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Auction Description for Profiles in History: The Dreier Collection Part II

The Dreier Collection Part II

by Profiles in History

Platinum House

443 lots with images

July 30, 2013

Live Auction

26901 Agoura Road

Suite 150

Calabasas Hills, CA, 91301 USA

Phone: 310-859-7701

Fax: 310-859-3842

Email: Info@profilesinhistory.com

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Lucille Ball original letter of invitation to Hollywood.

Lot 1: Lucille Ball original letter of invitation to Hollywood.

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Description: Lucille Ball original letter of invitation to Hollywood. (1933) This is the 8.5 x 11 in. 1-page letter on Samuel Goldwyn stationery that started it all. From Samuel Goldwyn, Inc., the letter dated July 13th, 1933, requests that, then model, Lucille Ball travel from New York to California to begin her Hollywood career in movies. The letter reads in part: “Dear Miss Ball: Please be advised we desire you to leave New York for Los Angeles, California, on Saturday evening, July 15th.” Lucille Ball has handwritten her train schedule on the verso. Exhibits original folds. In very good condition.

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Lucille Ball signed contract with Samuel Goldwyn for early films.

Lot 2: Lucille Ball signed contract with Samuel Goldwyn for early films.

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Description: Lucille Ball signed contract with Samuel Goldwyn for early films. (1933) Lucy’s earliest career saw her in a handful of movies as an uncredited chorine or showgirl. This Samuel Goldwyn contract refers to her work in Roman Scandals with Eddie Cantor and a subsequent loan of her talents to the 20th Century-Fox production of Moulin Rouge (TCF, 1934). The 1-page, 8.5 x 11 in. typed contract is dated August 30th, 1933 and hand signed by a Goldwyn secretary and Lucille Ball at the bottom in pen. Contract exhibits light soiling. In very good condition.

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Telegram for Lucille Ball's first starring role in Hollywood.

Lot 3: Telegram for Lucille Ball's first starring role in Hollywood.

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Description: Telegram for Lucille Ball’s first starring role in Hollywood. (1936) Original Western Union telegram inviting Lucille Ball to participate in a Kellogg’s sponsored Hollywood Talent Parade. Dated June 8, 1936, the telegraph reads, in part: “...Happy to present you as our guest of honor Thursday June Eleventh Nine Forty Five (Stop) Your appearance in a short sketch written for you will be a high spot in the program...” This was one of the first times in Lucy’s early career when she felt that she’d actually made it. The telegraph is accompanied by a vintage 14 x 11 in. gelatin silver photograph on double-weight paper of a young blonde Lucille Ball. All in very good condition.

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Large archive of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz receipts and various personal papers.

Lot 4: Large archive of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz receipts and various personal papers.

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Description: Large archive of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz receipts and various personal papers. (1940-1970’s) Large (70+) archive of receipts and papers from the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz household spanning from the 1940s though the 1970s. A variety of day-to-day receipts, bills, order forms and notes, many hand signed or written by Lucille Ball or Desi Arnaz. Documents include a musical worksheet (1947) filled out and signed by Desi, and Lucy with receipts for saddlery, florists, markets, household repairs, business managers, insurance, Desilu business, tax work, Max Factor makeup orders, horoscope, jewelers and much more. Included is a complete 1960 inventory of the Arnaz/Ball Palm Springs home executed for lawyers during the couple’s divorce. A majority of the documents are related to Lucille Ball and only a few to Desi Arnaz. Items come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from approx. 6 x 4 in. to 8.5 x 11 in. and are in generally good condition.

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Lucille Ball signed Actor's Equity contract with RKO permitting her to do a stage play.

Lot 5: Lucille Ball signed Actor's Equity contract with RKO permitting her to do a stage play.

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Description: Lucille Ball signed Actor’s Equity contract with RKO permitting her to do a stage play. (1936) Lucille Ball “Standard Minimum Contract” from Actor’s Equity Association. 8.5 x 7 in. typed leaf stapled to a printed 18.5 x 8.5 contract. Dated 8, December 1936. At this time, Lucy was a contract player for RKO Studios. This contract outline’s RKO’s permission for Lucy to perform in the stage play “Hey Diddle Diddle” for a period of three months. Ball opened the play in New Jersey to rave reviews. The play never went on to Broadway as hoped. The contract is signed by hand in ink by President of H.W.E. INC and “Lucille Ball”. With original folds. Minimal mounting remnants on the verso. In fine condition.

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Thank you note to Lucille Ball from the head of the RKO drama department.

