The late Lucille Ball’s 25 year old, lightly used Rolls Royce is scheduled for auction on July 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills. Also planned is the sale of jewelry, love letters, a personal address book, and lifetime achievement awards. The daughter of Miss Ball is fighting the sale of personal items. She says they belong to the family.
Update: A judge agreed to stop the auction, but imposed a higher bond than Ball’s daughter could meet. Afterwards, she and Heritage reached an agreement in which Ball’s lifetime achievement awards would be returned; the other items, including the Rolls Royce and a variety of memorabilia, were sold.
After Desi Arnaz, Lucy married Gary Morton.Â She died in 1989. Â Morton then married Susie McAllister, a former professional golfer. Morton died in 1999, and left Lucy’s artifacts to her. She wants to sell them through Heritage Auctions, but Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill says her mother left the truly personal items to the family. Susie Morton has gone to court to determine ownership and clear the way to the sale this weekend..
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