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Untold Facts About “I love Lucy”: Read Who Had To Seek Mental Health Counseling After The Conclusion Of The Show

Staying in L.A.

Although the dilemmas of casting and plot had been solved, a big hurdle still remained before I Love Lucy made it to air. Because of the logistical difficulties of television production at the time, CBS and its sponsors demanded that Ball and Arnaz relocate from Los Angeles to New York. Determined to stay on the West Coast, the couple engaged in some shrewd negotiation and financial planning; they took a voluntary salary cut but retained the rights to the actual film on which the show was taped, a decision that would pay off years later.

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