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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Doris Day Typed Letter Signed to Lucille Ball41 - Doris Day Typed Letter Signed to Lucille Ball
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Typed letter signed, dated March 19, 1971, on Doris Day personal letterhead stationery. Written by Doris Day to Lucille Ball. The letter reads: &quo...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to n******I for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Lucille Ball Handwritten Note to Janet & Steven Schnabel42 - Lucille Ball Handwritten Note to Janet & Steven Schnabel
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Handwritten note on personal "Lucy" stationery, addressed to the Janet and Steven Schnabel, dated "Thursday 81." Signed, "F...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to b*****o for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Lucille Ball Typed Letter Signed to Ellen Reed Dated February 8, 198243 - Lucille Ball Typed Letter Signed to Ellen Reed Dated February 8, 1982
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Typed letter signed on personal letterhead stationery, one page, dated February 8, 1982. Written to Ellen Reed thanking her for the thoughtful holiday
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Lucille Ball Typed Letter Signed on Personal "Lucy" Letterhead Stationery44 - Lucille Ball Typed Letter Signed on Personal "Lucy" Letterhead Stationery
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Typed letter signed on personal letterhead stationery, one page, circa 1986. Written to David, in reply to fan request for autograph and pictures. Sig
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Barbara Walters Handwritten Note to Lucille Ball & Gary Morton45 - Barbara Walters Handwritten Note to Lucille Ball & Gary Morton
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Handwritten note on from Barbara Walters to Lucille Ball and Gary Morton. Note reads: "Dear Lucy and Gary -- I just viewed the interview and it...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to z******n for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Thank You Letter to Lucille Ball from Head of RKO Drama Dept. Lela Rogers46 - Thank You Letter to Lucille Ball from Head of RKO Drama Dept. Lela Rogers
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Typed letter signed, one page, 8" x 11", on RKO Studios Inc. letterhead stationery, dated January 23, 1936, from Lela Rogers (mother of Gi...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to e********e for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Lucille Ball Signed Tintair Advertising Release Contract47 - Lucille Ball Signed Tintair Advertising Release Contract
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One page typed letter release for a Tintair advertising campaign. Signed by Lucille Ball, along with a witness and dated August 30, 1950. Includes Let
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Desi Arnaz Signed Contract for Purchase of RKO Studios Film Library48 - Desi Arnaz Signed Contract for Purchase of RKO Studios Film Library
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Original signed 9-page (with duplicate first page) contract, on 8.5" x 13" onionskin paper, hand-dated December 11, 1957, for the sale of ...
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Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Signed Waiver of Notice of Special Meeting of Board Directors of Desilu49 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Signed Waiver of Notice of Special Meeting of Board Directors of Desilu
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One page typed letter on onion skin paper. Titled, "Waiver of Notice of Special Meeting of Board of Directors of Desilu Productions Inc." ...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Trust Documents for Their Children Desi Arnaz Jr. & Lucie Arnaz50 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Trust Documents for Their Children Desi Arnaz Jr. & Lucie Arnaz
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Original Declaration of Trust signed by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball for the creation of a Trust for their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz. Dr
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Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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