Today marks 60 years since the television debut of ‘I Love Lucy.’
Oh Lucy, where would we be without you?
Flashback to fun in season 1:
Determined to land a job at the club, Lucy visits “Madame Lemonde” (played by Mary Wickes), who struggles to get her into proper position. (Actually, Ball had quite a bit of dance experience, having starred in several films and musicals before I Love Lucy.)
On her way inside before the 1953 Oscars, the divine Elizabeth Taylor takes a moment to sign an autograph for a young admirer. She was a new mom herself, just two months earlier welcoming her first son with British actor Michael Wilding (left).
Once in a while you come across an old photograph that’s so odd that it elicits not merely a vigorous double-take, but a heartfelt, “What is going on here?” Sometimes there’s a satisfying answer; sometimes … not.