Lucille Ball © Meena Schaldenbrand

Lucille Ball: A Multimedia Megastar

Meena Schaldenbrand

Plymouth, Michigan, USA

Artist Statement

Eight hearts form a star design to showcase Lucille Ball, and her many multimedia roles. She was most famous for her comedy. She began her career as a model, and later worked on radio. She acted in over 80 movies and became the first female movie studio head. She was also a producer, director and author of the book, Love, Lucy.

Woman’s Groundbreaking Accomplishment

First woman in television to be head of a production company, Desilu. She was on thirty-nine TV Guide covers, more than any other person


Hand embroidered and free motion quilted hair and face. Free motion embroidered text. Tubes, couched yarns.


Cotton, net, lace, beads, sequins, pearls, ric rac, trims, yarns

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