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 Elois Jenssen Costume Sketches for Lucille Ball71 - Set of 2 Elois Jenssen Costume Sketches for Lucille Ball
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This collection includes two (2) Elois Jenssen costume sketches made for Lucille Ball, circa 1950's. Sketches are accomplished in pencil and pen...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to s********f for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Set of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance Costume Sketches from I Love Lucy or The Lucy Show72 - Set of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance Costume Sketches from I Love Lucy or The Lucy Show
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Set of 3 original costumes sketches, one for Lucille Ball and the other two for Vivian Vance. The Lucille Ball sketch features a long lavender dress w
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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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Desi Arnaz Custom Vest Tailored by Harry Irwin73 - Desi Arnaz Custom Vest Tailored by Harry Irwin
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Desi Arnaz's custom plaid vest tailored by Harry Irwin" Interior label reads, "The Desi Arnaz In-Vester Vest." In very good condi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to P*********r for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Lucille Ball Wetsuit Worn in The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy Visits Marineland"74 - Lucille Ball Wetsuit Worn in The Lucy Show Episode "Lucy Visits Marineland"
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This two-piece heavy wetsuit was worn by Lucille Ball in the memorable Lucy Show episode, "Lucy Visits Marineland," which aired on Septemb...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to w********3 for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Lucille Ball Personal Canary Yellow Pants Suit75 - Lucille Ball Personal Canary Yellow Pants Suit
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Lucille Ball's personal canary yellow three-piece pants suit was originally donated by Lucie Arnaz in the early 1990's to the Arts Council f...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to s********1 for (1,600.00 + 320.00) x 1 = 1,920.00
 
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Lucille Ball Personal Custom Silver, Black & Gold Brocade Jacket with Black Dress Pants76 - Lucille Ball Personal Custom Silver, Black & Gold Brocade Jacket with Black Dress Pants
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Custom-made silver, black and gold brocade jacket with black dress pants from the personal estate of Lucille Ball. This outfit was donated to the Arts
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to s********1 for (1,000.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Lucille Ball Riding Trousers from Fancy Pants77 - Lucille Ball Riding Trousers from Fancy Pants
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Pair of ladies cotton khaki riding trousers worn by Lucille Ball in Fancy Pants (Paramount, 1949), co-starring Bob Hope. Interior label handwritten ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to w********3 for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Lucille Ball Personal Custom Matching Colorful Print Blouse & Pants78 - Lucille Ball Personal Custom Matching Colorful Print Blouse & Pants
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Custom-made matching blouse and pants with a color pattern print. Polyester blend, no labels. From Lucille Ball's personal wardrobe. In fine con...
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Start Price : 800.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Lucille Ball "Gingham Girl" Apron Worn in I Love Lucy & Additional "Gingham Girl" Dress Apron79 - Lucille Ball "Gingham Girl" Apron Worn in I Love Lucy & Additional "Gingham Girl" Dress Apron
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Lucille Ball “Gingham Girl” Apron Worn in I Love Lucy and Additional “Gingham Girl” Dress Apron Gingham Girl brand “I Love Lucy” waist apron worn by L
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to j******s for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
 
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Pair of Vintage 1950's "I Love Lucy" Hats by Sperling80 - Pair of Vintage 1950's "I Love Lucy" Hats by Sperling
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Two original vintage Sperling ladies hats with "I Love Lucy" tags, both size 22. Accompanied by a typed signed letter dated July 9, 1954 f...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to l********b.. for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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