LUCILLE "LUCY" BALL - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/06/1962 CO-SIGNED BY: EDWIN E. HOLLY - HFSID 176946
Sale Price $765.00
LUCILLE BALL and EDWIN HOLLY
Comedian and TV pioneer Lucille Ball signed this contract in 1962 to amend exclusivity agreements that Desilu Productions had with her and CBS Television.
Contract signed: "Lucille Ball" and "Edwin E. Holly", 2p, 8½x11, single-sided sheets. Hollywood, California,1962March 6. Ball and Desilu Productions signed this contract to amend two exclusivity agreements. One was signed between Desilu and Ball on June 17, 1957; it amended a 1950 employment agreement between her and Desilu. The other was between Desilu and CBS Television on April 26, 1954 and amended June 17, 1957. These amendments included language to continue payments to Ball even if she died or was incapacitated. 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. Lightly toned and creased. Signatures touch but are legible. Staple holes in top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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