When we lived in Georgia for a short 7 months, I came across this I Love Lucy Vitameatavegamin Metal Tin. I just had to have it.
The colors are so bright and happy and it depicts the a classic scene from when Lucy was filming a commercial for "Vitameatavegamin", that was suppose to be full of healthy ingredients. Of course she did all of this behind her husband Ricky's back. But it's too late to get a replacement and she ends up drinking way too much of it and gets quite loopy and starts slurring her words and messing up big time. It didn't taste anything like the ad people told her it would be and with all the scene re-takes she has to do ... that's when the fun begins!
The image is lithographed to the metal and has a drilled hole near the top for hanging.
It measures 17.5 inches x 12.5 inches
The sign reads:
Vitameatavegamin Sold Here
"Spoon Your Way To Health"
As Seen On "I Love Lucy" ... And It's So Tasty Too!
Join the Thousands of Happy, Peppy People Now!
Lucy's expression on this metal tin is priceless and it's probably the one piece we have that gets the most compliments. It's not an antique, but definitely a collectible for anyone interested in Retro decor. And it makes a great addition to any "I Love Lucy" fan's collection.
This metal tin is still sold online at www.allposters.com and other retro websites. Some mall stores still carry it too.
The colors are just as vibrant today as when I bought it in 2002. I love having it in my kitchen and it's so funny when you hear someone struggling to say, "Vitameatavegamin".
For anyone who hasn't yet seen this episode, here is a youtube video of the commercial:
I Love Lucy's Vitameatavegamin