LUCILLE "LUCY" BALL - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 288651
Sale Price $1,020.00
11½x9½ image, shown with reporter Bob Considine and two others. She has inscribed the photo to Considine with her rare full signature as "Lucille Ball".
Photograph signed: "To/Mr. and Mrs./'Bob' Considine/With/best wishes/Lucille/Ball". B/w, 11½x9½. Show business veteran Lucille Ball (1911-1989) appeared in the chorus of Broadway productions before breaking into films in the 1930s. By 1938, she was a star of "B" movies, having appeared in Stage Door (1937), and her later roles in films such as DuBarry Was a Lady (1943) made her a popular star. Lucy was offered her own television show, but she refused unless her husband, Cuban musician and bandleader, Desi Arnaz, would co-star. After I Love Lucy debuted on the small screen in 1951, Lucy became an American institution.Nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and the winner of four Emmys for her role as Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy (1953 and 1956) and Lucy Carmichael in The Lucy Show (1967 and 1968), Ball was also a television pioneer and astute businesswoman. She and her husband, Desi Arnaz, pioneered the three-camera technique that is now the standard in filming TV sitcoms and the concept of syndicating TV programs. She and Desi also formed Desilu Productions, which was highly successful in producing other TV shows, and later purchased the facilities of RKO, where both had been contract players. Newspaper and radio journalist Bob Considine (1906-1975) gained fame as a war correspondent. He wrote several original books, and was ghost writer on autobiographies for Babe Ruth and others. In later years, on advice of her lawyer, Lucille Ball only signed her full name on legal papers, signing "Lucy" as her autograph on everything else. Corners creased and chipped. Edges worn and lightly chipped. PSA/DNA sticker on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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