Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

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“Fansof The Lucy Show will find Desilufascinating.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Excellent”—EntertainmentWeekly

Updatedand revised, Desilu is the classicinsider account of Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz’s romance, collaboration, and success. Hollywoodjournalist Tom Gilbert and author Coyne Sanders, whose critically acclaimed bookson The Judy Garland Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show offerunparalleled insight into some of classic television’s greatestbehind-the-scenes stories, deliver a captivating look at Lucy and Desi’s on-and-off relationship, their creative melding ofminds, and their rollercoaster ride of fame and fortune. Desilu is an inspiring journey back to the Golden Age of Television, and awinning, unforgettable look at one of TV’s best-loved couples.

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The behind-the-scenes story of television’s happiest couple, and Hollywood’s most tumultuous marriage

The magical union of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz created I Love Lucy—the greatest, most enduring situation comedy in television history. Yet the overwhelming pressures of fame, backstage battles, oversized egos, and Desi’s philandering and drinking led to the destruction of their star-crossed, tempestuous marriage—but never their love for each other.

This new edition of Desilu features a special commentary by Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales, and includes a brand-new preface and never-before-seen photographs. Written with the close cooperation of family members, including Lucy and Desi’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, Desilu is the most candid and balanced inside account of Lucy and Desi’s celebrated, but ultimately tragic, relationship—as well as a fascinating look at the legendary Desilu Studios and the fabled golden age of television.

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.

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