Like all fans of Old Hollywood, I have my own personal favorites from the Golden Era. You can pretty much tell my absolute favorites simply by looking around Hollywood Yesterday. See an abundance of Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Olivia de Havilland, Barbara Stanwyck, Abbott and Costello, Westerns, and Musicals? There’s a reason for that.
I never learned not to play favorites.
If I HAD to pick one from the entire lot, I’d do so kicking and screaming because I adore each of my favorites. However, in the end, I’d have to admit that there’s a special place in my heart for Lucille Ball. Maybe it’s because I grew up watching her so often that she feels like family. Maybe it’s because my favorite thing to do in the world is laugh and her favorite thing to do in the world seems to have been to MAKE people laugh.
Maybe it’s because, while beautiful, she didn’t have to rely on that alone. Maybe it’s because she dared to go where few women had gone before and risked everything in the process.
More than likely it’s a combination of each of these things.
Whatever the reasons, I love Lucy as much as anyone loved or loves Lucy. Books, mugs, calendars, dolls, mementos… I love to surround myself with anything and everything dedicated to this wonderful actress and comedienne. The dolls in this post?
Let’s just say I’m ready, willing, and able to give them a forever home right now. In fact, I’ll just go ahead and clear a few shelves right now.
Click through the link beneath each beautiful doll to read more about her.
The Lucy doll pictured at the top of the post was inspired by the I Love Lucy episode, “Lucy Tells the Truth.”
“Lucy Gets In Pictures” originally aired on February 21, 1955. The doll pictured above is an adorable reminder of this hilarious episode. Gotta admit, I’m totally in love with Lucy’s expression here. Get a load of them lips, man!
The I Love Lucy ballet doll above is posed perfectly here. Although, she’d also be hilarious posed as Lucy when she tried to do a plie in the episode. This was definitely one of the funniest I Love Lucy episodes. Any episode that allows the beautiful redheaded clown to reign supreme is a can’t-miss.
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