Before and After #194: Lucille Ball

Before


After

6 comments:

Keith Beach said...

The after picture of Lucille Ball is from a 60s special she did called 'Lucy in London'. The location is Osterley Park, close to Heathrow (which caused havoc with the filming apparently). The full story can be found @ http://www.geocities.com/lucilleballspecial_lucyinlondon/

The fascinating thing to me is that Phil Spector recorded the title song which is played over the Osterley Park sequence. It's very Beach Boys/Brian Wilson in feel, and a real curiosity.

MichaelRyerson said...

Because of her comedic gifts it's easy to forget she was a great beauty.

Richard said...

Just watched LURED (1947, Douglas Sirk), a thriller in which she played the ingenue. She was fine with the dramatic stuff, but in several instances they had her do a couple of comedic turns and she blazed. The dramatic/romantic material suffered by comparison. Goldie Hawn has something of this same gift for comedy; they both make it seem effortless and they're great at it.

Brent McKee said...

You couldn't find the "naked Lucy" picture for the before?! (The lady was gorgeous.)

Christopher said...

I remember the Lucy in London thing..must a been around 1966-67(about the time the Beverly Hillbillies went to england)..All I remember of the song is .."See Lucy with a mini skirt ooon.."Which used to crack me and my brother up..

rookgaroo said...

These 'Before and After' pictures remind me of my Aunt Emma. The only difference is my Aunt Emma wasn't trying to be funny.