Lot 6: Thank you note to Lucille Ball from the head of the RKO drama department.

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Description: Thank you note to Lucille Ball from the head of the RKO drama department. (1936) 1-page, 8.5 x 11 in., RKO Studios Inc. letterhead dated January 23, 1936. Lela Rogers (mother of Ginger Rogers) worked as an assistant to Charles Kerner, Vice-President in charge of production at RKO studios. Rogers was put in charge of the studio’s new talent. This letter was written to thank Ball for a stage performance she had participated in. Rogers writes, in part: “I want you to know that any time I can be of service to you in any way within my power please feel free to call upon me, as I felt free to call upon you”. Signed “Lela E Rogers” in lower left. Letter retains original transmittal folds and a 2 in. tear in the RKO logo. Otherwise, in good condition. Comes with a picture of Lela E. Rogers and Lucille Ball.

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz invitations and memorabilia from White House functions.

Lot 7: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz invitations and memorabilia from White House functions.

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Description: (7) Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz invitations and memorabilia from White House functions with President and Eleanor Roosevelt. (1941-1944) A (7) piece collection of assorted memorabilia ranging from 5.25 x 5.75 in. to 3 x 2 in. from Lucy and Desi’s attendance at White House functions in 1941 and 1944. Includes (1) invitation to “Mr. and Mrs. Arnaz” with (1) transmittal envelope from President and Mrs. Roosevelt to a buffet luncheon on January 20th, 1941. (1) Gate pass and (1) RSVP card (1) East Gate pass for “Mr. and Mrs. Desi Arnaz” to the 1941 inaugural ceremonies at the capitol (1) Invitation from Mrs. Roosevelt to “Miss Ball’ and, (1) table name card from a luncheon held on the President’s birthday, January 30th, 1941. Invitations and name card bear the Presidential seal. Transmittal envelope exhibits soiling. Otherwise, all in very good condition.

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Lucy's handwritten Western Telegraph booklet.

Lot 8: Lucy's handwritten Western Telegraph booklet.

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Description: Lucy’s handwritten Western Telegraph booklet. (1944) Lucille Ball’s personal Western Union telegraph booklet. The 15+ page booklet features printed telegraph forms for writing out messages to be sent. This 8.25 x 6.25 in. booklet includes telegram’s handwritten by Lucy and her mother Desiree’ for Western Union correspondence. A number of pages are filled out with messages to be sent and some pages have been used as a notebook or scratch paper. Approx. 4 pages have been torn out and some handwritten paper notes have been stowed in the back pages of the book. In fair condition.

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Lucille Ball radio show contract.

Lot 9: Lucille Ball radio show contract.

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Description: Lucille Ball radio show contract. (1944) Early vintage contract between Radio Enterprises and Lucille Ball for her appearance in a March 8, 1944 radio show titled, “Pacific War Time”. The two-page contract is dated February 2, 1944 and is signed on the second page by Lucille Ball and radio company executive Samuel Berke. The contract remains in very good condition.

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First-ever costume sketch by Elois Jenssen for Lucille Ball as

Lot 10: First-ever costume sketch by Elois Jenssen for Lucille Ball as "Sandra Carpenter" in Lured.

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Description: First-ever costume sketch by Elois Jenssen for Lucille Ball as “Sandra Carpenter” in Lured. (c. 1947) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball. This is Elois Jenssen’s very first sketch of Lucy marking their momentous first collaboration on the movie Lured. The detailed sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 12 x 18 in. artist paper. Sketch features a striking likeness of Lucy in a black dress with pink harlequin collar and diamond bodice embellishment. Sketch exhibits mild wrinkling, some soiling and flecks of tape remnants on either side of Lucy’s head. Overall, in good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as

Lot 11: Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as "Sandra Carpenter" in Lured.

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Description: Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Sandra Carpenter” in Lured. (United Artists, 1947) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Sandra Carpenter” in Lured. This marks the first project collaboration between Lucy and her favored designer, Elois Jenssen. The sketch is accomplished in gouache on 12 x 18.5 in. artist paper. Sketch features a white hooded raincoat with red and black plaid lining, red boots and umbrella. Sketch exhibits minor edge toning and scarce remnants from previous matting. Overall, in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Contract for Lucille Ball to reprise her film roll in a radio adaptation of The Big Street.

Lot 12: Contract for Lucille Ball to reprise her film roll in a radio adaptation of The Big Street.

