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Tomorrow will see the auction of some of Lucille Ball's personal effects sold as part of Heritage Auctions' Entertainment Auction in Beverly Hills. I swung by the Heritage Auctions office to check out some of the goods including the 1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spur sedan was owned and driven by the "I Love Lucy" television star and her second husband, Gary Morton. It is estimated to sell for upwards of $50,000
The items were consigned by Morton's third wife, former professional golfer Susie (McAllister) Morton who married him in 1996, seven years after Ball died. Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Ball and her first husband Desi Arnaz, went to court in an attempt to stop the sale. On Friday a judge said that he would block it but then said that Arnaz would have to pay a bond of $250,000 in order to get a restraining order on the auction. Her lawyer, Ronald Palmieri, said that the amount was too high and could to be met and so the auction will take place. I decided to take a look at some of the contested goods first hand.
UPDATE: Heritage Auction Galleries reached a deal with Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill to return Ball's lifetime achievement awards to her daughter.