Remembering Lucille Ball on the 29th anniversary of her death. A credit to Hollywood history, and to women everywhere, Lucille was a dynamo. She began her career as a model at the age of 18. She took a series of small roles for RKO Enterprises during the 1930's and 1940's, during which time she met Desi Arnaz, with whom she eloped in 1940.
Ball soon ventured into television, and 1951, she and Arnaz created the sitcom I Love Lucy, a series that became one of the most beloved programs in television history. (A huge collector of Joseff of Hollywood jewelry in her personal life, she once wrote the Joseff studio into the storyline of an episode of I Love Lucy. She wears pieces from the Joseff studio collection in each image of this album). In 1962, Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Another Desilu Production, which produced many popular television series, including Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.
During her lifetime she won various awards for her contributions to television and film, including a Golden Globes, five Emmys / Television Academy awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into the Television Hall of Fame, and induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame. #joseff #joseffofhollywood #joseffjewelry #lucilleball #ilovelucy #inlovingmemory #memorial #hollywoodhistory #lucyanddesi #desiarnaz #desilu #strongwomen #legacy #icon #legend