It took a few months before she met Desi in real. The day she first met Desi Arnaz: There was a scene were Lucy and Maureen characters het into a fight. After the scene, Lucy wanted to say hello to the director of Too Many Girls so she went to the to the meeting room (full of cast members of ‘To Many Girls’ including Desi Arnaz). She had a black eye, a torn dress, her hair was wild, every cast member look at Lucy.
|When she was in the meeting room, she looks worse than here.|
Desi: "No, I never met her. I've never seen her before."
His piano player: "That's Lucille Ball!"
Desi: "THAT'S LUCILLE BALL?! You gotta be kidding. She sure doesn't look anything like she did this morning." He was totally mesmerized.
Lucy walked to him and said “Hello”, she knew of course who he was, she saw him perform in the musical Too Many Girls. She could finally talk with him.
Desi was still shocked and unsure: "Miss Ball?"
Lucy: "Why don't you call me Lucille and I'll call you Dizzy."
Desi: "Okay, Lucille, but it's not Dizzy."
Lucy: "Oh? How do you say it, Daisy?"
Desi: "No, Daisy is a flower. It's Desi, D-E-S-I."
Lucy: “Of Course ‘Desi’” and she smiles.
But it wasn’t the end of their story, it was the beginning….. of almost 20 years marriage and love that never died.