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A.K.A. Lucy : the dynamic and determined life of Lucille Ball / Sarah Royal ; foreword by Amy Poehler.

Royal, Sarah, (author.). Poehler, Amy, 1971- (writer of foreword.).

"Full of fresh perspective, gorgeously designed, and richly informative, this is a book on Lucille Ball like none other. With profiles spotlighting the many different facets of the woman, AKA Lucy details how Ball changed the face of comedy and the entertainment industry. It sheds new light on the star's history, from her childhood through hard-scrabble days trying to make it in show business, falling head over heels in love and embarking on one of the great romances of the twentieth century, to becoming the biggest star in the world, a pioneer in television, and an icon for the ages. Filled with photos and highlighted by bright illustration and design, this is a volume almost as vivid and entertaining as the woman herself."

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  • ISBN: 9780762484263
  • ISBN: 0762484268
  • Physical Description: ix, 229 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229).
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by Amy Poehler -- Introduction -- Lucy as pop culture -- Timeline of Lucille Ball's lifetime -- The early years: relishing family, practicing resilience -- Hustling, bustling & breaking into showbiz -- Queen of the Bs: the lesser-known Lucille -- Lucille Ball's film career highlights -- You can't spell desire without Desi -- All the firsts of television that I Love Lucy hath wrought -- Most famous episodes and sketches of I Love Lucy, dissected -- Red hair, Red Scare -- Pioneer of equality -- The second generation: Lucie and Desi Jr. -- Why, exactly, Lucy is so damn funny -- Continuing the comedy -- The later years -- How to be like Lucy -- Leaving a legacy -- Appendix A: Selected list of awards won by Lucille Ball -- Appendix B: Selected list of performances by Lucille Ball -- Appendix C: Lucille Ball family tree.
Subject: Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989.
Actresses > United States > Biography.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Entertainers > United States > Biography.
I love Lucy (Television program)
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 4 current holds with 2 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library B BALL (Text) 33062009832289 New Adult Biography On Holds Shelf -
Easton Main Library 791.45 R888a (Text) 31901004759033 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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