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Description: contract for Lucille Ball to reprise her film roll in a radio adaptation of The Big Street. (1948) The Big Street (RKO, 1942) was Lucille Ball’s personal favorite film. This is a vintage contract between Ford Motor Company and Lucille Ball for her appearance in a December 3, 1948 radio adaptation of, The Big Street. The two-page contract is dated December 1, 1948 and is signed on the second page by Lucille Ball and Ford Motors’ agent Ben Bodec. The contract exhibits staple holes in the upper right corner but remains in very good condition.

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Lucille Ball's

Lot 13: Lucille Ball's "Gladys O'Neill" jacket from Sorrowful Jones.

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Description: Lucille Ball’s “Gladys O’Neill” jacket from Sorrowful Jones. (Paramount, 1949) Wool gray and crème jacket from Sorrowful Jones, starring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. The custom tailored jacket features couture elements like a double collar and double fin hip pockets and crème-colored threaded buttonholes. The internal designer and Paramount bias label is present with handwritten “L. Ball”. In fine condition.

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(2) Desilu employment contracts involving Lucille and Desi Arnaz.

Lot 14: (2) Desilu employment contracts involving Lucille and Desi Arnaz.

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Description: (2) Desilu employment contracts involving Lucille and Desi Arnaz. (1950) Two vintage studio contracts: (1) 8.5 x 11.5 in. 60-page 1950 CBS-Desilu contract stapled and tipped to 13 x 8 in. paper for Lucy and Desi in I Love Lucy and (1) 8.5 x 11.5 in. 11-page 1957 stapled employment contract between Desilu Productions and Desi Arnaz. Both contracts are unsigned. Both are in good condition.

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Lucille Ball

Lot 15: Lucille Ball "Agatha Floud" striped dress suit from Fancy Pants.

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Description: Lucille Ball “Agatha Floud” striped dress suit from Fancy Pants. (Paramount, 1950) In Fancy Pants, Lucille Ball stars as Nouveau Riche “Agatha Froud” who hires an imposter butler (Bob Hope) to gentrify her family. This screen-worn dress was designed by Mary K. Dodson for Ball in the film. Consisting of a two-piece skirt suit. The jacket is made of a linen base with crushed velvet stripes and button front closure. Crushed velvet lapels, buttons and cuffs. The matching skirt features wide velvet hem and ornamental buttons. The velvet detail has lost its original green sheen and now appears brown, while the stripes have retained their vivid green color. In good condition.

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Lot of (4) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball.

Lot 16: Lot of (4) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball.

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Description: Lot of (4) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball. (c.1950s) A collection of (4) Elois Jenssen costume sketches made for Lucille Ball. Sketches are accomplished in pencil, pen and gouache on approx. 19 x 11.5 in. leaves of vellum. (2) Pencil and ink line drawings of typical “Lucy” style dresses, 1- sketch with considerable paper loss, not affecting image and, (2) Color sketches of one pink and one blue gown, the sketch of the pink gown exhibits considerable paper loss only affecting figure’s feet. Otherwise, all in fair condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Lot of (3) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball.

Lot 17: Lot of (3) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball.

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Description: Lot of (3) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball. (c.1950s) A collection of (3) Elois Jenssen costume sketches made for Lucille Ball. Sketches are accomplished in pencil, pen and gouache on approx. 19 x 11.5 in. leaves of vellum. (2) Pencil and ink line drawings, 1- of a skirted suit with gloves and a parasol and 1- with two images of variations on a white collar dress and, (1) Color sketch of a shimmering bronze and yellow off-the-shoulder dress. Minor wrinkling and edge tearing. Some remnants of mounting tape, not affecting the artwork. Overall in good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Lot of (2) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball.

Lot 18: Lot of (2) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball.

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Description: Lot of (2) Elois Jenssen costume sketches for Lucille Ball. (c.1950s) A collection of (2) Elois Jenssen costume sketches made for Lucille Ball. Sketches are accomplished in pencil, pen and gouache on approx. 19 x 11.5 in. leaves of artist vellum. (2) Color sketches, 1- of a gold and white bodiced outfit with harem pants and, (1) of a black bodice, green-skirted formal gown. Minor wrinkling and some remnants of mounting tape, not affecting the artwork. With artist’s stamp on lower right corner under image. Overall, in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Collection of (37) Lucy and Desi Arnaz signed checks.

Lot 19: Collection of (37) Lucy and Desi Arnaz signed checks.

