This rare and hard to find celebrity doll "I Love Lucy Baby" was made prior to the birth of Little Ricky, Jr. In 1952. American Character began releasing these dolls for the holiday season. Lucy used one of these dolls in the second season I Love Lucy episode, "Pregnant Woman are Unpredictable," where Ricky walks in on Lucy practicing bathing and diapering the doll.
The baby doll has a hard plastic head with molded red hair, blue eyes that open and shut freely, and smiling mouth with a hole for a bottle. This baby is considered a drink and wet baby doll.
As the pictures show, I Love Lucy Baby’s rubber body is soft and fragile, with cracks at the elbow and knee. All fingers and toes are intact. The vintage rubber has darkened. I Love Lucy Baby’s head is nice, with good color with an almost laughing expression.
Baby wears the vintage cloth diaper and cotton knit undershirt with the original pink kimono with embroidered decorative trim and pink button. The kimono is in fragile condition, with open seams at the underarms, small, light stains, and other possible imperfections. No odor, except the baby’s faint original rubber smell.
This is an amazing gift for the avid I Love Lucy collector! Will go great with the Ricky Jr. baby carriage we also have for sale.