Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Amazing Producers: Lucille Ball

When people think of Lucille Ball, they typically think of insane chocolate wrapping, wacky grape stomping and harebrained schemes.

In reality, however, Ms. Ball was a shrewd businesswoman who took over as the head of Desilu Productions when her ex-husband's drinking made him a poor choice to run a production company. As the only woman in Hollywood running a large organization like Desilu, Lucy showed that she wasn't "Lucy". 

That's why it might come as a shock to know that Star Trek was one of the shows she greenlit and produced through Desilu.

Yes, if it weren't for Lucille Ball, the world might have never known about the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, and Star Trek would have never become a multi-billion dollar franchise.