Archives On The Air 115: Lucy Doesn't Love Nostalgia—The Beverly Linet Papers

Feb 15, 2019

Lucille Ball is best known for her role in the TV show "I Love Lucy". The show is the height of 1950s nostalgia.

In a 1976 interview with Journalist Beverly Linet, Ball dismissed nostalgia:

Lucile Ball: nostalgia is something you still yearn for and want to happen again is that what you mean?

Beverly Linet: Yeah and also that you say 'oh do you remember that marvelous time when I was 24 and we did that or that happened'

LB: I must say I have never even said that. I've never used that phrase. I've never said 'remember that? Don't you wish we were doing that again?' Except for maybe my work, that's all. Nope, I don't have that.

Hear more celebrity interviews in the Beverly Linet papers at UW's American Heritage Center.