Here’s Lucy (1968-1974): A Look Back
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By Benjamin McVay
From the early 1950s through the mid-1970s Lucille Ball was the Queen of television. Beginning with I Love Lucy (1951-57) and continuing with The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957-60), The Lucy Show (1962-68), and finally Here’s Lucy (1968-74) she had the best track record of any star in making a hit television show. In this article we will look at the last of these series to entertain audiences, Here’s Lucy.
Origin of the Series
In 1968, Lucille Ball sold her production company, Desilu Productions, to American conglomerate Gulf + Western for $17 million dollars. Ball had bought out her ex-husband, Desi Arnaz, in 1962. She had been running the company by herself for the previous six years. When the sale was complete Gulf + Western rebranded Desilu Productions as Paramount Television…
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