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Meet the Mertzes

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by
Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America’s most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. This meticulously researched book contains interviews with Frawley’s and Vance’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, and explores their personal and professional lives before, during, and after I Love Lucy. With a complete filmography and videography of each, Meet the Mertzes finally sets the record straight on the lives and legacies of these compelling stars who detested one another.

You’ll learn about:

-Vance’s successful Broadway career prior to I Love Lucy

-Frawley’s vaudevillian roots and his passion for baseball

-Vance’s nervous breakdown after the collapse of her first marriage

-Frawley’s drinking and carousing

-Lucille Ball’s caustic relationship with both of her costars

-Vance’s hatred of being known to the world as Ethel Mertz

Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America’s most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. This meticulously researched book contains interviews with Frawley’s and Vance’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, and explores their personal and professional lives before, during, and after I Love Lucy. With a complete filmography and videography of… (more)

Meet the Mertzes is an expansive dual biography chronicling the lives of two of America’s most popular situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. This meticulously researched book contains interviews with Frawley’s and Vance’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, and explores their personal and professional lives before, during, and after I Love Lucy. With a complete filmography and videography of each, Meet the Mertzes finally sets the record straight on the lives and legacies of these compelling stars who detested one another.

You’ll learn about:

-Vance’s successful Broadway career prior to I Love Lucy

-Frawley’s vaudevillian roots and his passion for baseball

-Vance’s nervous breakdown after the collapse of her first marriage

-Frawley’s drinking and carousing

-Lucille Ball’s caustic relationship with both of her costars

-Vance’s hatred of being known to the world as Ethel Mertz

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