Laughing With Lucy

Laughing With Lucy

My Life With America's Leading Lady of Comedy

Book - 2005
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Madelyn Pugh Davis was staff writer for" I Love Lucy" for nearly half a century. Davis was the first female writer in television and was responsible for thousands of hours of memorable programming. Many of the plot lines used on the show were taken from Davis's own life and immortalized by Ball's comic genius. In "Lauging With Lucy," Davis and her long-term writing partner, Bo ] Carroll Jr., recount her rise in television and her many years working on the set and behind the scenes with
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. She recounts her experiences as a pioneer in the entertainment industry, onr of the first women writers in Hollywood. Lighthearted and witty, this books fondly remembers Lucy and the early days of television.
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Emmis Books, c2005
ISBN: 1578602475
Branch Call Number: B DAVIS
Characteristics: 271 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Carroll, Bob 1918-1994

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May 29, 2018

i dressed up as her for a school thing and had to get a book on lucille ball i ordered it from the library for research thinking its going to be tough and boring its an adult book ugh. i was so wrong this is a great book but a week after i returned it they took it out of the library system so sad:(

Jul 22, 2015

If you are someone who has enjoyed watching the classic, TV Sit-Com from the 1950s known the world over as "I Love Lucy", then, you're sure to find some genuine interest in this book "Laughing with Lucy".

"Laughing With Lucy" was co-written by Madelyn Pugh Davis, in collaboration with Bob Carroll Jr., who together, as a writing team, wrote all of the scripts for each and every episode of this phenomenally popular TV show that, to this very day, still remains a bona-fide hit.

Working for CBS TV in the 1950s, Pugh (as a woman, TV script-writer) was a literal pioneer in a demanding profession which was almost completely dominated by men.

Considering all the first-rate material that Pugh and Carroll wrote together for "I Love Lucy", it was surprising to find out that (though they were nominated more than once) this dynamic writing-duo never won an Emmy for their work.

Throughout much of "Laughing with Lucy" Pugh fondly reminisces about what was going on behind the scenes while she and Bob were busy writing scripts for some of "I Love Lucy's" most memorable episodes.

As an added bonus, "Laughing With Lucy" also features a photo-gallery of rare snapshots of Pugh and Carroll hanging out with the show's cast.

A truly remarkable TV script-writer for forty years, Madelyn Pugh Davis died in 2011 at the age of ninety.


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