THE COMIC DNA OF LUCILLE BALL
INTERPRETING THE ICON
About the Book
Fifty-five years ago, a sitcom called I Love Lucy transformed the television landscape and made its leading lady, Lucille Ball, a superstar. No one could have known that Ball, formerly a showgirl, B-movie queen, and radio actress, would become one of the world's most beloved performers, and take her place in a rare pantheon reserved for the likes of Elvis, Marilyn, and Chaplin. This book, by acclaimed Lucy author Michael Karol-Lucy A to Z: The Lucille Ball Encyclopedia, The Lucille Ball Quiz Book, Lucy in Print-examines Ball's impact and dissects what it was, and is, that makes Lucy not only an icon of laughter, but a powerful tonic in a troubled world.
About the Author
Acclaimed author and television chronicler Michael Karol lives in New York. His best-selling books include Lucy A to Z: The Lucille Ball Encyclopedia, and The ABC Movie of the Week Companion.