Saturday, October 15, 2011

On October 15

On this day in ...
... 1951 (60 years ago today), a half-hour situation comedy featuring a kooky redhead, her flummoxed husband, and their sidekick neighbors, premiered. I Love Lucy was the name for the show, which starred Lucille Ball (1911-1989), an American comic genius of her generation. It would run for 6 seasons. Commentators debate whether this show had a feminist angle; feminism was easier to find in a successor, The Lucy Show, which featured Ball as a widow and her neighbor as a divorcee.

(Prior October 15 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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