Remembering Lucille Ball and ‘I Love Lucy’ at The Hollywood Museum Celebration — Check Out the Photos

The death of Lucille Ball on April 26, 1989 was devastating to many people around the world, and one way of commemorating such a sad day 30 years later with more of a celebratory feeling was the launch of an exhibit at The Hollywood Museum devoted to both the actress and her famous Classic TV series, I Love Lucy.

It was a crowd of more than 200, which was made up of a combination of family, fans and over 50 industry personalities who arrived at The Hollywood Museum (located at 1660 N. Highland Avenue, for those who can check it out). The museum’s president, Donelle Dadigan, was there to announce the launch of the Lucille Ball Lobby Tribute, as special items related to the career and life of the Queen of Comedy were unveiled and highlighted in both the lobby and the “Redheads Only Room,” where Max Factor created and perfected Lucy‘s famous look.

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Bill Dow Photography

Among those who attended were an eclectic group, including Kate Luckinbill-Conner (Lucille Ball’s granddaughter), Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory), Barry Livingston (My Three Sons, Argo, Social Network), Bob Bergen (the voice of Looney Toon Porky Pig), Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, Cougar Town, True Blood), Conner Dean (9-1-1), Drew Seeley (Dawson’s Creek, Glory, Daze), Elaine Ballace (The Rich & The Ruthless), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Geoffrey Mark (author of The Lucy Book), Hunter Payton (A to Z), Jack Betts (Batman), Jaime Monroy (comedian and TV host), Jax Malcolm (Conservation Invasion), director John Bowab, designer Jorge Del Busto, Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair), comedienne Judy Tenuta, Kacey Fifield (Clique Wars), Kate Linder (The Young & the Restless), Kathy Garver (Family Affair), Kevin Spirtas (currently Emmy nominated for After Forever), Kym Karath (The Sounds of Music), Maria Conchita Alonso (Saints & Sinners, The Lord of the Skies), Melody Scott (The Young & the Restless), Michael Stern (author of I had a Ball: My Friendship Lucille Ball), Mikaela Hoover (Guardians of the Galaxy), singer Rex Smith, Ro Brooks (Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots), Robin Riker (Mood Swings), Sean Ryan Petersen (Clique Wars), Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch), Teresa Ganzel (The Toy, The Duck Factory), Tom Watson (Lucille Ball’s publicist) and many more.

To get a taste of what attendees experienced, please scroll down for a variety of images of the event and the exhibit. 

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