Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
Lot 0934

The Big Street
Starring Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball's copy with numerous pencil corrections, notes & doodles through out by her. A very early and rare radio script prior to "I Love Lucy".
The Ford Theater
Fletcher Harkle, Director
by Damon Runyon
(A Version For Listening of the Leonard Spigelgass Screenplay by Fletcher Merkle)
Miss Lucille Ball and Mr. John Garfield
Friday, December 3, 1948: 9:00 - 10:00 PM EST on
Columbia Broadcastig System
Stamped "As Broadcast"
Kenyon and Eckhardt, Inc.

Principle: Lucille Ball
Dated: December 3, 1948
Type Radio Play Typed
Size: 11 1/2 x 9"
Notes & Literature Lucille Désirée Ball Morton (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, film-studio executive, and producer. She was best known as the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, and Here's Lucy.
Ball's career began in 1929 when she landed work as a model. Shortly thereafter, she began her performing career on Broadway using the stage names Diane Belmont and Dianne Belmont. She later appeared in several minor film roles in the 1930s and 1940s as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures, being cast as a chorus girl or in similar roles. During this time, she met Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, and the two eloped in November 1940. In the 1950s, Ball ventured into television. In 1951, she and Arnaz created the sitcom I Love Lucy, a series that became one of the most beloved programs in television history. The same year, Ball gave birth to their first child, Lucie Arnaz, followed by Desi Arnaz, Jr. in 1953. Ball and Arnaz divorced in May 1960, and she married comedian Gary Morton in 1961

Condition Report Remains of paper clip top. Tear last page and section missing not effecting manuscript. Good Plus.
Subject References: Programs Manuscripts Autographs


Any description and/or condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Orange County Estate Liquidators shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.Unless otherwise stated, all artwork sold by Orange County Estate Liquidators is assumed to be "after", "school of", "manner of" or "circle of" and will carry no warranties or guarantees as to authorship or authenticity whether stated or implied by other parts of this agreement or description. Ignorance of terms by buyer (s) is no excuse to bring action against the auction house or consignor.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Lucille Ball's Original Radio Script w/ Doodles

Estimate $8,000 - $10,000Jun 22