Rare authentic 8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue felt-tip pen in her later years: "For Chris / Love / Lucy." In good condition. 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.