Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003832: DESI ARNAZ

Rare vintage 8x10-inch sepia-tone publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen, probably in the late 1940s or early 1950s. In fine condition, with a minor tear in the bottom border; mild handling dings which are chiefly visible in the borders when the piece is viewed head-on; and a smile smudge to one letter of the inscription. Frenetically-energized Cuban-American bandleader will forever be remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo, opposite real-life wife Lucille Ball, on T.V.'s "I Love Lucy" (1951-1957).  The two were also hilarious in the 1956 full-length comedy The Long, Long Trailer.