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Description: Collection of (37) Lucy and Desi Arnaz signed checks. (1951-1955) A collection of (37) hand signed and bank canceled, multi-denominational draft checks for mundane day-to-day purchases like “Golf Shop” items and “Curtain Cleaning” to more significant purchases like a new Cadillac. (3) Checks are signed by Desi Arnaz and (34) are signed “Lucille Ball Arnaz.” Some counter-signed by Andrew Hickox. All checks are in good, bank-processed condition.

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Large collection of Lucille Ball related autographs.

Lot 20: Large collection of Lucille Ball related autographs.

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Description: Large collection of Lucille Ball related autographs. (c. 1951-) A large collection of over (30+) signed photos, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine pages and autograph leaves of all shapes and sizes ranging from approx. 5 x 7 in. to 11 x 14 in. The collection includes (22+) Lucy signatures including an autograph booklet leaf with Maurice Chevalier’s signature on the verso, (4) Desi Arnaz and Lucy jointly signed items (3) Desi Arnaz signed photos and (1) Doris Singleton signed photo. Images span most eras of Lucille Ball’s career. All items range from fair to very good condition.

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Lucille Ball signature

Lot 21: Lucille Ball signature "Lucy Ricardo" polka dot dress designed by Elois Jenssen for I Love Lucy.

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Description: Lucille Ball signature “Lucy Ricardo” polka dot dress designed by Elois Jenssen for I Love Lucy. (Desilu-TV, 1951-57) Original Elois Jenssen dress designed for Lucille Ball which served as a “master dress” for the popular signature look of “Lucy Ricardo” on I Love Lucy. The dress consists of navy blue, white polka dot print fabric, black satin lining and shoulder pads, white cuffed short sleeves and a false, pleated, white tuxedo shirt front panel accessory with white flower collar and pearl button snap closure. Dress front features a false button closure. The distinctive scoop neckline was designed to make quick costume changes easier and to avoid makeup smudging. Variations of this style of dress were worn in many I Love Lucy episodes.  Retains the internal Elois Jenssen maker’s label.  Lucille Ball defined television, this garment epitomized Lucy Ricardo’s image and character.  Without question, this is the “Holy Grail” of all female television costumes.  The importance of this costume cannot be overstated.  In fine condition.  From the estate of Elois Jenssen and comes with a letter of provenance.

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Elois Jenssen costume sketch of Lucille Ball for I Love Lucy.

Lot 22: Elois Jenssen costume sketch of Lucille Ball for I Love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen costume sketch of Lucille Ball for I Love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 11.5 x 8.25 in. artist paper. Sketch features an elegant, sheer black gown with glamorous applique’ bodice, rose-tinted underlining and crinoline petticoat. This gown was worn by Lucy in episodes: “Hollywood Anniversary” and “Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo”. This dress is also worn by Lucy on the US postage stamp made in her honor. Artist stamped in the lower right. Mild folds and creasing not interfering with art. Comes with reference photos and (8) sheets of Lucy postage stamps. In very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Lucille Ball screen-worn

Lot 23: Lucille Ball screen-worn "Lucy" Stone Martin fox stole from I Love Lucy.

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Description: Lucille Ball screen-worn “Lucy” Stone Martin fox stole from I Love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) This fox stole was worn by Lucille Ball as “Lucy” during the third season of I Love Lucy. During the third year of production, it was decided it was high time that “Lucy Ricardo” wore furs. After determining to only use pieces appropriate to what the Ricardo’s price range would realistically be, costume designer Elois Jenssen brought her own personal fox stole to the set to lend to the show. The stole consists of (5) complete fox furs, claws intact, glass eyes and joined to one another with mouth clip on the lower right fox for closing the stole in a loop. Some minor deterioration to appendages, otherwise, in good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen. COA included.

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Elois Jenssen blue dress costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

Lot 24: Elois Jenssen blue dress costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen blue dress costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951 - 1957) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 10.5 x 15.75 in. artist vellum. Sketch features an elegant, high-collared blue dress with rose stripe detail and crinoline petticoat. This dress was worn by Lucy in episodes: “Lucy Has Her eyes Examined”, “Oil Wells” and “The Black Wig” and is signed by Jenssen in the lower right, and signed, “OK LB” in Lucille Ball’s hand. In very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen gray skirt suit costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

Lot 25: Elois Jenssen gray skirt suit costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen gray skirt suit costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 10.5 x 18.25 in. unevenly cut artist vellum leaf. Sketch features a gray wool skirt suit with flared waist jacket, pencil skirt, hat and black clutch. This suit was worn by Lucy in episode: “The Fashion Show”. Mild toning on borders and shadow from previous matting. Otherwise, in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen flower print dress with red pants costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I love Lucy.

