I Love Lucy Color Footage (1951)

Priceless color footage taken by an audience member.
This short 8 mm Color film Footage was filmed 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 being filmed was Episode 6 of Season One, "The Audition".( It was a remake of "I Love Lucy" pilot episode, which was presumed lost until 1990.)

Although  many people who tried to capture the  filming, Jess Oppenheimer, the producer and writer of "I Love Lucy",  prohibited it, because of the risk of leaking it. 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 8 mm movie camera, but it is not proven.)

Of all four main stars, Vivian Vance does not in this footage. Jess Oppenheimer, and renouned cameraman, Karl Freund, are seen briefly.

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Tim Jenison Vermeer the Music Lesson

Tim Jenison Vermeer the music-lesson
Tim Jenison Vermeer the music-lesson

I recently watched the documentary Tim's Vermeer, and highly recommend it, even if you are not all that interested in art. It is a fascinating documentary film about an inventor with no previous experience of painting, Tim Jenison, who decided to duplicate the painting technique of Johannes Vermeer (the painter of The Girl With the Pearl Earring) and his remarkable results. In the course of preparing to duplicate the masterpiece he built a replica of Vermeer's studio and recreated the contents  of the room and lighting conditions seen in the original painting,  and ground his own lens for his own version of the camera obscura.

The Original Work:

A Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman, 'The Music Lesson'

A Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman, 'The Music Lesson'
Creator: Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-Delft 1675) (artist)
Creation Date:
Oil on canvas
74.0 x 64.6 cm
Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014



bolstad print
"Arrival at the Inn" E. Melvin Bolstad

Looking back to a simpler time for inspiration and decor ideas. Favorite eras include 1920's Gatsby Era, Lost Generation-France, Depression Era, Mid-Century, 1950's I love Lucy era, Art Deco and Art Nouveau

The picture featured here is a vintage E. Melvin Bolstad print from the 1950's - an example of one of the pair of Bolstad prints that was seen over the mantel piece in the living room of the "I Love Lucy" show from about series two.
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