Scene from “Lucy Takes a Cruse to Havana”. Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper wants to know how Lucy and Ricky met. In a flashback, young Lucy McGillicuddy and her friend Susie MacNamara (Ann Sothern) cruise to Havana, where they meet tour guides Ricky Ricardo and Carlos Garcia (Cesar Romero), honeymooners Fred and Ethel Mertz, and crooner Rudy Vallee. Bleh, I uploaded this video for nothing. It was still fun, though! Video Rating: 5 / 5
A Request from an “I Love Lucy” fan who lives in New Jersey, United States. This short 8mm Color film Footage was fimed by an audience member of “I Love Lucy”, on the evening of October 12, 1951, at Sound Stage #2 of Desilu Studios, Hollywood, California. The episode fimed that night was 6th Episode of the First Season, “The Audition”.(It was a remake of “I Love Lucy” pilot episode, which was presumed lost until 1990.) Although there were many people who tried to capture the scene of filming, Jess Oppenheimer, the producer and writer of “I Love Lucy”, prohibited it, because of the possibilities of Leaking. Because of this, this footage is the only surviving material of “Behind-the-Scenes” of this legendary sitcom. (It is said that Desi Arnaz filmed some filming scenes using his own 8mm movie camera, but it is not proven.) Of all four main stars, Vivian Vance is not appearing in this footage. Jess Oppenheimer, and the famous cameraman, Karl Freund, are seen briefly.
In this clip, from “Fred and Ethel Fight” (Season 1, Episode 22, aired 3/10/1952), to garner sympathy from Ricky, Lucy wears fake bandages and casts from head to toe to make it look like a bus hit and dragged her. The plan backfires though when Ricky and Fred come in with a fan, smoking pot, and a toy that sounds like a siren.