LUCILLE "LUCY" BALL - INSCRIBED MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 144223
Sale Price $342.00
Lucille Ball inscribes the complete issue of "TV Showtime", a supplement to Winchester, Virginia's "The Winchester Star", giving TV listings for week of November 2-November 9, 1985, on the cover.
Magazine Cover inscribed and signed: "For/Frank/Love/Lucy", 32p, 7¼x10¾. Complete issue of "TV Showtime", a supplement to Winchester, Virginia's "The Winchester Star", giving TV listings for week of November 2-November 9, 1985.Ball is pictured on the cover in her role as New York City "shopping bag lady", Florabelle, in the made-for-TV movie, Stone Pillow. The film, which aired on CBS on November 5, 1985, is billed as Ball's dramatic debut, but the actress had started her career in dramatic films before turning to comedy. A background on the film is featured in a story on page 2 ("Lucy Stars in 'Stone Pillow'"), and Lucy is also pictured in a promotional box for the film on page 22. Ball says she made this film to "help people recognize the plight of the homeless." 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. Newsprint stock. Creased. Torn at mid-vertical fold at upper staple, chipped at blank right edge of front cover. Inside pages yellowed, pinhead-size holes at upper blank margins of some sheets. Overall, fine and interesting.
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