ICONIC COLLECTIBLE: Myth-busting I Love Lucy Comic, January 19, 1953

The “I Love Lucy” comic strip began January 2, 1953 and ended late November, 1954 in newspapers across the country. On the morning of Monday, January 19, 1953, the strip’s subject was the birth of the Ricardo baby, and announced “It’s a BOY!”, about 14 hours BEFORE the famous baby episode aired at 9pm. Every […]

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Kukla, Fran, and Ollie – The Color Show, August 30, 1953

RCA, the parent company to NBC, needed the perfect show to launch their new NTSC (a branch of the FCC) approved color system. Certainly, hits like Dragnet, Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theater, or Your Show of Shows could provide colorful excitement to the medium.  RCA, however, believed Kukla, Fran, and Ollie provided every element needed for an experimental tryout […]

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The Baby, December 8, 1952 – January 18, 1953

This I Love Lucy story arc is the pinnacle of the television event for entertainment. As Christmas, 1952 approached, TV’s top show was enjoying record-breaking ratings and enormous publicity. American audiences had flipped for Lucy Ricardo’s independent spirit and Lucille Ball’s comic genius. The second season premiere, the famous “candy factory episode” had placed Ball and the […]

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