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Lucille Ball with that crazy Lucy look

Lucille Ball gives you that look, the one that says "I'm about to do something dumb or sneaky, or both, and then spend a half-hour 'comedy' show trying to hide it, that's my brand." That's why America loves her! This publicity photo is from The Lucy Show (1962-68), the follow-up to her 1950s hit I Love Lucy. The 1960s were also when Lucy shifted into glamourpuss mode, with the jewelry galore and the pearls and the crazy painted-on eyebrows and the fire engine lipstick and all. This glam "real-life" Lucy and the clownish Lucy seen on TV were somehow supposed to exist together, as if (in reverse) Frank Sinatra lived like a hobo in his spare time. The 1960s were weird, man. Well, Lucille Ball *did* back Star Trek in that same decade, so we shouldn't be too hard on her. But these glam shots... whew.

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