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Subject: It's not forgettable! ...


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 02:02:10pm
In reply to: "...You tore down my roses with your lousy, stinking trailer!" ~Aunt Anastacia 's message, "I dunno why I loved Blake's small role/performance as Lucy's 'Aunt Anastacia' in the forgetable Lucy/Desi feature film, "The Long, Long Trailer" (1954)! ..." on Wednesday, February 20, 01:58:35pm



This review nails it...

Vincente Minnelli has the last word on 1950s situation comedy in this film, designed as a vehicle for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at the height of their television popularity. Minnelli amplifies Lucy's character into the personification of Consumer Culture—a shrill, castrating harpy who drags the helpless Desi through humiliation after humiliation in her maniacal pursuit of middle-class bliss. The Long, Long Trailer is pure agony to watch, but it is one of the most brilliant and through dissections of this peculiarly American idiom on film.

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I certainly enjoy it, but most Lucy fans I'm sure forgot, or never heard of it. -Here is daughter Lucie introducing it on a recent TCM cruise ...VIDEOWednesday, February 20, 02:06:39pm


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