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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Vintage Late 1960's/Early 1970's "Love Lucy" Mug & Glass Tumbler62 - Vintage Late 1960's/Early 1970's "Love Lucy" Mug & Glass Tumbler
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Vintage late 1960's, early 1970's mug and glass tumbler, given by Lucille Ball and Gary Morton to business associates and clients. Not avail...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l********b.. for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Rare 1950's Desilu Sales Inc. "Love Lucy" Pencil Cup61 - Rare 1950's Desilu Sales Inc. "Love Lucy" Pencil Cup
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Vintage 1950's Desilu Sales Inc. Lucy ceramic pencil cup. This was a rare Desilu promotional item that was never produced for the general public...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to o******n for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Elois Jenssen Wedding Dress Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling63 - Elois Jenssen Wedding Dress Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling
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Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling (MGM, 1956), also starring Desi Arnaz and James ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to l********b.. for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Elois Jenssen Yellow & Pink Gown Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling64 - Elois Jenssen Yellow & Pink Gown Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling
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Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling (MGM, 1956), also starring Desi Arnaz and James ...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elois Jenssen Yellow Gown with Gray Panels & Yellow Roses Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball65 - Elois Jenssen Yellow Gown with Gray Panels & Yellow Roses Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball
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Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling (MGM, 1956), also starring Desi Arnaz and James ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s********f for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Elois Jenssen Black & Green Formal Gown Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball66 - Elois Jenssen Black & Green Formal Gown Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball
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Sketch accomplished in pencil, pen and gouache on approx. 19" x 11.5" artist vellum, circa 1950's. Color sketch of a black bodice, gre...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elois Jenssen Gold & White Outfit with Harem Pants Costume Sketch Made for Lucille Ball67 - Elois Jenssen Gold & White Outfit with Harem Pants Costume Sketch Made for Lucille Ball
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Sketch accomplished in pencil, pen and gouache on approximately 19" x 11.5" artist vellum, circa 1950's. Color sketch of a gold and wh...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elois Jenssen Blue Gown Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball68 - Elois Jenssen Blue Gown Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball
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Sketch accomplished in pen and gouache on approx. 19" x 11.5" artist vellum, circa 1950's. Color sketch of an over-the-knee blue gown....
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Elois Jenssen Bronze & Yellow Dress Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball69 - Elois Jenssen Bronze & Yellow Dress Costume Sketch for Lucille Ball
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Color sketch of a shimmering bronze and yellow off-the-shoulder dress accomplished in pencil, pen and gouache on approximately 19" x 11.5"...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Set of 3 Original Elois Jenssen Costume Sketches for Lucille Ball70 - Set of 3 Original Elois Jenssen Costume Sketches for Lucille Ball
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This collection includes three (3) Elois Jenssen costume sketches made for Lucille Ball (circa 1950's). Sketches are accomplished in pencil, pen...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to s********f for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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