Papers, costumes and other valuables of the late Lucille Ball, seen in a 1953 photo with her husband and “I Love Lucy” costar, Desi Arnaz, are hitting the auction block. (Museum of TV & Radio )
“Mementos from the life and work of Lucille Ball are hitting the auction block. Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer Profiles in History will be putting what is being described as the “finest collection” of the “I Love Lucy” star’s papers, costumes and other items ever offered up for sale on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
The star of the auction is Ball’s signature polka dot dress that she wore as Lucy Ricardo on the series. It is estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000.
Other items include Ball’s signed contract with producer Sam Goldwyn for her earliest films, including 1933’s “Roman Scandals,” which is expected to sell for $1,000-$1,500; her striped dress suit from the 1950 Bob Hope comedy “Fancy Pants” has been estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a fox stole she wore in the third season of “I Love Lucy” is expected to fetch $3,000-$5,000; and a blue skirt featured in the classic John Wayne episode of the pioneering CBS comedy series is expected to go for $2,000-$3,000.”
A short clip of pictures of Lucille in “Roman Scandals” and YES that is her, the blonde!!