Ric Wyman, director of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center reports some additional news on the upcoming Lucy-Desi Days in May at Jamestown, NY.
Lucille Ball's sister-in-law, Zo Ball, will be flying in to take part in the weekend and Cleo Smith (who was Lucy's cousin but referred by Lucy as her "sister") is bringing her son to Jamestown for the festival. Lucy-Desi fans can help celebrate Cleo's 88th birthday at the Lucy-Desi Fan Reunion on Friday, May 25. Ticket information is available at the Lucy-Desi Store.
A very, very special prop from one of Lucy's TV episodes is being donated to the Lucy-Desi Center by the daughter of "I Love Lucy" writer, Bob Carroll, Jr. It will be unveiled as part of the fan reunion event that Cleo Smith will be attending!
In time for the festival, an amazing collection of Lucille Ball handwritten letters, Christmas cards, and more has been added to the new exhibit at the Lucy-Desi Museum! Visit and you'll also see a collection of rare snapshots of Desi and his fishing pal, Pepito (yes—the same "Pepito" that appeared in the pilot and episode 52, "Lucy's Show Biz Swan Son") along with their fishing licenses!
Also just uncovered are two very special "FREE gifts with purchase" that will be offered during the Museum Members Only Party on Saturday morning, May 26th.
For more information, or to attend the Lucy-Desi Days Festival from May 25th through the 27th, visit the Lucy-Desi Museum for tickets, schedule of events and accomodation information!