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21 Wonderful Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of "I Love Lucy"

A fascinating look at the classic television series.

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1. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz filming the episode, "Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her." This was the very first episode of I Love Lucy to be filmed.

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While it was the first episode to filmed, it was actually the fourth to air.


4. Lucy has some fun during a dress rehearsal for the episode of "The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub."

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"The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub" was the first episode of the series to air.


13. Lucille and Desi take a photo backstage in their costume's for the episode "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue." This also happened to be the final episode of the series.

14. Desi (seen in the distance) walking around Desilu Studios, the studio he and Lucille built together.

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The studio was home to classic television shows like, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, and Star Trek.

18. Lucille giving some comments on the script to Desi, on the set of their series, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (1958-60), a sequel series to the original show.

21. A tender moment, Desi embraces Lucille after taping a scene.

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Lucille and Desi divorced just two months after filming the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.


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