The Life and Times of Lucille Ball
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." That quote was one that Lucille Ball lived by throughout her twisted and turbulent life. As one of the most recognized faces in the world, she is known to millions simply as Lucy. She went from waitress and salesgirl to model to Goldwyn Girl to radio clown to an unlikely leading lady in a ground-breaking sitcom that is still seen in regular syndicated reruns more than 40 years after the series ended. Beyond being a television legend, she was the first woman president of a major Hollywood studioa studio she co-founded. This is the life and times of Lucille Ball.
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Nervous and shy in a large city she despised, she lasted only six weeks at the school and returned home to Celoron. While waiting for her big break, Ball modeled under the name Diane Belmont until she was virtually bedridden for three years by rheumatoid arthritis. After her recovery, she returned to New York and was chosen by Liggett and Myers to promote cigarettes as "the Chesterfield Girl." Her entrance into the film industry came about when she accidentally ran into Sylvia Hahlo, a local theatrical agent, while walking up Broadway one day. Hahlo informed her of an opportunity to appear in Roman Scandals (1933), produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Ball auditioned and was hired as one of the twelve "Goldwyn Girls", though it was a small part as a slave girl. Despite her talent, it was quite possible that Ball might never have progressed beyond a little-known actress if it weren't for meeting Desi Arnaz, a Cuban bandleader. He made his way to Hollywood in 1939 where on the set of RKO Studios, while filming Too Many Girls (1940), Ball and Arnaz met; they were married on November 30, 1940, less than a year later. The Ball-Arnaz marriage was turbulent to say the least; their careers necessitated long periods of separation and Desi had a fondness for liquor and women. Hoping to have
&#9;In addition to being an exceptional comedienne, Ball was a superb businesswoman. While she was married to Desi Arnaz, she and Arnaz bought out RKO radio station, and changed its name to Desilu. After she and Arnaz divorced, Lucy bought all of his shares of Desilu (Moritz 34). This was very uncommon for women to do at this time. It was very rare that women even had any say about what was going on. This proved her strength as a woman. When she was ready to sell Desilu, Ball made a handsome profit from selling the company for $17,000,000 to Gulf &amp; Western in 1967. Obviously she knew what she was doing. In fact, Gloria Steinem said, "I admire her as a business woman. You know, she really seemed to control her entire professional life and was very, very smart" (100 Years of Great Women). She was certainly a brilliant businesswoman.
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball. Lucille Ball was a famous actress on the CBS network, starring in the nations most beloved show ever, “I Love Lucy” and continued to be on countless television show and movies, such as “The Lucy show”, “The Lucy Desi comedy hour” and many many more. She is funny, inspiring, a hard worker, interesting, pioneer.
It is impossible to interpret Gloria Naylor’s 1988 novel, Mama Day, in one way. There are multiple standpoints that a reader can take in explaining various events that occur throughout the book, as well as different ways that the characters in the book interpret these events. The author never fully clarifies many questions that the story generates so as to leave the readers with the opportunity to answer them based on their own personal experiences and beliefs. The multiplicity of perspectives in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day is embodied in the legend of Sapphira Wade and the dynamics between logic and the supernatural and between George and Cocoa.
Annie Malone moved to Brooklyn, Illinois, while experimenting with her hair, and different hair care products. She developed, and manufactured her own line of non damaging hair straightness, special oils, and hair stimulant products for African American women named,'Wonderful Hair Grower' to promote her new products she sold the Wonderful Hair Grower in bottles door to door. In 1902, Annie Malone move to St. Louis where she and two hired assistants sold hair care products door to door as a part of her marketing plan, she even went as far as to give away free treatments to attract more customers. Due to high demand for her product in St. Louis, in 1904, she opened her first shop, and launched a wide advertising campaign in the black press,
Lena Horne was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Teddy and Edna Scottron Horne. After her father left her at the age of two in order to pursue his gambling career; her mother leaving soon after that to pursue her acting career; she went to live with her grandparents. Through her grandparents influence she became involved with organizations like the NAACP, at an early age.
When people hear the name Marilyn Monroe, mostly everyone has the same image in their mind of who this woman was. Some of the adjectives people would use to describe her are beautiful, glamorous, iconic, or even dumb. What people don’t understand is that all those words could be just an image that the media created for her. Marilyn Monroe was a troubled young woman who had a rough upbringing that haunted her for the rest of her life. All of that aside, she was one of the most influential people of the 20th century and one of the first sex symbols. People even consider her to be a legend.
