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Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz...



Item # 567032

December 1, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, December 1, 1940 

* Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz marry (1st report)
 
* Film Actresses expected marriage 

This 100+ newspaper has small and somewhat discrete one column headlines on page 63: "LUCILLE BALL MARRIED" "Film Actress Wed to Desi Arnaz"

See photos for text. A small but important report in the early days of showbiz. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news of the day with much on the early days of World War II Europe. Rag edition with minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Lucille Desiree Ball (6 August 1911 – 26 April 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy. One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers[2], especially on television, Ball was a movie star from the 1930s who could still be seen making films in the 1960s and 1970s; she was a radio regular in the 1940s.

In 1940, Ball met Cuban-born bandleader Desi Arnaz while filming the film version of the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls. Ball and Arnaz connected immediately and eloped the same year, garnering much press attention. Arnaz and Ball frequently argued, especially over his indiscretions with other women, but they always made up in the end.

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