Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Keith Dyne, iMiranda Pope, iMandeep Khera, ijude forese, iSheri Hoff, iElizabeth Weeks-Rowe, iScott Knutson, i
  Home > Relationships > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Paul Kyriazi

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 152 titles
· 232 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Dec, 2001

   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

Subscribe to the Paul Kyriazi Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"

· McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

· The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

· My Casino Caper on CDs

· Wicked Players

· 3 Wild Thrillers

· Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

· Attract Your Ideal Bond Girl - FREE Audio Download

· The King, McQueen and the Love Machine

· My Casino Caper

· Rock Star Rising

Short Stories
· The Mexican Swimmer - Book-Noir

· My Movie Career

· Gambler Returns Million Dollar Win

· Lucy Can Empower Freelancers

· The Man who Killed 'The Thing'

· Always Win in the Casino Like 007

· John Carradine and Me

· The Ultimate Book for Freelancers

· Why Jimmy Fallon Lost Nicole Kidman

· Michael Caine Stops Bigot by Using Humor

· SPECTRE James Bond Info Revealed

· George Pal and Me

· Rock Star Rising Trailer with 7 Movie Stars

· Rock Star Rising released on Kindle / Audio Today

· Directing Rod Taylor who passed today.

· James Bond Lifestyle Now Taught in India

· Trailer for Frank Sinatra Jr McKnight's Memory Arrives

· 007 Lifestyle on TV News

· Comic Book Trailer for The Mexican Swimmer

Paul Kyriazi, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

George Raft Helps I Love Lucy's Lucille Ball
By Paul Kyriazi
Last edited: Saturday, February 07, 2015
Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2011

Share    Print   Save  Become a Fan
Recent articles by
Paul Kyriazi

• Best Way to Ask a Stranger for a Date
• Gambler Returns Million Dollar Win
• John Landis and Me
• Sinatra, Mitchum, Marvin, & Crawford's Brawl
• Directing Russ Tamblyn in Rock Star Rising
• A Bond Girl Threatens Suicide to Keep Her Part
• Elvis Presley's and Kim Kardashian's Twitter Power
           >> View all 136
Raft was a big star of the '30s and '40s, appearing in 'Oceans 11' with Sinatra in the '60s.

In 1931, actor George Raft was working in the MGM movie 'Palmy Days' with Eddie Cantor. One day on the set he saw a beautiful red head chorus girl crying.  
"What's wrong?" he asked.
"I'm broke, I can't pay my rent, and worse my mother is coming in from the east for a visit. I don't know what to do."
Raft gave her a hundred dollar bill ($1,500 today) and use of his limousine and driver. The girl said, "I'll take it as a loan."
She picked up her mother at the Pasadena train station in the limousine who was overwhelmed.The driver took them to a fancy restaurant and they had a great time.
Several years later, Lucille Ball surprised Raft by repaying the $100.
Over the years Lucy made many efforts to help Raft, in appreciation for his generosity.
This story was told by Lucille Ball herself.
Raft was known as the 'the softest touch' in Hollywood. Helping both the famous and unknown. However, he never wanted anyone to help him. He loved to be self-reliant.
But when he got into a back tax problem that was publiscized, he received a blank check in the mail from Frank Sinatra with a note saying: "Just fill in any amount you need, George."
Later Sinatra hired Raft to appear in 'Ocean's 11'.
How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE - Read 30 sample pages free.

Also on iTUNES:

Coming Nov. 6th: SPECTRE. Be living the life by then.

Web Site My Site with the 22 Stars I Directed

Reader Reviews for "George Raft Helps I Love Lucy's Lucille Ball"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by John Domino 8/9/2013
Reviewed by Michael Charles Messineo 4/3/2011
Great story!!!

Books by
Paul Kyriazi

McKnight's Memory

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..

The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

Buy Options
Kindle, more..

Rock Star Rising

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..

The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, iTunes, more..

Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Amazon, more..

McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..

McKnight's Memory - Frank Sinatra Jr. narrates audio-book with top stars.

Buy Options

Relationships Articles
  1. Adventures in Dating
  2. Is He Your True Love? One Way to Know For
  3. Happy New Year from Dr. Romance!
  4. Bond Girls Shop with Their Boyfriends
  5. Hands Up
  6. Bummer
  7. How to Grow Old Together
  8. Family Violence Q&A
  9. George Raft Helps I Love Lucy's Lucille Ba
  10. Dr. Romance on Staying Young
  11. Creating Holiday Magic
  12. Dear Dr. Romance: I don't want to keep mak
  13. When Two Old Friends Meet For The Last Tim
  14. Merry Christmas from Dr. Romance!
  15. Seniors with Seniors
  16. If You Tell The Truth, You Donít Have To R
  17. Are You Sex-Starved?
  18. Practice Community
  19. Dear Dr. Romance: We Still Love Each Other
  20. Dear Dr. Romance: is it natural for a man

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.