Lucille Ball was one of America’s first podcasters. In 1964 Lucy launched her CBS Radio Show “LET’S TALK TO LUCY” where she interviewed some of the biggest names in Hollywood. After the initial airing, they were never heard again, until now.
Lucy's Animal Tales & Lucy at Home
This week, Lucy recounts her experiences working with animal co-stars over the course of her career. From "celebrity" animals like Elsie The Cow, to wild alligators and chimpanzees, Lucy has had encounters with many members of the animal kingdom, and more often than not, she's walked away with a bit of damage and a new story. Next, Lucy muses over leisure time and relaxation in the home. She discusses how she gets the most out of her time and how she deals with the guilt that can sometimes accompany "Slowing down".
This week Lucy sits down with famed Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper. The two women go into great detail about the roles of "gossip columns" in the entertainment industry at the time. Hopper talks at length about her responsibility to her readership as well as those about whom she writes.
Mary Kay Dodson & Evelyn Keyes
This week Lucy speaks with Mary Kay Dodson & Evelyn Keyes. In her first interview, with Paramount Costume Designer & Bergdorf Goodman Director Mary Kay Dodson, Lucy listens to what the coming fashion season has in store for the people of America. Mary Kay details her trips abroad to study European trends and how to make them palatable for the more conservative tastes in U.S. Lucy then talks with Gone With The Wind actress, Evelyn Keyes. The pair discuss the ups and downs of Hollywood life and how they contributed to Evelyn's relatively early retirement from acting.
Mary Tyler Moore
This week, Lucy is joined by the incomparable Mary Tyler Moore. In this interview Moore is at the height of her rise to fame, discussing the end of The Dick Van Dyke Show and what might possibly lie ahead. Lucy and Mary compare experiences, speak about the difficulties of balancing life in show business with the needs of a family and try to settle the age old debate of life in New York vs. life in Los Angeles.
This week Lucy is talking to Robert Stack, star of 1959's Untouchables. Robert talks about his reputation as the "Epitome of The All-American Man" and why he finds the title wanting. Lucy and Bob then discuss climbing the Hollywood ladder and why luck matters just as much as talent.
Youth Appreciation Day
This week, Lucy focuses on the American teenager by dedicating an episode to Youth Appreciation Day 1964.
Lucille Ball Podcast
I have absolutely loved all of them. I have one of her books. I have her CD collection. She is as funny today as she was when I was young.
Lucy is the Best!
I look forward to these interviews every week! I’m a huge classic Hollywood fan, so it’s exciting to hear one of my favorite actresses talk to people then.
I will always Love Lucy!
Thank you for releasing these! I agree, the original podcaster! Again she was ahead of her time. I am enjoying the intimate interviews, so very different from the norm. Can’t wait for each new episode!