Happy 100th Lucille Ball!

Primarily known for her television work, Lucille Ball cut her teeth in the Hollywood studio system as a contract player. One of her early films that prevails in my mind is Miss Grant Takes Richmond a 1948 film which co-starred William Holden.

While there was nothing overly remarkable about the film itself, it answered a bit of trivia for me.

The following clip is from one of my favorite episodes from I Love Lucy.

From what I know about Lucy’s biography, she was a rather popular and influential figure in Hollywood. So when she had episodes such as the one above which featured Hollywood heavyweights, it was not a big deal. However, after watching Miss Grant Takes Richmond, I now have a starting point for where the relationship may have began:

So with that Happy Birthday Lucy!