Lot 26: Elois Jenssen flower print dress with red pants costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen flower print dress with red pants costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 12 x 18 in. artist parchment leaf. Sketch features a white dress with red flower pattern, slit front exposing red slacks beneath. This dress was worn by Lucy in episodes: “In Palm Springs” and “Ricky Needs an Agent”. Artist stamp in lower right. Mild toning on borders and shadow from previous matting. Some wrinkling on edges. Otherwise, in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen chiffon gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

Lot 27: Elois Jenssen chiffon gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen chiffon gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 11 x 18 in. irregularly clipped artist parchment leaf. Sketch features a pink chiffon ball gown with ruched bodice and flowing skirt. This gown was worn by Lucy in the episode: “The Dancing Star”. Artist stamp in lower right. Mild toning on borders and shadow. Remnants from previous matting. Some wrinkling on edges. Folds on lower border. Otherwise, in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen thumbnail costume sketches for Lucille Ball as

Lot 28: Elois Jenssen thumbnail costume sketches for Lucille Ball as "Lucy", in I Love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen thumbnail costume sketches for Lucille Ball as “Lucy”, in I Love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) Original Elois Jenssen thumbnail costume sketches for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in gouache on 12 x 19 in. artist vellum leaf tipped to a 14 x 20 in. backing board. Sketch features (16) thumbnail sketches of character and glamour costumes. Notes handwritten in lower margin. There is a 1 in. section of lower left corner missing. Sketch shows signs of production soiling and wear. Overall, art in fair condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen. In good condition.

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Elois Jenssen black and pink gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I love Lucy.

Lot 29: Elois Jenssen black and pink gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I love Lucy.

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Description: Elois Jenssen black and pink gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball in I love Lucy. (Desilu, 1951-1957) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Lucy” in I Love Lucy. The sketch is accomplished in gouache on 11 x 17 in. artist vellum leaf. Sketch features a black and rose ball gown with a strapless bodice and flowing chiffon skirt. This design was worn in the episode: “Lucy’s Club Dance” although the ultimate version was white. Signed by artist in lower left. Sketch exhibits some edge wrinkling not affecting art. Overall, in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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I Love Lucy cast signed photograph to Pepito the clown.

Lot 30: I Love Lucy cast signed photograph to Pepito the clown.

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Description: I Love Lucy cast signed photograph to Pepito the clown. (Desilu, 1951-1957) This 13 x 10.75 in. photograph of the entire cast from the I Love Lucy episode: “Little Ricky’s School Pageant” including Lucy being flown above the stage as a witch on a broom. In a rare gesture, the entire lead cast has signed the mat with inscription to Pepito and his wife Joanne by Vivian Vance, Bill Frawley, Lucy, Desi and there’s even the childish signature of a young Richard Keith who played “Little Ricky Ricardo”. Pepito was the clown that starred in the I Love Lucy original pilot episode. Light toning on edges. Overall, very good condition.

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I Love Lucy script with congratulatory telegram from June and Dick Powell.

Lot 31: I Love Lucy script with congratulatory telegram from June and Dick Powell.

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Description: I Love Lucy script with congratulatory telegram from June and Dick Powell. (1951) Vintage 8.5 x 11 in. 52-page script from I Love Lucy - show No. 66 “Ricky & Fred are TV Fans”. In this episode, Lucy and Ethel get tired of the boys watching the fights all day, try to distract them and end up arrested. The script is in good condition with the last page exhibiting major toning on the outer .25 edge. 1-brad in upper hole of the 3-punch pages. Accompanied by a telegram from June and Dick Powell wishing, in part: “Good Luck Kids / Will be Watching,” on the occasion of the first-ever TV broadcast of I Love Lucy. Pieces in overall good condition.

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Prop painting screen-used for many years on I Love Lucy.

Lot 32: Prop painting screen-used for many years on I Love Lucy.

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Description: Prop painting screen-used for many years on I Love Lucy. (c. 1950s) This 26 x 21.5 in. screen-print of a French street scene hung on the “Ricardo’s” living room wall for many seasons of I Love Lucy. The painting is highly visible on the wall just left of the apartment’s front door. The instantly recognizable piece was originally painted by Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), French cityscape painter, in 1922. The print is tipped to a 27.25 x 22.25 in. backing board. Border of the print exhibits heavy mounting residue and matting remnants. Image remains clean and in very good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen. COA

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Collection of Lucille Ball' co-star's autographs.