On October 13, 1754, Mary, Ludwig was born near Trenton, New Jersey. She married William Hays, a local barber, shortly after she moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania on July 24,1768. She was later known as Molly Pitcher when she carried pitchers of water to the men in battle in the battle of Monmouth. She helped all of these men in many different ways. She provided medical care for them when needed, she made sure they were never dehydrated, and she always gave anyone a hand who needed it. She remained with them until April of 1783, when she went back to Carlisle with Hays. A few years after her husband's death she married John McCauley, a war veteran. She worked in the state house in Carlisle and was honored by the legislature for her wartime services
Lucille Ball was a beloved comedian/actress who opened and expanded opportunities for the profession of female comedians. Throughout Ball’s career, she was able to shape an industry allowing females to participate in a career of comedy that mostly males dominated. Lucille Ball is known as the First Lady of comedy. An influential person who has either a positive or negative effect on people is someone who grabs attention and who impacts people. Lucille Ball was certainly a positive influential person.
I like persimmons. I like persimmons. I like persimmons. There. I’ve repeated the phrase thrice. Now, if I asked you to identify whether I like persimmons or not, you would, almost certainly, say “yes.” Having the same statement reiterated three times makes one more confident that it’s not only important, but that it’s a fact in this context! In Lucille Clifton’s “white lady,” a tone of desperation is conveyed through repetition of words, phrases, and sentence structures. Moreover, repetition highlights that desperation is unique not only to the loved ones of the cocaine addicts, but to White Lady as well. As an aside before we begin, I will note that tone is a complex element within poetry. Hence, it is often conveyed through a mish-mash of literature devices, such as repetition, line breaks, diction, etc. Therefore, I will not claim that this discussion is a comprehensive one that describes all the myriad ways tone has been emphasized in the poem; I will merely discuss one contributing factor to tone.
Scandalous, blonde, beautiful…Marilyn Monroe? Madonna? No, Mae West. Most people think of these women when discussing sex symbols, however they forget about the woman who set the stage for future eras. Mae West, born August 17, 1893, started her career early. She began performing in shows from the age of seven. Her career lasted about 70 decades. She worked a range of jobs from being an actress, to play writer, to singer, she did it all. In between all of these she set herself up to be a sex symbol. Her career ended in the 1970’s, about a decade before her death on November 22, 1980. Mae West was an icon not only of her time, but of the future that helped shape the path for future woman in Hollywood.
Television sitcoms of the 1950’s through the 1990’s demonstrated the values and structure of the American family by portraying stereotypes. Since television sets became mainstream and entered almost every American home, the content of American sitcoms has reflected the culture of the times. Thus, as the popular American sitcoms of the 1950’s suggest, families living in the 1950’s were very tightly grouped and did everything together with roles of males and females clearly defined. In the 1950,’s women did the housecleaning and child care and men worked, providing for the family. In the sixties, women acquired more freedom in their lives. The 1963 Equal Pay Act and the 1964 Civil Rights Act came into effect. It was the end of the baby boomer
During the time of the unjust Civil Rights Movement, the struggles faced relate to ideas under the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment.
Since its start, the television industry has been criticized for perpetuating myths and stereotypes about African-Americans through characterizations, story lines, and plots. The situation comedy has been the area that has seemed to draw the most criticism, analysis, and disapproval for stereotyping. From Sanford and Son and The Jefferson’s in the 1970s to The Cosby Show (1984) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the 1990s, sitcoms featuring black casts and characters have always been controversial. However, their significance upon our American culture cannot be disregarded. During the 1950s and 1960s, 97% of the families were Caucasian. In the first five years of the
A wise woman once wrote, “With the new day come new strengths and new thoughts.” These are some of the wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor lived a rough live, but she believed that things could become better at any moment. She was a kind, helpful, good woman that had a good life through it all. Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero to American History. Inspiring people to follow their dreams, work to be the best of their ability, and also to start a new day with no regrets or worries. She helped many people around her within her lifetime and definitively set a good example for others.
Gwendolyn Brooks was a black poet from Kansas who wrote in the early twentieth century. She was the first black woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize. Her writings deal mostly with the black experience growing up in inner Chicago. This is the case with one of her more famous works, Maud Martha. Maud Martha is a story that illustrates the many issues that a young black girl faces while growing up in a ‘white, male driven’ society. One aspect of Martha that is strongly emphasized on the book is her low self-image and lack of self-esteem. Martha feels that she is inferior for several reasons, but it is mainly the social pressures that she faces and her own blackness that contribute to these feelings of inferiority. It is