM

stickman34  That is too funny about your DS...I keep telling my husband that when we have children, they won't know tv shows are in color til they're in high school...I plan on feeding them a steady diet of I Love Lucy re-runs. :biggrin:

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Date: 9/3/04 11:02 AM

My DS was on a steady diet of Nick-At-Nite.  That's pretty much the only television we watched.  I never had to worry that there was anything questionable happening on a show!

10 years or so ago, NAT used to have Block Party Summer.  Every night, they showed back to back episodes of a show.  I think it was Munster Monday, Lucy Tuesday, Bewitched Be-Wednesday and Jeannie Thursday.  Fun!

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Date: 9/3/04 12:01 PM

Cindyann, I loved Betsy McCall! My mom used to help me glue the paper doll to light wt. cardboard before cutting her out, then she would withstand hours and hours of play. I have often wished I had saved them. My 25yo DD has saved a shoe box full of paper dolls she made herself, complete with all the different fashion designs she made. They are a treasure.

I just love Lucy! The black and white sit-coms are the best. Did anyone grow up with "Kitten"? (Father Knows Best) I was "in awe" of her big sister Betty. (Wasn't that her name?)

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