Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (Paperback)

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“Fans of The Lucy Show will find Desilu fascinating.” —San Francisco Chronicle


Updated and revised, Desilu is the classic insider account of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s romance, collaboration, and success. Hollywood journalist Tom Gilbert and author Coyne Sanders, whose critically acclaimed books on The Judy Garland Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show offer unparalleled insight into some of classic television’s greatest behind-the-scenes stories, deliver a captivating look at Lucy and Desi’s on-and-off relationship, their creative melding of minds, and their rollercoaster ride of fame and fortune. Desilu is an inspiring journey back to the Golden Age of Television, and a winning, unforgettable look at one of TV’s best-loved couples.

About the Author

Coyne Steven Sanders is a noted entertainment journalist, author of the critically acclaimed Rainbow's End: The Judy Garland Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show Book, and writes for Variety in Los Angeles.

Tom Gilbert, a veteran entertainment trade journalist, has written about television for the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and the Hollywood Reporter. In his capacity as a Lucy expert, he has appeared on E!, CNN, the History Channel, Entertainment Tonight, A&E's Biography, NBC's Headliners and Legends, and the Fox News Channel. Based in Los Angeles, he currently is managing editor of the television trade journal Electronic Media.

Praise For…

“Well researched and toughly sympathetic”
— The Boston Globe

Entertainment Weekly

“A page-turner of the first order ... Desilu is good, gritty, fair but strong and bottom line -- a gripper.”
— The Hollwood Reporter

“Provide[s] fresh insights into the performers’ personalities . . . Fans of the Lucy show will find Desilu fascinating.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Lively and informative ... A thoughtful, candid look at one of the world’s most loved, most watched comedy teams --
— The Houston Post

Filled with juicy details, quotes, backstage insights, rare photos . . . The best bio about America’s red-topped funny lady ever”
— Beverly Hills (213)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062020017
ISBN-10: 0062020013
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2011
Pages: 416
Language: English