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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Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Official Divorce Documents51 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Official Divorce Documents
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Official 70-page typed Interlocutory Judgment of Divorce filed with the Los Angeles County Court, dated May 4, 1960, between Lucille Ball (as plaintif
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Inventory List of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz's Palm Spring, Beverly Hills & New York Home Assets52 - Inventory List of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz's Palm Spring, Beverly Hills & New York Home Assets
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Original signed handwritten inventory list of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz's Palm Spring, Beverly Hills & New York Home Assets. Complete in...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to e********e for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Lucille Ball's Driver's License & Personal Set of Keys53 - Lucille Ball's Driver's License & Personal Set of Keys
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Original laminated California DMV Driver's License for Lucille Ball Morton. Date stamped July 8, 1986 and set to expire in 1990. The set of keys...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to P***I for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Collection of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Receipts54 - Collection of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Receipts
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Large collection of receipts, sales orders, service orders, bank deposit slips, etc. belonging to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz mainly from the 1950&#...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Desi Arnaz Collection of Vintage Cigar Bands55 - Desi Arnaz Collection of Vintage Cigar Bands
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Extensive collection of vintage cigar bands belonging to Desi Arnaz, kept in a cloth-bound 8.5" x 11" album. 30 pages with over 300 unique...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to e***n for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Blueprints for "Addition & Alterations" to Residence of Mr. & Mrs. Gary Morton56 - Blueprints for "Addition & Alterations" to Residence of Mr. & Mrs. Gary Morton
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Original 35" x 21" Plot Plan blueprint detailing the addition and alteration to Lucille Ball and Gary Morton's Beverly Hills home. Cit...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*******C for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Set of Original Exterior Bricks from Lucille Ball's Beverly Hills Home57 - Set of Original Exterior Bricks from Lucille Ball's Beverly Hills Home
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These bricks were part of a wall seen in the 1955 I Love Lucy episode, "The Tour." During this episode, Lucy and Ethel are on a sightseein...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to z******n for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Large Archive of Lucille Ball Magazines, TV Guides, Comic Books & Newspaper Publications58 - Large Archive of Lucille Ball Magazines, TV Guides, Comic Books & Newspaper Publications
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This comprehensive archive includes 10 newspaper prints, 11 TV Guides with Lucille Ball on front cover, 21 "I Love Lucy" comic books by De...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to G*******f for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Gold Serpent Bracelet Worn by Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy Plays Cleopatra"60 - Gold Serpent Bracelet Worn by Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy Plays Cleopatra"
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Flexible golden serpent bracelet worn by Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show (CBS-TV, 1962-68) second season premiere, "Lucy Plays Cleopatra." I...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s********1 for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
 
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Original Set of Kitchenware Props Used in I Love Lucy59 - Original Set of Kitchenware Props Used in I Love Lucy
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Set of original kitchenware used in the production of I Love Lucy, including a 5-piece Franciscan china set and an 8-cup Mirro-Matic Electric Percolat
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to a******d for (4,000.00 + 800.00) x 1 = 4,800.00
 
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