Lot 33: Collection of Lucille Ball' co-star's autographs.

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Description: Collection of Lucille Ball’ co-star’s autographs. (1951-) A large collection of vintage autographed items from co-stars in a variety of Lucille Ball’s TV shows. Consists of (8) 8 x 10 in. Black-and-white photos of Lucy with colleagues from her I Love Lucy series including director Bill Asher, editor Dann Cahn, Shirley Mitchell, and (5) signed by Keith Thibadeaux, (1) Doris Singleton, (2) 3.5 x 5 in. photos signed by Shirley Mitchell, (1) postcard and (1) leaf signed by Vivian Vance, (1) postcard signed by Teensy and Weensy: “The Borden Twins”, (1) theater program for “My Daughter, Your Son” signed by Vivian Vance and Dody Goodman, (1) Life magazine page signed Keith Thibadeaux “Little Ricky” and (1) 1956 Look magazine signed on the cover “Little Ricky”. (2) Lucy trading cards, one signed by Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. and one signed by Desi Arnaz Jr. All items in good condition.

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Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz  black-and-white camera negatives & color transparencies from I Love Lucy

Lot 34: Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz black-and-white camera negatives & color transparencies from I Love Lucy

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Description: 11 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 6 black-and-white camera negatives and 5 color transparencies from I Love Lucy with cast and family. (1951) Collection of (11) black-and-white 4 x 5 in. camera negatives and (5) 4 x 5 in. color transparencies of Lucy, Desi, Lucie Arnaz, William Frawley and Vivian Vance from the set of I Love Lucy; with EKTACHROME SAFETY etched in the border. All in very good condition.

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Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and John Wayne 25 black-and-white camera negatives from I Love Lucy.

Lot 35: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and John Wayne 25 black-and-white camera negatives from I Love Lucy.

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Description: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and John Wayne 25 black-and-white camera negatives from I Love Lucy. Collection of (25) black-and-white 4 x 5 in. camera negatives of Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and John Wayne and cast from I Love Lucy; with KODAK-SAFETY etched and episode sequence in india ink on the border. From episode #129, Lucy and John Wayne which first aired September 15, 1955. Includes (5) 4 x 5 in. contact proof prints.All in good to very good condition.

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11 black-and-white camera negatives of Lucille Ball with Harpo Marx,

Lot 36: 11 black-and-white camera negatives of Lucille Ball with Harpo Marx, "Vitameatavegamen" and Desi.

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Description: 11 black-and-white camera negatives of Lucille Ball with Harpo Marx, “Vitameatavegamen” and Desi singing from I Love Lucy. (1952) Collection of (11) black-and-white 4 x 5 in. camera negatives of Lucille Ball (1) with Harpo Marx (8) “Vitameatavegamen” and (2) Desi singing from I Love Lucy; with KODAK-SAFETY etched in the border and episode sequence in india ink on the border. From the “Vitametavegimin” sequence from episode #30, “Lucy Does a TV Commercial, which first aired March 28, 1952; and episode #124, which first aired March 31, 1955. Also includes (5) 5 x 4 in. contact proofs of Lucy (4) with Harpo and (1) with all of the Marx Brothers. All in very good condition.

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 132 black & white proof prints from I Love Lucy.

Lot 37: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 132 black & white proof prints from I Love Lucy.

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Description: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 132 black & white proof prints from I Love Lucy. (1952) Collection of (132) Black-and-white glossy and matte double-weight 4 x 5 in. contact proof prints of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and cast from I Love Lucy by D.B. Graybill; with photographer’s rubber stamp on the verso of some. From Season 1, episode #28 which first aired March 14, 1952, through Season 4, episode #127 which first aired April 14, 1955. All in very good to very fine condition.

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz trust document.

Lot 38: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz trust document.

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Description: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz trust document. (1953) Original Declaration of Trust signed by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. The 8.5 x 13 in. onion skin draft has two-hole punches through all pages at the top and includes information on property assignment to the famous couples’ children Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV and Lucille Desiree Arnaz. Papers include the trust’s schedule “A” inventorying the stock shares to be held in trust for the Arnaz kids dated December 2, 1953. In good condition with mild toning on edges and staple holes in the upper top of the pages.

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Pair of Lucy and Desi aprons worn for the promotion of The Long, Long Trailer.

Lot 39: Pair of Lucy and Desi aprons worn for the promotion of The Long, Long Trailer.

