I guess she would have stood out.
Ethel wouldn't wear bluejeans on the subway
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/24/2013|
Merman? Kennedy? Rosenberg? Have I left any Ethels out? Waters? Smith? Help...
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/04/2013|
Ethel May Potter of Albuquerque of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/04/2013|
R1, Ethel Mertz. It's from the episode where Lucy gets a loving cup stuck on her head.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/04/2013|
Ethel Rosenberg. It's why they killed her.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/04/2013|
Women didnt wear jeans in those days, dummy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/04/2013|
they did around the house....
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/04/2013|
No, around the house they wore hostess pants.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/04/2013|
Jeans were ugly and unflattering in those days--worse than mom jeans.
A woman's ass looked quite huge in them.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/04/2013|
I do all my shopping there with Mary and Ethel...
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/04/2013|
I wonder: When was the last time in American life where someone who needed to run an errand took a look at what he/she was wearing and said, "Oh, I can't go out in this"?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/04/2013|
Every day, r10 hun, every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/04/2013|
Ethel wore jeans, hence the reason she said what she did, hence the thread
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/04/2013|
My five year old did that this morning, R10. She then added 24 barettes to her long, blonde hair, and was satisfied that she had achieved perfection. But maintaining her standard is indeed important to her.
She has also been much admired for walking down the street in her tulle knockoff of Cinderella's wedding dress, trailing glitter in her wake. But she is nothing if not stylish.
Perhaps this is the true result of having two daddies.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/04/2013|
All the men sitting and the women standing.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/04/2013|
I really wanted a toaster.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/04/2013|
Ethel's body was very Matt Damon-ish.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/04/2013|
What R14 said. WTF is that about? We always hear about chivalry being dead as though in the 50s men stood for women and today they don't.
Look at that shit right there. Men were douchebags then, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/04/2013|
The picture at OP's link reminds me of the prologue to "Kitty Foyle."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/04/2013|
I thought she wouldn't go on the subway without her gloves.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/04/2013|
If there had been nuns on that subway they wouldn't have been standing. Paraplegics yes,but in the 1950s even Jews got up give seats to the nuns.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/04/2013|
It would've showed everyone what a huge potamus she had.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/04/2013|
She had love in her eyes
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/04/2013|
Now I wear jeggings to work!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/04/2013|
I kept wondering why Elton would ride a subway.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/04/2013|
Is it true that Lucille Ball made them dress Vivian Vance older and frumpier, even though in real life she and Lucy were more or less the same age.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/04/2013|
I've never understood this chivalry shit. I'll give up my seat to an elderly person (male or female) or a physically impaired person (male or female) or a pregnant woman. But a woman thoroughly capable of standing? Screw that. You want to be treated equally, so there.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/04/2013|
Why only pregnant women, R27? ANY pregnant person deserves consideration.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/05/2013|
R27. Boy is that sexist!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/05/2013|
r29, how is it sexist?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/05/2013|
Why were Fred's pants so high?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/05/2013|
What I never understood is why Ricky got up in the morning, had breakfast and went to the club dressed in a suit. He was getting home like at 3 am every night. What am I missing? And how did Lucy afford such nice fashions.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/05/2013|
Lucy and Ricky's UES apartment in today's market would go for around 3K a month, I would guess. 1 br with large EIK in a well-maintained brownstone.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/05/2013|
[quote]Lucy and Ricky's UES apartment in today's market would go for around 3K a month, I would guess.
Since the address of their building would be in the East River, that seems somewhat overpriced.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/05/2013|
It could have been 10 or 11 in the morning for all we know, R32.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/05/2013|
It was the 1950's, that's why. Professional men got up, put on a suit and had breakfast with their wives, THAT'S why they portrayed Ricky that way. It helped the public to relate to him. Remember, he was an Hispanic and CBS was not even sure, initially, that Arnaz would be well received as Lucy's husband, despite the fact that he really WAS her husband! They wanted to make the couple seem "normal" in a way that America could relate to, with the added element of him being in show business and Lucy wanting to get into show business. THAT is what added the glamour factor and much of the comedy. It wasn't realistic, no, that he would even NEED to "go to the club" that early every day. It wasn't an office. The band didn't rehearse all day, every day. In later seasons he owned the club, yes, but not for the first several years.
Are posters really this dense that they cannot understand that this is why Lucy and Desi (Ricky) were portrayed this way? A sense of history, of context, is needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/05/2013|
Did Fred and Ethel own that brownstone or did they just manage it for some real estate magnate?
If they owned it, why did they always look so poor and downtrodden?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/05/2013|
Would Ethel Barrymore have worn bluejeans on the subway?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/05/2013|
R13 is an honorary frau.
Just kidding, pops!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/05/2013|
Remember when people had to good sense to wear gloves on the dirty nasty subway?
What the hell happened?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/05/2013|
Wearing gloves died with Dorothy Kilgallen, r40.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/06/2013|
R31, Fred's slacks were high because he came from a generation that wore their trousers 5" or so above their natural waist.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/06/2013|
"Ethel's body was very Matt Damon-ish."
R16, what do you mean by that?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/24/2013|
R42. Only people 5 foot 5 and weighing in at 250+ pounds wore their pants high. Not so much everyone else. You would never catch Burt Lancaster with his pants that high.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/24/2013|