Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ziegfeld Follies, Lucille Ball

We tend to forget that Lucille Ball was first and foremost a model and a showgirl before she became an actress and a comedic actress.
She had the showgirl blood in her all her life. She had always wanted to return to the stage to perform. She always felt that people who appeared on screens weren't real actors; real actors would have experienced performing on stage.

In Ziegfeld Follies, you see perfect Lucy standing on a while horse, moving gracefully and whipping girls to tame them... and you get surprised! It's impossible to connect this Lucy with Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy!

She's amazing.

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