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Meet the Mertzes : The Life Stories of I Love Lucy's Other Couple - Rob Edelman

Meet the Mertzes

The Life Stories of I Love Lucy's Other Couple

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781580630955
Number Of Pages: 272

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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

"She's one of the finest gals to come out of Kansas, but I often wish she'd go back there." --William Frawley on Vivian Vance

"I loathed William Frawley and the feeling was mutual. Whenever I received a new script, I raced through it, praying that there wouldn't be a scene where we had to be in bed together." --Vivian Vance on William Frawley

ISBN: 9781580630955
ISBN-10: 1580630952
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43