I Love Vivian


If you love Vivian Vance, rush to your local bookstore and insist on
receiving your copy of Frank Castelluccio's and Alvin Walker's book
The Other Side Of Ethel Mertz - The Life Story Of Vivian Vance
published by Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, Inc
Manchester, Connecticutt


The following is from the inside of the front cover of the above mentioned book:


WHICH NAME IS MORE FAMILIAR TO YOU--Ethel Mertz or Vivian Vance? If you're one of the millions of I Love Lucy fans, you probably think you know Lucille Ball's feisty sidekick. But the actress who played the frumpy housefrau named Ethel and was permanently linked to the success of I Love Lucy had an exciting life and career long before Desi Arnaz chose her to play Mrs. Mertz--against Lucy's wishes!


Vivian Vance

The Authors
In The Other Side Of Ethel Mertz, authors Frank Castellucio and Alvin Walker put together the little known facts and stories not only about the often stormy relationshop between Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball, but also the wonderfully funny vignettes about Vivian's early life on the the stage performing with such legends as Jimmy Durante, Ethel Merman, Bob Hope, Ed Wyn, and Gypsy Rose Lee.

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