Two unissued stock certificates from the Lucille (Ball) Music Company and the Gary (Morton) Music Company
. These historic documents have an ornate border around them with a vignette of an eagle. These came from the personal collection of family memorabilia from Lucille Ball and Desi Anraz and comes with a copy of a Certificate of Authenticity sign by Lucie Arnaz.
The Lucille (Ball) Music Company and the Gary (Morton) Music Company were subsidiaries of Lucille Ball Productions, Inc. and were incorporated in 1968. .
Lucy Music Company
Gary Music company
Certificate of Authenticity sign by Lucie Arnez
In 1960, Gary Morton met Lucille Ball in New York City a few months before she opened on Broadway in the musical Wildcat. Morton claimed he was always busy working nights, so had not seen the beloved series I Love Lucy. They were married on November 19, 1961 at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York. Morton signed a prenuptial agreement to stifle rumors that he was a gold digger. Morton was 13 years younger than Lucille Ball.
Morton became closely involved in the management of his wife's career, from the time of their marriage in 1961 throughout the remainder of her career. During Ball's solo years as the titular head of Desilu Productions, Morton and his brother-in-law, Fred Ball, served on the studio's Board of Directors in various capacities.
After the sale of Desilu to Gulf+Western in 1967, Morton helped Ball form Lucille Ball Productions to allow her to have more of a free hand in television production. Morton served as executive producer of Ball's third series Here's Lucy (1968–1974), and was a co-executive producer of her ill-fated 1986 series Life With Lucy. Aside from producing tasks, he warmed up Ball's audiences before her entrance. He also played bit parts in Ball's various series and acted occasionally in films.
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