Vivian Vance, c. 1930, PA1978.153.vance
Everybody's Neighbor: Vivian Vance
Until Feb 1, 2015
Vivian Vance and her family moved to Albuquerque, introducing her to the Albuquerque Little Theater, which provided her the money she needed to study under Eva Le Gallienne in New York. She was discovered by Desi Arnaz at the La Jolla Playhouse, where he decided she was perfect for the role of Ethel Mertz in the "I Love Lucy" television series. This exhibition will celebrate the life and times of one of Albuquerque’s most famous residents, through family memorabilia and the Museum’s photographs.