Lucie - Desi Update

Keeping Up with
the Arnazes

Lucie and Desi Arnaz spent the evening of October 15th celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their parents' I Love Lucy series at special gatherings -- Lucie in New York and Desi in Hollywood.

Lucie joined her buddy Lee Tannen at a special book signing party at Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, where Lee signed copies of his new release, "I Loved Lucy: My Friendship with Lucille Ball."

The signing was followed by drinks and dessert at fashionable Tavern on the Green in New York's Central Park.


Desi, meanwhile, was one of the guests of honor at a special I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Party, hosted at the Hollywood Center Studios (original home of you-know-what) by TV Land Cable Network and the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Foundation.

Left to right: Bryce Zabel (Chairman/CEO of TV Academy),
William Asher, Desi, and Larry W. Jones (Exec. Vice
President of TV Land).

Also on the guest list were such Lucy notables as Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Pugh Davis, Bob Schiller, Bill Asher, Dann Cahn, Irma Kusely, Wanda Clark, and Bernie Weitzman -- along with TV Land celebrities like Alan Young, Barbara Billingsley, and Rose Marie.

Desi catches up with Lucy writer Bob Schiller, and with ...

Irma Kusely and Wanda Clark, his mother's longtime
hair stylist and secretary, respectively.

Masthead photo, from Loving Lucy 2001, by Mark Ragonese.
Lucie/Lee photo courtesy Phil Lobel.
Desi/Irma/Wanda photo courtesy Craig T. Mathew/Variety.

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