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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Set of 2 Vintage Photographs of Desilu Studios21 - Set of 2 Vintage Photographs of Desilu Studios
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Pair of black and white gelatin silver glossy 8" x 10" photos of Desilu Studios. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to P*********r for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Pair of Oversized Gallery Portraits of Lucille Ball from Her Production Office22 - Pair of Oversized Gallery Portraits of Lucille Ball from Her Production Office
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Two oversize color portraits of Lucille ball, matted, 16" x 20" These photos were previously framed and hung in Lucille Ball's product...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Pair of Oversize Caricature Art Prints of Lucille Ball from Her Production Office23 - Pair of Oversize Caricature Art Prints of Lucille Ball from Her Production Office
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One caricature is a large 16" x 20" Eastman dye transfer print of a Ronald Searle portrait of Lucille Ball that was used by TV Guide. The ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*******C for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Oversized Photo of Lucille Ball in Lucy in London Special with Portrait of Gale Gordon24 - Oversized Photo of Lucille Ball in Lucy in London Special with Portrait of Gale Gordon
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A color portrait of frequent co-star Gale Gordon, and a rare color photo still from the Lucy in London special. Both matted, 16" x 20". Th...
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Original Script for Lured Starring Lucille Ball & Boris Karloff26 - Original Script for Lured Starring Lucille Ball & Boris Karloff
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Original script for Personal Column (Hunt Stromberg Productions, 1947), starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff. The
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Gallery Portrait of Lucille Ball with Her Emmy Statue25 - Gallery Portrait of Lucille Ball with Her Emmy Statue
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Black and white 18" x 24" photographic print of Lucille Ball holding her Emmy statuette. Custom-framed. In fine condition.
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to g***3 for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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MGM Studios 20th Anniversary Oversize Gallery Portrait27 - MGM Studios 20th Anniversary Oversize Gallery Portrait
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Oversize 24" x 20" color photo featuring all the stars from MGM in 1943 gathered together for the studio's 20th anniversary. Louis B. ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to g***3 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Original Script for The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy is a Chaperone"28 - Original Script for The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy is a Chaperone"
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Original script dated February 11, 1963 for The Lucy Show episode, "Lucy is a Chaperone," 41 pages, tack-bound. Slight color-fade around e...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r****h for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Original The Lucy Show Script for Episode "Lucy Helps Danny Thomas"30 - Original The Lucy Show Script for Episode "Lucy Helps Danny Thomas"
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Original revised script dated August 16, 1965 for The Lucy Show episode, "Lucy Helps Danny Thomas," 38 pages, tack-bound. Includes black a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r****h for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Original Script for The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy Gets Amnesia"29 - Original Script for The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy Gets Amnesia"
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Original revised script dated June 23, 1964 for The Lucy Show episode, "Lucy Gets Amnesia," 49 pages, tack-bound. Minor tear around upper ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to r****h for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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