LUCILLE "LUCY" BALL - SCRIPT SIGNED CIRCA 1986 - HFSID 226784
Sale Price $850.00
Lucille Ball signs a copy of the script for her only TV failure, cancelled after eight episodes, Life With Lucy.
Script signed: "Love/Lucy", 114p, 8½x11. Episode #L-010 of Life With Lucy, entitled "Lucy, Legal Eagle", First Draft, September 22, 1986. Fourteen episodes of ABC's Life With Lucy were written. Eight were televised (September 20th to November 15th) before the show was cancelled. Five episodes were not aired. One episode was not filmed. "Lucy, Legal Eagle" was the seventh episode televised (November 8th). The 75-year-old Ball was cast as a free-spirited grandmother whose husband had died, leaving her half interest in M&B Hardware in South Pasadena, California. Her screwball ideas of how to run the hardware store annoyed Curtis McGibbon, her late husband's partner, played by an old-time Lucy co-star, 80-year-old actor Gale Gordon. After successes with I Love Lucy (1951-1957), The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957-1960), The Lucy Show (1962-1968) and Here's Lucy (1968-1974), this was Lucille Ball's only television failure. 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. Typed label affixed at upper left of cover. Fine condition.
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