Book Reviews of The Other Side of Ethel Mertz : The Life Story of Vivian Vance

The Other Side of Ethel Mertz : The Life Story of Vivian Vance
The Other Side of Ethel Mertz The Life Story of Vivian Vance
Author: Frank Castelluccio, Alvin Walker
ISBN-13: 9780425176092
ISBN-10: 0425176096
Publication Date: 8/1/2000
Pages: 336
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Other Side of Ethel Mertz : The Life Story of Vivian Vance on + 108 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I never knew anything about Vivian Vance before. I was surprised at the life she led!

I would have thought she was just like Ethel Mertz in real life, but instead she was almost the exact opposite.

I was facinated by the relationship with Lucille Ball in particular - a little love/hate, but definitely a long-term friendship.
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Always loved watching "I Love Lucy" when growing up and this was an interesting read about Vivian Vance.
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I love celebrity biographies of the Golden Age of Hollywood as well as the early years of TV. This bio was quite insightful, not only about Vivian Vance's well-documented "I Love Lucy" years, but gives intriguing glimpses (many chapters, in fact) of who Vivian was before Ethel, and how she dealt with being called Ethel for the rest of her life after her famous role. A rare treat to read, as it has been out of print for a while.
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Very interesting biography of one of the stars of one of the funniest and best comedy series produced.