Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1968. Original scenario artwork for the 1968 comedy television show. Set design sketch for the living room of Lucy's apartment, including the oft-pictured brick fireplace, and Lucy herself coming down the stairs.
The third of Lucille Ball's television comedy sitcoms, following her famed "I Love Lucy" (1951-1957) and "The Lucy Show" (1962-1968). While "The Lucy Show" was very popular Ball chose to end it, and created "Here's Lucy" as a way for her children to act alongside her. In this third sitcom she played a widow with two teenagers, working at an employment agency, and the show touched upon current events such as civil rights, rock music, and the sexual revolution. Also uncommon for the time the show was filmed in front of a live audience, as Ball believed she performed better in their presence. "Here's Lucy" ran for six seasons.
Artwork 28 x 11.5 inches (71 x 30 cm), mounted on a 34 x 18.5 inches (86 x 47 cm) illustration board. Pen and white gouache on vellum. Very Good, with a light even toning, with bumps and edgewear to the illustration board.