Lucy’s First Hollywood Home…


Lucy the Red?


Lucille Ball


By Allan R. Ellenberger


Lucille Ball bought this house (below) at 1344 N. Ogden Drive for her family shortly after arriving in Hollywood in the 1930s. Lucy lived here with her family for a couple of years before moving out on her own. The family remained and it was here that her grandfather held Communist Party meetings and where he talked her, and her mother and brother into registering as Communists. This information surfaced in 1953 during the Red Scare and Lucy was forced to testify before HUAAC, who believed her explanation.


Lucille Ball's home

 1344 N. Ogden Drive, Hollywood



Lucille Ball's voter registration


Lucille Ball’s voter registration card (UCLA Libary Digital Collection)



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One Response to “Lucy’s First Hollywood Home…”

  1. Landman says:

    We should all be thankful that Allan posts these interesting items on his blog. Lucille Ball was my favorite then and for ever. What a wonderful gift she left us with the Movies she did and I love Lucy. For Allan to share the Star’s former homes is great. This is history being preserved. Hopefully the City of Los Angeles won’t decide to tear it down for spite, like they have so many other famed buildings. Thanks Allan for one of the best blogs on line.

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