LUCILLE "LUCY" BALL - CONTRACT SIGNED 11/07/1962 CO-SIGNED BY: EDWIN E. HOLLY - HFSID 176947
Sale Price $765.00
LUCILLE BALL and EDWIN HOLLY
Lucille Ball signs an agreement with Desilu Productions on Desilu's Exclusivity Rights in 1962
Contract signed: "Lucille Ball" and "Edwin E. Holly", 3 pages, 8½x11, single-sided sheets. Hollywood, California, 1962 November 7. Lucille Ball and Desilu productions sign an agreement on "Desilu's exclusivity rights". Which requires consent from Desilu for one of it artists to perform or render their services. As well the CBS Exclusivity Agreement, which makes sure Desilu artists and their services, are reserved exclusively for CBS Television and CBS Radio. 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. Staple holes at top left corner. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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