Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00042251: LUCILLE BALL

Rare, bold early full-name signature (as opposed to the "Lucy" examples associated with her later career) in pencil on a 4x6-inch green album page, acquired in-person by an autograph hound named Ethel in the 1930s or 1940s. In good condition, with a few flecks of soiling away from the writing, and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. Long before she established her persona of the trouble-making redhead on classic sitcoms "I Love Lucy" (1951-1957), "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957-1960), "The Lucy Show" (1962-1968), "Here's Lucy" (1968-1974), and "Life with Lucy" (1984), Lucille Ball was a Goldwyn girl, lending glitz and glamour to films like Roman Scandals (1933), Kid Millions (1934), Top Hat (1935), Stage Door (1937), and The Big Street (1942). It was during the filming of Too Many Girls in 1940 that she met and eloped with Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, forming the beloved comedy team of the 1950s. Beyond playing Lucy and Ricky, the pair was also unforgettable as Tracy and Nicky in the 1953 comedy The Long, Long Trailer.