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Description: Pair of Lucy and Desi aprons worn for the promotion of The Long, Long Trailer from Elois Jenssen collection. (MGM, 1953) These two novelty aprons were worn by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball in photographic materials generated for promotion of their hit comedy feature, The Long, Long Trailer. The aprons are general sizes small and medium and are cotton fabric, paneled constructions of false plaid vest top and navy blue skirt with fabric tie in the back. Featuring faux pockets and button closure on the vest portion of the apron and two large functioning pockets on the skirt. Both aprons are in fine condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Clinton Twiss signed The Long, Long Trailer manuscripts and book cover art.

Lot 40: Clinton Twiss signed The Long, Long Trailer manuscripts and book cover art.

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Description: Clinton Twiss signed The Long, Long Trailer manuscripts and book cover art. (MGM, 1953) Hot on the heels of their incredible success with I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz set out to star in a movie that would bring their screwball comedy hi-jinx to the silver screen. They settled on The Long, Long Trailer, a movie adapted from a novel by Clinton Twiss (pub. 1951). This is a collection of materials from the making of the novel that started it all. Included in the collection are (1) First edition copy of The Long, Long Trailer, signed by the author, complete with dust jacket and in very good condition, (1) Multi-acetate layered, original cover art for the novel. (2) 8.5 x 11 in. original manuscripts for the novel ­— one with the original title: “You CAN Take It With You” exhibiting some paper loss to the back page not affecting text, and, (1) cover-bound and bradded copy with the working title scratched out and the ultimate title handwritten above. All items are in vintage good condition.

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3-sheet poster and collection of materials from The Long, Long Trailer.

Lot 41: 3-sheet poster and collection of materials from The Long, Long Trailer.

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Description: 3-sheet poster and collection of materials from The Long, Long Trailer. (MGM, 1953) Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz set out to star in a movie that would bring their screwball comedy hi-jinx to the silver screen. They settled on The Long, Long Trailer, which was released in 1953 and was a big success for the beloved team. This is a collection of materials from the promotion of that film. Included are: (1) Lucy’s personal American Airlines ticket in airline envelope to New York for the premiere, (2) press photos of the couple’s arrival in NYC, with snipes, (2) passes to events honoring the star couple, (1) itinerary for Lucy and Desi’s schedule from Feb. 19-27, 1954, (1) folder of related newspaper clippings and small snapshots of writer Clinton Twiss, and, (1) beautiful, linen backed, 3-sheet poster for the film. All in good to very good condition. Poster is in fine condition.

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First issue of TV Guide featuring inset image of

Lot 42: First issue of TV Guide featuring inset image of "Lucy" on the cover.

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Description: First issue of TV Guide featuring inset image of “Lucy” on the cover. Vintage April 3rd, 1953 first-ever national edition of TV Guide. The now familiar 5 x 8 in. format booklet features a newly born Desi Arnaz Jr. as the cover story and an inset image of mom Lucille Ball in character as “Lucy” in the upper right hand corner. The TV Guide is in very good condition.

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Presidential program and commemorative invitation signed by celebrity attendees.

Lot 43: Presidential program and commemorative invitation signed by celebrity attendees.

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Description: Presidential program and commemorative invitation signed by celebrity attendees. (1953) 12 x 9 in. menu and program from a November 23, 1953 Presidential dinner sponsored by The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. This 5-page “Dinner with the President” program includes menu, list of guests, events and a color photo of President Eisenhower tipped to page 3. Also included is a commemorative 11 x 16 in. invitation scrapbook with pages featuring dinner attendee names and autographs. Signatures include Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Eddie Fisher, Jane Froman, Rex Harrison, Helen Hayes, Ethel Merman, Lilli Palmer, Thelma Ritter, Rogers and Hammerstein and William Warfield. The program is in very good condition, while the scrapbook’s first and last end leaves have come unglued from the inside book covers. Signature pages remain in very good condition.

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Lucy and Desi 110+ photo archive including I love Lucy and candid party images.

Lot 44: Lucy and Desi 110+ photo archive including I love Lucy and candid party images.

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Description: Lucy and Desi 110+ photo archive including I love Lucy and candid party images. (c. 1950s) large (110+) collection of primarily black-and-white with a few color photographs of Lucille Ball, family, friends and colleagues, spanning her life and career. Photos range in size from 3.5 x 5 in. to 8.5 x 11 in. Photos include: production stills with information snipes, head shots, modeling shots, photos from the I Love Lucy show and subsequent Lucy TV series, Lucy and Desi romantic photos and candid party shots. Lucy appears in photos related to events such as a luncheon at the New York Club, marriage to Desi, and films Critic’s Choice, Fancy Pants, Mame and others. Lucy is pictured along with Lucy Arnaz and Desi Jr., Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Bob Hope, John Wayne and many other celebrities. The collection includes (2) complete press packets with photos and literature, (1) for Here’s Lucy “Year II” and (1) for “A Lucille Ball Special”. Photos in this incredible archive range from good to fine condition.

