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April 17, 2013

These Rare Color Photos From "I Love Lucy" in the 1950s Will Blow Your Mind

I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). After the series ended in 1957, however, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials, running from 1957 to 1960, known first as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour.

These color publicity photos and behind the scene shots from the iconic black and white TV series will blow your mind.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz publicity photo.

On set photo in the New York apartment set (1952).

Vivian Vance and William Frawley with Lucille.

Publicity photo of Lucille and Desi with Keith Thibodeaux who played "Little Ricky".

I Love Lucy cast photo.

On set photo from "Cuban Pals" episode (1952).

On set photo of Lucy as Marilyn Monroe, from "Ricky's Movie Offer" (1954).

Photo from "In Palm Springs" episode (1955).

Lucille Ball and Harpo Marx from "Lucy and Harpo Marx" episode (1955).

On set photo from "Homecoming" episode (1955).

On set photo from "Lucy Goes to Scotland" episode (1956).

Photo from "Lucy in the Swiss Alps" episode (1956).

The iconic "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode (1956).

Photo from "Visitor From Italy" episode (1956).

On set photo with Bob Hope from "Lucy Meets Bob Hope" episode (1956).

Lucille with Orson Welles, publicity photo from "Lucy Meets Orson Welles" episode (1956).

Publicity photo from "I Love Lucy Christmas Show" episode (1956).

Behind the scenes photo of Lucille and Desi, with guest star Tallulah Bankhead, from "The Celebrity Next Door" episode (1957).

Behind the scenes photo from "Lucy Goes to Mexico" episode (1958).

Matador wardrobe shot from "Lucy Goes To Mexico."

Lucille & Desi in the Connecticut home set.

(via BuzzFeed)


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