Laughs, Luck...and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time by Jess Oppenheimer, with Gregg Oppenheimer (includes "Lucy's Lost Scenes" CD)
"I Love Lucy" creator and TV pioneer Jess Oppenheimer spins this fascinating and funny memoir, packed with rare photos and a bonus "Lucy's Lost Scenes" CD. The book covers only behind-the-scenes stories of Lucille Ball and "I Love Lucy," but also Oppenheimer's work for and encounters with such comedy legends as Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Fannie Brice, Steve Allen, Bob Cummings, and George Gobel.
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NOW AVAILABLE ON CD: "I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom": the hilarious hit play based on "Laughs, Luck...and Lucy"! Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer (Jess's son) reveals the hilarious true story behind America's most beloved sitcom in this full-cast audio production, produced for public radio and starring Sarah Drew ("Grey's Anatomy") as Lucy and Oscar Nuñez ("The Office") as Desi. "Marvelous performances....Oscar Nuñez and Sarah Drew capture every nuance." – AudioFile