One of the last photographs of Lucille Ball (hi-res scan)

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    Lucille Ball on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Academy Awards, 1989.

    Photo taken at 61st Academy Awards 3/29/89 at Lucy's last public appearance. She died less than a month later on 4/26/89. At the time I took these photos of her I wanted to say hello, but she was already being approached by several other people and looked confused, so I stayed back. I didn't want to add to her disorientation.

    One of the coolest things about this day was, as I was putting on my tux at the hotel getting ready to go to this show, an old black and white I LOVE LUCY episode was playing on the TV. I knew Lucy was scheduled to be at the show and I looked forward to seeing her in person. It was a bit surreal.

    - Permission granted to copy, publish or post but please credit "photo by Alan Light" .

    High resolution scan of the original 35MM film negative - 256 pixels/inch.

    pomohandshake, Lady Havisham, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. MUSCLELOVEROZ [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MuscleLoverOz Absolute Favourite Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. dorian-grey [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      she was a big favorite of mine

    3. Lucy_Fan 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called We Love Lucy, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. gigigisele 57 months ago | reply

      There is a day that doesnt go by that I dont think about her. Now her daughter is ina fight with her late stepdad Gary Mortens widow over Miss Balls items,,that will be sold..G

    5. da90027 57 months ago | reply

      Great photo...I loved her, what a shame she smoked, she might have lived another 10 years.

    6. weedymedusa 27 months ago | reply

      Amazing story and photo.

    7. GREEN THUMBS. 26 months ago | reply

      Absolutely wonderful!

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