The items displayed here feature Lucille Ball as a model, actress and woman outside the show I Love Lucy.
As a young woman in her early 20s, working as a dyed blonde under the name Diane Belmont, Lucille's image was used to sell everything from make-up to soda and ale to cigarettes.
By the early 1930s, Lucille Ball was lighting up the screen in motion pictures with her debut as a blonde Goldwyn Girl in the movie Roman Scandals (1933). In total, Lucille Ball starred in 75 movies! By 1939, Lucille's hair had changed to a brunette. Her first screen appearance with Desi Arnaz was in Too Many Girls (1940). Desi and Lucy were 8 years apart in age.
Interesting note, Lucille Ball dyed her hair red. Her natural hair color was brunette.