We are now at the letter Y....Go check out the A to Z challenge to see what else may start with Y
YOURS, MINE AND OURS-1968
DIRECTOR: Melville Shavelson
STARS: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson
OSCAR NOMS: Nil
OSCAR WINS: Nil
PLOT: A widow with 10 Kids and a widower with 8, meet and fall in love much to all the kids' dismay
LOVE: When the kids get Lucille drunk
TRIVIA: This is based on a true story and Lucille Ball liked the family so much she treated them to Disney. Fonda used to date Ball in the late 30's/early 40's an, according to his daughter Jane, Henry seemed to want to rekindle his liking with Ball.
YSABEL MACCLOSKEY-January 20, 1915-March 11, 1981
OSCAR NOMS: Nil
OSCAR WINS: Nil
ANECDOTE: Someone many of us older people may know from the movies and TV shows we used to watch. She was often on Bewitched, for example. When her husband was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany, she became part of the Opera company there. I love her lavender hair!
I don't remember Ysabel at the moment, but I Shirley do remember Yours, Mine and Ours. I saw it upon its release in the spring of 1968, and I also saw the similar themed movie, With Six You Get Egg Roll starring Doris Day and Brian Keith, upon its release a few months later. Both pictures were very entertaining as I recall. Several of the child actors in those two movies went on to become familiar names and faces in the years that followed including Tim Matheson, Morgan Brittany, Tracy Nelson and Barbara Hershey.
Have a great weekend, dear friend BB, and I'll Z you back here for your series grand finale.
It was a fun movie indeed. Never knew it was based on a true story though. 18 kids in real life, damn. Need to own your own school.ReplyDelete
Goodness 18 kids...still sounds like a fun film....hope you are enjoying the weekend,I am up in my craft room with mojo block.....just sitting staring at the desk with not an idea in my mind! XxxxxxReplyDelete
Once again, a movie I had never seen, nor heard of. But I can see where the concept for the Brady Bunch must have come from. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!ReplyDelete
I did see this movie years ago :) Thought it was cute! Didn't realize the stars had dated earlier in their lives!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the recent visit and lovely compliments on My Everything Corner. I have heard of this movie but don't think I've seen it. But I used to watch reruns of Bewitched all the time.
Nice to meet you, enjoy your weekend,
A sweet, wholesome movie that probably wouldn't get much traction if made today.ReplyDelete
That was a fun movie! ☺ Interesting trivia to go along with it. I did know it was based on a true story. Ysabel's face looks so familiar, but not the name. Yes, cool hair!ReplyDelete
Ah yes, this was a much better movie than the terrible remake. Love that a young Tim Matheson is in it.ReplyDelete
This is a Feel Good movie for me. On a rainy day or if I am under the weather.ReplyDelete
Brady bunch was a take off of this, wasn't it?ReplyDelete
I didn't know that about Fonda and Ball. I vaguely recall seeing this movie when it was new.ReplyDelete
I do believe The Brady Bunch was based on this film and the actual people behind it. It is a feel good film that I think still holds up today despite the fashion and grooviness. Those 2 did date in the late 30's when Jimmy Stewart dated Ginger Rogers. This version is much better than the remakeReplyDelete
That's cute about Fonda and Ball, so I'm wondering if this was after Ricki Ricardo.ReplyDelete
That's some doing to find an actress whose first name starts with Y. Well done!ReplyDelete
Birgit, This is a classic! We saw this several years ago and I think you're right that the 70s TV show The Brady Bunch was based on it. Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda are matched purrfect in their roles. Thank you for visiting Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “Y”!ReplyDelete
It was on TV several months ago. I actually like it more now than I did when I was younger. I cannot imagine having so many kids!ReplyDelete