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Lucille Ball blackboard signature from What's My Line?

Lot 45: Lucille Ball blackboard signature from What's My Line?

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Description: Lucille Ball blackboard signature from What’s My Line? (CBS, 1950-1967) The early game show What’s My Line featured Lucille Ball as their mystery guest on an episode in 1955. A hallmark of the show was when a mystery guest entered and silently signed their name on a blackboard (actually construction paper). This is a 25 x 16.5 in. portion of the board that Lucille Ball signed. Professionally matted and displayed in 33 x 25 in. frame. Includes a photocopy of Lucy’s What’s My Line? contract. In fine condition. Unexamined out of frame. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 150+ black-and-white proof prints from I Love Lucy.

Lot 46: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 150+ black-and-white proof prints from I Love Lucy.

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Description: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz 150+ black-and-white proof prints from I Love Lucy. (c. 1955) Collection of (150+) Black-and-white glossy and matte double-weight 4 x 5 in. contact proof prints of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and cast from I Love Lucy by D.B. Graybill; with photographer rubber stamp on the verso of some. From Season 5, episode #128 which first aired September 9, 1955, through Season 6, episode #179 which first aired March 28, 1957. Also included are various candid poses and stage scenes. All in very good to fine condition.

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(2) Lucy TV Guide covers with

Lot 47: (2) Lucy TV Guide covers with "Lucy's" address label.

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Description: (2) Lucy TV Guide covers with “Lucy’s” address label. (1955) Vintage (2) copies of TV Guide with Lucy on the cover and her mailing address label affixed. (1) 1955 edition with photo image of Lucille Ball. Includes torn out feature article on Lucy and Desi, and, (1) 1957 edition with an Al Hirshfeld caricature of Lucille Ball. Includes torn out feature article on Desi and Lucy. These covers were archived by Lucy and remain in good condition.

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Elois Jenssen pink and gray gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball.

Lot 48: Elois Jenssen pink and gray gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball.

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Description: Elois Jenssen pink and gray gown costume sketch for Lucille Ball. (c. 1950s) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball. The sketch is accomplished in ink and gouache on 12 x 18.25 in. artist vellum. Sketch features a pink and gray gown with plunging, strapless bodice, gathered short sleeves and flowing skirt. Artist stamp in lower right. Sketch exhibits edge toning, wrinkling, previous mounting remnants and a 4 in. tear traveling from the bottom right border to just under the art. Overall, in poor condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen's personal script for Forever Darling along with her film schedule.

Lot 49: Elois Jenssen's personal script for Forever Darling along with her film schedule.

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Description: Elois Jenssen’s personal script for Forever Darling along with her film schedule. (MGM, 1956) Costume designer Elois Jenssen’s personal script for the Lucy and Desi vehicle Forever Darling. Includes (1) 8.5 x 11 in., 120-page, studio bound and bradded script with multi-colored revisions. Brown construction paper cover printed with title, Producer: Desi Arnaz and Writer: Helen Deutsch dated May 12, 1955. The romantic comedy, originally written for Myrna Loy and William Powell, was taken out of mothballs for Lucy and Desi to make during hiatus from I Love Lucy. Pages feature Jenssen’s dog-eared pages and costume notations throughout. Minor chipping to cover. Otherwise, in good condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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Elois Jenssen wedding dress costume sketch for Lucille Ball as

Lot 50: Elois Jenssen wedding dress costume sketch for Lucille Ball as "Susan Vega" in Forever Darling.

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Description: Elois Jenssen wedding dress costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Susan Vega” in Forever Darling. (MGM, 1956) Original Elois Jenssen costume sketch for Lucille Ball as “Susan Vega” in the romantic comedy Forever Darling. The sketch is accomplished in gouache on 15 x 20 in. blue artist paper tipped to backing cardboard. Sketch features a complete wedding dress with apron front and veil. “OK’d” by Lucy in upper left. Signed by artist in lower right. Portions of the lower dress and right hand have been cut out but not removed. There is a 1 x 4 in. section of paper loss above the edge of back of the dress. Masking tape remnants on upper and lower edge. Overall, art in fair condition. From the estate of Elois Jenssen.

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