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“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
"Lucy and I were riding bikes when a dog came out of the woods, foaming at the mouth. She just looked at the dog and yelled, "GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!" The dog ran back into the woods. I turned to her and said, "That is why you are queen of the world and I am nothing."”
Kay Ballard, on a trip to Palm Springs to visit Lucille Ball(via prettylittleparadox)
Lucille Ball poses for a Desilu promotional photo.
Even with the initial confusion over what she thought Star Trek was, Lucille Ball’s importance to the series can’t be overstated. After all, she ran the production company that created the series and sold it and was an avid supporter once the show was underway. When Desilu execs begged her to shut down Star Trek and Mission Impossible because of their high production costs and associated short-term losses (which would be made up once the shows saw their first rerun, but the studio was hemmorhaging funds at the time), she shut them down, saying “No! I like ‘em!”
A (possibly apocryphal) story about the feisty, savvy redhead involves the production of “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” Just like the first pilot, the second was experiencing production delays and by the eighth day, they had blown their budget and were having do 30 camera set-ups in a day to try to minimize the damage to the schedule. That day was dedicated to the second half of the Kirk/Lockwood fight and sand and styrofoam were covering the dolly tracks used for the camera. A stagehand was doing his best to keep the 50 feet of rails clean with a broom but he could really only ever manage to get one side at a time.
Suddenly, the sweeper was joined by a helper who was eagerly attacking the other rail as he did the first. A stunned cast and crew watched as Lucy efficiently cleaned up the mess, only breaking the silence after she was done, asking “What do I have to do to get you to finish?!”
“You won’t be happy, whatever you do, unless you’re comfortable with your own conscience. Keep your head up, keep your shoulders back, keep your self-respect, be nice, be smart.”