Honestly, Ethel, with a New Do, Even You Could Have a Shot at Becoming the Next Lucille Ball
updated 08/06/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/06/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Peppered among the hopefuls were a number of ersatz Desi Amazes, yelling "Looocy" and beating small drums. "It helps if you play the conga," said John Hadity, 29, who neglected to bring his along. The other secret to capturing the essential, early Desi, he added, is to "put about five pounds of Tenax in your hair."
By the end of the day, casting executives, who had already seen 400 Lucy and Desi candidates in L.A. and Miami, were pooped. Quick—somebody get them a bottle of Vitameatavegamin.