LUCILLE "LUCY" BALL - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CIRCA 1978 - HFSID 166315
LUCILLE BALL Lucille Ball inscribes her signature on a pink album leaf. Inscribed signature: "To/Edward/Love/Lucy", 6¼x4 album leaf. Date typed at upper margin: "6/29/78".
Sale Price $270.00
Lucille Ball inscribes her signature on a pink album leaf.
Inscribed signature: "To/Edward/Love/Lucy", 6¼x4 album leaf. Date typed at upper margin: "6/29/78". Although she did not appear in any films or any of her own series in the year she signed this autograph, in 1978 Ball was seen in her own TV special, Lucy Comes to Nashville, she co-hosted part two of the miniseries, CBS On the Air, and she appeared as a guest on several TV specials: Happy Birthday, Bob (a salute to Bob Hope), General Electric's All-Star Anniversary, A Tribute to Mr. Television, Milton Berle, and The American Film Institute Salute to Henry Fonda. 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. Two file holes at blank left edge. Fine condition.
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