My father had very strict rules about what he would let my mother do and what he wouldn’t let her do. He used to tell me, ‘When your mother and I were married, I never let her go on a talk show.’ Because she was so completely different from what the public thought Lucy Ricardo was like that he didn’t want to shock them. He was always very protective of her. - Lucie Arnaz
”I knew that there was never anyone in the world for me but Desi and that we might have our ups and downs,just as many people have. But I’d rather quarrel and make up with him than with anyone else in this world” - Lucille Ball
Happy Birthday Lucille Désirée Ball | August 6th, 1911 – April 26th, 1989
“The sun never sets on Lucille Ball. All over this worried world tonight, nations of untold millions are watching reruns they also watched the first time around. Joy requires no translation. God wanted the world to laugh, and He invented you. Many are called, but you were chosen. All of the funny hats, the baggy pants, the moustaches and the wigs, and the pratfalls and the blacked-out-teeth – they didn’t fool us one minute. We saw through all the disguises, and what we found inside was more than we deserve”
Vintage footage of Lucy & Desi attending the world premiere of their third - and final - film together, Forever Darling (1956). The event was held in Jamestown, New York, Lucy’s hometown. (Lucy is wearing a large white dress draped in fur of the same color; with the obvious red hair.)
Lucy & Desi with their newborn daughter, Lucie, in 1951.
Once two people existed, with love that could shake the Earth. And after that split second of perfection, we gave each other a Hell I hope other people never feel. - Desi Arnaz
Lucy and Desi on the set of The Long, Long Trailer, 1953
Desi and Lucy photoshoots were just so perfect so full of love.