Tuesday, September 10, 2013

If Lucy Ricardo had a blog...

Since the actors and shows I write about are mostly those that were meaningful to Baby Boomers like me, it seems a little incongruous to blog, text, or tweet about them. Yet I'm often struck by how fresh, funny, and pertinent these classic performances still are, 50 years or more after their heyday. I also appreciate how the Internet has made it possible not only to do more in-depth research for my books, but also connect with people all over the world who share my fondness for Eve Arden, Shirley Booth, I Love Lucy, and many more we'll hopefully get to as this blog progresses.

Have you ever wondered how life might be different for some of your favorite classic characters if they had access to all the technological bells and whistles of 2013? It might have been handy if Ethel Mertz could have sent her best pal the occasional frantic text, along the lines of:

OMG rr on way up! >:-@!

And wouldn't Lucy find Craigslist handy for those times you just need to hire a stranger to impersonate your imaginary boyfriend, or rent a circus elephant for a few hours? As for Our Miss Brooks, you just know her Facebook status would have been "It's Complicated."


  1. I love this. I am a huge fan as well of Shirley Booth, Eve Arden, and Lucille Ball. Great blog.