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Two Strike Park (5107 Rosemont Avenue)
In this classic comedy from 1954, co-stars and real-life husband-and-wife team Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in this hilarious movie. The story follows the misadventures of a newlywed couple as they tow their gigantic travel trailer on a cross-country journey. This movie serves as the perfect "vehicle" for Lucy's classic slapstick comedy routines. Also in the movie are the comedians Ed Wynn and Marjorie Main (Ma Kettle), who incidentally had a second home in the Crescenta Valley.
Along with the movie, we have a real treat for Lucy fans! Frank Gorey, who was Lucille Ball's chauffeur and personal assistant in Beverly Hills for 30 years will be our special guest. Before the movie, Mr. Gorey will talk about his experiences with the family, tell some funny personal stories about Lucy, and answer your questions. Make an evening of it, as we'll have dinner for you as well! Starting at 6:15, we'll be BBQing up hot dogs and hamburgers for the ridiculously low price of $2 for a dog, chips and a drink, or $3 for a burger, chips and drink.
Umbrellas or shaders are an option with the late summer sun. Parks will be supplying a popcorn machine for our use and enjoyment. We have CV Town Council President Steve Pierce, and LA County Parks to thank for this free event.
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