Mattel Barbie Collector: Barbie as Lucy #38 – The Operetta

Published on June 25, 2019

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I Love Lucy has been charming television viewers since 1951 with 172 hilarious episodes. This nostalgic doll brings back the days of everyone’s favorite redhead on television.

Lucille Ball’s all-time favorite “I Love Lucy” episode – “The Operetta” – has wacky Lucy Ricardo borrowing money from her woman’s club treasury. Then the group needs the money to stage an operetta! To save the $100 royalty fee, Lucy writes her own musical 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 to cover the expenses will be available in the club account after the show! Naturally, the production is interrupted by moving men repossessing the sets and costumes and Lucy is carried off stage, singing and slapping her tambourine. Doll measures approximately 13.47″ tall.Barbie Collector: Barbie as Lucy #38 – The Operetta