Your exclusive backstage pass to the creation of "I Love Lucy"
“A true genius. I owe so much to his creativity and friendship.” —Lucille Ball
Jess Oppenheimer, “the brains” of "I Love Lucy," gives us an insider’s view of this groundbreaking show, generously interspersed with script excerpts of many classic Lucy radio and TV comedy performances—including her famous “Vitameatavegamin” routine.
Oppenheimer weaves a wonderfully entertaining tale of the creation of this landmark series and its evolution from Lucy’s hit radio sitcom, "My Favorite Husband." Lucy aficionados will delight in his personal accounts of such stars as Desi Arnaz, William Frawley, Vivian Vance, and of course, Lucille Ball.
Oppenheimer’s reminiscences come to life in his son Gregg’s new radio play,"I Love Lucy: The Untold Story," the complete script of which is included in this edition.
[Note: A much-expanded edition of Oppenheimer's memoir has been published under the title "Laughs, Luck...and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time".]