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Rearview Mirror: ‘I Love Lucy’ play was performed at Hilo High before TV arrived

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1940
                                Lucille Ball did the hula in the movie “Dance, Girl, Dance!”

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 1940

    Lucille Ball did the hula in the movie “Dance, Girl, Dance!”

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                                Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz starred in the “I Love Lucy” series, which went on the air on the mainland in 1951.

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    Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz starred in the “I Love Lucy” series, which went on the air on the mainland in 1951.

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                                Desi Arnaz Jr. was the drummer in the rock band Dino, Desi & Billy in the 1960s. Dino was the son of actor Dean Martin. In 1965, when Desi Jr. was 12 years old, Dino, Desi & Billy performed at the Waikiki Shell as the opening act for the Beach Boys.

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    Desi Arnaz Jr. was the drummer in the rock band Dino, Desi & Billy in the 1960s. Dino was the son of actor Dean Martin. In 1965, when Desi Jr. was 12 years old, Dino, Desi & Billy performed at the Waikiki Shell as the opening act for the Beach Boys.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1957
                                Lucy, Desi and their children, Lucie and Desi Jr., stood by the orchid wall of the Canlis’ charcoal broiler in Waikiki in 1957.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 1957

    Lucy, Desi and their children, Lucie and Desi Jr., stood by the orchid wall of the Canlis’ charcoal broiler in Waikiki in 1957.

Recently, I found out that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and Hilo High School had a special connection. It began when the seniors put on an “I Love Lucy” play at the school in 1954. Read more

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