I Loved Lucy by Lee Tannen
My Friendship with Lucille Ball

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Few people knew Lucille Ball the way Lee Tannen did. Lee first met Lucy as a child, but their close and enduring relationship began almost twenty-five years later. Now, Tannen gives us an intimate portrait of the "lost" Lucy years: from what life was like in her Beverly Hills and Palm Springs hideaways to how she traveled, what she ate, and how she entertained. I Loved Lucy reveals for the first time the private face of a beloved star whose public persona is the most famous in television history.
 

About Lee Tannen

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Lee Tannen is a writer and producer who lives in New York City.
 
Published October 12, 2001 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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At her best, Ball made Tannen laugh, especially when she failed to recognize Katharine Hepburn on the phone and made “one of those contorted gestures with her mouth the way Lucy Ricardo would do when she was caught doing something naughty.” But Ball’s best rarely appears.

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While Kathleen Brady's outstanding Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball (1994) is still the benchmark for biographies on the red-headed comedienne who ruled the TV airwaves from 1951 through 1974, this slighter memoir, focusing on the last decade of her life, is still a treat for fans who continue ...

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The gap between Lucille Ball and Lucy, her lovable TV alter ego, could be startling for unsuspecting fans.

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A Laguna Playhouse presentation of a play in one act by Lee Tannen, from his book of the same name.

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