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Lucy's Really Lost Moments

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1 h 8 min1956X-Ray13+
The legendary Lucille Ball as you've never seen her before! Laugh along with Lucy and Desi in these extremely rare television appearances, beautifully restored in original Black and White.
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Desi Arnaz
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Desi ArnazLucille Ball
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Comedy
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English [CC]
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English
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4.3 out of 5 stars

156 global ratings

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J. ArenaReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love Lucy, and Ricky, and Ethel, and Fred... and I adore this piece of time-travel!!
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If you are of a certain age, you will adore this trip back in time! I must have watched these "lost" bits back when I was in kindergarten, but I love every moment of it. Why had I never noticed that both Lucy and Ethel are knockouts? (Ethel actually had a great figure back then.) I was really entertained by the exchanging of roles, and the "infomercial" was really a time-trip -- that pile-up of fabulous appliances was hilarious! Talk about outdated, I choked when Ricky told the rep from the sponsor that he was really trying to do a good job for "you boys!" In truth, younger folks might not "get it," but I sure did, and highly recommend it. (And now I want pink appliances!)
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Byron KollnReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
the "Lucy" mother-load!
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My fellow reviewer "Tee" has already outlined the bounty of treasures contained in this DVD, but I'm going to be adding my voice to the choir. Between this DVD from Legend Films, and the extras-laden seasons sets of "I Love Lucy", "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy" distributed by CBS and MPI respectively, we now have access to an entire treasure trove of Lucy memories and laughs that will last a lifetime!

For many of their programmes in the late Fifties, Desilu was sponsored by Westinghouse Electricals (a decidedly more 'family-friendly' option to their first big "I Love Lucy" sponsor, Phillip Morris Cigarettes), giving way to countless promotional spots, many featuring longtime Westinghouse spokeswoman Betty "The Dramatic Sand Test" Furness. Several are included here, and they are a delight. The Lucy skit from "The Victor Borge Show" (directed by Desi and co-starring Gale Gordon) was later recycled for the "Lucy Flies to London" episode of "The Lucy Show". It's even funnier here, with a set which actually lurches and rolls like a real aeroplane in turbulent flight!

The brief promo for "Adventures of a Model" is much appreciated from this corner. This was a sitcom that was especially-tailored by the "Lucy" creators for actress Joanne Dru, but it never got past an initial pilot for the "Colgate Theater". There's also a fun segment from "I've Got a Secret", where Lucy plays havoc with panel members Johnny Carson and Betsy Palmer; Ball is visibly tired (this was during the period when she was on Broadway in "Wildcat") but she soldiers on magnificently.

The colourized versions of the main features are nicely done, but a lot of Lucy's charm in the early days was the high quality of the black-and-white photography. Happily we have the choice, so you can view these classic Lucy moments in whichever format you choose. This will be an essential purchase for the Lucy fans. Recommended.
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Alex HReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Golden Age of Television with LUCY!
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The LUCY'S REALLY LOST MOMENTS is a fun dvd that's a must for any Lucy fan or fan of old tv shows.

You get the colorized and black and white versions of the Bobe Hope show where Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (along with Vivien Vance and William Frawley) appeared as a return favor for Hope appearing on "I Love Lucy."

Also included are lot's of extras like Lucy & Desi's appearance on "I've Got a Secret" and "What's My Line." There's also a commercial spot for Phillip Morris cigarettes ("Call for Phillip Morris!") feat. Lucy and Desi and Trailers for Lucy's movies, including the "[[ASIN:B000EHQU08 The Long, Long Trailer]]" and "[[ASIN:B000EHQTZY Forever Darling]]."

There's also the Westing House promotional video that provides a tour of Desilu studios and Lucy, Desi, Vivien and William are all there playing themselves talking about how the partnership between Desilu and Westing House will benefit both sides. This promo video was available on the last seasons of [[ASIN:B000LE16W6 I Love Lucy - The Complete Seasons 7-9]] dvd set, I'm pretty sure it was that set, under the special features.

The mastering is really good, of course it doesn't look like it was done yesterday and not as high quality as the I Love Lucy episodes on dvd, but the picture is pretty good.

So if you love lucy, get it.
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Eric HuffstutlerReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Must for Lucy Enthusiasts
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I would have given this DVD a 5-star rating except for reasons mentioned below.

First, there seems to be 2 versions of this DVD and this being the first released. Not sure of the differences but I can tell you that Legend Films have done an excellent job restoring these rare glimpses of Desi and Lucy. The down side is that most are excerpt clips and not the entire show. The longest, most complete, and the most perfect looking on this disc is a sales pitch film they made for Westinghouse appliances in 1960 to be a sponsor for a new TV series being produced. And it also gives you a rare glimpse from a helicopter's point of view of the entire Desilu Studios.

For anyone who has seen some of these TV shows on various other public domain sets can attest that they look pretty rough. Not here! Some are actually jaw dropping considering their source and there are a couple non-colorized clips that were taken from kinescope which in itself is very ghostly and hazy so I am sure impossible to digitally add color properly. But they have cleaned them up to as good as they can ever get. Just wished there was more here.

A must for Desi - Lucy completist and enthusiasts.
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nycReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice Collection of Lucy and Desi in Special Appearances at Other People's Shows in Color
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If you love the "I Love Lucy" program, then you will like these few special appearances that they made with the original cast on other people's programs. In addition, they were promoting their own new show by introducing their studio, never before seen studio lot by helicopter. It was nice seeing the couple in these old films with the added colors. The couple were usually still in their original characters, but once in a while you can see them as real personalities. Nice collection of their special appearances.
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HLBReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
FABULOUS
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Not only a glimpse into our past culture & society, but wonderful heartwarming moments I have never seen before of my favorite actors and actresses. I truly do love Lucy <3
A. MayReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Wundaful!
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I loved it! It's got lots of things I couldn't find anywhere else... being a huge Lucy fan, it's a must have! I wish some of it wasn't cut down so much, though... Like the 'Whats My Line' and 'I've Got a secret' portions were edited quite a bit - they're nicer on 'lucy and desi: a home movie' - wish more would have been on the dvd - but I loved it! 4 stars because I thought more could have been on the dvd, but it's amazing none the less. Totally worth it. Much of the things I've never seen!
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R. J.Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth the time
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It was really boring
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