I was always fascinated about their relationship. This was 40's america and a latino married a famous white actress. That does not happen in the US. AI was always fascinated about their relationship. This was 40's america and a latino married a famous white actress. That does not happen in the US. At least not in that time. The book was written in two ways. The business they started (Desilu) and their relationship. I'd say 60% focused on the business and was VERY detailed and at some points very dry. I felt like I was reading MLB stats for the 1961 baseball season.However they did a great job of explaining the powerhouse that Desi was and Lucille's prowess on stage and backstage. She was hardcore and made grown men cry in fear. "Fiery redhead" was a very fitting moniker. The other half dealt with their relationship. And while I felt they covered it well. They glossed over lots here and there. They completely skipped their reaction to William Frawley's death (not even a sentence). Very bad. Also a scant mention of Vivan Vance's death. They skipped lots of details of Desi. However I believe the authors tried to stay within second hand information and nothing less reliable.
That being said there was still lots of great information and lots of juicy facts that made me really go 'wow'.
Given her show ... almost 60 years later is still show in syndication, almost 4 generations still 'Love Lucy'. Millions and millions love her ... but Desi will always Love her more. Despite their issues, he Loved her more than anything.
Some very amazing pictures and insight on a couple I truly respect....more