Lucille Ball and Jack Oakie
Two of Lucille Ball’s earliest films were with the wonderful Jack Oakie – The Affairs of Annabel and Annabel Takes a Tour. As a Lucille Ball fanatic, naturally I love both of these films. You can see early signs of the character we’d all fall in love with years later (“Lucy Ricardo”) in Annabel films, especially in Annabel Takes a Tour. You can see her in a few of the reactions Lucille Ball gives Annabel and in many of the expressions and gestures. It’s actually very fascinating to see!
You can find both The Affairs of Annabel and Annabel Takes a Tour on DVD (Amazon link).