Lucille Ball Rachel Wheeler Harrison College MGT 2200 Ms. Ward 12/7/2014 Lucille Ball “Lucy you got some ‘splainin to do,” one of the famous lines from the beloved sitcom I Love Lucy. Each generation seems to be able to enjoy the hair brained tactics of Lucille Ball long after the show and its cast have passed on. Lucille Ball is still very famous for the show I Love Lucy, but what a lot do not know is how much more she was than a gifted comedian. Tragedy struck Lucy when she was very young with the loss of her father when she was only three. Eventually her mother re-married, but Lucy’s family was never the same.
The writer of a TV show, especially today, has a highway to communicate with the entire world. At a time where there were so few options for programming writers like Rod Serling basically had exclusive means to communicate to the world. Mr. Serling seemed to take that opportunity seriously and chose to provide more than just entertainment. He chose to entertain by leading the masses to a certain frame of mind, a place where we were able to notice the unimportance of some things and always the ever-present bigger picture. With over 200 produced teleplays over just 25 years, Rod Serling is definitely one of the most successful screenwriters in television history (Vahimagi).
The actresses were fit for the part and even though there was tragedy they still found a way to make you laugh away the pain and for that is why I think the film was awarded numerous times . The lead actresses are Dolly Parton and Sally Field. They are both superb at what their achievements and I loved them in many other fields as well. Peter Travers agrees stating “The ladies are live wires. Just stand back and watch them set off sparks.” The supporting actresses Shirley MacLaine (Ouiser), Olympia Dukakis (Clairee), and Daryl Hannah put the icing on the cake.
The film was so successful because of the fantasy storytelling, musical catchiness and the abnormality of the characters the made the film stand out for the rest and becoming very unique. The film also featured what may be the most elaborate use of character make-ups and special effects in a film up to that time. The Wizard of Oz in 1939 is everybody's cherished favorite, greatest fantasy film musical from MGM during its prime years. The film was first re-released in 1949, and then in 1955, They also broadcast the film for many seasons, regularly on network TV as a prime time event; its first two showings were on CBS on November 3, 1956 and in December, 1959 (AMC). The film soon became a classic institution with annual showings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter time, in some years, and was sort a rite of
He was the first artist to incorporate “inappropriate” dance moves into his routine, and would put on huge stage shows. The crowd would break out dancing. His lyricism attracted a lot of positive attention from teens, yet very negative attention from parents. It was because of this, and the popularity and fame of his music and him as a celebrity grew immensely, bringing Rock’N Roll with it. Though initially considered provocative, during his career he later appeared many times on television and his music became palatable to many older Americans.
Public Life Muhammad Ali was considerd a very eragant man by some because he was loud and would brag about his skill but time after time he proved he could back it up.Muhammad ali won his first Golden Gloves award in 1960 and soon after won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics in Rome.After winning the gold medal in the olympics Muhammad went to the White House to visit the President whiile he was there he told President Ford he liked the place so much he might go after his job.Later he started to learn more and more about the Muslim religion and joined the Nation of Islam.Soon after he became a Muslim and Elijah Muhammad changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali.Ali said "The day i found Islam i found power within myselfthat no man could destroy or take away".Muhammad met Malcolm X in Detroit in 1962 they became good freinds and that scared his white fans because at the time white people belived that th Nation of Islam was a cult some thought they were planning somthing horible but it wasnt like that they were teaching about unity as a race and that difinitley made whites scared.Before Ali's fight against Sonny Liston Muhhamed ws seen around Miami with Malcolm and people began to get scared so
Elvis was also knows for his unique hairstyle and the “rocker” clothes he wore. After his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show produced high ratings and radio request, these type of performers pretty much became lucrative for television and radio. In the late ‘50’s the TV producers and host, along with disc jockeys that once deemed this music as filth, now promoted it since it was now
Radio stations began to develop all over the country, while at the same time Military and commercial businesses helped push popularity and advance technology in the reception of radio waves. Later on in Deforest life he ventured into other endeavors such as inventing the first “Sound on Film Systems,”, which ultimately brought sound to motion pictures, He also dipped into politics quite frequently in his broadcast as he was a conservative Republican and fervent anti-communist and
Baseball was very important to the nation during the 1920’s. It had just begun to be broadcasted on the radios for fans that couldn’t make it to the games. While at the game they enjoyed their peanuts and popcorn. The stadium was full with people and excitement. The Yankees won and Betty said that had been the best game she had ever
Murrow is the most distinguished and renowned figure in the history of American broadcast journalism. He was a seminal force in the creation and development of electronic news gathering as both a craft and a profession. Murrow's career began at CBS in 1935 and spanned the infancy of news and public affairs programming on radio through the ascendancy of television in the 1950s, as it eventually became the nation's most popular news medium. In 1961 Murrow left CBS to become director of the United States Information Agency for the new Kennedy administration. By that time, his peers were already referring to a “Murrow legend and tradition” of courage, integrity, social responsibility, and journalistic excellence, emblematic of the highest ideals of both broadcast news and the television industry in general.