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The 'Wildcat' Debacle
Posted by: Clancy 01:06 pm EDT 07/31/20

Darin Strauss has a new book on Lucille Ball and the Times has an excerpt about the disaster known as Wildcat.
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Ball wanted to shoulder a Broadway musical, starring in nearly every scene, dancing and belting a slew of difficult numbers. There were only two issues with that: she was not a good dancer and she was not a good singer. “Not even in the bathtub,” she recalled in that autobiography, “Love, Lucy.” And yet the show she chose, “Wildcat,” required that she both croon and “just about climb walls.”
Link NYT: The ‘Wildcat’ Episode, or, Did Broadway Love Lucy?
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