DIXEY COLLECTION: When Lucille Ball landed at Seaside Park

The Marblehead Current is proud to partner with photographer Dan Dixey, who regularly shares photos of Marblehead from his extensive collection, along with information about each shot.

“Lucille Ball arrives by helicopter to appear in the Marblehead summer theater in 1947,” explained photographer Dan Dixey. “She is being escorted by Selectman Lester Marsh, in the white suit, at Seaside Park. The pitcher and catcher were not fazed by the spectacle and stayed on the field warming up.”

Dixey received this slide from late Marbleheader Harry Wilkinson, who wrote the Memory Lane column in the old Marblehead Messenger.

Lucille Ball’s helicopter in Seaside Park in 1947
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