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Ethel wouldn't wear bluejeans on the subway

I guess she would have stood out.

by Anonymousreply 4408/24/2013

Merman? Kennedy? Rosenberg? Have I left any Ethels out? Waters? Smith? Help...

by Anonymousreply 108/04/2013

Ethel May Potter of Albuquerque of course.

by Anonymousreply 208/04/2013

R1, Ethel Mertz. It's from the episode where Lucy gets a loving cup stuck on her head.

by Anonymousreply 308/04/2013

Ethel Rosenberg. It's why they killed her.

by Anonymousreply 408/04/2013

Women didnt wear jeans in those days, dummy.

by Anonymousreply 508/04/2013

they did around the house....

by Anonymousreply 608/04/2013

No, around the house they wore hostess pants.

by Anonymousreply 708/04/2013

Jeans were ugly and unflattering in those days--worse than mom jeans.

A woman's ass looked quite huge in them.

by Anonymousreply 808/04/2013

I do all my shopping there with Mary and Ethel...

by Anonymousreply 908/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1008/04/2013

Every day, r10 hun, every day.

by Anonymousreply 1108/04/2013

Ethel wore jeans, hence the reason she said what she did, hence the thread

by Anonymousreply 1208/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1308/04/2013

All the men sitting and the women standing.

by Anonymousreply 1408/04/2013

I really wanted a toaster.

by Anonymousreply 1508/04/2013

Ethel's body was very Matt Damon-ish.

by Anonymousreply 1608/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1708/04/2013

The picture at OP's link reminds me of the prologue to "Kitty Foyle."

by Anonymousreply 1808/04/2013

I thought she wouldn't go on the subway without her gloves.

by Anonymousreply 1908/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2008/04/2013

It would've showed everyone what a huge potamus she had.

by Anonymousreply 2108/04/2013

She had love in her eyes

by Anonymousreply 2208/04/2013

Now I wear jeggings to work!

by Anonymousreply 2308/04/2013

I kept wondering why Elton would ride a subway.

by Anonymousreply 2408/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2508/04/2013

Lebanese, Blanche.

by Anonymousreply 2608/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2708/04/2013

Why only pregnant women, R27? ANY pregnant person deserves consideration.

by Anonymousreply 2808/05/2013

R27. Boy is that sexist!

by Anonymousreply 2908/05/2013

r29, how is it sexist?

by Anonymousreply 3008/05/2013

Why were Fred's pants so high?

by Anonymousreply 3108/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3208/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3308/05/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 3408/05/2013

It could have been 10 or 11 in the morning for all we know, R32.

by Anonymousreply 3508/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3608/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3708/05/2013

Would Ethel Barrymore have worn bluejeans on the subway?

by Anonymousreply 3808/05/2013

R13 is an honorary frau.

Just kidding, pops!

by Anonymousreply 3908/05/2013

Remember when people had to good sense to wear gloves on the dirty nasty subway?

What the hell happened?

by Anonymousreply 4008/05/2013

Wearing gloves died with Dorothy Kilgallen, r40.

by Anonymousreply 4108/06/2013

R31, Fred's slacks were high because he came from a generation that wore their trousers 5" or so above their natural waist.

by Anonymousreply 4208/06/2013

"Ethel's body was very Matt Damon-ish."

R16, what do you mean by that?

by Anonymousreply 4308/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4408/24/2013
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