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Description - Meet the Mertzes by Rob Edelman

"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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781580630955
ISBN-10: 1580630952
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 146mm x mm)
Pages: 301
Imprint: Renaissance Books,U.S.
Publisher: Renaissance Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rob Edelman

Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg authored "Angela Lansbury "and "The John Travolta Scrapbook. "Edelman wrote "Baseball on the Web "and "Great Baseball Films. "He is also a contributing editor to Leonard Maltin's "Movie & Video Guide annual "and "Movie Encyclopedia, "and is a freelance writer. Kupferberg is a film archivist, consultant, and researcher. They reside in Amersterdam, New York.