Lucille Ball, 1950s
I Love Lucy television show advertising poster
“She was a regular girl whom everybody liked and respected. And she was never out of work. The thing was, she knew she was beautiful—and in the ‘40s she was hauntingly beautiful—but she wasn’t afraid to go against her beauty and do funny, crazy things that would draw attention.” [x]
In 1962, after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball became president of their company, Desilu Productions, making her the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio.
Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball in ‘I Love Lucy’.
“I love her very much and, in my own, perhaps peculiar way, I will always love her.”