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Hi Everybody -

 

It's high time I participated!

This is the 4th time I've tried this message but I couldn't get through - it was much better the the first time but now I'm frazzled!! Lol! After "lurking" here for over a year I fell like I already know you all! Hi Mongo - I have questions stored up for you! Larry - wow - what a life!! Katyscarlett - I'm sure you didn't mean to offend with the "J" word - Sabrinafair - I love Audrey, too - Leo - I'd love to read your book! Coffeedan, Myidolspencer and Brackene - your movie knowledge is awesome! Hi Sue - the object on the screen is a building ... you were tired of the old intros - at least we have a new one! Lol! and hi to everyone that I have missed!

 

The reason that I have finally come out of hiding - over the last few months a few people have shared their dissapointment with encounters with Lucille Ball - well about a year before she died I had the great goodfortune to have a very sweet personal experience with her that I have always treasured .... I tried to post in on the "Lucy's Mean Streak" thread - but after three tries I gave up .... and now I'm going to see if this post goes through before I proceed ...

 

Like I said - I feel like I know you all already - fingers crossed that this message goes through -

Madge

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Hi Madge, I used to read these boards, too, for the longest time before I couldn't help but contribute something. This is such a unique forum---the only place on the Internet where I will spend my precious few free moments on---where some truly unique and intelligent individuals reside. And certainly don't be afraid to speak your mind about politics, sex, and religion...or even movies!

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Hi Johnny -

 

Thank you for the nice welcome! Okay, my Lucy story - but first a little backround - Always being an avid film and theatre buff and back then an aspiring actress (call it my "That Girl" years!) in the late eighties I worked several awards shows. I was in my early tweties and looked an awful lot like Ann Margret circa "bye Bye Birdie" - I can say that now wistfully having just turned 40!! I used to be an "escort" - NOT THAT kind - example that night it was the (1988?) Comedy Hall of Fame Awards - I was Jack Lemmons (that's a whole other story!) escort - meaning I attended all of the rehearsals beforehand to find out where he would dress, where he would be seated, when he would have to go backstage, where he would talk to Entertainment Tonight, etc... So when "Jack" (Lol) would arrive that evening he would have to rely on me to escort him to where he needed to be ..... The escorts had to dress in evening attire incase we got caught on camera - that night I wore a little spaghetti strap cocktail dress... By the time Jack Lemmon was waiting in the wings, I waited in the green room - FREEZING! My nose was running and had goosebumps all over. Suddenly from behind me someone came up behind me and started rubbing their hands up and down my bare goosebumped arms - I heard a gravelly voice say - "Oh honey, you're frozen - that's one nice thing about getting old - you don't have to show skin anymore!"

I turned around and LUCILLE BALL was warming me up!!!! I couldn't believe it! Then SHE asked ME if she could wait with me because she was so uncomfortable at these things - Okay guys - I know know every EVERYTHING about this woman, her shows, her life - I was SPEECHLESS!!!!Why was Lucille Ball ALONE - NO ONE was around for her - I managed to sputter that I loved her drunk Lazy Susan scene from "Yours, Mine and Ours" - She got lost in thought for a second and looked at the floor and then started to act it out!! I SWEAR I'm telling the truth - then she teared up and squeezed my hand and said "I haven't thought about that in years - thank you - you've just brought back some very happy memories!" .... Next her "escort" for the evening came and led her away. She passed away about a year later - but wow - those few minutes were so special to me. I LOVE LUCY!!

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Welcome to the boards Madge. So, you looked like Ann-Margret? WOW!

That Lucy story was a gem. Great memories of a great entertainer. I also love Lucy.

Can't wait to hear about the wonderful Jack Lemmon. I gather it was a nice acquaintance.

Make yourself right at home here, and I'll be glad to answer your questions on the Ask Mongo thread.

 

Mongo

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Hello Madge,

 

And welcome!

 

What a great story and I'm glad you told it.

You will now definitely have to relate your Jack Lemmon story -- we all insist....... I never knew Jack Lemmon but have seen his wife, Felicia, and his son, Christopher, but just in passing.

 

I lived up the street from Lucille Ball but never knew her. My grandmother, Nell, hated her for some reason (Nell didn't always need a reason though!) and I never met her.

I understand she could be difficult but she certainly showed you warmth and kindness.

It's been my conclusion that the truly big stars (the ones who have talent) are the nicest. The unsure, uncertain ones are the arseholes....

 

Larry

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Hi everybody - Thank you for the warm welcome! Well I just typed out my Jack Lemmon story -when I hit "post" it told me that "guests were not authorized ...." Grrr!! Didn't that happen to you recently, Larry? Let me see if this goes through -

 

Madge

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Hi again Madge,

 

Yes, I have been bounced off these boards several times. And, it is annoying.

There should be a "warning window" pop up when you're being timed out -- how inefficient of whoever created this board not to think of that!!!!!!!

Also, I've noticed that all the dates are screwed up on all the topics. This should be fixed.

 

The advice given to me on my thread was to periodically press "Preview" or "Spell Check" and then go back to the typing window and that should work.

Otherwise, you can also type everything in "Word" and then 'copy & paste' into the typing window. That works too!!

 

Good luck.....

 

Larry

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Hi, Madgeowens:

 

Oh, that is such a lovely story about Lucille Ball. I love that story. That is such a sweet story. That is why everyone still loves Lucy.

 

"Yours, Mine, and Ours" is one of my favorite Lucy films. I actually like it better than "Big Street," because she is so nice in this. What a cute movie. It's actually based on a true story. The lady she played wrote a book about it. I guess in real life, the wife of Fonda's character died from an undiagnosed case of diabetes.

 

It really ticks me off to see that they are remaking this wonderful movie with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. I'm sure they'll add a lot of potty jokes to the movie. Egads!

 

On another note, Jack and Felica's daughter, Courtney, is married to Peter McCrea, Joel McCrea and Frances Dee's youngest son.

 

Take care. I love your story about Lucille Ball. I've got to tell it to my mother. She loves Lucy. I love all of Lucy's movies, the only exception being "Mame," which was a mistake because she did not have the type of voice to do it. What a great lady. Too bad they don't have television series like hers anymore.

 

Deborah

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What a great story....I wish I could have met her...I am a huge fan but I was very little when she died! I use to sneak down at night and watch I Love Lucy when it was way past my bedtime...I did show and tell with my lucy movies...thanks for sharing! It brings back some memories of when I watch my old movie stars...

tabitha

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