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#1 mikidiki

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

When did Lucy start signing her name the way she did with the now famous "Lucy" signature? Does anyone know much about her autograph?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

When did Lucy start signing her name the way she did with the now famous "Lucy" signature? Does anyone know much about her autograph?

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Dunno what the LLLLLLLllllllllllllll you talkin bout kiddo. I think she always signed that way but she might have emphasized it after the heart logo I Love Lucy thing came out.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

When did Lucy start signing her name the way she did with the now famous "Lucy" signature? Does anyone know much about her autograph?

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Looks like a 'Wanda copy' to me; Her 'L's were much nicer, flowing, curly....JK

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:17 PM

When did Lucy start signing her name the way she did with the now famous "Lucy" signature? Does anyone know much about her autograph?

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I know she started signing with just "Love, Lucy" during the ILL years and it continued after that. I read or watched somewhere that she did it because she thought the fans would enjoy it instead of her normal Lucille Ball signature.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

I know she started signing with just "Love, Lucy" during the ILL years and it continued after that. I read or watched somewhere that she did it because she thought the fans would enjoy it instead of her normal Lucille Ball signature.


What was her normal Lucille Ball signature? Does anyone have a photo they can put up to show me?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:27 AM

Looks like a 'Wanda copy' to me; Her 'L's were much nicer, flowing, curly....JK

So, i was right then, it was Wanda who signed my LUCY autographed picture. Wait, when did Wanda start working for her?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

Looks like a 'Wanda copy' to me; Her 'L's were much nicer, flowing, curly....JK



I needed to correct my post, anyway; I meant Lucille's signature was more flowing in the 'L' part; and the 'wc' seems to indicate Wanda Clark; so, we need to narrow down the date of this note - any idea?

I don't think Wanda worked for Lucille in the 50's; but, she says '25 years plus', and Lucille has been gone 23 years; I'll have to look around - Claude, you have the photographic memory; which book written tells us? Of course, knowing the date of the note would help tremendously, as well.

Anyone? And, DOES IT REALLY MATTER; rumor has it when Lucille wrote notes, she hand-wrote them; this one is typed; and has initials of whom typed it - I'll just bet it was a Wanda-sig...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

I needed to correct my post, anyway; I meant Lucille's signature was more flowing in the 'L' part; and the 'wc' seems to indicate Wanda Clark; so, we need to narrow down the date of this note - any idea?

I don't think Wanda worked for Lucille in the 50's; but, she says '25 years plus', and Lucille has been gone 23 years; I'll have to look around - Claude, you have the photographic memory; which book written tells us? Of course, knowing the date of the note would help tremendously, as well.

Anyone? And, DOES IT REALLY MATTER; rumor has it when Lucille wrote notes, she hand-wrote them; this one is typed; and has initials of whom typed it - I'll just bet it was a Wanda-sig...

JK


I don't know when that note is from but I believe Wanda started working for Lucy around 1962.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Lucy's signature did change slightly over the years, especially the "L". In the early days and into the 50's, The L leaned forward slightly and had a small loop at the top, mainly seen in her full name signature. In the 60's to mid 70's the L became swift and smooth, such as the one on the letter above. Late 70's to the end, the loops in the L became bigger and more vertical.

I am not an expert on autographs but seeing so many of Lucy's with associated dates, you start to see a pattern. Plus I just love her signature! I'm not really sure if Wanda would have signed Lucy's name on anything. I would she (Lucy) was too much of a control freak to let someone do that. If anything it would be a stamp or autopen.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

Lucy's signature did change slightly over the years, especially the "L". In the early days and into the 50's, The L leaned forward slightly and had a small loop at the top, mainly seen in her full name signature. In the 60's to mid 70's the L became swift and smooth, such as the one on the letter above. Late 70's to the end, the loops in the L became bigger and more vertical.

I am not an expert on autographs but seeing so many of Lucy's with associated dates, you start to see a pattern. Plus I just love her signature! I'm not really sure if Wanda would have signed Lucy's name on anything. I would she (Lucy) was too much of a control freak to let someone do that. If anything it would be a stamp or autopen.


Thanks for that! It would be great to see the difference between her signature over the decades - if you happen to have some photos it would be great if you could upload them! Cheers, Miki p.s - yes, I love her signature as well, especially the L, I do my L's like that now as well! LOL!
Let's hope Life With Lucy or another Lucy special is released this year!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

I don't know when that note is from but I believe Wanda started working for Lucy around 1962.


That's 'ballpark'.... Loving you, JK

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for that! It would be great to see the difference between her signature over the decades - if you happen to have some photos it would be great if you could upload them! Cheers, Miki p.s - yes, I love her signature as well, especially the L, I do my L's like that now as well! LOL!



When I find my autograph book, from my age, then, of 13-1/2, and it's still around somewhere, I will have it . . . . my father took it to the 'intimiate 1956 reception', at which Lucille appeared, to 'reunite with childhood friends', of which he and his best friend were part of, the neighborhood that is, and both she and Desi signed my book, handed to them, by my dad.

Of course, a much quicker way, is for someone here, who worked with her and has something she wrote on for them, and NOT sent them ... would present it.... happiness....neil? tjw? anyone?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

Random question. Would she do autograph signings ever?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Random question. Would she do autograph signings ever?

Did they have those back in her day, where older stars spend their day signing for money?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Did they have those back in her day, where older stars spend their day singing for money?


I don't think so. It's usually when they would go out in public and get mobbed. Lucy usually said no politely in mob situations because she wanted to be fair to everyone, if one person got an autograph then the whole crowd would want one.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Well what about that famously misunderstood story about that guy that brought a very unflattering photo of her and she politely asked him to get another photo for her to sign. That story sounds as if it was at a signing. Where is Mr Watson to answer this! Haha.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

I don't think so. It's usually when they would go out in public and get mobbed. Lucy usually said no politely in mob situations because she wanted to be fair to everyone, if one person got an autograph then the whole crowd would want one.

That's what i thought, BUT, as someone said in their book, there would be loads of requests left at her office, home, hotel room slid under the door asking for her to sign this or that all the time. On top of all the times people thrust their autograph books or any paper, picture or whatever they could find in her face through the years.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

That's what i thought, BUT, as someone said in their book, there would be loads of requests left at her office, home, hotel room slid under the door asking for her to sign this or that all the time. On top of all the times people thrust their autograph books or any paper, picture or whatever they could find in her face through the years.

See this is the thing that confuses me. I'm sure she signed a lot through the years. But how can one guarentee that us fans have a true autograph? Haha. I do have a COA for 1988 but we never know and it certainly does look like her signature. I'll post a picture of it asap.

Also I think that picture above of the letter is an autopen fer sure.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Well what about that famously misunderstood story about that guy that brought a very unflattering photo of her and she politely asked him to get another photo for her to sign. That story sounds as if it was at a signing. Where is Mr Watson to answer this! Haha.


Mr. Watson was there when that happened and clarified this story awhile back somewhere on another thread...
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#20 Annaleigh

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

Mr. Watson was there when that happened and clarified this story awhile back somewhere on another thread...

I know he did. I was just wondering if it was just an autograph signing or what and only he would know.

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