Long Long Trailer Saturday August 6th on TCM

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  1. raymonk

    raymonk New Member

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    Here's a classic to celebrate Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. TCM is showing The Long Long Trailer at 1:30 cst, 2:30 est.
     
  2. carolinacampers

    carolinacampers Nights camped: 2008-10, 2009-25, 2010-6.

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    Thanks for the heads-up. Just got done watching. [LOL] [LOL] [LOL]
     
  3. Don_Bev1972

    Don_Bev1972 You're never too old to have a happy childhood!

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    We just watched it,too. So glad our rig is only about 1/3 the length and weight! And I don't plan to collect any rocks (at least not those giant ones!) on our upcoming trip to the Four Corners area. Of course, collecting rocks is not allowed anyway! :)
     
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    You're welcome, I hope that everyone who wanted to got to see it. They'll probably show it again later. Now I can't wait until it's Robin William's birthday, maybe they'll show RV.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I caught the second half of LLT. I own it on DVD so could pop in for the first half.

    I used to own RV also, but it seems to have grew legs. [:(!]
     
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    Yeah this happens. Still waiting for the return of my Lynard Skynard documentary for ten years.
     
  7. carolinacampers

    carolinacampers Nights camped: 2008-10, 2009-25, 2010-6.

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    We have the DVD of RV too. That's a good one. I was wondering, has anyone seen "Forever Darling", starring Lucy and Desi? I guess they go on a camping trip. Just wondered if that was a good one.
     
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    "Forever Darling" was not as funny as LLT. The story and Lucy and Desi just didn't click like they did in the other film. He's a chemist who develops an insecticide and they go camp in a tent by the lake where he is testing the chemical powder in the water! No EPA! Anyway the gags for setting up the tent and Lucy dealing with outdoor life just fall short. It appears their hearts were not into that film project.

    Long Long Trailer is the best.
     
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    I'm kind of wondering if the two were divorced by the time forever darling was filmed.Nothing that they filmed afterwards never seemed like they had the same chemistry that they once did.
     
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    Pretty Close RAYMONK.... good catch~! not quite yet divorced, but having trouble. Wikipedia....

    Production


    The script originally was entitled Guardian Angel and had been written by Deutsch as a vehicle for Myrna Loy and William Powell a dozen years earlier. And later, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were set to be in the same scenario, but eventually fell through. When Lucy and Desi Arnaz expressed interest in another film, the studio, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, dug this script out of their unused screenplay archives for the comedy couple's new scenario for the film. [1].

    The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release partially was filmed on location in Yosemite National Park. Interiors were shot at the Desilu Studios in Culver City, California. It was the first time Desilu was involved in feature film production.

    Forever, Darling was the second film made by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during hiatus from their weekly CBS television sitcom I Love Lucy, following The Long, Long Trailer in 1954. The couple's marriage was showing signs of severe strain, and Lucy optimistically hoped the project would bring them closer together [2]. They promoted the film via a cross-country train tour aboard a special car provided by the Santa Fe Railroad, with stops in Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, and Ball's hometown of Jamestown, New York [3].

    Cary Grant was the original choice for the Guardian Angel sought by Lucy and Desi. However Grant demanded a far higher salary that Ball and Arnaz were willing to pay. James Mason was then sought and hired with the salary that Grant had rejected. I Love Lucy writers Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr. were called in to help salvage what Arnaz felt was a weak script. Their uncredited contribution was a lengthy slapstick camping sequence that had little to do with the plot that preceded it [4]. The film was considered "sub-standard" by programmers at Radio City Music Hall, where Trailer had premiered, and it opened instead at the Loew's State Theatre, where the newlywed couple had performed their first vaudeville act in 1941. It was a critical and commercial flop that barely recouped its $1.4 million cost. As a result, MGM opted out of its agreement for a two-picture deal with Desilu, and Arnaz decided to forgo plans to create a feature-film division at his studio. [5]

    The title song, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Bronislau Kaper, was recorded by both Arnaz and the Ames Brothers, who performed it over the opening credits and ultimately had the bigger hit. The tune became an Arnaz family tradition, sung by Desi at special events, including his daughter Lucie's marriage to actor Laurence Luckinbill. [6]
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    I don't care what the critics say, this has been one of my favorite movies for many many years [A]
     
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    Was shown on again yesterday, but I missed it. I'm going to have to break down and buy this movie. This movie always puts me in the happy camper mood.
     
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    dont go camping without the long long trailer and RV dvd
     
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    LOVE that show!! LOL!
     
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    My favorite kinda camping movie. Now I have my own dvd of it.
     
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    Yep. Have both!
     

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