Lucille Ball Treasures
Featuring Memorabilia and Photos
Ms. De La Hoz has done a thorough job of following Lucille Ball's life in minute detail. It reads more encyclopedic than biographical, perhaps because she just states the facts and doesn't give any behind the scenes glimpses into Lucy's feelings and relationships. I truly enjoyed the very well identified photographs, in exquisite clarity. The book also includes Lucy memorabilia reproductions slipped into parchment paper envelopes throughout. These are really fun to retrieve and examine. Items such as home photographs, a Ricky Jr. Doll hang tag, and a My Favorite Husband ticket.
The hardback cover is stunning. Turquoise background with a gorgeous full color photo of the famous rehhead and her amazing eye lashes. The raised white lettering makes me think of beautiful words on a birthday cake. The spine is silver foil. The entire qualitiy of this book, featuring both black and white and color images is superb.
I received this as a treasured gift and I highly enjoyed this homage to Lucy. I recommend it to Lucille Ball fans everywhere.
I award five out of five stars.