Lucille Ball's Movie and Film Career started while she was doing modeling jobs in New York City. She was discovered when she appeared as the Chesterfield Girl and her face was posted on a billboards throughout the city. Coincidently, it was not her modeling that got her discovered, but her determination to succeed in New York.
To earn extra money, Lucy posed at nights and weekends for commercial illustrators. One of these paintings was sold to Chesterfield cigarettes and overnight, her face was all over New York City where a theatrical agent took notice. Sylvia Hahlo told Lucy that Sam Goldwyn needed a dozen well-known poster girls for a new Eddie Cantor movie, Roman Scandals.
Lucy signed on as one of the Goldwyn Girls and her movie career had began. She went on to star in approximately 81 films and became known as "Queen of the B's". It was while at RKO in 1942 that she went to her vibrant shade of Technicolor "Tango Red" that she became known.