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Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz...

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December 1, 1940


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

The top of page 13 has one photo of Lucille Ball with small heading: "Comedienne Weds" (see) A small but important report in the early days of showbiz. Probably discrete coverage here because they were not Hollywood icons as of yet.
Complete 1st section only with 22 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, more so along the spine with binding holes, generally good.

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.

Category: The 20th Century

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