The "I Love Lucy" Auction

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Blacksparrow is excited to present the “I Love Lucy” collection, featuring original costumes, props, manuscripts, photos, posters, costumes sketches and autographs from Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and memorabilia pertaining to one of the most beloved television series in Hollywood history, The “I Love Lucy” Show.

Six decades after The I Love Lucy Show debuted, Lucille Ball’s legacy lives on in not just syndication, but also in the influences she exerted in entertainment and popular culture. From saving Star Trek to crafting a model for future sitcoms, Lucy was a true renaissance woman.

In addition to being a gifted entertainer, Lucille Ball was also a marketing genius and formidable businesswoman. She brilliantly leverage the popularity of I Love Lucy and parlayed it into multiple lines of merchandising, including apparel, toys, dolls and novelty items.

This collection includes private correspondences with other celebrities such as Doris Day and Barbara Walters, legal contracts for Desilu Productions, screen-used props and costumes, limited edition porcelain dolls, vintage key book photos, costume sketches by Elois Jenssen, personal mementos, and much more. This is a wonderful opportunity for Lucy fans and Hollywood collectors alike to acquire a piece of important history.

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, originally acquried from renowned Lucy collector, Hollywood producer, and author of I Love Lucy Paper Dolls, Allan Glaser.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD IN “AS IS” CONDITION, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE ITEMS OFFERED WERE ALL COLLECTED FOR THEIR DISPLAYABILITY, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE IN WORKING CONDITION. Please call us at (818) 937-9399 or email us at blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com for condition reports or any general inquiry.
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Collection of 19 Studio Publicity Stills of Lucille Ball from The Next Time I Marry1 - Collection of 19 Studio Publicity Stills of Lucille Ball from The Next Time I Marry
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Collection of 19 black and white gelatin silver glossy 8" x 10" photo stills from The Next Time I Marry (RKO, 1938), starring Lucille Ball...
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Collection of Lucille Ball Studio Publicity Photos & Lobby Cards from Best Foot Forward2 - Collection of Lucille Ball Studio Publicity Photos & Lobby Cards from Best Foot Forward
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This collection includes eleven (11) hand-tinted 8" x10" publicity photos and a complete set of eight (8) 11" x 14" lobby cards ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r****h for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Collection of Lucille Ball Studio Publicity Photo Stills from Du Barry was a Lady3 - Collection of Lucille Ball Studio Publicity Photo Stills from Du Barry was a Lady
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This collection includes thirty-one (31) black and white and nine (9) hand-tinted 8" x 10" publicity photos for Du Barry was a Lady (MGM, ...
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Collection of Lucille Ball Photos from Meet the People by Clarence Sinclair Bull4 - Collection of Lucille Ball Photos from Meet the People by Clarence Sinclair Bull
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A collection of fourteen (14) black and white 8" x 10" studio publicity photos -- five of which have Clarence Sinclair Bull's credit s...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Collection of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope Studio Publicity Photos & Lobby Cards from Fancy Pants5 - Collection of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope Studio Publicity Photos & Lobby Cards from Fancy Pants
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This collection includes over 100 black and white 8" x 10" studio publicity photos and a complete set of eight (8) 1962 re-release 11"...
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Sold to w********3 for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Collection of 89 Key-Book Stills of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope from Fancy Pants6 - Collection of 89 Key-Book Stills of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope from Fancy Pants
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Collection of over 130 original black and white 8" x 10" double-weight studio key-book photo stills for Fancy Pants (Paramount, 1949), sta...
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Sold to r****h for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Collection of 250+ Key-Book Stills of Lucille Ball from The Fuller Brush Girl7 - Collection of 250+ Key-Book Stills of Lucille Ball from The Fuller Brush Girl
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Collection of over 250 original black and white 8" x 10" double-weight studio key-book photo stills from The Fuller Brush Girl (Columbia, ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to G*******f for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Collection of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Publicity Photos & Lobby Cards from The Long, Long Trail8 - Collection of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Publicity Photos & Lobby Cards from The Long, Long Trail
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This collection includes twenty-three (23) black and white 8" x 10" publicity photos, forty-four (44) color 8" x 10" lobby cards...
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Collection of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards & Poster from Forever Darling9 - Collection of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards & Poster from Forever Darling
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This collection includes twenty-seven (27) color and fifty-three (53) black and white 8" x10" studio publicity photos, two (2) 11" x ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Collection of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope Publicity Photos & One-Sheet Poster from The Facts of Life10 - Collection of Lucille Ball & Bob Hope Publicity Photos & One-Sheet Poster from The Facts of Life
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This collection includes twenty-one (21) black and white 8" x 10" publicity photos, eight (8) black and white 8" x 10" British p...
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