"The Operetta" doll G8057 was issued in 2005 and is the 9th doll in the I Love Lucy Collector Series. The face mold for this doll is an excellent likeness for Lucille Ball, right down to her trademark red hair.
In this episode, Lucy Ricardo borrows money from her woman’s club treasury. Unfortunately for her, the group needs the money to stage an operetta. To save the $100 royalty fee, Lucy writes her own musical called "The Pleasant Peasant" and has Ricky and Ethel join her in playing the parts. It is a love story about Lily of the Valley (Ethel) and Prince Lancelot (Ricky) whose love is thwarted by the gypsy queen, Camille (Lucy).
Lucy rents costumes and scenery using a postdated check, assuming the money will be available in the club account after the show. The show is interrupted when moving men come to repossess the sets and costumes. Lucy is undeterred by the interruption and continues to sing and slap her tambourine even as she is being carried off the stage.
The doll has never been removed from the box. Certificate of authenticity and doll stand are included in the box.
Stored in a non-smoking and pet-free environment.
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