Lucy & Desi’s last kiss as husband and wife.
March 3, 1960 we were filming an hour show with Ernie Kovacs and his wife, Edie Adams. In the episode, Lucy tries to get Ricky on Ernie’s TV show. To disguise myself, I wore a chauffeur’s uniform with a cap and mustache. In the final scene, Desi was supposed to pull me into an embrace, mustache and all, and kiss me.
When the scene arrived and the cameras closed in for that final embrace, we just looked at each other, and then Desi kissed me, and we both cried. It marked the end of so many things.
- Lucille Ball
This was not just an ordinary kiss for a scene in a show. It was a kiss that would wrap up twenty years of love and friendship, triumphs and failures, ecstacy and sex, jealousy and regrets, heartbreaks and laughter…and tears. The only thing we were not able to hide was the tears.
After the kiss we just stood there looking at each other and licking the salt.
Then Lucy said, “You’re supposed to say ‘cut’.”
"I know. Cut, goddamn it!"
I Love Lucy was never just a title.
- Desi Arnaz
“There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you’re going to fall in love with. You never know who’s going to come into your life – and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don’t think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I’m with them.”